Having an iPhone 8 awesome. Having an iPhone 8 that won’t charge is not awesome. iPhones can be expensive to have fixed. In some cases, you can be left without a phone for an extended period of time while your phone is in the process of being repaired by a professional.
Although getting your phone repaired by a professional is the best course of action if the phone is actually broken, there are some simple fixes you can try. We will give you some tips on how to fix an iPhone 8 that won’t charge at home.
iPhone 8 Won’t Charge – How To Fix (9 TIPS)
1. Check the Charging Port for Debris
The first thing you will want to do is ensure that there are no foreign objects or loose debris within the charging port.
The first step is to find a toothpick or another small object that has a rounded tip. It is best to choose something that is not metal, which is why a toothpick is recommended.
- Make sure your iPhone is turned off completely.
- Shine a light into the charging port of the iPhone to check for any debris or foreign objects.
- If you see any larger foreign objects, such as lint or food crumbs, use the toothpick to remove them.
- You do this by very gently inserting the tip of the toothpick into the charging port. Be careful not to touch the sides of the port with the toothpick.
- Next, you gently coax the object out with the tip of the toothpick.
- You can finish off by using a can of compressed air.
- You put the straw onto the nozzle of the can of compressed air.
- Insert the straw into the port and pull the trigger. This will remove any leftover particles.
2. Check the USB Connection to the Power Source
This part may seem obvious, but oftentimes the most obvious answer is the right answer.
- Pull the USB port of the charging wire out of the USB port on the adapter.
- Look into the USB and ensure there are no particles in it. If necessary, clean it out with compressed air.
- Next, look into the USB port on the adapter.
- You will use a light to look into the USB port to make sure that there are no particles or debris.
- Clean it out with compressed air by inserting the straw nozzle of the compressed air into the port and using the trigger to release the air.
Finally, plug the USB end of the charging wire back into the USB port on the adapter, and plug the adapter back into the outlet.
3. Ensure That the Outlet Works
If you have checked the adapter, the charging wire, and your phone’s charging port and you still cannot find an issue, it may be worth looking into whether your outlet is working or not.
You can do this in one of two ways.
- You can plug in another appliance that you know is working properly to see if the outlet powers that appliance.
- You can also move the adapter to another outlet in your home that you know for sure is working.
If possible, find an outlet that is running off of an entirely different breaker than the one you have previously been using.
4. Make Sure the Computer or Powerstrip is On
People often make use of power strips throughout their homes in order to maximize the usage of their outlets. A power strip is an extension cord that plugs into your outlet and has several outlets embedded into it.
Power strips usually have a safety feature on them that will shut the entire strip off automatically if it is overwhelmed. They can also become unplugged without you noticing, or they can be accidentally turned off.
First, check that your power strip is plugged into the wall. Check near the outlet, and if it is loose or has fallen out you can plug it right back in.
Next, you will check the switch. It is best to turn it to the “Off” position and then turn it back on to the “On” position.
If the power strip is on and plugged in, you can plug your phone charger back into it.
5. Try Using a Wireless Charger
Most iPhones now come equipped with wireless charging capability. A wireless charger works with the qi system in your iPhone.
- Plug your wireless charger into the wall or power strip outlet.
- Remove any cases or aftermarket products from your phone.
- Set the phone, backside down, onto the wireless charger.
6. Connect the iPhone to a Docking Station
Apple has created iPhones to pair up with their specially designed “lightning dock” system. These are little devices that you can set your iPhone on to.
The charging port connects to the dock and it charges the phone while gaining access to your files. To charge your iPhone this way you need to first make sure the docking station is connected properly.
Plug the docking station in by either using the provided adapter and an outlet or using an available USB port on a computer or other device. Once the docking station is plugged in you can then line the charging port of your iPhone up with the connector on it.
This should automatically connect your iPhone to the dock, which should begin the charging process immediately.
7. Update Your iPhone 8
iPhone releases new updates often. These updates are meant to fix bugs and issues.
- Connect your iPhone to WiFi.
- Go to the settings menu.
- Click on “General”.
- Find the option to check for software updates and choose that option.
- The iPhone will ask if you want to install the updates. Tap “Yes”.
The iPhone will install the updates and then restart.
8. Force Restart Your iPhone 8
To force restart your iPhone 8 you need to follow a 3-step process.
- Quickly push and release the “volume up” button.
- Next, quickly push and release the “volume down” button.
- Finally, press and hold the side “power” button until the iPhone powers off and then powers back on. You should be holding the button until the iPhone logo comes back on the screen.
9. Contact Apple Care
If all else fails, contact Apple Care.
Contact by phone at 800–694–7466
Contact through the web at https://www.apple.com/contact/