Why the iPhone does not charge properly and how we mess it up ourselves

Agree that everything can be broken in the phone. Whether it’s a push-button dialer or the most modern iPhone 13 Pro Max, it always breaks. But we are often responsible for this. And accidental drops aren’t the worst thing that can happen to a smartphone. We have already explained on our website how users break their smartphone in general, and in this article we will analyze the most common causes of damage to the phone connector and consider how to protect it so that even after a few years it will charge well and does not let you down at the most crucial moment.

Why the iPhone does not charge properly

iPhone charging sometimes doesn’t work well, and for good reason.

Where to Repair iPhone

As usual, when we need to understand something from a technical point of view, we turn to our friends at the Apple Pro Service Center, who we advise you if you need to do some kind of repair or simply your iPhone (or other Apple device) isn’t working quite right. We have already shown examples of their work several times.

Now we asked what are the most common connector damage they are dealt with. Even for ourselves, we learned a lot of new things and did not think that it was possible to disable the iPhone connector in this way.

iPhone repair price (by model)

Why the iPhone does not charge properly

Correct cleaning of the telephone socket

Often the phone stops charging due to a dirty connector. Over time, dust, pocket lint and other debris get in there, and we pack it all down with a cork. Because of this, it is inserted incorrectly and the charge does not go.

Most experienced users know that it needs to be cleaned, but not everyone knows that it needs to be done carefully. If there is no self-confidence, it is better to turn to professionals. When undertaking such work yourself, keep in mind that you cannot use metal objects. Only extreme precision, no pressure on the side parts with contacts and nothing harder than a toothpick as a tool. This is the only way to minimize the risk of damage.

Why the iPhone does not charge properly

The connector should be clean, but dirt should be removed very carefully.

Water has entered the charging port

This is also a possible cause of connector damage. We have already said many times that even a phone with the declared water protection cannot get wet. No one guarantees that in the event of a fall, deformation of the case in a pocket, or following a manufacturing defect, the protective seal of the case has not been damaged.

If water seeps into the case, no manufacturer will support warranty repairs. Everyone immediately declares this on their website by drawing an asterisk next to the indication of the degree of protection against water. In fact, the declared IP rating is not a guarantee, but only a proof that the conditional test items have passed the appropriate tests in an independent laboratory.

If the phone falls in water or water enters the connector, blow it out with a hair dryer or a gentle jet of compressed air and continue to be careful. Even if water does not enter the case through the connector, its long stay can oxidize the contacts, and charging before the connector dries out will most likely simply short out and disable the phone.

Why the iPhone does not charge properly

And we also spoil the connection by constantly connecting wired headphones. It is best to use wireless.

Something sticky got into the charging port

It doesn’t happen often, but it can’t be ruled out. If this happens, it is better to immediately consult the experts. Sweet drinks, food particles, alcohol and other things actively oxidize the contacts, and you can hardly clean them yourself.

Rinsing with clear water, followed by drying, can save, but I didn’t tell you that. It has already been written above why you cannot get your phone wet. You risk even more serious damage.

Is it possible to blow into telephone sockets

And again no! You cannot blow into the connectors. You will not notice how the saliva particles get inside, and the very process of oxidation will begin. This applies to all phones and technology in general. It is best to use compressed air tanks. They are inexpensive, but do the job much better. Just be aware of the terms of use. Otherwise, the liquid mixture inside, responsible for creating pressure, will fly out through the tube. This usually happens if you tilt the ball. First, try to use it, then apply it to the equipment. But in any case, do not be zealous. A strong jet can damage delicate components.

Why the iPhone does not charge properly

This type of connector is good, but it is already obsolete and you have to switch to USB Type-C.

Non-original charger for iPhone

Probably the most common topic we warn against. If you buy non-genuine iPhone accessories, do so carefully so as not to become a customer of the service center.

Poor quality wires are often not only soldered anyway, but the connector itself leaves much to be desired. He can not only close the contacts in the connector, but simply physically break them.

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How to properly charge your phone?

The most correct way to charge your phone is with the original wire. When exactly to do this is not so important, because the battery has “crazy protection” and it is quite difficult to damage it. You can also use wireless charging if supported.

The main thing is not to save on cables and power adapters and not to get into the connector with anything. So you can break an expensive phone. For example, replacing the charging connector of an iPhone 11 at an Apple Pro service center costs 4,900 rubles. And that’s still a low price for a reliable place. In an authorized service center, such work costs much more.

Do not risk an expensive gadget, use it carefully and wisely. And in return, it will serve you faithfully for many years.