Nobody can argue that iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are anything but really powerful and effective devices. Even so, problems may occur, especially during those processes that involve more components, like the battery charging. You have the phone as a whole, but also the battery, with its hardware and software components. You have the charging unit, the cable, the connectors. You get the point, right? Whenever something goes wrong with any of these, you might be dealing with a charging issue.
Understandable enough, if the issue was temporary, you might afford to overlook it. But if you just can’t seem to properly charge the iPhone’s battery, you’d better start looking into it. Try our suggestions from below and you won’t be disappointed.
Change your USB cable for another one, used or new
Ideally, you should start this test with a used USB cable, as in a USB cable from another charger or device, one you’re sure that doesn’t have any problems. There’s no point in paying for a new cable before you have confirmed that it’s the old one that really requires a replacement. You can easily purchase a new iPhone 8 / 8 Plus cable charger, but only when it’s actually the case, right?
Make sure that nothing is blocking the USB port
Remember, it doesn’t have to be something that will pop up instantly, something visible. Even small lint, dirt, debris or whatever other things that build up in there can wreak the havoc. So, no matter if you notice something that seems like it shouldn’t be there or if you don’t see anything special at all, do a cleanup. Suffices to get a needle or to open a paper clip and move it around that port to gently clean it. After that, try to plug in the charger and notice if there’s any improvement regarding the charging process.
Resort to the reset option and bring your iPhone 8 to its factory defaults
The factory reset will wipe out everything, but that’s also the point. If there’s any software problem impairing the charging, instead of wasting time while trying to troubleshoot it without success, you should simply delete everything. Read the guide with instructions on how to do it right here and then, move on to the actual reset.
Get in contact with an authorized Apple technician
The reset is supposed to tackle a wide range of problems and if you’re still stuck with an iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus that doesn’t want to charge properly, there’s really no alternative. Only an Apple technician can get to the bottom of the problem, even if the conclusion would be that you must replace the battery or, who knows, the entire device?
Just like we said, there are quite a lot of different things that can go wrong. Until you know the real cause, keep your calm and keep inspecting!