iPhone 5 not charging instantly

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Tulani, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. Tulani macrumors 6502a

    Tulani

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    My 6 month old iPhone 5 has started to not instantly start charging on inserting the original lightning cable. I have to plug it out one or two times before it responds. Sometimes gives a message that" the accessory is not supported". Sometimes no message but doesn't charge. Any one facing the same?
     
  2. crisg macrumors member

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    Sounds like a cable or charger aren't genuine Apple.
     
  3. TyPod macrumors 68000

    TyPod

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    Obvious but I must ask. Have you turned your phone on and off to see if the problem persists?
     
  4. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    Probably an issue with the lightning port or cable, bring both to the genius bar and they'll swap one/both out.
     
  5. zorinlynx macrumors 601

    zorinlynx

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    Vacuum out the lighting socket. There is likely detritus in there keeping it from making a good connection.

    This tends to happen because of lint in your pocket.
     
  6. Tulani thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Tulani

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    Thanks to all for the hints. It doesn't happen all the time though. I have even tried my older cable with an adapter and sometimes does the same.
     
  7. boshii macrumors 68040

    boshii

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    Has it been exposed to any moisture?

    That message pops up sometimes if the phone's been water damaged.
     
  8. Tulani thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Tulani

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    No water damage. Not even ever been dropped. That's how carefully it's been looked after ;)
     
  9. Rocko1 macrumors 68020

    Rocko1

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    3rd party charger and cable. Reset, restore as new, take back.
     
  10. Tulani thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Tulani

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    Can one find third party components in a sealed iPhone box?
     
  11. WesCole macrumors 6502a

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    Clean out the lighting port carefully with a toothpick or paper clip. The port is too small to blow out debris with compressed air (at least that is my experience).
     

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