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So Your iPhone Isn’t Charging?

13 January 2020 Written by 
Published in iPhone repairs

iElectron is your one stop shop for device issues, including phone iPhone repairs, which can be completed in just a couple of hours, with a 12-month warranty. However, if your iPhone isn’t charging, there are some things you can try before popping into us.


Check Your Charging Cable

Sometimes what you think is an issue with your iPhone, is actually an issue with your cable. So before investigating iPhone repairs you may need to look into both the health and quality of charging cable. It is very common for iPhone cables to become damaged near either head. If you see any exposed wires immediately, do not use your cable! This could be dangerous.


Are you using an uncertified cable? Whilst certainly cheaper than an official Apple cable, it may not last long, or ever charge as effectively as an Apple one. It can be considerably slower to charge, and the charge may not last as long.


Ensure Solid Connections

Somewhat related to the last point, but make sure that there are firm connections between the charger and the power outlet, as well as firm connections between your charging cable and the USB wall adapter. You would be surprised at how many times something this simple can be the issue.


Remove Any Debris from Within the Charging Port

You would be surprised at just how much dust accumulates in your jeans pockets on a day to day basis. This can easily become lodged in the charging port and obstruct the pins from meeting your charger. What you will want to do here is remove the debris, without damaging the pins. Best to use a toothpick, or something similar which is wood or plastic. Avoid metal like the plague, as this is a one way ticket to damaged pins, which is a much bigger job to fix.


Force Restart Your Device

Like most device repairs, the advice is usually to power it off, and then on again. Sounds simple, but at times it does just the trick. Hold down the lock button and the volume up button simultaneously for at least 10 seconds. Charge the device for an hour. If your device still won’t charge, then you will need external assistance.


If all of the above fails, you are best to not try to meddle with the hardware yourself, and to contact professionals. At iElectron we offer completion of iPhone repairs within a couple of hours, along with a 12 month warranty. You can visit our store in Cork City, or book our express national pickup and return service

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