Are You Having Issues With Your iPhone? You Might Be Charging It The Wrong Way

Recently, a ZDNet contributor opened up about his experience with his Apple iPhone and numerous trips to the Apple Store. What one Apple Store employee told him rattled his mind, and it rattles ours, too!

Upon entering the Apple Store and talking to a Genius Bar representative about his phone not charging, he received an answer that he wasn’t quite ready for. He’s been charging it the wrong way.

Who knew there was a right way to charge an iPhone? According to ZDNet contributor, Chris Matyszczyk, he had been using an iPhone 6 for a few years and everything was fantastic until the phone began exemplifying some strange behavior. His original iPhone 6 had encountered some water, which was virtually unfixable. So, he had to replace that iPhone 6 with another one.

Only a few months after replacing the first water-saturated iPhone 6, the same strange charging patterns began to occur again. Chris went back to the Apple store to meet with a Genius Bar representative and try to get to the bottom of this odd phone mystery.

Chris even went as far as to plug in the lightning cable to show the rep that it was not charging properly.  “There’s your problem,” the rep said.

“You’re charging it wrong.”

The rep went on to tell Chris that he was being “too aggressive” when he put the cable in the charging port. He advised Chris to put the cable in a bit more gently because apparently the inside of the port wasn’t “designed for shoving”. He also told Chris that because of his aggressive shoving of the cable, it wrecked the inside of the port.

This brought on yet another replacement iPhone 6.

A year passed with the even newer replacement and he had been doing everything the Genius Bar rep told him to do. Everything was going perfectly until, you guessed it, the phone began exhibiting strange charging behavior again. His wife, a die-hard Samsung Galaxy user, couldn’t help but laugh at the continuous misfortune.

Yet, his two iPads have never had any charging problems. The mystery continues!

What did you think about this surprising iPhone charging story? Be sure to SHARE this with your friends!

Show comments
Published by

Recent Posts

Bruce Willis Receives Father’s Day Tribute From Emma Heming And Demi Moore

Bruce Willis was not left out of the Father’s Day celebrations as his wife, Emma…

2 hours ago

Nancy MacKenzie, The Voice Behind Marge Simpson In Latin America, Dies At 81

Nancy MacKenzie died in mid-June at the age of 81. By time of writing, no…

2 hours ago

Friends And Family Wish Paul McCartney A Happy Birthday As He Turns 82

The Beatles’ frontman Paul McCartney turned 82 on June 18 and from his celebratory social…

3 hours ago

Dolly Parton Calls Songwriting “Better Than A Psychiatrist”

Dolly Parton is a powerhouse of talent not just through her singing voice but her…

7 hours ago

Cher Was The First To Use Auto-Tune On ‘Believe’ After Brawl With Her Producer

Cher almost always has an interesting spin on things, from her love life to her…

19 hours ago

Pamela Anderson’s Latest Makeup-Free Look Sparks Negative Reactions

Pamela Anderson has continued to relish her makeup-free era in the last few months. Although…

24 hours ago