How to Fix iPhone 5C Charging Problems

There are some iPhone 5c problems that prevent people from the great smartphone experience, you may encounter charging issues if your iPhone 5c Charges slowly or even doesn't charge. But no worry, today we will reveal some solutions on how to solve charging problems on iPhone 5c.

Try each of these tips below if your iPhone 5c has charging problems.

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Step One: Verify that your phone and charging port are not damaged

a. Carefully check your iPhone 5c to ensure it's not overheating, swollen or damaged.

b. Carefully check your iPhone 5c's charging port and remove any debris.

Attention:

If your iPhone 5C is broken, do not continue the remaining tips in this article. You can send your device to Apple or a repair shop where near your house. Of course, you can also try DIY repair your phone according to our iPhone 5C Disassembly video (iPhone 5c replacement parts can be found on our online store ).

 

Step Two: Check if your Apple iPhone 5c can turn on

c. Power your iPhone 5c on.

If your iPhone 5c won't power on, you can see our article tutorial on How to Fix an iPhone That Won’t Turn on.


Step Three: Make sure that your charger is working.

Connect your iPhone 5c to your charger and inspect if the charging icon displays.

Note: Your iPhone 5c will be damaged if the charger isn't the same voltage, amps, and plug type as your original charger. You can purchase 100% original charger on our online store.

 

Step Four: Make sure that your iPhone 5c is sporting the latest software.

d. From the home screen, go to Settings.

e. Scroll to and tap General.

f. Tap Software Update.

If an update is working, you can just install it according to the prompts.

 

Step Five: Perform a soft reset

A soft reset restarts your phone and does not clear any of your content or data.

g. From the home screen, press and hold the Power button and Home button.

h. Release the two buttons when the Apple logo displays.

i. Your iPhone 5c restarts.

 

If you're suffering with more iPhone 5C Charging Problems, feel free to post your questions and other issues that you have found. Please do also tell us solutions whenever you discover them.

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  1. BY misterd89
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    Keep in mind that using an aftermarket/fake charger and cable can damage the U2 IC chip on the motherboard. If it’s fried, you’re iPhone won’t charge or tell you it’s charging while it actually doesn’t (fake charging).

    Any heat below SIM tray?

  2. BY kamal
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    no paworing on battary conector

  3. BY Djiyner
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    I have an iPhone 5C. And one day it just decided not to hold a charge anymore I have to charge it two or three times a day I don’t know what to do to fix it does anyone have any suggestions?

  4. BY Kathir
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    When I plug my iphone 5 to the charger the lightning symbol appears near the battery but it is not charging I tried different adapters , but when I connect my phone to the laptop it is charging

  5. BY jayjay
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    Hey,
    So the problem with my iPhone 5c
    -it only charges when its off
    -doesn’t show charging icon
    -the lighting bolt doesn’t show when the phone is on and charging
    Please help!!!
    I checked my wire us apple certified
    And brand new -no damage as well as the block -still working
    Evry time I use it once its fully charged
    It immediately turns off and says it needs charging and once revived the battery says fully charged
    What can I do?

    • BY Tara
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      I had to replace the battery. Now it charges when it wants to apparently. Friends say that with subsequent software updates things get sluggish & there are further charging issues. I’ve been avoiding updates altogether. Apple is probably trying to force us to a new phone even after screwing us over with the 5c is my guess. Jobs would be proud!

  6. BY Eunice Anne Plaza
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    I haven’t charge my iPhone 5c for weeks. today I bought a new cable and when I plug it in it only shows battery icon and its not turning on. I leave it charging for hours and still hasn’t change.

    • BY kaye
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      you mean when you plug it in, the battery icon shows it’s charging but actually it’s not? have you tried another USB cable?

  7. BY Ellen
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    My phone is completely charged but when I start using it the battery loosing life right away so when I plug it back in to charge it tells me is fully charged. I don’t get it

  8. BY Audrey
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    My iPhone 5c only charges when the phone is completely off. When I first got the phone my dad sent me a brand new charger for it and it wouldn’t work. The phone was dead for about a week or so and then I finally got a flat type of charger and it worked and now it won’t charge my phone because I think it’s the update when you use another cord or something. Please help me fix this.

    • BY kaye
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      Hi,Audrey, you mean you didn’t use the original iphone charger and cable for your iphone? have you tried resetting all settings?

  9. BY Eva
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    I have the iPhone 5c and I have tried 6 chargers and charging ports, the charging sign comes up but it won’t charge. I don’t know whether or or not I have the latest update but even if I didn’t I can’t update it as it is fully dead. I have even tried using different plugs and plugging them in my iMac and Macbook. Any help???? If it helps I got it recently fixed (about 1 month ago.) but it charged fine after I got it fixed.

  10. BY Elizabeth smith
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    My iPhone 5c won’t charge tried 4 different working charges and it won’t charge my phone won’t switch on I’ve even held button at bottom n on side together but there’s nothing can anyone help

    • BY May
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      Hi Elizabeth, it maybe caused by a faulty charger port or a faulty battery.

  11. BY ashley
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    My iphone 5c will nit turn on at all. Last night it died, this morning I plugged it up and it goes from a dead battery sign then goes to the apple logo then goes dark and repeats. As soon as I unplug it , it turns off and won’t turn on. I’ve tried a soft reset and nothing.

  12. BY Leah
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    I brought my iPhone 5c off eBay brand new in January and since last night it won’t charge. If the charger is plugged in the charging symbol doesn’t come up but it I unplug it then symble then comes up so I really don’t know who to charge my phone and my daughter had Herr sixth birthday last week so all her pictures are on it and hasn’t backed up as my cloud is full. Please help

  13. BY Bryce
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    My iPhone 5c won’t charge but seems to show the charging icon. Brought it online from ebay so I am going to get it replaced but don’t know how and why it does that.

  14. BY Bunnie Woodell
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    After update to 9.2 ph Apple 5c won’t hold charge. How to fix?

  15. BY kamryn
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    ive tried plugging my phone into multiple chargers making sure i didnt break my charger and im still having the same problem it keeps switching off and on from charging ive tried cleaning out the charging port and doing a soft reset and still nothings working, any help??

  16. BY Gem
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    The proper iphone charger wont charge my phone does anyone no why

  17. BY cracknell
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    My iphone 5c wich I bought of some one today it looks like the charger is going to fall out of the bottom and it wont go any further in doesn’t chage any suggestions to what the issue

  18. BY christina
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    I got a new charger 5 days ago. Now my phone battery drains faster and it will not charge at all. if i unlock the screen it goes down 1% . Iphone 5c.

    • BY May
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      Hi Christina, where did you buy the new charger? In an Apple store? Sometimes, the non-original chargers may cause charging problems.

  19. BY labhunters
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    Phone won’t hold charge. Keeps powering down on its own. Going to try soft reboot next. May have to take to Apple store.

  20. BY Aysia Stokes
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    My iphone isnt holding its charge what is the cause to this?

  21. BY Ally
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    My iPhone ran out of battery. I know my charger works but when I charge it, it wont turn on omg PLEASE HELP QUICK!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. BY Name (required)
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    My iPhone 5c won’t charge, the blank picture of the apple goes on and off but it won’t fully charge, and it won’t go on.

  23. BY pennysue
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    mi am 72 yrs old, not up on mart phones. my iphone 5c won’t charge what do i need to do

  24. BY Vishnu
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    My iphone 5c s not getting charged. I got a brand new battery and still the problem persists. When connected to the charger its showing the drained battery symbol for three seconds and then it shows the symbol of apple for three seconds and again it shows drained battery symbol afta sumtime again apple symbol and this continues. pls help me out to solve this issue.

  25. BY chels
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    I have tried a number of chargers.. charger will not connect to the phone. comes and goes, but often doesnt detect the charger at all and if it does it won’t always stay connected. any one else ever have this issue or have a solution?

  26. BY Catherine
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    Hi, i just recently bought a new Iphone 5c this morning and everything seemed fine. the phone charged over at the store nicely and all was good. But then I went home to charge it there but when i plugged it in the charger broke and i had to go back to the store for a new one. when i went back home i tried Charging it again but i received the message ‘item may not work well with phone’ i called the store again and i went back again to try another plug. they tried it out first and it charged until I went back home to charge my phone but the same message popped up again and my new phone won’t charge. Do you know what the problem is? I tried 2 Apple Iphone chargers but it wont charge.

    • BY May
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      Sounds like the charging is not compliant with your power switch at home.

  27. BY connie
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    my iphone 5c wont charge, ive tried different chargers, different cubes and different outlets. what is wrong with my phone?

  28. BY rosemarie
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    my phone died this morning. when I tried charging it, it would just show the low battery symbol for about an hour. once I unplugged the charger and tried turning it on it would just say I needed to charge it. ive bought another charger today and I am still having the same issue

  29. BY Kevin
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    I plug in my iPhone 5c and it buzzes twice and shows its charging but won’t actually charge. It still drains battery. I tried restarting it and updating it and still the same problem. Any ideas?

    • BY May
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      Hi Kevin, try to charge it with different adapter and usb data cable, if the phone still cannot charge, perhaps the usb charging port is broken.

  30. BY Tyrone
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    hey guys i have this problem that i hav now bought my third charger andy my battary is still complett empty no matter how much i wiggel it

  31. BY Bri
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    My iphone c will not barge past 45%

  32. BY Loag
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    All you have to do is get the back repeatedly and it will work it did it to me

  33. BY Ginger Johnson
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    Marisa
    June 20, 2014 at 1:31 am
    Last night my phone started being really sensitive, the charger had to be in a certain way, then by this morning I wasn’t able to charge my phone at all. I’ve tried 4 different real apple chargers and none have worked for me. ive tried cleaning it and nothings working!! Help please!!! I can’t afford a new phone.

    • BY chels
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      I am having the exact same problem with my 5c currently!! did you ever come up with a solution?

  34. BY fr0st
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    I’ve been having this issue for a while now. However, it stopped doing it for a week or so, and it just started doing it again last night. All I had to do to fix it was do a manual reset (home+power for 10 seconds). I am running iOS 8 beta 3 on my blue iPhone 5c 16gb. I know this didn’t really matter. Or maybe it did who knows. All i know is that it worked and I’m happy. 🙂

  35. BY Samatha
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    I got a new charger becuz my old one stopped working but when I plugged the new one in it said this plug is not reliably for this iPhone, but it’s the same charger then why is it not working and I even have two new ones doing the same thing can some one tell me what to do to get it to work

  36. BY Draven
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    Until a moment ago, I had problems getting my iPhone 5C to charge. I plugged it into every usb port on my computer and almost every outlet in my house. I started plugging in my phone in my room when I noticed that one of my old chargers was not in its usual place. I unplug and replug it in and I plug my phone in where the usb goes and it started to charge. It is where I charge my phone daily and it is apparently only wanting to work in that lone spot. This might help somebody if they are trying to plug it into places that it usually doesn’t go in. Maybe my phone is just a special case and is being weird.

    • BY Draven
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      Okay, I went to go check on my phone and the charge worked for about a second and then it didn’t work, what the heck is going on. The socket isn’t dirty, its not overheated, broken, swollen. I’ve done literally everything on this page and it hasn’t worked.

  37. BY Sam
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    My iPhone5c, I tried charging it and then my charger stopped so I had to move it to one postion. Then recently it ripped open, and steam came out and my parents took my charger and I thought if I turned it off and turned it back on it would work, but no.

    • BY Sam
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      Is there anyway to prevent that?

  38. BY Marisa
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    Last night my phone started being really sensitive, the charger had to be in a certain way, then by this morning I wasn’t able to charge my phone at all. I’ve tried 4 different real apple chargers and none have worked for me. ive tried cleaning it and nothings working!! Help please!!!

    • BY dale
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      charging port needs replacing

  39. BY Ryan
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    My phone turns on at 4% and then it drops to 1% and shuts off
    Don’t know what’s wrong

  40. BY NiaijahH
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    My iPhone 5c will not charge and I’ve bought 5 charges and they work for a couple of days and then stop working. Any suggestions for help or fix problems

    • BY Ashley M
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      I have the same issue, did you find a solution?

    • BY tootie
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      The same problem its sucks I need some helppppp please!!!!!

    • BY Alizah
      |

      Same here!

      • BY dale
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        hi if they are aftermarket charging cables they only last a few weeks if lucky but if its happening regularly its 100% the charging port needs replacing hope that helps 🙂

      • BY Maddy
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        I don’t know why but mines the exact same way. They make phones even worse yet then they did before. Should’ve just stuck to the flip phone!

  41. BY chloebanks
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    When my iphone charger is off I charge it and it sais its charging when it comes on it stays at 1 or 2 % and then it just goes off ?

    • BY david.p
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      mines the same… it sucks

  42. BY eliza
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    My iPhone 5c won’t charge, im not sure if the cable is damaged. It turned off when it got low battery, and it won’t turn on anymore. Do I need a new cable? Could this become a serious problem? How do I know when I need a new cable?

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