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A few months ago my iPhone stopped charging in my car

My first thought was there was something wrong with the charger, so I replaced it and the usb wire (twice) and it still wouldn’t charge

My second thought was that there was a problem with the phone but it charges everywhere else just fine

My third thought was there was a problem with the car. I’ve taken it to two service centers, one was at the actual dealership, and both said there is nothing wrong with the car it’s putting out the amount of power it’s supposed to

Since then I’ve just been dealing with it, making sure I have a full charge before I go anywhere but that’s annoying

Has this happened to anyone else?

Any ideas on solving this problem?

Thanks
 

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Have you checked the fuses?
 

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A few months ago my iPhone stopped charging in my car

My first thought was there was something wrong with the charger, so I replaced it and the usb wire (twice) and it still wouldn’t charge

My second thought was that there was a problem with the phone but it charges everywhere else just fine

My third thought was there was a problem with the car. I’ve taken it to two service centers, one was at the actual dealership, and both said there is nothing wrong with the car it’s putting out the amount of power it’s supposed to

Since then I’ve just been dealing with it, making sure I have a full charge before I go anywhere but that’s annoying

Has this happened to anyone else?

Any ideas on solving this problem?

Thanks
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Does the USB port read or power anything else successfully?

You've tried cables that you know are good?
 

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A few months ago my iPhone stopped charging in my car

My first thought was there was something wrong with the charger, so I replaced it and the usb wire (twice) and it still wouldn’t charge

My second thought was that there was a problem with the phone but it charges everywhere else just fine

My third thought was there was a problem with the car. I’ve taken it to two service centers, one was at the actual dealership, and both said there is nothing wrong with the car it’s putting out the amount of power it’s supposed to

Since then I’ve just been dealing with it, making sure I have a full charge before I go anywhere but that’s annoying

Has this happened to anyone else?

Any ideas on solving this problem?

Thanks
The problem most of the time is lint in the charging port. Take a paper clip or a toothpick and dig out the lint in the charging port. You'll be surprised whats in there. Has been 100% cure rate for me. If its just in the car, then not sure what may be the problem.
 

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Mifi certified cable in the car?
 

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Have you checked the fuses?
This sounds like a good start to me. The "dealership said it's making enough juice" part sounds like they saw 14.4 on a meter when your car was running although they may not have been measuring it via the cigarette lighter in question. Does anything else charge/power in that cigarette lighter port?
 

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The problem most of the time is lint in the charging port. Take a paper clip or a toothpick and dig out the lint in the charging port. You'll be surprised whats in there. Has been 100% cure rate for me. If its just in the car, then not sure what may be the problem.
You can't just blow in it like a Nintendo cartridge?
 
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I actually haven’t tried charging anything else in the car
 

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So this is the cigarette light styled charger? It's possible that your iphone requires a certain amount of juice to charge and it's not getting it from there. I have that issue when I try to use certain old charging blocks on my ipad. There's also the possibility that, as mentioned, your phone port is dirty. Lint does funny things. Also, iphones are weird. I work with people who travel a lot. Every person who has trouble with keeping or getting a charge is on an iphone. I actually keep an extra apple charger and wire in my car even though I use Android phones.
 

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If it is USB port just blow it out. If that doesn't work disconnect the battery before you stick anything metallic in any plug or port in your car. I would personally use toothpicks so I would not have to.

Sounds like they put a volt meter on it. So the problem is junk in it.

If it is a lighter style port just change it. Easy order it on line figure it out.
 

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I hope it's something good like an old stale Frito down in the cigarette lighter or something. Alternately, if you had the dash off for any car stereo installs or anything, maybe the cigarette lighter didn't get reconnected when everything went back together.
 

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1. verify power is going to that car charger. Use another car charger and a different device you know is working. Don't use your phone. Use a different, but working device. Or use a volt meter. If nothing works there, you've identified the issue. You can also verify if you have a second car charger (I have one cig outlet style on the dash and inside the arm rest).

2. Use the USB cable from the car charger on a regular charger, does your phone charge? then It's not the cable.

3. Move the phone around while plugged in, does it charge, stop charging, charge, etc. Then something is wrong with the cable or the connector (maybe on your phone side) where it has to sit at a certain angle to charge. One of my old phones did that.

Work one variable at a time. Clean as you go too. Use rubbing alcohol, just a bit (absolutely not nail polish remover!!!)
 

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