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    Default Re: iPhone 5 Charging Problem - Solved

    Genius, that was the problem...I had tons of lint and dirt in the port and connector was not inserting all the way...I did use a toothpick that work great..
    thank you soooo much of posting.....
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    Thank you so much. I've been having troubles with my phone charging for weeks now and just today I got home and it wouldn't charge at all. After spending over 4 hours trying to fix it I came across this thread and tried cleaning out the port with a toothpick. Not a lot of lint but definitely enough to prevent the lightning adapter plugging in fully. Working perfectly now without having to wiggle or be held in a certain position
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    I just wanted to add my thanks! You may have saved me hundreds of dollars! (I am not up for renewal on my mobile contract; however, I need at least an iPhone 5 for work.)

    A few more tips: I actually found this thread a couple weeks ago. At that time I took a normal-sized paperclip and dug-out a small amount of lint. After that, it somewhat worked. Specifically, it would take a lot of fiddling for it to start charging. Then I had to make sure not to touch it in fear of losing its tenuous connection. (Even any notification that made the phone vibrate would kill the delicate connection.)

    Today, no fiddling at all made it work, my phone was looking at its last charge in life.

    But I took another shot; this time instead of a paperclip, I found the absolute smallest thing I could. A tiny clothespin would do. Wearing a headlamp laying on my back (so I can view the inside of the socket and have gravity on my side to get the lint out.) I started carefully scraping...

    ...Wow, I could not believe how much lint was in there that even a normal paper-clip could not coax out! Sure enough, after making sure to remove everything, it now plugs in perfectly without any fiddling!

    The trick seems to be a lot of patience, great lighting, and using gravity to one's advantage (i.e. to work laying down on your back looking up at the device.)

    I think this is an issue with the design of the iPhone lightening cable itself.

    Granted, I may have too much lint etc in my pocket, but I have not had a problem with any phone until this one. (Actually, the very first iPhone had a problem where lint could fill in the holes on the speaker-grate, so I could barely hear music or calls.) But I digress...

    Thanks again so much for your help!
    MikeY
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    You are a genius!!! I wouldn't ever thought about something like that...googling my problem was my las hope, and I found your post! Thank you so much!!!
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    How do you thnk it was solved
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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon cesca View Post
    How do you thnk it was solved
    Gently removing the lint inside the charging socket...it's surprising lol but it happens more than you'd think... Try an air can...gently


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    THANK YOU
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    I use an Otterbox case that covers the ports. In 8 months, no problems. But I suspect there will be in time. I'll remember these suggestions.


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    Default iPhone 5 Charging Problem - Solved

    I was having some charging issues lately - thought the lightning port on my 5 was worn out or damaged. Wiggling the connector would cause intermittent charging - it would lose contact and not charge if I bumped the connector just right.

    So started searching for similar symptoms from others. Found this thread and bingo - extracted a CRAP load of lint from the lightning port - works perfectly again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deepak Kamuni View Post
    THANK YOU
    Hi Deepak, glad we could help you! Welcome to iMore
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    Quote Originally Posted by LCW View Post
    I was having some charging issues lately - thought the lightning port on my 5 was worn out or damaged. Wiggling the connector would cause intermittent charging - it would lose contact and not charge if I bumped the connector just right.

    So started searching for similar symptoms from others. Found this thread and bingo - extracted a CRAP load of lint from the lightning port - works perfectly again!
    Haha you'd never think this would be the solution would ya! Pretty cool
    Glad it worked for you!
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    I have tried this and still my iphone 5c has not been charging !! HELP!?!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stephyy_28 View Post
    I have tried this and still my iphone 5c has not been charging !! HELP!?!?
    Before you head off to an Apple store lets try a few more things.
    Try using a different charging cord followed by trying a different outlet. Let us know your results.
    Good Luck


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    THANK YOU!

    Used a toothpick and BEHOLD... tons of dust poured out of my iPhone 5 lightning port.

    For several months I've been so annoyed about having to really work the connector in order for the phone to charge. Thought Apple had made a crappy port that wore out too quickly. Now I'm feeling very happy and somewhat stupid at the same time
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    Hello, I tried the clip to remove the lint, as suggested, and it worked for me too
    Thanks!
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    Thanks to your twist tie tip, I got my iPhone 5S fixed. I was just about to take it to the Apple store!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jatb View Post
    I have spent some time dealing with a charging issue on my iPhone 5. I researched it and never found a solution that worked for me. I did, however, easily resolve the problem, so I thought I would share.

    Problem: When connecting the iPhone 5 to charge or sync via a lightning cable, I would have to push really hard and, only sometimes, would it stay connected. This caused me to deal with the occasional flat battery in the morning as well as issues connecting to my computer.

    Solution: Take a paperclip and clean the built-up lint from inside where the cable connects on the iPhone. The lint appears to limit how far the lighting connector is inserted. Once clear, I had no more problems charging / connecting my phone.

    Hopefully this helps someone
    Ok today my iPhone bat died and when I tried it charge it it didn't work ... Tried so many things like plug it into my lap etc... None of which worked ... So took ur advice and cleaned it and presto!!! It worked ... U the man !!! Cheers
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    Thank you so much for this. Now that you mention it, it's something I really should have tried before despairing.

    I used a plastic-handled thumb-tack to do the necessary. It's got insulation built-in. Got quite a bit of muck out of there!

    I'm also going to remember to keep the phone head down in my pockets from now on - since most of the lint builds up at the bottom of pockets, keeping the charging port away from that should help.
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    Thank you so much, i was almost giving up ! I saw a lot of blogs trying to figure why that was happening and tried everything they told me, unsuccessful until now.
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    Your advice helped solve half part of the problem. Thank you. I need to clear much better, I think.
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    Man I had the same problem for months, this was a nightmare. thank you som much for sharing the info, I just cleaned mine and followed your suggestiion and its working perfect now, I hope I have not damaged anything trying to push hard earlier though. but thank you very very much
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    Hey, tonight my phone was in water for maybe on second ant the most. Now it will not charge.. I have tried cleaning it out with a paperclip to get dust out, putting it in a bag of rice and it will not charge.. I know that it isn't the cord because it worked earlier today. It is not the apple brand but it works. I am at a loss and replacing it really is not an answer.. Is there anything left to do? I am not sure if we have any p[pressurized air in the house. I just need to get it working :/ Does anyone have any suggestions?
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    I was having same trouble and bought a new charging cable and it worked ok at first then it started acting up again. If i put a lil pressure on the connector it would charge, but soon was the same. Even using my car charger it would do the same thing.

    I found this post and tried it using a bread twist tie and got a few tiny pieces out and now its working and charging with original cord that came with my phone.
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    Thanks for this thread. I have asked Apple people at AT&T and they all seem to deny the fact that this DOES screw up your charger and compressed air only helps so much. Because of this thread I went the extra mile and did use a safety pin which was able to pull up tons of lint that was impacted down extremely far and was NOT going to budge with compressed air. After I did this it worked a little better but I went even further and used pipe cleaner used for kids crafts, dipped it in rubbing alcohol and sent that pipe cleaner down in there. After using both of these techniques my phone charger port works like a charm.

    To all of you people saying wash your pants... eh, most lint comes from washing and drying pants, so its not a hygiene issue, its a common issue that has clogged up two phones of mine and an iPad (no pockets to even put that one in) that use this type of port.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Zwiener View Post
    Thanks for this thread. I have asked Apple people at AT&T and they all seem to deny the fact that this DOES screw up your charger and compressed air only helps so much. Because of this thread I went the extra mile and did use a safety pin which was able to pull up tons of lint that was impacted down extremely far and was NOT going to budge with compressed air. After I did this it worked a little better but I went even further and used pipe cleaner used for kids crafts, dipped it in rubbing alcohol and sent that pipe cleaner down in there. After using both of these techniques my phone charger port works like a charm.

    To all of you people saying wash your pants... eh, most lint comes from washing and drying pants, so its not a hygiene issue, its a common issue that has clogged up two phones of mine and an iPad (no pockets to even put that one in) that use this type of port.
    Had this issue with my 5s I didn't even think about lint I took it to Apple and they cleaned it out for me and was on my way lol


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