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My phone won't charge unless the charging cable is just right

My phone won't charge unless the charging cable is just right

The connection between my charging cable and the phone is very finicky. I have to wiggle the cable to start the charging process. The slightest bump, and charging stops.

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"Pete

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THANK YOU! I had exactly the same problem where my iPhone 6 Plus would no longer charge unless the USB cable was twisted to an extreme angle that was damaging to the cord. The advice to use a wooden toothpick to clean-out lint and dust from the Lightning charging port completely fixed the issue. Thank you for this simple, fast, and effective fix that is totally obvious but I did not think of!
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I cleaned out the port and it still wont charge unless its at an angle :/
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"The hint about the connector not fitting flush to the case was invaluable. Yep, using a lighted magnifier revealed “pocket fluff” packed against the back wall of the socket. I used a modellers knife to whittle a toothpick to a flat blade and carefully removed the packed lint with that. I was able to break up the lint with the toothpick enough to get it past the pins without damaging them.

I strongly warn against using any metal tool as any contact with the pins could result in a short circuit of the Li-ion battery, which would not be pretty!"
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"What I suggest is just lightly blowing on the charge port. If that doesn’t work, use a wooden toothpick (or a plastic one) and just very lightly take all the lint out.

If none of these options work, i’d suggest taking it to the Genius Bar. (or whatever your phone company does)"