We are not all free from problems with our iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Among the concerns that can be encountered with our precious, the concern of recharging can prove to be the most annoying. There are many solutions to remedy at this concern, we share with you some very practical ones.
Among these solutions for recharging an iPhone that no longer wants to charge, one of them may be useful to you. You just have to follow them one by one.
My iPhone no longer charges: some tips to try
Here are the solutions you can consider if you’re having trouble recharging your device:
Check that the cable and the charger are connected correctly
This solution may seem insignificant, but it happens to a lot of us. First, make sure the cable is securely connected to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch as well as the charger. Then check that your charger is properly connected to the electrical outlet.
Try to change the socket
You notice that your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch is still struggling to charge, or worse does not charge, try unplugging it and plugging it back into another outlet. The problem may be with the wall outlet you are using.
Change your charger
Is your outlet working very well and your iDevice still doesn’t want to charge? Consider changing your charger. Try borrowing a friend’s charger and plugging your device into it.
Take a look at your USB to Lightning cable
Even if you take care of your Lightning cable, very often over time it gets damaged and it is sometimes difficult to notice at first. Therefore, check if your cable is not defective or if it is not cut somewhere. If so, test a new cable. If these first four tips are nothing new, go to the fifth tip.
Clean the Lightning port on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
If you don’t use a shell that covers the Lightning port on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, the latter can accumulate dust and fibers. Of course, you can clean the Lightning port of your iDevice. In order to remove debris hidden in the Lightning port, you can use a toothpick or a small fine object. But avoid inserting a metal object into the port to avoid a short circuit. Also take care not to damage the pins which allow the passage of electric current.
Replace your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch battery
A defective battery will not be able to recharge properly. If you think your battery is defective, have it replaced. Because a battery deteriorated may reduce the performance of your device.
If you are using a wireless charger
If you have an iPhone 8, 8 Plus or iPhone X, you can enjoy the freedom of wireless charging. Therefore, you should use a wireless charger to charge your iPhone. It can also happen that your iPhone is missing and does not want to charge with your wireless charger. Obviously, you will not have surely not the same problems and the same solutions to consider as a person who uses a wall charger and a lightning cable. Here are some solutions you can explore:
Remove the shell from your iPhone
It may happen that your case is too thick and prevents wireless charging from being operational. In this case, remove the latter and try to place your iPhone again on the base dedicated to wireless charging.
Make sure your wireless charger is compatible with your iPhone
It is true that your iPhone can charge with any wireless charger, but make sure that you are using good quality wireless chargers. Make sure the charger you are using meets QI wireless charging standards.
Change your base dedicated to wireless charging
As we said above, not all wireless chargers will be compatible with the iPhone. While waiting for the AirPower, Apple’s wireless charger, use more or less safe wireless chargers. Use those from accessories suppliers who already offer Apple certified accessories. If not, then get a much safer charger.
Tips for charging and maintaining your iDevice battery
Tip # 1 : after following these tips, if it still does not work, always go to a Genius Bar to have the battery of your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch replaced. Don’t replace your battery on your own if you don’t have an idea on how to disassemble an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. In addition, you risk voiding the warranty on your device.
Tip # 2 : use always accessories (cable, chargers, base) certified by Apple, MFI (Made for iPhone).
Tip # 3 : Do not expose your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to temperatures that are too low or too high.
Bonus advice : If you have a waterproof iPhone (iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus or iPhone X), when you have just used it underwater, do not plug it in immediately to charge it. Let it dry a little. Because water and electricity do not go hand in hand.