iPhone recognizes cable but doesn't charge

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by ineedhelpwithmyiphonepls, Nov 20, 2016.

  1. ineedhelpwithmyiphonepls macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2016
    Ive got an iphone 5s that i have had for a while. after installing ios 10 ive had some really weird battery issues. what happens is when my phone dies, i will plug in a cable (that works perfectly fine on other iphones) in to the iphone and the screen with the lightning bolt and battery pops up without me touching anything, so i know it recognizes that something was plugged in, but it refuses to charge (show a screen with just the red battery and no lightning bolt). i have asked friends to try their cords, so far only about 2/20 ive tried actually charge the phone, the other 18 have this issue. I tried a new lightning cable, straight out of the box from a new iphone, and i still have the same problem, yet a few other random cables ive tried seem to charge it fine. I cleaned out the port with a pin so their shouldnt really be any lint in it either.
  2. b0fh666 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 12, 2012
    i've seen this happen to a colleague's 6. very odd, only charges with some cables when battery fully discharges.

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