The Correct Method for Cleaning the Charging Port on Your Phone

Jose Simpton

If the charging port on your phone is dirty, this is probably the source of the problem with how your phone charges. Even the most sophisticated smartphones can accumulate dirt and dust in the tiniest of its apertures. In this piece, we will demonstrate the most effective techniques for cleaning the charging port of a mobile device.


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Your first order of business should be to turn off your phone. Do not insert a tool that has been dipped in a cleaning solution into anything that is less than one mile away from an electrical outlet when you are using that tool. It is important to remember this safety rule, even though it could appear to be ridiculous.

As soon as you have finished using your phone, pick up a cotton pad, tear off a small piece of cotton, and wrap it around the end of a toothpick. The simplest way to accomplish this is to roll both pieces between the tips of your fingers, which will cause the cotton to adhere to the point of the toothpick. Rolling both parts between your fingers also makes it easier to achieve this result.

One of the most significant considerations to make is the size of the charging port on your phone. Given that ports such as USB-C and Lightning are around the size of a grain of rice, this shouldn't be too difficult of a task to do.

To clean the charging port, insert a silicone air blower into the port at an angle of 45 degrees, starting from either the left or the right side of the port. This is expected to eliminate any dust that may have been present.

If you have no choice but to use a can of compressed air, handle the charging port with extreme caution to avoid irreparable damage to your phone. Applying too much pressure could cause the port to break. It is recommended that you blow air through the charging port for no longer than two seconds to clean it.

You should moisten your cotton swab with a cleaning solution that is safe for electronic equipment; isopropyl alcohol is a fantastic option for this. This step is optional, but it is recommended that you do it. If you've already started digging about in the charging port of your phone, this will help you loosen anything that's particularly obstinate.

Insert the wet or dry end of the cotton swab you produced yourself into the charging port of your phone and wiggle it in a left-to-right motion to clean it out. Before calling it a day, it is recommended that you check to see whether you have gotten everything by using a torch; the number of times you will need to do this will be determined by the amount of gunk that is in your port.

After you have used the cotton swab to inspect the charging port, you will need to remove it and then blow additional air into the port. Any leftover drops of cleaning fluid should evaporate because of the heat from the flame, and any remaining loose dirt in the port should be swept out by the heat.

If you can manage it, try to avoid accidentally blowing air into the charging port of your phone using your mouth. If you don't want to let in unwelcome mouth moisture through the port, practicing how to simulate the air pressure of a compressed air canister or a silicone air blower is a good idea.



If these things don't work, you should check the cord and the adaptor that comes with your apple charger to see whether those are the causes of the issue. As time passes, the ends of cables fray, and the wires contained within them eventually snap. This renders the cables less usable. On the other hand, if the charging cable that came with your phone is in fine condition, but the phone still won't charge even after you've cleaned the charging port, you might think about taking your phone to a technician so that the battery can be examined.