There are different reasons why your iPhone might be having problems charging your battery. It is possible that the cable is bare and has lost power circulation, that you have to update the software, and even the USB Lightning port may be damaged.
In addition, it’s also likely that your iPhone’s Lightning port will have traces of dirt. At first glance, the battery may be charging normally, but it could be the case that it lost energy along the way.
Be that as it may, even if your iPhone has no problem charging the battery, the USB Lightning port fills easily with dirt: dust, leftover food, sand, lint from your pocket … But do not worry, today we’ll show you how to clean The USB port Lightning correctly.
What will we need?
Fortunately, all the necessary elements for a correct cleaning of the USB Lightning port are probably in any house:
- Flashlight: You’ll need good lighting to have the ability to see if the USB Lightning port is clean enough before and after cleaning. It is difficult to see at the bottom of that tiny hole, but it will help.
- Sticks: This will be your main cleaning tool. You will need several if you accidentally break one. But it is not recommended to press hard to clean the USB Lightning port.
- Cotton: It’s not a bad idea to have some cotton on the tip of the stick to help you clean, but not much, as it can be counterproductive.
How to Clean USB Lightning Port
1. Turn off your iPhone.
2. If you do not have chopsticks with a straight tip, trim it to avoid damaging the port.
3. If you will use cotton, place the toothpick in the cotton and twist it until it wraps around its tip.
4. Insert the toothpick into the hole in the USB Lightning port.
5. Start scratching very softly.
6. When you take out the stick you will see that the cotton contains enough dirt.
7. Repeat the step, carefully, and with patience.