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7 Reasons Why Your iPhone Is Charging But Won’t Turn On

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You have plugged in your charger into your iPhone for a few hours but your iPhone doesn’t turn on. Why? There are various reasons why your iPhone is charging but won’t turn on. Here are the top five reasons why your iPhone won’t turn on.

iPhone needs a force restart

Your iPhone may simply be temporarily frozen and needs a manual reset or “force restart.” Follow the appropriate instructions to force restart your iPhone.

Dead battery

If your battery is completely drained of charge, your iPhone may not immediately turn on even when plugged into a power source. Connect your iPhone to a charger and let it charge for 30 minutes, and then try turning it on again. If this doesn’t work, you’ll need additional help. Visit your local phone repair shop such as phone repair Burnaby, phone repair Calgary, or phone repair Surrey for technical support.

Bad logic board

Your logic board may be faulty and needs to be replaced. You can either replace the entire board, or diagnose and repair it using microsoldering repair.

Dirty charging port or cable

If the iPhone still doesn’t turn on after 30 minutes connected to power, check the charging port and cable and make sure they’re clean. If the charging port is clogged with debris or the charging cable contacts are dirty, this can prevent the battery from charging. Clean the port carefully with a toothpick and a little isopropyl alcohol, let it dry, and try a different charging cable. Alternatively, try charging your iPhone wirelessly.

Faulty battery or charging port

If the iPhone still doesn’t turn on, it may have a dead battery or a bad charging port. Replace the battery with a partially charged one and see if the phone will turn on. If not, there may be a power button or logic board issue. If the phone does turn on, plug it in and see if the charging indicator comes on. If the phone says it is charging, then the Lightning connector works, and you likely had a bad battery. But if it still doesn’t charge, you may need to replace the Lightning connector.

Bad power button

If the power button doesn’t seem to work, plug the iPhone into a power source and see if it turns on automatically. If the phone turns on and has power, then there might be a problem with either the power button or the power button cable. Test the power button and replace it if necessary.

Bad display

It’s possible that it appears nothing is happening because the display is bad. An easy way to test this is to turn the phone on and listen for a sound. Also, you can move the mute toggle switch back and forth to see if it vibrates. If it vibrates or you hear a sound but nothing displays on the screen, then the screen is most likely the problem. Try replacing it and see if the display is still black.

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Ray Wang

Ray Wang is the owner of RW Digital, a Vancouver digital marketing agency. Ray specializes in data analytics, digital advertising, SEO, WordPress website development for consumer brands and hospitality, real estate, self storage, and social-impact industries and startups.