A simple search on Apple’s forums will show a common trend that a lot of iPhone and iPad owners are having problems charging their device.
Is it the charger? Is it the phone?
If your iPhone or iPad isn’t charging properly or has stopped charging all together, before blaming the cable or phone, check the lightning port.
The fix may be as simple as swabbing the lint out with a toothpick or bobbie pin. Commenters on Apple’s discussion page agree!
Did that do the trick? If you’re still having charging problems, try cleaning the port out again, but this time use a can of compressed air.
You can use this tactic if your iPhone or iPad is stuck in headphone mode even though no headphones are plugged in. The same method can also be used for cleaning out the charging port and headphone jacks on other smart devices.
Watch this how-to video for assistance.
If neither of these suggestions work, it may in fact be the device itself. If you don’t want to splurge on an expensive, new smartphone or tablet, browse the HOBI Shop. The HOBI Shop is stocked with great deals on quality refurbished electronics from your favorite manufactures and are sold at a fraction of the cost.