Having a damaged charging port on your iPhone can be a frustrating experience. It is difficult to charge the phone and use it efficiently if the lightning port is not working properly.
If your Lightning port is damaged, your iPhone will not charge until repaired. That might be aggravating, especially if you don’t have any other options for charging.
In this article, we will discuss how to quickly and easily fix the charging port of an iPhone when it becomes damaged or broken.
We will also provide some tips on how to care for your lightning port in order to prevent damage from occurring in the future.
Cleaning the Charging or Lightning Port on iPhone
The first step to fixing the charging port of the iPhone is to clean it. Often, dust, dirt, or debris can get stuck in the charging port, preventing the cable from making a proper connection. To clean the charging port, follow these steps:
- Turn off your iPhone.
- Use a toothpick or a clean, dry toothbrush to remove any dirt or debris from the charging port. Be gentle and avoid using liquids or abrasive materials that could damage the port.
- Use a can of compressed air to blow out any remaining debris.
- Turn on your iPhone and check if the charging port is working properly.
Check the Charging Cable
If cleaning the charging port doesn’t solve the problem, the next step is to check the charging cable. The cable may be damaged or faulty, which could prevent your iPhone from charging or syncing properly. To check the cable, follow these steps:
- Try using a different charging cable to see if the problem persists.
- If you don’t have another cable, borrow one from a friend or family member.
- If the new cable works, the issue was with the old cable. You should replace the old cable with a new one.
Check the Power Source
If the cleaning and cable checks didn’t solve the problem, the next step is to check the power source. The power source, such as the power adapter or USB port, may be faulty or not provide enough power to charge your iPhone. To check the power source, follow these steps:
- Try using a different power adapter or USB port to charge your iPhone.
- Make sure the power source is providing enough power to charge your iPhone. For example, some USB ports may not provide enough power to charge an iPhone.
- If the new power source works, the issue was with the old one. You should replace the old power source with a new one.
Reset Your iPhone
If the previous steps didn’t solve the problem of the charging port of your iPhone, the next step is to reset your iPhone. Resetting your iPhone can help to fix any software issues that may be causing charging port problems. To reset your iPhone, follow these steps:
- Press and hold the Power button and the Home button at the same time.
- Keep holding both buttons until the Apple logo appears on the screen.
- Release both buttons and wait for your iPhone to restart.
- Check if the charging port is working properly.
Repair or Replace the Charging Port
If none of the previous steps has solved the problem, the charging port may need to be repaired or replaced. Repairing or replacing the charging port can be done at an Apple Store or by a third-party repair shop. If your iPhone is still under warranty, you may be able to get it repaired or replaced for free. If not, repairing or replacing the charging port can be costly. Before you decide to repair or replace the charging port, make sure to back up all your data, as the process may erase all data from your iPhone.
Visit the Apple Service Centre
A professional repair shop may be able to replace your iPhone charging port, which is a safer alternative. Local choices may frequently finish the repair in a single day, either in-store or on-site. Although online mail-in repair services take longer, they are viable if no local repair shops are available.
Depending on your model, professional iPhone charging port replacement will cost between $79 and $599 – but remember that Apple’s repair costs will distort that range. Charging port repair costs between $100 and $120 at mail-in repair services like iFixYouri and iFixScreens.
Should I sell my iPhone or fix the charging port?
Should you repair or sell your broken iPhone charging port? If you want to upgrade soon, you can base your decision on how much your iPhone is worth, broken vs fixed. Calculate the net value of your iPhone once the charging port has been repaired (you can look up the current value of your iPhone on Flipsy).
For example, an iPhone X 64GB on the Verizon network was worth $255 in good condition at the time of writing. Here’s a breakdown of how much it’s worth following various repair choices. Then, compare the net value after repair to the value of your iPhone in its damaged state. A broken iPhone X 64GB on the Verizon network was worth $105 at the time of writing.
iPhone X Value – Cost of Repair = Net Value After Repair
As seen in the table, repairing our sample iPhone yourself, filing an AppleCare+ claim, or taking it to an independent repair shop would result in a much higher net worth.
However, because the Verizon insurance deductible leaves you with a net value of just $26, and Apple repair costs more than the phone is worth, you’d be losing money if you chose those alternatives.
Cost of iPhone Charging Port in India
We did our research to find out how much it costs to manage the replacement of the charging port of various iPhone models. Of course, you need to shed more money on service fees. These are just hardware prices.
This DIY charging port replacement kit for iPhone 7 is available for just Rs. 689. It sounds pretty cheap. But you should be warned that this is just a compatible product, not a genuine Apple product. You may try it if you know what you are doing.
This charging jack replacement for iPhone 8 Plus is also available for an affordable price of Rs. 689 in India. But please make sure to read their disclaimer. They recommend a professional install this product on your damaged phone, although it is a DIY product. But, in my opinion, that’s wise advice, especially when you are not much technical person.
If you are searching for the cost of charging port replacement for any other Apple device, please let us know in the comments section, and we will do our best to find relevant details.