The 5 most common causes for an iPhone charging port not working and how to fix them
An iPhone charging port not working repair is a common fix that we regularly conduct in our shop. Charging port damage can be caused in many ways. As a result you could be suffering from an iPhone charging port loose situation or perhaps it has stopped working altogether.
Here are the most common causes for an iPhone charging port not working. What’s more, we’ll also look at how to fix them.
Charging port corrosion
Water in the charging port frequently results in corrosion. If the iPhone is dropped in water or gets wet, then slowly over time corrosion can set in.
Corrosion causes the charging port to have a poorer connection. As a result, the iPhone won’t receive as much power from the charge. What’s more, the iPhone often has to be charged for longer.
iPhone charging port not working caused by dirt and debris
It’s relatively easy for dust, dirt and debris to enter your iPhone’s charging port. Over time, these particles can build up and as a result the iPhone will suffer charger connectivity issues.
Whilst it’s difficult to stop dust, dirt and debris lodging in the charging port, they can be cleaned out. An iPhone charging port clean is quick, costs around £10 and can be completed while you wait.
iPhone charging port broken
Excessive force or dropping the phone can often cause a broken charging port. As a result, the charging port can disconnect from the motherboard or logic board. Furthermore, an iPhone charging port loose situation can be created.
In order to solve the broken or loose iPhone charging port problem then the handset needs to have a diagnostic test. This test will reveal the extent of the damage and what needs replacing. As a result, an iPhone charging port repair is often needed.
Bent metallic connector
The metallic connector is a metal strip that connects to the logic board. If it gets bent then an iPhone charging port repair is needed.
A bent metallic connector can occur in any number of situations. The most common are:
- Rough handling of the charging cable when inserted and removed from the port.
- Frequently charging the phone.
- Inserting cleaning tools incorrectly.
- Using an incompatible charging cable.
iPhone charging port loose
A loose iPhone charging port can be caused in many ways from rough handling to an incompatible cable. The only difference between a loose iPhone charging port and a bent metallic connector is that it has disconnected from the logic board.
You may well be able to wiggle the port or move it to an angle in order to get the iPhone to charge. However, this is not a long-term solution. At some point an iPhone charging port repair will be needed.
How much does an iPhone charging port clean cost in the UK?
An iPhone charging port clean costs around £10 to clear out dirt and debris. See our iPhone repair page for a full list of Apple phone models we can clean.
How much does an iPhone charging port repair cost in the UK?
An iPhone charging port repair cost starts around £45 for an iPhone 6s. For an iPhone 7 charging port repair cost is £45 in the UK. The increasingly common iPhone X charging port repair cost is £65. An iPhone 11 charging port repair cost is £75 for a new unit.
iPhone charging port not working and how to fix conclusion
It can be incredibly frustrating if you have an iPhone charging port not working to power up your handset. This is especially true with wired rather than wireless charging. Depending on the degree of damage a simple £10 charging port clean could be all that is required. What’s more, if you have wireless charging not working on iPhone we can help with that as well.
For more comprehensive damage an iPhone charging port repair is needed. However there are other quick fixes that you can try if your iPhone won’t charge. Ensure you use a professional to do the job. Many do-it-yourself repairs often end up causing more damage to the phone.