If your iPhone 5s does not charge as fast as it once did, don’t worry, don’t worry because it’s not your imagination. This issue is something that many people faced with. In this article, we’ll try to solve this problem with 5 ways to fix iPhone 5s slow charging. Read the suggestions you’ll find further down, follow the simple steps in each solution, and everything will be back to normal. Here are the solutions we have prepared.
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5 ways to fix iPhone 5s slow charging
Solution No.1: Use the wall charger
We all have the habit to connect our phones to our computers with the USB cable, and charge it that way. Even though the battery will be full after a while, if you use the wall charger instead, it will charge faster, so if you have been using USB cable, it’s time for a change. We included this solution as one of the 5 ways to fix iPhone 5s slow charging, because many people charge their iPhones with the USB method.
Solution No.2: Use the original charger
If you recently purchased iPhone 5s, or not as recently, but you had some other iPhone model before this one, there is a chance you are using the old charger, or the one that belongs to some other family member. When charging your device, always use the original charger that came with your iPhone, because you’ll notice it will charger a lot faster.
Solution No.3: Clean the lightening port
There are many reasons why youriPhone 5s. is charging a lot slower than it once did. Sometimes, the reason may be the fact you are using the phone for a very long time, but it may be the dirt or dust in the lightening port, which is why you should clean it. To do that, first turn off your iPhone – press and hold the power button (sleep/wake button), and drag the slider to shut it down. When it’s off, you can use an open paper clip, small needle, or a toothpick for instance, to remove lint, dirt and dust from the lightening port. If you cannot clear it out completely, use a can of compressed air, in order to blow that dirt out. Hopefully, this will fix iPhone 5s slow charging issue.
Solution No.4: Update iOS
When it comes to iPhone 5s slow charging problem, it can be both – hardware or software related issue, which is why you should update iOS software, in case there is a new version.
Solution No.5: Erase all content and settings
If you already have the latest version of iOS, you can erase content and settings, but before that backup your device to iTunes or iCloud. We always mention backup, just in case. Then, do this:
- Navigate to Settings
- Choose General, scroll down and tap on Reset
- Click Erase all Content and Settings
- A small window will pop up, and you’ll have to confirm the action.
In a couple of minutes, settings and content will be erased, so your device will get a fresh start.