Hey all - having a problem and hope someone can help me out?
My iPhone 4 (on iOS 5.0.1) appears to have stopped charging correctly, when inserting the charging cable it makes no sound/vibration and the little 'lightning bolt' in the battery icon doesn't show. This has been an issue for the past two days (iPhone is just over a year old) and I've never had any problem before.
I've tried several different cables in several sockets at home & work, and even inserting it into a dock, with no luck - and I'm getting no joy out of connecting it to my macbook or laptop either (iTunes doesn't recognise it is conneced either, so I can't even try to restore the bloomin' thing and certainly can't sync or anything). I have tried a "home+power" reset a few times and no luck there either.
I obviously thought this was a problem with the charging dock on the iPhone, and after reading a few threads have used a little compressed air to help clean it out - again with no success. There's no obvious lint or anything blocking up in there.
However, the bizarre part of this is that if I leave the phone connected it will charge, albeit very slowly (will take a full day to get to around 50% charge) but will not indicate it is charging, and if I turn the phone off and then insert the charging connector, it will bring the phone to life (but once all loaded, it won't indicate charging again). Indeed, when it went so flat as to turn itself off yesterday I inserted the charging cable and it showed it was charging (and did so) for a while, right up until it had enough charge to power up the phone and then it again doesn't indicate any charging (but, again, does so very, very, very slowly).
Any ideas on this one? I assumed it was the dock connector on the phone itself, but it's obviously not as it recognises and charges in certain circumstances!