Recently, I was having issues when I would try to start my iPhone charging. I would connect the cable and it would try to connect and then it would disconnect and then try to connect again. I thought it was a bad cable at first and so I tried another. After a few days, that wasn’t working either. The only way that I could get my iPhone to charge was getting the cable in just the right position.
Cleaning out the Lint in the iPhone charging port
So after concern that my iPhone was going to need repair or to be replaced, I found a solution. Lint can easily collect in the charging port of the iPhone. So I took a small tool and carefully pulled out a bunch of lint that had gathered in the iPhone charging port. I would think that the best tool would be a tooth pick, but I ended up using a paper clip myself. The most important thing is to be very gentle when cleaning the port. Do your best not to touch the components inside the iPhone charging port. The goal is only to remove the lint, not to scrape the inside.
While it may be tempting to blow out the port with a compressed air can, I wouldn’t recommend this option. Sometimes, the compressed air cans spray liquid residue in addition to the air. Any kind of liquid in the iPhone charging port will damages the charging port.
After removing quite a bit of lint, I plugged in my iPhone. Immediately the phone charged with no issues and has not had any issues since then. So before you decide that your iPhone needs repair, just take a few minutes and gently clean out the charging port. There’s a good chance you’ll fix the problem yourself.