Charging problem

Mspin

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Jul 3, 2014
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My iPhone 5 has been charging fine until today. When I plug it in to charge it starts to charge and then stops charging and keeps doing that every few seconds. It is when I am using my phone while it is plugged that it mostly happens; it charges fine for the most part when I just leave it and don't touch it while plugged in. Any ideas?
 

Kaylor

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Oct 18, 2011
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Long Island, NY/Houston, TX
My iPhone 5 has been charging fine until today. When I plug it in to charge it starts to charge and then stops charging and keeps doing that every few seconds. It is when I am using my phone while it is plugged that it mostly happens; it charges fine for the most part when I just leave it and don't touch it while plugged in. Any ideas?
Have you tried using a different cable?
 

firedept

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Jul 8, 2011
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I have to say try another cable as well. I have one cable that will not charge if plugged in one way, but if I pull it out and flip it over, it charges just fine. All my other cables work with no problems either way.
 

bwerner25

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Aug 14, 2012
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Check the lightning connection on the cable and make sure the gold plating is still in good shape. I had to replace the dock connector on my phone because it was stripping the gold plating on all of the cables I would use.
 

qnssekr

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Oct 20, 2011
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I actually think the port is the problem. My original lightning cable is ragged so I originally thought that was the problem. I purchased a new one and the same thing happens. I have to press my cable in pretty hard and few times for the charge to stick. This started happening a few weeks ago. I'm not covered with apple care. Would this be consider a defect?
 
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