Am I the only one who always has trouble with the charging port on EVERY iPhone?!

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by SRidge52, Dec 28, 2015.

  1. SRidge52 macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2011
    My first iPhone was the 4S, and I treated it about as good as you could treat a smartphone. Always was gentle when connecting the charging cable, never dropped it, kept it immaculate! But three months after I got it, the charging cable would NOT stay in the port anymore. I had to secure it with freaking rubber bands around the phone just to charge it. Tried a bunch of different cables, but had the same problem with all of them. It just wouldn't connect and stay in there unless you forced it to.

    Then I got the 5C. A few months after getting it, same thing happens despite treating it just as good, if not better than the 4S.

    And NOW... the same problem is happening with my 6S Plus! The cable will not stay in to charge it unless I hold it there! Why does this happen to me with every iPhone? Is there a solution or am I just gonna have to get a new phone and hope the same problem doesn't keep happening? I swear I take such good care of these things only for this to happen mere months after I get them. :(
  2. chscag macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Sounds like bad luck. Your 6s+ should still be under warranty, take it to Apple and have them give you a new one if yours is defective. Don't forget to backup first.
  3. chabig macrumors 601

    Sep 6, 2002
    Even if the thing that kind of locks the connector in place breaks, there is nothing in the Lightning port that would force eject the plug. That's just weird.
  4. JamesMB macrumors 68000


    Jan 2, 2011
    Yeah, and what's more weird, is that the same exact thing happened on all three of his devices. Weird indeed....
  5. Goatllama macrumors 6502a


    Jun 24, 2015
    Mountaintop Lair
  6. Coco Nuts macrumors member

    Coco Nuts

    Jan 1, 2016
    Clean the charge port carefully with something non-metallic, like a toothpick or something. Or go to Apple and let them do it.
  7. EdwardSmith36 macrumors regular

    Jan 1, 2016
    I'm sorry to say this but it really sounds so funny for me. I mean only with you this happens all the time... Why don't you shift to smart phones?
  8. kagharaht macrumors 6502a

    Oct 7, 2007
    Sound like you have dirty pockets and its full of crap in the port hole. The cable isn't flush. Keep it clean.
  9. laudern macrumors 6502a

    Jan 5, 2011
    Yep dirty ass pockets. Perhaps you should invest in a better washing machine or upgrade your personal hygiene practices.
  10. macrumors regular

    Nov 25, 2015
    If it this true ,The only reason is the bad luck, no offense
  11. nightcap965 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 11, 2004
    Cape Cod
    The fault is poppy seed bagels. Those little black seeds get everywhere.
  12. Matthew.H macrumors 6502


    Sep 16, 2015
    Norwich, UK
    Try cleaning the charging port with a toothpick to see if that helps. It's probably dust and dirt getting in the ports that's causing your problems.
  13. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68030


    Nov 8, 2014
    Land of Flanders and Elsewhere
    It is really weird. I think Matthew.H has a point.
    I never had this problem since 3G.
  14. cerberusss macrumors 6502a


    Aug 25, 2013
    The Netherlands
    I've destroyed the lightning port of my iPhone 5 by first forcing the connector in, when it was chockfull of lint. And then being too rough while cleaning it.

    So topicstarter, be very careful when cleaning it. And if the connector then sits too loose, just find a repair shop and let it be replaced. Cost me about $50 or so.
  15. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Wasn't that suggested a few weeks ago earlier in the thread?
  16. JamesMB macrumors 68000


    Jan 2, 2011
    Yeah, and not only that, one would have to assume that the OP has already resolved the issue, since he hasn't responded since the first post on Dec. 28.

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