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How to Fix an iPhone 8 that won’t Charge

In this guide, we explain how to fix an iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 plus that won't charge

Many iPhone 8 and 8 plus users have been looking for what to do after using a Lightning cable to charge their device, and nothing happened. In this guide, we explain how to fix the problem.

Note: There are four components in the iPhone charging process, your iPhone’s software, your Lightning cable (charging cable), your charger, and your iPhone’s Lightning port (charging port). Your iPhone 8 or 8 Plus won’t charge if any components stop working.

How To Fix An iPhone 8 That’s Not Charging

Method 1: Hard Reset Your Device

Sometimes the solution is as simple as hard resetting your iPhone. That’s the first thing an Apple tech would do in the Apple Store, and it’s easy to do at home. Here’s how:

  • Quickly press the volume up button on the side of your iPhone.
  • Next, quickly press the volume down button on the side of your iPhone.
  • Finally, press and hold the power button.
  • Release the power button when the Apple logo appears on display. Your iPhone 8 will turn back on shortly after.

Method 2: Check Your Lightning Cable For Damage

Check for any visible damage on your lightning cable. Take a close look at both ends of the USB cable you use to charge your iPhone. Apple’s lightning cables are prone to fraying, especially at the end that connects to your iPhone. See visible signs of wear? It might be time for a new cable.

If there is no visible damage to the outside of the cable, instead of using the wall adapter that came with your iPhone, try plugging your iPhone into a USB port on your computer to charge. Already charge your iPhone using your computer? Try using the wall adapter. If it works in one place and not the other, your cable isn’t the issue.

iPhone 8 Won’t Charge

The best way to figure out whether the problem is your cable is to try charging your iPhone using a friend’s cable. If this charger suddenly springs your iPhone back to life after you plug it in, this is why the iPhone won’t charge. We recommend you change your USB cable or if you’re on warranty, contact Apple tech support for a replacement.

Note: One of the reasons your iPhone is not charging is due to 3rd-party cable that people buy in gas stations.

Also read: iPhone XR Won’t Turn On or Stuck on Black Screen? Fix Now!

Method 3: DFU Restore Your iPhone

Software problems may be fixed entirely, and erase the code, which may be causing your issue by DFU restoring your device. In addition, the code is rewritten as if your iPhone is brand new so that the software problem may get solved.

Note: Back up your iPhone before you perform a DFU restore. Any time you do a restore, it erases everything from your iPhone. However, you can restore all your backed-up data onto your iPhone after the restore is completed.

iPhone 8 Won’t Charge

How Do I DFU Restore My iPhone?

  • Connect your iPhone to your PC via Lightning cable
  • Open iTunes if you have a PC or Mac running Mojave 10.14 or earlier). Open Finder if you have a Mac running Catalina 10.15 or newer. It doesn’t matter if your iPhone is on or off.
  • Press and hold the power and volume down button on your device
  • After 8 seconds, release the Power Button, but continue to hold the volume down button
  • Your iPhone’s display will be completely black if you’ve successfully entered DFU mode.

Method 4: Repair Your iPhone via Apple Store

You’ve tried the highlighted solution, and your iPhone is still not charging. We strongly recommend you visit the nearest Apple Store to repair your iPhone. If there has been liquid or physical damage to the phone, the only option they can offer is to replace your entire iPhone. If you don’t have AppleCare+, this can get expensive, fast.

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