iPhones are among the list of the world’s most commonly used pieces of technology on the market. Along with all that advanced technology come a range of complicated technical issues that put a damper on the joy of using it. One of the most common complaints among iPhone users is an issue with charging the battery. This can be due to normal wear and tear, or due to some freak accident that has affected the hardware. Regardless of the reason, when your phone doesn’t charge, you can be at a loss in terms of access to important information, emails, phone numbers and much more. Here are some of the most common reasons an iPhone may fail to charge properly and require battery repair.
If dust, lint or oil builds up on the charger port, it can prevent your device from properly charging. The easiest way to remedy this issue is by cleaning the ports, however, if your phone has stubborn gunk embedded on the charger port, its best to have it professionally cleaned. A trained technician will use electronic safe fluids and the proper cleaning methods to ensure your device is not accidentally damaged during the cleaning.
For iPhone users that work in environments that may bring their device in contact with a lot of dust, regular cleanings are required. In some cases, the issue is not dust or grim, but other foreign articles such as plastic or wood becoming lodged in the port and preventing the phone from charging. In these cases, if the object can’t be plucked out at home, it is best to take the device to a trained technician for debris removal to avoid unnecessary damage.
We have all accidentally placed our phone in a wet puddle at one point in time, if that liquid happened to be a chemical or a reactive substance, it’s possible that may be the cause of your charging issues. Certain chemicals can react with the parts in your charging port causing them to short out or corrode. Most ports are made of metal, which can oxidize when they are placed in contact with certain chemicals. This will result in your charger not working with your phone when connected, the only way to fix a reaction issue is via repair from a professional phone shop, like The Fone Guys.
If your phone is not dusty and has not been exposed to reactive chemicals, the primary reason for its lack of charge may not be an issue with the hardware. Check your plug to ensure that it’s functioning properly, inspect your cable to make sure there are no tears or knots, check the wall outlet to confirm that it is providing power. If there are no issues with the any of the former, try rebooting your phone to check for issues with your software.
Whenever you are faced with a hardware or software problem in your iPhone, it’s important to have it checked out by a professional. Here at The Fone Guys, we will be able to determine if the problem is environmental, electronic, or physical. Give our techs a call at 416-366-3489 for more information.