One of the glitches with the iPhone 4 may be very frustrating, and that glitch is when the phone simply won’t charge. There are many reasons why this happens, and software, and hardware as well. In the text below, you can read 5 ways to fix iPhone 4 won’t charge, and try them yourself. Perhaps, one of the offered options will be the right one for you, and the phone will charge again. If not, the best solution is to call Apple, or visit the store to get the needed assistance.
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5 ways to fix iPhone 4 won’t charge
Solution No.1: Change the charging method.
The simplest out of 5 ways to fix iPhone 4 won’t charge, is to change the method you are currently using. For example, if you have been charging your phone with the wall charger, do it via USB. If you have been trying via USB, try with the wall charger.
Solution No.2: Change the USB port.
Another thing you may try is changing the USB port you are currently using. Another good tip is to unplug the other devices from USB ports you don’t need at the moment.
Solution No.3: Clean the lighting port.
There are various tools you can use to clean the lighting port, such as small needed, or even a toothpick. The most important thing is to do this slowly and gently. You may be shocked by all the dirt, dust and debris. Once you clean it properly, there is a great chance everything will work normally.
Solution No.4: Remove the battery.
The thing that helped many is this: open your iPhone 4, remove the battery, blow out the dust, and put the battery back in its place. Try to charge the phone again.
Solution No.5: Recovery mode.
Turn off your iPhone 4. Plug in the USB cable from your phone to your computer. Press and hold the home button, and connect your iPhone to the cable. Still hold the button, until you get the screen which shows the device is connected to iTunes, and then release the button. You will get the message that your iPhone 4 is there, and choose Restore. This action will erase your device, and you will set it up as new. Hopefully, you will be able to charge it normally.