iPhone or iPad not charging? Try this simple tip for a solution


If you find that your iPhone isn’t charging with your Lightning cable anymore, try this simple tip for a solution.

According to reddit user bedell37, a little tinkering around the Lightning port with a toothpick should do the trick, and get your iPhone to charge again. He writes:

Was at dinner with a friend who works for Apple. Told him my charger wasn’t working, so he went to the front of the restaurant and got a toothpick. Started picking in the lightning charger input, picking out tons of lint. Like it had to be BURIED in there. He said phone gets lint built up in the pocket. Picked it out, and it’s good to go. Said they would probably have charged me at the Apple store, but it took all of 2 minutes.

I doubt an Apple Store would actually charge you for such a small thing, so if you have one near your house, you could go there if you don’t want to mess around with the device yourself.

Let us know in the comments below if you were facing such an issue with your iPhone, and if so, did this solve

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  • Ryan

    Toothpick trick worked for me!!!! I went very slowly to avoid damage and the lint just kept coming out.

  • TheiGuy

    Don’t try it. I did and I had to replace the whole battery port. DON’T TRY IT.

  • Delerpsa618

    My iPhone 6, I have never put in my pocket. I have just got this iPhone 6+, and it stopped charging. I have never put it in a pocket, really just carried it. Now it is dead, and I only had this phone for a month and it is now always dead. I need that phone to keep in touch with people, and on this old old phone I’m using right now, it can’t stay in touch with anyone or call or anything.

  • Delerpsa618

    Another thing is my computer was hacked, and that’s sorta all I HAVE

  • woosh

    dont tear out the cable, you need to grab it from the charging end and pull it out slowly, or the cable will keep breaking. its not rocket science. make sure its a cable from apple.

  • Tia

    wow! i was freaking out thinking id have to buy a new charger again tomorrow but I ran the toothpick through a few times and it charged! Thanks so much for this!

  • Bobcat Booth

    someone told me when certain updates occur it loses the battery charging application says to just wiggle the cord while plugged in could take a day or so to fix the app not sure but i am having the lighting bolt is incompatible wire ”’