The charging port on iPhones is still susceptible to water and dust damage, despite being water- and dust-resistant. Checking and cleaning your Lightning port regularly can prevent or solve charging problems.So lets begin with How to clean iphone charging port.
Why You Should Do This
The Lightning port of your iPhone probably remains exposed most of the time, even with a case. You will be exposing your phone’s port to lint and other debris if you keep it in a pocket or bag. Charging your device forces anything in the port deeper, so it won’t necessarily fall out on its own.
Repeating this process can lead to a lot of unwanted debris building up in your charging port over time. When the contacts used to charge your iPhone are covered, you may experience problems charging your device. The cable may need to be wiggled to get things going, or it may stop charging altogether.
An Apple store technician will clean the charging port when you complain that your iPhone isn’t charging properly. Before problems arise, you should periodically clean out the port in advance.
How to Clean Your iPhone’s Charging Port
There’s a risk you could damage the contacts since we’ve seen Apple’s technicians go to town with Lightning ports. An iPhone that sustains damage may not charge properly again, and repairing it could be costly.
Whenever possible, use a wooden toothpick instead of metal objects that could cause damage. To avoid getting stuck with the toothpick, it is important not to use too much pressure. Ideally, the contacts should not be bent; you should avoid them altogether.
Before you start to get an idea of how dirty the port is, grab a light source and peer into it. Your wooden toothpick should be inserted along the side of the port and then run along the wall. It is important not to touch the anchor that holds the cable in place. Remove the toothpick and remove any debris that comes out. Do this until the port is clean and no more debris appears.
It is not recommended that you use compressed (canned) air to clean your iPhone. In addition, be careful not to introduce more lint or fiber into the port by using cotton swabs or other tools. When you want to disinfect the exterior of your iPhone, dip your cotton swabs into isopropyl alcohol.
iPhone Still Not Charging?
Plug in a Lightning cable to your iPhone to test it. If your iPhone isn’t charging properly, you may need to replace the Lightning cable or power adapter. Make sure the cable and power adapter are not the cause of the problem.
Your iPhone may need to be repaired if you’re still experiencing problems. Make an appointment with Apple to have your device serviced if it is still under warranty or covered by AppleCare+ (which you can check in your iPhone’s settings).
While you may want to keep your iPhone with Apple for peace of mind if your device has expired its warranty, you also have other options to consider when it comes to repairing your iPhone, including third parties who are more affordable. A repair shop (including Apple) will provide you with an accurate estimate, so you can decide whether to repair your iPhone or buy a new one.