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    • tissot
    • By tissot 5th Feb 18, 4:18 PM
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    iphone cables become faulty
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    • 5th Feb 18, 4:18 PM
    iphone cables become faulty 5th Feb 18 at 4:18 PM
    After the original iphone cables broke I have bought a reinforced 'belkin' cables. (3 for price of 2). All of them become faulty within 6 month. I have bought a 'case logic' cable which broke within first month. I have recently purchased a cable (made by Cylo - have not heard about this brand before) at Tk-Max. It lasted less than 2 month. There is no physical damage - they just stop charging the iphones.

    Has anyone had similar problem? I wonder is it possible that a handset is damaging a cable?
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    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 5th Feb 18, 4:53 PM
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    iPhone don't recommend that you use only their cables for nothing

    I just buy from the £1 shop now , they work for a few weeks and then stop but seeing as they only cost a £1 I don't worry

    Go buy a genuine cable and see how you get on
    if you lend someone £20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
    • Oakdene
    • By Oakdene 5th Feb 18, 4:54 PM
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    • 5th Feb 18, 4:54 PM
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    • 5th Feb 18, 4:54 PM
    You may find your charging port needs a little clean out.
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    • ididntgetwhereiamtoday
    • By ididntgetwhereiamtoday 6th Feb 18, 5:03 AM
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    • #4
    • 6th Feb 18, 5:03 AM
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    • 6th Feb 18, 5:03 AM
    Home bargains have them for a pound each and they work ok. Keep your port clean and don!!!8217;t use your phone whilst charging. I!!!8217;ve never had a wire that lasts long no matter how much they cost.
    I didn't get where i am today by not reading moneysavingexpert.com
    • Browntoa
    • By Browntoa 6th Feb 18, 6:52 AM
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    • 6th Feb 18, 6:52 AM
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    • 6th Feb 18, 6:52 AM
    Buy original only

    Don't unplug the phone end by pulling on the cable , take the time to grip the lighting connector
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    • Frozen_up_north
    • By Frozen_up_north 6th Feb 18, 9:10 AM
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    • 6th Feb 18, 9:10 AM
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    • 6th Feb 18, 9:10 AM
    We have two iPhones (SE models) and are still using the original cables after 18 months use. As Browntoa mentions, handle the cables with care and only pull them out by the Lightning connector.

    There are a lot of flimsy cables out there, beware of Pound Shop and eBay ones, the original Apple cables have been fine for us.
    • jon81uk
    • By jon81uk 6th Feb 18, 11:54 AM
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    • 6th Feb 18, 11:54 AM
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    • 6th Feb 18, 11:54 AM
    use a bent paperclip to clean out the fluff from the lightening port. Often the cable is fine but the connection is poor due to a build up of fluff.
    If it is a named brand cable try to return it, I had success with Anker and a cable I bought from Amazon that only lasted 6 months.
    • Mister G
    • By Mister G 6th Feb 18, 1:09 PM
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    • 6th Feb 18, 1:09 PM
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    • 6th Feb 18, 1:09 PM
    I would recommend using something nonmetallic (plastic etc) as a metallic item could easily damage the rather flimsy connection pins. It could even short them out!
    • d123
    • By d123 6th Feb 18, 3:00 PM
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    • 6th Feb 18, 3:00 PM
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    • 6th Feb 18, 3:00 PM
    iPhone don't recommend that you use only their cables for nothing

    I just buy from the £1 shop now , they work for a few weeks and then stop but seeing as they only cost a £1 I don't worry

    Go buy a genuine cable and see how you get on
    Originally posted by suki1964
    Iíve had a £1 cable from Poundland in the car for over 6 months now, still working exactly as it did when I bought it.
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    • rsvtoddy
    • By rsvtoddy 6th Feb 18, 7:10 PM
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    I bought 2 from Poundland and they worked fine until my work iPhone went back. However occasionally they would stop charging from the charger but as soon as they were plugged into a laptop USB started working again!
    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 6th Feb 18, 9:44 PM
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    I would recommend using something nonmetallic (plastic etc) as a metallic item could easily damage the rather flimsy connection pins. It could even short them out!
    Originally posted by Mister G
    The guru at Apple used the pin that opens the sim holder to clean mr suki's phone out
    if you lend someone £20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
    • Mister G
    • By Mister G 7th Feb 18, 6:00 AM
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    The guru at Apple used the pin that opens the sim holder to clean mr suki's phone out
    Originally posted by suki1964
    That's a bit worrying!
    • jon81uk
    • By jon81uk 8th Feb 18, 9:44 AM
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    I would recommend using something nonmetallic (plastic etc) as a metallic item could easily damage the rather flimsy connection pins. It could even short them out!
    Originally posted by Mister G
    In the Apple store they always used the SIM removal pin so I assume a thin paperclip is OK too. If you have one then a compressed air duster can be used too.
    • Mister G
    • By Mister G 8th Feb 18, 12:52 PM
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    I suppose that at least if it does damage the connector/phone, then Apple will put it right at their expense?

    Personally, I would still use something non-metallic or even the compressed air duster suggested.
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