How Do I Know My iPhone Charging Port is Damaged?

iPhone 11 charging port

iPhone charging issues are common in even newly purchased phones. But, believe it or not, most of these occurrences do not necessarily need to be a substantial hardware issue; many charger port issues come from day-to-day activities.

The most common causes of phone charging ports damage are:

1. Humidity
If your phone gets wet or you keep it in the environment with a high humidity level, the charging port can be damaged by corrosion.
2. Dirt
Dust, debris, and dirt will block the contacts and prevent the port from working properly. Unless the piece of debris is big enough to cause serious damage, the problem can be solved by simple cleaning.
3. Mechanical damage
This is the most common reason for this kind of issue. It’s impossible to avoid this type of damage because it occurs every time you connect and remove the charging cord. The best thing you can do to prevent this problem is to move very carefully every time you need to charge the phone.


Don’t get too worried as even a seriously damaged charging port can be replaced.

So how to choose a suitable charging port for your iPhone? This is what we are going to analyze in detail today. Let’s take iPhone 11 as an example.

The quality on the market is mainly divided into the following categories:

1. 100% original new;

2. Original disassemble;

3. OEM refurbished

4. High Copy.

Next, we will analyze and compare one by one.

First is 100% original new quality.

As we all know, original quality works well and with good appearance, but unstable supply and high price are also the reality we have to face. Suitable for customers who have high requirements for quality and appearance.

Original new

Second is original disassemble quality.

It is not so beautiful in appearance and accessories need to be posted. But stable function and cheaper price than original new quality. Suitable for customers who have high requirements for quality but low in appearance.

oem disassemble

Third is OEM refurbished (original flex cable, ic components are soldered up).

Its main advantage is its low price, function and appearance are ok. But many components are post-soldered, the welding process is worse than the original one. What’s more, some may not be able to pass the RF test. Suitable for customers who have requirements for functions but not high requirements for signals.

oem refurbished

The last is high copy quality.

From the appearance, the IC is different from original, and the logo is not Apple but from a third-party manufacturer. The function is not stable and RF can not pass testing. Of course, the price is lower than other qualities. Suitable for low-end refurbished customers who only require normal functions and do not require signals.

high copy

Which quality to choose? Of course, your decision depends not only on the value, but also how long you intend to keep your iPhone. If you plan to hold on to it for a few more years, it’s cheaper to repair the charging port than to buy a new iPhone.

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