iPhone Isn't Charging Simple Fix-Hint: Blame it on you Washing Machine June 07 2017
Your brand new iPhone isn't charging properly and now you are frustrated that your phone is about to die. What if I told you that you can probably fix it yourself.
This can be one of two issues:
- Issue #1: Charging port has physical damage or missing prongs
- Issue #2: Charger port has dirt or lint stuck inside
Issue #2 is the most common problem iPhone users have. I would say about about 65% of customers that come into our Santa Ana and Orange cell phone repair locations have this issue. Issue #1 get's into more technical stuff that we prefer not get into in this blog post. Maybe in the future we will show you how to replace the charging port.
How a iPhone 7/7Plus charger plugs in with and without lint/dirt
iPhone Charger Port with lint/dirt
As shown in the image above, you can see that the charger isn't going in completely. Charging issues on this iPhone were caused by lint inside the customers pocket.
iPhone Normal Looking Charging Port
The charger should plugin without any issues. In the picture above we removed lint from a customers iPhone. As you can see that lint is about the size of the home button.
How to remove the lint/dirt from your charging port
This is a pretty simple fix. All you need is some tweezers(preferable one with a pointy tip) and air duster (if not you can blow into it). Use the tweezers in the middle of the charging port and be careful of the connecting prongs located on front and back side of the charging port.
We made a video showing what to do. It only takes a few minutes.
Warning: Invisible Armor is not responsible if any damages that may occur due to this cleaning. This is was a simple DIY video showing individuals a simple cleaning method. Attempt this at your own risk.
This method also works for majority of iPhone's, iPad's, and iPod's.
The list includes: iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad 4, iPad Air 1 and 2, all versions of iPad Minis, and iPod Touch 5/6.