How To Fix iOS Charging Problems
Let’s be totally honest, having to charge your phone can be a bit of a pain. When you’re getting ready to go for a nice walk and realize your phone has just dropped below 10%, it’s a saddening feeling beyond anything I’ve ever known. Maybe I need to get out more. However, while charging isn’t the ideal pastime, it can be made even worse when the charger itself doesn’t work. But fear not, dear reader, as I have a grand solution for you. After all, it’s pretty much what I promised in the title. Let’s take a look at how to fix charging issues on your iOS device.
What’s The Problem?
We’ve all been there. Desperate to charge our phone battery so that we can continue scrolling through our favorite memes. But suddenly, hope is lost when, upon plugging it in, you realize that the phone isn’t charging at all. What kind of insanity is this?! Well, calm down for a second. This can be fixed. We shall work through these trying times together.
What’s The Solution?
The most likely issue with your device is that it simply needs a quick cleaning. You see, while our devices can do incredible things such as let us watch the iconic Gangnam Style video (which is still an amazing song by the way), they are also susceptible to dirt and corrosion buildup. Luckily, it’s a pretty easy fix. Begin by shutting your device off. To get rid of dirt, a simple toothpick can dig away some of the buildup in your Lightning port. Additionally, spraying in some compressed air can easily get rid of excess dust. As for corrosion, unplugging and replugging your device numerous times followed by cleaning the port with a q-tip covered in electrical contact cleaner should do the trick. Just remember to wait about half a minute to turn the device back on and never spray the electrical contact cleaner directly into the port.
The Bottom Line
And there you have it! Cleaning out your Lightning port is pretty simple after all. Your phone should be back to normal and you can get back to posting some great selfies with that perfect filter.