When you’re having charging issues with your iPhone it’s pretty easy to start blaming a faulty cable or even the iPhone itself. (Don’t worry: been there, done that.)

But what most people overlook is the build-up of dirt in your iPhone’s charging port, and that prevents the cable from having a perfect connection inside the port. It’s inevitable really; your iPhone is probably thrown into trouser pockets, jacket pockets, bags and everywhere in between, so over time the ports will to build up dust & lint.

So if you’re having issues with your iPhone constantly disconnecting from the charger, check if there are any clumps of dirt/lint. If there are, grab a toothpick, needle or SIM-card pin and gently ease them out. You can also try using a can of compressed air to blow it out too.

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Fabio Virgi

I'm the Founder & Editor of Let's Talk Tech and a travel blog called Fab Meets World. Some people call me a geek, I think they're probably right. I'm fascinated by technology and innovation, love good design and own way too many gadgets for my own good. Want to connect? Get in touch on Twitter and Instagram.