When an iPhone won’t charge, it’s a big deal. It is needless to lose sleep if your iPhone won’t charge or simply refuses to get powered up. You need to find the solution. Here, we have lined up some of the tried and tested tips and tricks that can help you fix the issue. They’re all easy to try, and in the vast majority of cases, they’ll get your iPhone charging again.
1. Inspect your Lightning cable
Your iPhone charges by receiving electricity through its Lightning cable. If it’s not charging, then there may be a problem with this cable. Here are several things you can try:
Make sure your cable is connected properly. This means making sure it’s inserted properly into your iPhone and either the wall charger, a computer, or a USB hub. It also means checking for anything that might be in the cable’s jack or iPhone’s Lightning port, such as lint.
Try a different cable if you have one. If other cables work, then it’s clear the first cable was the problem.
If no other cables work, then it’s likely that something else is causing the problem. That said, the cables you’ve tried may all be faulty, so you may want to purchase a new Lightning cable.
2. Check the iPhone charging port for dirt, lint, and debris
Once you’ve determined that the charging cable and power source are working correctly, check your phone’s charging port for signs of dirt, lint, and debris. Believe it or not, debris tends to get stuck in the port and builds up over time to become problematic. So, you should clean the port frequently to ensure it can remain clean.
To clean the port of your iPhone, you need to first shut it down. Then, use a normal toothpick to remove the lint gently. Be more careful while cleaning the port as the pins may get damaged and you will have to replace the charging port.
3. Hard Reset Your iPhone
Sometimes the solution is as simple as hard resetting your iPhone. That’s the first thing an Apple tech would do in the Apple Store, and it’s easy to do at home. Here’s how:
How To Hard Reset Your iPhone
|How To Hard Reset
|iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, SE, and older models
|Press and hold the power button and the Home button together until the Apple logo appears on the screen, and then let go.
|iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
|Press and hold the power button and the volume down button together until the Apple logo appears on the screen, and then let go.
|iPhone 8, 8 Plus, X, XS, XS Max, and XR
|There are three steps: 1. Quickly press and release the volume up button. 2. Quickly press and release the volume down button. 3. Press and hold the power button (called the “side button” on iPhone X) until the Apple logo appears on the display, and then let go.
4. Restart your iPhone
Restarting your phone is one of the safest and most dependable solutions to virtually any iPhone problem. The same thing applies when your iPhone won’t charge.
5. Try A Different iPhone Charger
Do you charge your iPhone by plugging it into the wall, using a car charger, in a speaker dock, on your laptop, or in another way? There are a lot of different ways to charge an iPhone.
Remember that it’s your iPhone software that says ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to charging when your iPhone connects to an accessory. If the software detects power fluctuations, it will prevent your iPhone from charging as a protective measure.
6. Take your iPhone in for service
If none of these troubleshooting steps gets your phone back up and running, there’s likely something wrong with the iPhone itself. You can go to OmniTech and our professional technicians will do the inspection and repair it for you with a 12-month warranty.
Find your nearest OmniTech Store: https://www.omnitech.co.nz/store-locator/