Charging problem. Time for a change?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by drewjonn, Mar 5, 2017.

  1. drewjonn macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2016
    I'm still holding myself from switching to 7 because I'm waiting for the Fall update. (I'm currently using 6)

    The verdict. I am experiencing trouble charging the phone. It disconnects from the charger just because of a single touch so I have to be careful when putting it on a desk. Also it doesn't work with most chargers I use and even powerbanks or other cables, and I gotta push pretty hard to make sure it's charging. Sure as hell the port is not doing okay because those chargers are fine with other iPhones.

  2. calbear92 macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2014
    I would check the lightning port to see if there is lint in there- that's the most common cause.

    I would also make an appt at the Genius Bar to troubleshoot hardware. If you are nice and there is a problem, Apple has been known to be very generous.

  3. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    Have you ever tried cleaning out the lightning port?
    I have seen pretty large balls of fuzz come tumbling out of that port, with a little "Persuasion" from a toothpick, something else small. I also use an old shaver cleaning brush, but best is something straight, a little stiff, that you can dig a little, gentle scraping up the end of the port will usually dislodge something, if it is there.

    (calbear92 has the same idea, not original to me :D )
  4. zohaali146 macrumors regular

    Nov 14, 2016
    Yeah do that.
    Ps: try not to plug or unplug charging cable from your iPhone in a rush.

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