LPT: Is your phone only charging with the cable held a certain way? Odds are your charging port is dirty and not actually broken. Use a toothpick to clean it!

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Compressed air may be safer than a toothpick for cleaning, however if it’s hard dirt that needs scraping yeah just be careful.


FWIW if you have a Lightning port you can walk into an Apple Store and they’ll take it in back and give it a deep clean.


Toothpicks can break and splinter off. I use compressed air and the tip of a small zip tie


I work in a phone repair shop, sometimes compressed air can damage the ports. I use a little bit of ISO Alcohol and a pair of fine tweezers or a sim pin