iPhone X Not Charging | Simple iPhone Fix and Other Methods

by Ricardo Gonzalez June 07, 2017

iPhone X Not Charging | Simple iPhone Fix and Other Methods

Your brand new iPhone X not 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 County 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 Normal iPhone X 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 iPhone X 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 video shows a iPhone 7 Plus that isn't charging but this method also works for all 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, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone Xr, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPad 4, iPad Air 1 and 2, all versions of iPad Minis, and iPod Touch 5/6. 

Ricardo Gonzalez
Ricardo Gonzalez