If your iPhone’s battery does not charge or the Lightning port does not work, you should know that there are solutions. It’s a fairly common problem. And that’s why we’ve decided to offer you a mini-guide. So you can fix the battery of your iPhone or iPad.
Before you start, you may be interested to know that the latest iPhone models (from the iPhone 8), support wireless charging. It can also be a solution if it is the Lighting port that has stopped working.
The symptoms may vary. One of the most common is the one that occurs when connecting the lightning cable to your iPhone and to an outlet the charge comes and goes.
That is, you will see that when you touch the cable, adjust it, move the iPhone and do a thousand and one balances, the cable is recognized for a few moments. Until you put the iPhone back on a surface. And the battery stops charging again.
Other times you may not even recognize the cable. That is, the iPhone does not charge the battery in any way.
In summary, in this article we will explain what to do if your iPhone or iPad stops charging.
We have included from the official advice of Apple to small troubleshooting tips. And a couple of temporary fixes that can be useful in an emergency or if none of the above tips are able to make your iPhone recharge your battery.
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Tips to follow if your iPhone does not charge
1. Let’s start with the most obvious. Check that the cable and adapters (in case you’re using one) are plugged in correctly. Check also that the plug to which you are connecting the charger is in correct operation.
2. Another obvious (although sometimes overlooked). If you are using a computer or laptop as a charging source, check that it is turned on .
3. Disconnect the cable from the device. And check the condition of the head of the lightning cable. Sometimes it can have traces of dust or dirt. Blow so that any speck disappears. You can also use a dryer (with cold air).
4. Try using different cables, adapters and USB to isolate the problem. In this way you can determine if the charger is not working. And which part of the charger is damaged preventing your iPhone from charging its battery.
5. If none of these steps has made anything clear, then unplug and plug the iPhone back into the charging source. Wait for 30 minutes. If your iPhone still does not charge, try restarting it without disconnecting it from the socket. You may see a message saying that “the accessory is not compatible with the device”. If this happens, you will know that the problem comes from the charger. Because it is not compatible with the iPhone.
6. If you still have not been able to solve the problem, we recommend you contact Apple technical support .
Temporary fixes for your iPhone to load
In case you still do not want to contact Apple. Or you have already done so. But they are taking time to solve the problem. You can try these temporary fixes that we offer.
They will not solve the problem in the long term. But as we have just explained, they can be useful if you do not have any other option.
1. Hold the iPhone in your hand while it is connected to the charging source and balance it. Be careful when carrying out this process. Since lightning cables are prone to breakage if a lot of pressure is applied.
We have verified that moving the iPhone while charging generates a minimum pressure on the lightning port that helps the connection to take place, since this will start the battery charge of your iPhone.
2. It seems strange though. But we have also realized that the 30-pin cables for iPhone work better than a standard lightning cable. You will have to use an adapter to make the 30-pin cable compatible with your new iPhone.
Remember that these tips are not official. And that they are based on our personal experience. Like all hardware problems, they are unlikely to improve or end up solving themselves.
That is, if you really want to solve the problem in the long term, we recommend that you look for more technical and professional solutions.
Apple technical support to fix the lightning port of your iPhone
When you go to Apple’s online technical service system, you may be required to send or take your iPhone or iPad to the Apple Store so they can fix it.
If your device is not under warranty, you may be charged up to € 200 to fix the battery charge of your iPhone.
If you pay for your iPhone, surely the insurance covers this arrangement. So consider claiming the money once you have fixed the battery of your iPhone.
If you are paying a contract, your mobile phone company may pay the cost of the repair in exchange for signing a longer stay.
If none of the options mentioned in this section refer to your situation, then you may have to ask yourself if it is worth having to pay € 200 to fix the charger on your iPhone. Or if it is more practical to buy a new device.
All this will depend on the age of your iPhone. And how happy you are with your current model.
We hope that the battery charge of your iPhone or iPad will work again!
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