Charge the iPhone 5

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iPhone 5 is the fifth generation of Apple's very famous phone, the iPhone. The phone comes with a four-inch retina display and runs on an A6 processor chip. This is part of the VisiHow series on how to use the iPhone 5. The link to the mother VisiHow is here - Use iPhone 5

The iPhone 5 comes with a Non-removable Li-Po 1440 mAh battery (5.45 Wh). When your phone hits below 20% of its battery juice, it is always wise to recharge your phone to prevent the phone from being fully discharged. This VisiHow will show you on how to charge your iPhone 5. Should you wish to know on how to take care of the battery of your iPhone 5, you may check on this VisiHow - Keep Your iPhone Battery From Dying

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Charging the iPhone 5

Charging an iPhone 5 is usually the same as most mobile phones. To do it:

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    Locate the charging socket.
    The charging socket of the iPhone 5 is located on the lower part of the phone. You can easily locate it as it is on the middle part of the bottom (just below the Home Key)
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    Plug the charger into your electric power source and connect it to the charging socket of the iPhone 5.
    The socket is designed so as to not allow inserting of the wrong side, if you are unable to insert the socket, try turning it on the other side.
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    Your iPhone should charge.
    You can see the battery icon changed to charging.
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Questions and Answers

What If My iPhone 5 Won't Charge?

In the event that your iPhone 5 won't charge, you may want to check on these suggestions. It is advised that you follow these suggestions chronologically to save you the most time and resources:

  • Check if the connecting socket to the phone is properly connected.
  • Check if there are impurities on the phone's charger socket and in the charger's terminals. If there are dust and dirt, remove them gently.
  • Check if you have a stable electric source. Make sure that there are no brownouts or blackout in your area.
  • Charge the phone for 30 minutes and check again. It could be that your iPhone 5 battery has been fully discharged. It will take a few minutes before it will show signs of charging.
  • Use a charger that is working with other phones, it may be a problem with your charge. If it is confirmed a charger problem, replace your charge with a new one. Do not attempt to have it repaired. The risk against the savings is not worth it.
  • All else fail, have a qualified Apple technician check on your iPhone 5.
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The most common issue with a device not charging the correct way is the charging chord that you are using, find a quick replacement chord in order for you to diagnose if it is the charger or you charging port.

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What if the charger won't insert?

Generally three issues could be the cause for chargers that will not fit into the iPhone 5 charging socket: Obstruction, deformed port, or a broken connector.

  • Obstruction. Since the iPhone 5 is small enough for pockets, it is bound to capture and build up dust and lint within the charging port. To remove the obstruction, either flush the area with a blast of compressed air or use a thin straw to pull the lint out of the port.
  • Deformed port. In rare cases, the actual port on the iPhone 5 can get damaged. If the port is bent or broken then you must contact an Apple certified technician and pay for them to replace the broken part.
  • Broken Lightning connector. The new Lightning connector is reversible, which removes the old problem of trying to put it in the wrong way. However the end can become damaged from bending. The cable will need to be replaced if the connector will not fit in the iPhone 5 charging slot.
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Then this means that the charger you are using may be incorrect. The iPhone 5 does not use the same charger as the iPhone 4 or even an Android charger. The Micro Android charger does look similar to the iPhone 5 charger but these chargers are all different.

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Can you replace an iPhone 5 charging portal?

  • iPhone 5 has many features, along with it features that provide safety is its charging portal. Aside from a location for connecting energy for the battery it is also used as a protection against water. If it gets wet, you can replace it with new one. You may call LifeProof customer service to order your new charging port gasket. Its USA toll free is 1-888-533-07351-888-533-0735. Making the iPhone wet destroys it.
  • The previous iPhone 5 charging portal is the same with the features of a new iPhone 5 charging portal. Like a model of phone is the same with its other the same model. Charging portal is in many stock. It also applies with other iPhone parts but if the phone is totally destroyed, you need to buy a new phone. iPhone charging portal is a part of the iPhone 5 and not a major problem in the software that controls everything of the phone. It is considered as accessories in relation to the overall work of the iPhone. Although it is considered to be like this, you need to take care of it. As a damage in the charging portal will also affect the other parts of the inner part of the phone. It affects the motherboard.
  • Charging problems would be when the iPhone 5 becomes hot when charging while it is placed in its case. So the remedy is to stop the charging and remove its case, then charge again the iPhone. iPhone must not be placed into a hot area. The temperature it can withstand is from 4 degrees to 113 degrees Fahrenheit. This will keep the iPhone device at a good humidity. Give care to the iPhone's battery, as this is the weakest part of the phone.
  • When you want your iPhone 5 to be fix and you still have an active iPhone warranty, you may use it. But letting it repaired from PXLFIX will not make a valid iPhone warranty anymore. PXLFIX opening your iPhone 5 will make a repair wherein if you consult it next to Apple iPhone warranty does not guarantee that Apple can fix it. There may be unidentifiable repair that has been done. Not getting its root cause of having that effect.
  • Other times you suppose that the error is from the charging portal but in fact it is the problem with the battery. This is like when the iPhone 4 is active when it is charge but inversely when not charged it dies. You may change the charging portal on your own but if you are not expert in repairing iPhones, it is better to consult it to Apple repair shop or to other company phone repair shop. Changing the dock connector needs opening the cellphone, so it is better to let the Apple store do it for you.
  • Other issues that your charging portal may be experiencing why it is not functioning is that it may have unwanted particles in it.
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Yes, but this will need to be done by a professional in order to ensure that it is done correctly without further damaging your device.

I need to know if I should not let my iPhone 5 get fully charged and as well as let it completely drain is that the best way of lengthening its life?

I want to know how to lengthen my iPhone 5 battery life for years??

It it not recommended that you completely let your battery drain. You'll want to let it go to about 10% to 15% and then charge it up completely. Keep the same routine and you should have a long and healthy battery life.

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Unable to get my iPhone 5S to charge?

Battery indicator flashes red...tried holding wake and hold buttons together, different outlets...nothing has worked.

If you have tried all of the available outlets in your home then the problem might be the charger it self. First is try to connect your charger into the phone but be sure to connect it correctly, then wait a few seconds. If still nothing happens then you charger might be ruin or damage. You will need to buy a new one in order to charge your phone, and don't try to repair it cause you might not know that it could get shorted and you phone might be damage as well. So try to replace the charger or just bring it to some store where you can buy a charger that is available for your phone and have it test the charger there first before buying it to ensure that the charger is working in your phone.

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I have a fake iPhone 5, Chinese product, copy of iPhone. It does not charge?

It's new and so far it charged twice till 100%, so the battery must be fine. The cable works on other phones and other cables don't solve the problem. Could be a bad contact with the connectors?

Unfortunately, knock-offs of real phones are prone to failing incredibly early. Your charging issue could be the result of any number or combination of issues as a result of the cheap build quality and components used in knock-offs.

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iPhone 5 not charging please help?

My battery drained out fully and iPhone not charging tried many cables

Try checking the charging port of your iPhone for dust or lint. It's possible that there's something trapped in there that is preventing your phone from making a proper connection for charging. Use a pin and carefully probe just inside the port to see if there is anything clogging.

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If that doesn't help, consider taking your phone to an Apple store and getting assistance there.

I try plugging the USB into the phone and it seems it does not fit?

I have cleaned the port and there's no sign of lint or any other damage

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Why can't I insert my charger into my iPhone?

I got my phone wet and there is clear visibility of water showing up on the screen. phone still works but now my charger won't fit into the phone. I stuck it in rice so I was thinking maybe there was some rice in there. I checked and there was no rice in the phone. why won't my charger fit?

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Hi, my phone iPhone 5C got water damaged yesterday,?

Hi, my phone iPhone 5C got water damaged yesterday, I put it in a bag of rice overnight and it seemed to have done the trick the only problem now is my charger won't fit into the charging port bit, I looked to see if there was something in there, like rice but nothing I couldn't see anything? any suggestions please, I don't have insurance :0

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FIXED MINE: I had the same exact problem. I shined a light into the port. It looked WHITE. It could be rice. I powered the phone off. I took a needle and acted like I was removing a splinter, parallel to the length of the port. A few tiny pieces popped out. Then I turned it over and the rest of it came out. Now the bottom of the port looks like BRUSHED SILVER. AND... it works.

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I cleaned out port, still not charging?

iPhone 5 will not charge, very irritated

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My phone got wet and now the charger will not fit in the charger port. is this fixable?

Bottom of phone got wet. Charger will not fit all the way into the port

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My iPhone 5 is not charging, I even left it overnight for charging, but there is not even any indication. Last time I used to clean my iPhone charging port from some kind of liquid, little amount of liquid got in. So what to do?

My iPhone 5 is not charging, I even left it overnight for charging, but there is not even any indication. Last time I used to clean my iPhone charging port from some kind of liquid, little amount of liquid got in. So what to do

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A few days ago my iPhone 5 began to charge on and off, I'd have to balance the charger in a certain way for it to charge and it would if I held it in a particular way. This morning I took my phone and had the charging port replaced which I was told would solve the problem and was assured it was working fine! Whenever I put my charger into my phone the message accessory is not supported comes up. If you can help in any way I would be really grateful, thank you?

A few days ago my iPhone 5 began to charge on and off, I'd have to balance the charger in a certain way for it to charge and it would if I held it in a particular way. This morning I took my phone and had the charging port replaced which I was told would solve the problem and was assured it was working fine! Whenever I put my charger into my phone the message accessory is not supported comes up. If you can help in any way I would be really grateful, thank you

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