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5 Reasons Your iPhone Won't Charge And What To Do About It

So your iPhone Won’t Charge properly or not connecting with your USB cord? Since this is one of the biggest open ports on the phone, the charging pins can often short or get damaged.

Before you head out to buy a new charging cable, first test your iPhone. Advertisement Advertisement First, go to Settings > General > Reset and then “Erase All Content and Settings.” Then, press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and your home button at the same time until the Apple logo appears on the screen, and then release your buttons. Finally, plug your iPhone into the wall. If the problem persists, your iPhone might have lost power. Resetting can help here as well. (It can also help with iCloud settings.) How to reset your iPhone or sync an iTunes backup if you suspect that there might be an issue with your device: Go to Settings > General > Reset. Wait for the reset to take effect. Your iPhone should now have new settings on it, including all the default settings.

Why your iPhone Won't Charge?

Sudden increase of temperature Wire Condensation on the phone (your phone’s screen) Not enough current Charging cable is damaged (it may be infected with bacteria) Over-charging For these reasons, it’s a good idea to always charge your phone in a place that’s kept at 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit or 15 to 20 C. You may not be able to stay in the same place all the time, but don’t leave your phone charging unattended with room temperature and humidity dropping quickly. This will cause corrosion in the contacts, increasing the risk of a short. Also, never leave your phone plugged into the wall unless you absolutely have to. Most electronics overheat and possibly go up in flames if left plugged in.

What can you do to fix an iPhone Won't Charge?

Try plugging it into a different device to see if that works. The charging port may not fit well in your charger. How do you know if it’s a defect with your phone or charger? Start with the most recent model (on sale somewhere for $100 or $200 off). If that doesn’t work, let the manufacturer know and call a technician. There may be a defect, broken battery, or just an issue with the charging port. What happens if you have to replace your iPhone charger? Not all chargers are created equal and you may find some with a small pin. This pin can get jammed into the phone, causing a short, cutting off power to your phone. This usually happens when you leave your charger in a different place and it gets bent or moved. How do you get it to fix itself? It will usually reconnect on its own.


Whether you’re experiencing some very temporary problem or want to upgrade your current iPhone to a newer model, it’s always a good idea to take your device to a Repair Shop like Viking Web Productions and get an expert checkup. The first thing to note is that all iPhone models, from the iPhone 7 to the iPhone X, are vulnerable. It’s a common issue. If you’re having intermittent issues with your current iPhone wont charge, here are the factors to keep in mind when trying to diagnose them. And if all else fails bring it in to Viking Web Productions on Bainbridge Island and we can run a couple of tests for you. 

We have a Facebook Group dedicated to iPhone Repair that you can join here, who knows maybe you can score a coupon for your next repair or find the fix so you don’t have to come to see me.