If your iPhone won’t charge, there are a number of possible sources of the problem. This quick guide walks you through what to do.
Changing the battery might be the first thing that comes to mind if your iPhone won’t charge. But it might not be a dead or faulty battery behind the problem. Before you spend that extra cash to get a new battery, there are a number of things you need to check first. Follow the guide below to see what else could be the issue behind your iPhone’s inability to charge.
Things To Check If Your iPhone Won’t Charge
Did the charging problem start after installing anew version of iOS? If so, it is possible that your iPhone won’t charge because of a bug in the software. Restarting the phone or re-installing the software may help. Apple will usually release a fix for the problem. Waiting for a software fix is tough but at least you know the problem is not permanent.
Check Your Lightning Cable For Damage
If your iPhone isn’t charging, one of the first thing to check is to see if your lightning cable is damaged in some way. The easiest way to do this is to try charging your iPhone with another cable. If other cables work, then your cable is faulty and needs to be replaced.
Check Your Wall Charger
A faulty charger can be responsible for why your iPhone won’t charge. Again, the easy way to find out is to try charging your device with another charger. If the charger is defective, you will need to buy a replacement. Be sure to get an original iPhone charger.
Check Charging Port For Dirt Or Damage
Take a look at your iPhone’s charging port for dirt or damage. If you spot dirt, gunk or lint, use a blast of compressed air or a soft tooth brush to get rid of it. If the port id damaged, you have to take your iPhone to an authorised service centre for fixing.
A faulty or dead battery can be responsible for your iPhone not charging. If you have tried out all the above options and eliminated them as the problem, the issue just might be your battery. Your best bet is to take it to an authorised service centre for this to be done.
Your iPhone Might Need Repair Work
Besides a faulty battery, other internal components may be responsible for your iPhone not charging. Again, an authorised service centre is the right place to go.
If your iPhone is less than one year old, or if you have AppleCare, repairs and battery replacement may be done for free or for a subsidised fee, so be sure to ask.