Low on battery, well the first thing you do is to connect your iPhone with a charging cable and the adapter. But, wait iPhone isn’t charging. That is pretty unusual and unexpected. Well, before you head over to the Apple store to get it to check, you might want to try a couple of things that may help you solve the issue of iPhone not charging and save you some extra bucks of traveling to Apple store and getting it fixed.
Before we go ahead, calm down as this is a very common issue faced by most users.
Keep in mind that the problem of iPhone not charging is pretty common and can be solved by the following explained methods, Although even after applying all the methods explained in this article, you are unable to solve the problem then you might have to spend those extra saved bucks to give an Apple store a visit and get your iPhone fixed.
So, Let’s get started.
iPhone Not Charging? Fix it Now
Kindly, make sure that you try and follow all the given methods since any one of these can fix the problem “iPhone not charging” and save you the hassle of traveling to the Apple store and spending an outrageous amount of money to fix a mere problem.
Method 1 – Hard Resetting Your iPhone
The first method includes hard resetting your iPhone, therefore, in such conditions it is always suggested that one should always before this method. Meaning you should always do this step first. Hard reset lets you check for software malfunction, and saves you the hassle of checking the hardware first. Since it is your iPhone’s software that is responsible for it to charge not it’s hardware.
Follow the steps listed below to hard reset your iPhone:
If you have iPhone 8, 8 Plus, X, Xr, or Xs, Xs Max or iPhone 11
1. First press and quickly release the volume up button.
2. Now again do the same thing but this time press and quickly release the volume down button.
3. And at last press and hold down your iPhone’s power button on the side till an apple logo appear’s on your iPhone’s screen. After the logo appears, you can let go of the power button.
If you have an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus
1. You have to press both the power button and volume down button simultaneously until the Apple logo appears on your screen. Once, the logo appears you can let go of the buttons.
If you have an iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, SE or any other older model
1. Press and hold onto the power button and Home button simultaneously and keep on holding it until the Apple logo appears on your screen, once the apple logo appears you can let go of the buttons.
Now, once you’ve done with the hard reset part, try charging the iPhone once again, if it works then well and good for you, but somehow if it doesn’t work, you might want to try the next methods.
Method 2 – Check Your Lightning Cable And Adapter For Damages
Simply grab your iPhone’s lightning cable and adapter. Once you have them, simply check for any damages, if you believe your adapter is fine, you can check it by plugging it and try charging any other device with it. If I work well, then the problem might be with your cable.
Check the cable for any damages, you might be wondering what type of damages? well, check for any scratches, dents or a broken tip, Although if everything seems just fine to try out a few listed things with it just to be sure that there is no problem with it.
- Try charging your iPhone with your friend’s cable:
If your friend has an iPhone simply ask him to lend you a charger that comes with it, Try charging your phone with it, If it charges just fine, Well you know what you have to do.
- Try connecting your charger to different socket:
Connect your charger and check whether your iPhone charges or not, If it still doesn’t work, then the problem might be with your charger itself.
- Try using different Lightning cable:
If you have any other lightning cable, except the one you used to charge your iPhone with, well try using that, if your iPhone charges with it, then you might have to change your old cable.
Although, after trying all possible methods you will be able to find whether the problem is with the charger or with an iPhone itself.
Well, if you can identify what the problem is with the charger and lightning cable, well then its time for you to get a new one, but if the problem is with the iPhone itself, then follow up the next few methods stated in this article.
Method 3 – Cleaning The iPhone’s Charging Port
Another good method is to check your iPhone’s charging port with the help of a handy flashlight, whether there is any dust in it or not.
Well, if you see any dust, lint or any other debris in it you might wanna clean it out Since any of these can block the connection of your lightning cable with your iPhone hence preventing it from charging.
Therefore, iPhone in total has 9 connectors in its charging port and if any of the connector’s connection with your iPhone’s lightning cable is missing because of dirt, lint and any type of debris then your iPhone won’t charge at all.
Hence, follow the below-listed steps to clean your iPhone’s charging port if any dust or debris particle is present in there:
1. Take a soft brush and gently clean out all the dust and lint particles from the charging port, take as much time you want, just be careful while cleaning it.
2. Now, again use your flashlight to check whether there is any dust particle still there or not.
3. Repeat the same steps 2 or 3 more times and cross-check whether the port is completely clean or not.
After you’re satisfied with your cleaning, try charging your iPhone again, if its charge then congratulations, but if it doesn’t we’ll move on to the next stated method.
Method 4 – Check Whether The iPhone Was Dropped Into Water
Keep in mind this step is not worth considering if your iPhone is waterproof, which generally consist of iPhone 7 and newer models.
But, if your iPhone is older than iPhone 7 and it has been dropped into water then there are pretty high chances that it might have gone through the liquid damage.
Well, as explained above, there are 9 connectors present in an iPhone’s charging port, and if liquid touches any of those connectors, then the case is already over as you have roasted the connections at a lightning-fast rate.
Therefore, no remedies like keeping your phone into the bowl of rice or completely drying it up will help as the connections are completely spoilt.
Hence, if this is the case, then there is no other way to go to the nearest Apple store and get it fixed, just make sure to pray that you’re still on some sort of warranty as Apple doesn’t apply warranty cover liquid damage.
Method 5 DFU Mode (iPhone)
There is still one last option you can try that may still work, it’s pretty useful if your device is not at all damaged or have liquid damage or your charger is working just fine.
But before, proceeding with this step you might want to back up your device since proceeding with this step will set your iPhone to its factory settings or in other words you’ll be going down with a full DFU restore of your iPhone. Therefore, it is suggested that you back up your device, since everything fro your iPhone will be wiped out and will be reset into the same condition as it was then when it was first taken out of the box.
Although, if you are wondering what people at the Apple store might be able to fix it without erasing your data, well you are wrong, every iPhone which they consider to be damaged and to perform any type of hardware-related fix the geeks present there at the store will always restore it to its factory settings before proceeding any further.
Therefore, you will, later on, be pretty disappointed with yourself as they will charge a hefty amount for a fix that you might have been able to do at home yourself.
So, simply save some bucks by performing the DFU restore of your iPhone by yourself. Just, follow the 5 simple steps listed below:
1. First, plug in your iPhone to your computer and open iTunes doesn’t matter whether the iPhone is switched on or off.
2. Now, Press and hold the power button and home button of your iPhone for about 8 seconds.
3. Once the 8 seconds are done, release the power button but make sure to keep holding the home button. Keep the hold on the home button until you see the iTunes displaying a message “iTunes has detected an iPhone in a recovery mode”.
4. Simply, let go of the home button now, your iPhone’s screen should be completely black meaning that now you are in a DFU mode (If it’s not, you have to try again the whole method from the beginning).
5. Now, there is a restore iPhone option in the iTunes window, simply click on that and now your iPhone will be restored to its factory settings.
Well, that should do the trick and your phone will no longer have an issue of not “iPhone not charging”, Although if the issue persists then you have no other option to spend those saved bucks and pay a visit to the geeks at Apple store and get your device fixed.
Therefore, to conclude the article, the issue of iPhone not charging is a pretty common issue and most of the times are fixed by the methods explained above in this article. Although keeping a check on the iPhone’s battery is pretty useful as you can detect the major battery issue before it’s going to happen and can tackle according to it.
Although, if the problem regarding the not charging issue persists even after trying all possible methods to fix it, well then we should not forget, there always geeks present at Apple store to help you out as far as you’re able to pay the expenses.