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Why won't my iPhone charge when its on?

I've almost had my iPhone for a year now and it's still in really good shape. I've never cracked the screen or gotten it wet or droppe it recently. But, anywas, it won't charge when its turned on so it only charges while its turned off. It charges really slow and I don't know why. I bought a new usb cord to charge it with (that wasn't the problem), the outlet was fine, and I even tried restarting it with the home and lock button and it didn't work. I can't really afford to take it in so does anyone know what's wrong with it? And how much it would cost to fix it?

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same here

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did any of you figure it out?

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Solution Iphone 4 batter slow charge SOLUTION

Just go to settings > reset > 'reset all settings'

This is the solution to get the Iphone back to normal (quick) charging!! 100% worked for me after anoying 2 weeks of figuring out WHY it charged sooo slow! You won't lose data/contacts. Only WiFi passwords and some basic settings, but this is not a big deal compare to the slow charge problem! Success!!

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Does resetting deletes App Store account and settings?

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Will I lose photos and apps?

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you are not wiping it or factory resetting .. just the settings. it does not delete photos files or anything else. it just resets the user and phone settings.

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Nope that didnt do it for me, nor switching off all of WiFi, Bluetooth, & putting Mobile in flight mode & not even after powering off/on, so I guess its onto trying the cleaning the contacts type solutions next

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well if you spit into the charging port it will fix it

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This is a stupid suggestion, you will more than likely short your iphone and have more issues.

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Yes this is true. I am amazed as this also works for me. I also used a toothbrush that was wet n scrubbed the charging port. Hope it helps

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Spit = Fix

Bryan, you would be most surprised.

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WTF how did that work?? Literally thought y'all were trolling lol, THANK YOU!

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Omg this really worked I wet a toothbrush and did it and it worked good $@$* Franklin

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Strange one that I would start with replacing the dock the part is really cheap to buy have a go at it it's not a hard repair just take you time there's no rush

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I had the same problem but if your willing to do anything to get it to work... Here's what I did I'm 10 and a girl so I took a little like Cotten swab or a tooth pick and see if the phone charger port was clogged didn't work so I got the charger and this is nasty I sucked it till I felt something then I charged my iPhone 4 while it was powered on !! :) I really hope this helped

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is it okay with strawberry vodka ( Im really not kidding dude )

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I found a fix for two of my iPhone 4s just took a cap full of Barton's vodka dipped a q-tip in then rubbed it on the end of the charger and charger port. Worked for me.

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Savior Dude! The important part of your comment is to RUB THE VODKA ON THE END OF THE ACTUAL CHARGER! That's what fixed it for me, thanks man!

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Does it have to be Barton's?

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This worked for me like twice then my phone quit working again first unplug your charger from the wall then unlock your phone then put the charger into your phone then plug the charger back into the wall.

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ok so some ppl may think this post is a bit silly but it actually worked for me something so simple as this and it worked thank u u are a life saver :)

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It may just have worked anyway if you tried later but fair goes youll never learn without trying.

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Why wont my iphone 4c charge while its on

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I have the same problem! Did you solve yours??

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just spit in the charging port

Worked for me !!!

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Iphone 4 when mobile is on it well not charged when mobile is off it well charged

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If you need your phone on so you do not miss a call while it is charging then you might want to make sure any blue-tooth is off and Wireless network is also off. The less amount of power expended by your phone the faster it will charge.

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I have same problem with my iPhone 5s . I put the wrong wall charger for charging my iPhone & the volts was about 6-8 volts 2 amp. I charged it for 10 minutes after that iphone getting hot and stopped charging . Now iphone charge only when its turn off. When i tries charging it says "accessories may not supported " I tried it with new cable and adapter. Also it drains battery faster than before. Can any one tell me where would be fault on mother board. Any resistance, capacitor I need to change? I have schematic of my iPhone 5s.

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I found that when I get an old toothbrush and rubbing alcohol and dip the toothbrush in the alcohol, then clean the charging port out , my phone charged with no problem . Hope I helped

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my iphone has been charging while it's off but when i turn it on it goes to 3% then won't charges and dies

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My phone is doing the same thing. It only charges when the phone is off. It comes back on at 3% and stops charging but when i turn it off it starts charging again and it does charge completely but only as long as the phone stays off. It won't sync, the computer doesn't recognize it at all. That rules out the charger outlet and cable as a problem but i have tried several others to be sure with the same results. I need a fix that wont cause me to lose my pics and vids. Thanks .

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Same here! Did ANYONE find a solution to this???

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My 6s is doing the same thing when its powered off it charges buh when on it doesnt so i took it to a repair shop and they told me its something doing with the power component and i should take it to apple buh the fix is gonna cost around $250

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Take it/send it to a microsoldering shop. It probably just needs a new Tristar chip. Slow charging / unsupported accessories and connecting problems normally are caused by a fake or bad charging cable or accessory.

I think the price should be around $80 or so.

Good luck!

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Thanks ill take your advice

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Just spit in the Charging pin . shake it take out and hopefully it will work

It worked for me

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