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iPhone 5 refuse to charge unless it's turned off

Seems like I'm having multiple issues with my apple devices today haha!

I have this annoying problem with my iphone 5...

When the battery is drained I put it in the charger and the charging battery shows up, but when the Iphone reaches 4% and turns on by it self it stops charging. I have to take the charger in and out multiple times for it to start charging again (this doesn't always work, it's more like a 1/100 chance).

The only "problem" that I could think of that I have from before is that my screen is cracked...or shattered, somewhere in between, and I'm missing a piece of glass on the white, thick line at the bottom on the left side of the home button. I don't know if this could have contributed to the problem, but I choose to inform about it anyway hahah

Do anyone have any solution to the problem or is it more or less dead at this point? hahah. It has lasted me about 4 years soon so it's getting pretty old.

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Have you tried another cable, clean out the charging port with a toothpick or something equivalent if it doesn't plug in fully?

Otherwise get the charging port replaced as a last resort.


I have tried other cables sp I know it's not the cable, ther eis also no dust in the charging port so it would have to be a problem with the phone


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Have you always used Apple cables and power blocks to charge your phone? If you use third party cables your U2 IC chip will slowly start to fail after a set amount of time. Cheapest case scenario would be to order a dock and see if that works, and you may also want to try a new battery just in case. If neither of those fix your issue, a $99 U2 IC logic board repair from Jessa may be cost effective for you. Hope this helps!

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I have always used apple cables and block yes, the only time I did not use it was when I borrowed my friends charger to see if it was something wrong with my cable.. The phone is getting a bit old and tired tho, sp I am thinking about chaning it, but for that, I need money hahaha


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