How to clean a dirty charging port

Phone’s charging ports get dirty overtime as they are usually on our pocket all time and dust gets in. Once theres too much dust inside, the charger can’t fit in anymore and therefore can’t charge the phone. This article will show you 2 simple ways to clean a charging port.

Clean the charging port with a can of compressed air

Turn off your device and use the can of compressed air or the bulb syringe to clean out the charging port. Blast a few short bursts and see if any dust falls out. If using compressed air, make sure you’re holding the can upright to avoid getting water inside the port.

If you’re looking up how to clean an iPhone’s charging port, odds are the worst has happened — you’ve tried to charge your iPhone and it’s not working. Don’t panic though, giving the charging port a clean may well be the answer. It sounds like a daunting task at first; after all, there’s plenty of delicate components in there, but with the right equipment and method, you can solve this problem in no time.

Turn your device back on and try charging the battery. If it still won’t charge, turn off the device again and use a toothpick to gently scrape or pull out any debris in the port. If you do be aggressive on this process, you might end up damaging the charging port and therefore needing to send the phone to a repair service. Be sure to do this under a bright light so you can see what you’re doing, and work slowly so the toothpick doesn’t break.

We also made an article about the best Xiaomi cleaning products for daily usage, and it also has a vacuum cleaner which you will need one in the next step. You might check that as well on here.

Remove any built up dust, crud, or debris with a vacuum cleaner

After you’ve blown the dust and debris to one spot – or if you don’t happen to have any canned air – use a hand vac with a narrow dust attachment to suck up the undesirables.

To prevent more dirt from getting in, we recommend cleaning the speakers with a damp cloth, cotton swab, or soft-bristle keyboard brush. Skip the compressed air for this area, and never use liquids. Both can damage components inside your phone.

After all of the steps, try charging your phone again and ensure that the charging port is cleaned. If it doesn’t work and does not charge, you might unfortunately need to send the phone to a repair service as the issue might be something deeper inside and not the charging port being dirty, such as charging port connections being damaged.

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