find that you iPhone not charging battery it’s quite frustrating. The same thing happened to me the other day but I didn’t realize it until late in the day after I charged it because the iPhone 13 Pro Max battery lasts so long that I don’t charge it not even every day. The solution was quite simple, although it required digging into the causes a bit.
The iPhone does not charge: the problem is in the Lightning port
When I realized that my iPhone was not charging properly, I started researching the possible causes. Checking iPhone battery charge cycles came to mind, but since it was a newer model, I quickly ruled it out. On another side, still had enough battery to get through the day
The next step was to look at the power adapter. I am currently using this very compact Anker adapter. I changed the Lightning cable for the Apple Watch USB-C cable. And it started charging with no problem.
So the charging error was in my iPhone or in the lightning cable. I’ve decided try this same adapter and cable with another iPhone
If we use something metallic to lift the Lightning port, we risk breaking an internal component and shorting the iPhone.
- Turn off the iPhone.
- Look for a stick made of wood or plastic, never metal (not clips or the tool to remove the SIM tray from the iPhone).
- Gently insert it into the Lightning port as far as it will go. Move it to both sides.
- Lift a little to remove the dirt accumulated in the Lightning port.
- Blow out and remove all debris.
Since you are in cleaning mode, you can clean iPhone speakers. Power the iPhone back on and connect the Lightning port to it. If the iPhone has not charged the battery before, now it should. The dirt that accumulates in the charging port causes that when inserting the cable, it cannot make contact properly because it hits a stopper.
It’s not the first time I’ve come across iPhone not charging and that it is solved by cleaning the lightning port. If this is your case, a simple plastic or wooden toothpick can save you a trip to Apple Support.
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