As you know, the iPhone uses the Lightning port to charge, connect headphones (at least from iPhone 7 onwards) and even adapt other accessories. Being such a useful and multifunctional tool, it is important that its operation is the best possible. But what happens when you stop working as you should? Although the first thought that comes to mind is that your iPhone has been damaged, the solution may be simpler than you think.
Therefore, we tell you some possible solutions and their step-by-step, so that you can apply them if at any time you have problems with the iPhone’s lightning connector. So, without further ado, we get started.
iPhone lightning connector problems: these are the possible solutions
The Lightning connector of your iPhone can have failures for various reasons, from dirt to because it was wet. In any case, we tell you some of the most common solutions for these problems.
Restart the iPhone
Probably the failure of the lightning port of your iPhone is due to a software problem that prevents its correct operation. That is why one of the best solutions you can apply is to restart your device. In most cases, this is enough to solve this problem.
Use a different USB cable
If when you restart your device you notice that the problem persists, it is possible that the fault is not present in the equipment but in the accessories. So try trying a different cable or charger.
In these cases, it is advisable to use official Apple accessories or one of the different brands authorized by the manufacturer, since in many cases using these unauthorized accessories can be the cause of the problem.
Clean the Lightning port of your iPhone
In general, we carry the iPhone in our pocket or in a bag, this usually causes the lightning port to fill with dirt, dust, and other debris that prevent it from working properly.
For this reason, it is important that you clean the lightning port to eliminate any agent that is altering its operation. Next, we will tell you how to do it simply and safely.
To clean the lightning port of the iPhone, you will need: a flashlight to ensure good lighting, preferably wooden or plastic toothpicks, and cotton to place it on the tip and clean it more easily and effectively.
- The first thing to do is turn off your iPhone.
- Place the toothpick on the cotton and twist it with a little pressure on it so that it wraps around the tip.
- Gently insert the cotton-tipped toothpick into the lightning port and begin to gently scrape the entire area to remove dirt.
- Repeat this step as many times as you consider necessary until you notice that there is no residue left.