iPhone 5 can't be charged : what's the likely cause & the urgent critical things to do now
Posted on 2014-03-28
My teenager's iPhone 5 can't be charged & it still has about 60% battery left:
it's not the charging cable's problem because this same cable can still charge
another phone (borrowed from a relative).
She 'synced' her iPhone 5 to her Macbook a few days ago so I told her to
forward her important school assignments etc to her gmail. The very same
port used to charge is also the USB port, I guess, so I can't backup her
phone to my Windows XP's iTunes
I'm no iPhone user, so appreciate if anyone can respond quickly:
a) how can I backup her phone fully via the Wifi (which is still working)
b) anything I can do to fix the charging (ie DIY repair)?
A nearby shop is going to take a week to repair the phone & she can't
live without the phone for more than 2 days.
One online link suggests removing the microSIM & clean it: I've done
that but no joy. Have also tried various cables to see if it's due to
the lighting cable's contact not good but no joy