The official way to plug in your iphone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by benkenobi, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. benkenobi macrumors member

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    How does everybody plug the usb connector into the iphone? I wanted to know what the best way was to avoid damaging the connector.

    I push the connector directly forward and apply pressure to make it go all the way in. It feels kind of rough so I am not sure if this is the right way.

    Another method is to push one side of the plug in first then slide the rest in. It doesn't feel as rough but somehow I don't think this is the right way to do it.

    When pulling it out I would do the reverse of either method above.

    It says nothing about it in the manual. Anyone know the official way to plug in your iphone?
     
  2. lavinci macrumors 6502

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    I don't think there is an official way. I just plug it straight in
     
  3. /b/ macrumors member

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    I push it straight in all the way with just a tad force, like what I do with USB connectors as well.
    Never wiggle your way in with connectors.
     
  4. Synthetickiller macrumors regular

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    Is this neccessary?

    To answer your question, I plug in and unplug my phone in both ways. I have no issues.

    It's always best to insert all at once, not side by side.
     
  5. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Straight v. Non-Straight; I must choose BOTH. Where's the poll on this thread?....:eek::eek::eek:
     
  6. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Yes, I can see a poll coming any time now. :)

    This thread can't be serious.
     
  7. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    Actually, the best way is to firmly grab the base, and pull straight out in one motion. Do not wiggle it.

    I am saying this from experience, as wiggling broke my connector which resulted in my first iPhone replacement. Since an Apple accessory broke my phone, they replaced it for free, but not willingly. They wanted to charge me 200$ even though their accessorry broke my phone. Hehe. It was fun raising hell in an Apple store.

    Anyways, pull straight out (lulz) not wiggle.
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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  9. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    As long as it goes in without too much force, you're fine. I've not really given much thought to how I plug in my iPod/iPhone for years now. Sometimes I put it in straight, sometimes one side goes in first. And never had a problem with the port. :)
     
  10. danpass macrumors 68020

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    WITH PICS!
     
  11. kzoojason76 macrumors member

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    How about a YouTube video?
     
  12. Mexbearpig macrumors 65816

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    This is how i do it

    I purchased a kit off ebay to open up my phone. I open it up and start detaching ribbon cables and taking apart as much as I can. Then I strip all the wires and start wrapping them around the dock connector. This way it prevents scratching inside the dock connector. :D
     
  13. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    Is this the OCD thread?

    You plug it in, without forcing it. To unplug spin the cord in a circle as fast as you can until the plug disengages and the iPhone flies off.
     
  14. poolish macrumors regular

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    1. plug it in
    2. swing it about
    3. unplug it
    4. go to 1
     
  15. curly14 macrumors regular

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    Come on people really what’s next how to turn on your iphone..how about things better suited like when will Tom Tom or MMS be out
     
  16. freediverdude macrumors 6502a

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    1. Position end of USB connector next to opening of USB port, so the edges of the connector match up exactly with the edges of the port.

    2. Place thumb on top of USB connector protection sleeve, and place forefinger underneath the sleeve.

    3. Using slight force with your thumb and forefinger, push the USB connector directly into the USB port, until it cannot be pushed further.

    4. Remove thumb and forefinger from the USB sleeve.

    5. Congratulations, you have made a successful USB connection.
     
  17. big_malk macrumors 6502a

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    I put on my silk gloves, lay a silk cloth upon a polished table, lay the precious device down in the middle and stroke it a few times.
    Then remove the cable from its cushioned, silk lined box, put on my surgical face mask, and as gently as I possibly can I line up the socket and connector with a magnifying glass to make sure it's perfect, and slide it in while holding my breath.
    Then, once it's charging, I kneel down and bow before it, as I say a prayer to the glowing Apple logo on my wall.
    I think I'm about average?
     
  18. danpass macrumors 68020

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    no mention of being in a clean room.


    Below Average.




    :D


    .
     
  19. danpass macrumors 68020

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    awesome.


    with narration? and the sign language person in one corner of the video?


    double awesome
     
  20. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

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    I never plug mine into the connector. I use the iPhone dock. Angle the iPhone slightly, press down gently, the device chirps at me, and voila! To remove, lift straight off.....
     
  21. big_malk macrumors 6502a

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    Awwwww

    I'm not worthy :eek:

    I'm sorry Apple, can you ever forgive me...?
     
  22. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    Am I the only one who thinks this thread would be very dirty if you removed references to dock connectors? "It's always best to insert all at once, not side by side."

    Anyway, um, I just plug it straight in like with any other plug. I try to be careful but I don't baby it too much.
     
  23. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Is this the official thread for the Official™ How To Plug Your iPhone In?

    I prefer sticking it in fast and straight.
     
  24. Mexbearpig macrumors 65816

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    Ok. So I'm having some trouble. Where EXACTLY do you press on the power button? About the center? Or more to the left or right? And do you lay your finger on it or do you use your nail? :D
     
  25. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    Dont forget to pull out though.
     

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