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Saturday, October 8, 2016

1753.iPhone Won't Charge

My iPhone was working great. All of sudden, it simply won’t charge. I plug it in, and nothing happens. I’ve tried several cables, and several chargers. I’m not sure what to do, but I can’t go much longer without charging it, that’s for sure. Do you have any suggestions?

Unlike most questions this one actually happened to me and I was pretty frantic because I was on the road at the time. I tried everything I could think of, multiple cables, different chargers, and nothing seemed to help. I finally gave up and called Apple support and got the answer that's so obvious I can't believe I missed it. 

The answer is really simple. All you need to do is reboot the phone. Now it's hard for me to believe that rebooting the phone will affect the behavior of the charging but it did. Not only is this work for me it works for another friend of mine as well. So if your phone won't charge no matter what you do just turn it off. Maybe leave it off for a while your life might be better. But in any case, once you turn it back on you should be able to charge. 

Of course this doesn't take into account the fact there might be some sort of fuzz or something in the connection between the cable and the phone. That's a different problem but once you've determined that the connection is clear this is your next step.

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