iPhone not charging. What to do!

If your iPhone won’t charge, it may be time for a new battery (and, since the iPhone’s battery can’t be replaced by the average user, you’ll be paying for that service along with the battery itself). But not necessarily. There are a number of things that could be interfering with your iPhone’s ability to charge its battery. Try these things before you head out to replace your iPhone battery. 01 of 08

Restart iPhone

Screenshots showing how to restart an iPhone

You’d be surprised how often restarting your iPhone can solve problems you’ve had with your device. It won’t solve the more serious problems, but if your phone won’t charge, give it a restart and try plugging it in again. Get instructions on how to do this in the linked article. 02 of 08

Replace USB Cable

On the hardware malfunction front, it’s also possible that there’s a problem with the USB cable you’re using to connect the iPhone to your computer or power adapter. The only way to test this is to get access to another iPhone cable and try using that one instead. If you find that it is your USB cable that’s broken, you can buy a new one.

One good option is the iXCC Element Series USB cord, which at three-feet in length, comes with an authorization chip issued by Apple and is compatible with the iPhone 5 and higher. As an added bonus it also comes with an 18-month warranty. 03 of 08

Replace Wall Charger

If you’re charging your iPhone using a wall charger power adapter (rather than by plugging it into your computer), it could be the adapter that’s preventing your iPhone from charging. Just like with the USB cable, the only way to check this is by getting another power adapter and trying to charge your phone with that (alternatively, you could also try charging via a computer instead). 04 of 08

Check USB Port

Once you know you’re using the right kind of USB port, if you still can’t get a charge, it may be the USB port itself that’s broken. To test this, try plugging your iPhone into another USB port on your computer (or on another computer if you have one nearby). If that other computer recognizes and charges your iPhone, the USB ports on your computer may be broken.

You can also try plugging in another USB device that you know for sure works. That can hep you rule out that the problem is with your USB ports. 05 of 08

Don’t Charge Using the Keyboard

Illustration showing not to charge an iPhone from a keyboard's USB port

To make sure iPhone charges properly, you need to make sure you’re charging it in the right place. Because the iPhone has high power demands, it needs to be charged using high-speed USB ports. The USB ports that are included on some keyboards don’t provide enough power to recharge the iPhone. So, if your iPhone doesn’t seem to be taking the charge, make sure it’s plugged directly into one of your computer’s USB ports, not the keyboard. 06 of 08

Use iPhone Recovery Mode

Illustration of an iPhone in recovery mode

Sometimes problems occurring with your iPhone require more extensive steps to solve them. One of those measures is Recovery Mode. This is like a restart but can help solve more complex problems. It’s important to know that in Recovery Mode, you delete the data on your phone. When you use Recovery Mode, your phone will expect to have its data restored from a backup or to be returned to factory settings. 07 of 08

Check For Lint

This isn’t a super common problem, but it’s possible that lint from your pockets or purse could be jammed into either the iPhone’s Lightning connector or your USB cable. If there’s enough lint there, it could be preventing the hardware from connecting properly and thus stopping electricity from reaching the iPhone battery. Check your cable and dock connector for gunk. If you find it, a shot of compressed air is the ideal way to clear it but blowing will also work. 08 of 08

You’ve Got a Dead Battery

iphone with drained battery

If none of those things work, the truth almost certainly is that your iPhone’s battery is dead and needs to be replaced. If you are from Kolkata, then you must visit MacByte where all iPhone services are done very professionally at a very lowest service cost.

How to arrange icons on your iPhone

You’re going to spend a lot of time using your iPhone, so it’s a good idea to set up the icons on the Home Screen to suit your needs. You can move the icons around so the ones you use the most are easy to access, and apps that aren’t used as much are on a secondary Home Screen or a folder.

Here’s how to rearrange your app icons on your iPhone.

How to move an app icon

1. On your Home Screen, press on an icon until it is highlighted and hold it. The icons on the screen should start to jiggle.

2. Here are your options to rearranging your app icons.

  • To move an icon, tap and hold it. Then drag it to the desired location. Let go of the icon to place it.
  • To move an icon to another Home Screen, tap and hold an icon, and then drag it to the right edge of the screen. This will add a new Home Screen page.
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  • To put an icon in a folder with other apps, tap and hold an icon, and then drag it on top of another icon. This will create a folder with both apps. You can then drag other icons into the folder. Remember to rename the folder
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  • To remove an icon, tap the X icon on the upper left of the icon. But remember that some Apple apps (such as Safari) cannot be removed.

3. Tap Done at the upper right of the screen when you are finished.

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