Quick and easy fix for lightning port charging problems


Are you experiencing problems charging your iPhone or iPad using your Lightning cable?

You should take a moment to try this quick and easy method that could help.

The charging issue originates from the port itself, which has a tendency to collect dust, dirt and other debris.

You cannot easily see inside the port, so you may have a huge dust bunny and not even realize it.

Not surprisingly, this dust will interfere with the connections between the cable and the port, making it difficult to charge the device.

The lightning port is easy to clean as long as you are careful and use the correct supplies.

The cleaning

Note: Use special care when cleaning around the charging pins so you don’t accidentally damage them. Otherwise, you might end up having to replace the port entirely.


  • Power off your iPhone.
  • Use cleaning brush
  • Holding your iPhone so the backside is facing up, place the Cleaning Brush inside the charging port.
  • Scrape against the back wall of the port.


This will take a lot of poking and scraping. Continue to do this until the debris starts to come loose. You’ll see a bit of gunk come out on the Cleaning Brush.

Sometimes, you may need to carefully scrape the sides of the port, too. Debris can get lodged behind the spring-loaded anchors. Be careful not to damage the anchors.


  • Repeat step four until you’re not pulling out any more debris.


You might have to blow into the port and brush and if needed carefully scrape inside   in order to get some of the loose lint and dirt out of the way.

When you’ve cleaned the port out, connect your iPhone to the charger again and see if it worked. If not, repeat the steps above until it works, or if you don’t want to do it yourself, bring it to Tomi26!

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