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How to clean your iPad’s charging port

iPad with clean charging port

Regularly cleaning your device’s charging port is a simple yet effective way to ensure it charges properly and remains functional. It’s a preventative measure that saves you from future charging headaches. If you're unsure about cleaning the iPad charging port yourself, we’re here to help. 

At uBreakiFix® by Asurion, we have the tech know-how to tackle any problem. From repairing broken screens to unfreezing a frozen iPad—we’ve got you covered. Here’s our guide to what you can and cannot use to safely clean out your iPad’s charging port.  

How to clean your iPad’s charging port

Keeping your iPad's charging port clean helps maintain a strong connection between your charger and iPad and gets rid of any dirt buildup that could lead to port damage or charging problems. Here’s how to do so safely.

Power off the device

Before you get started, turn off your iPad.

Gently clean the charging port

Use a small, soft-bristled brush or a toothpick to remove debris inside the port. Avoid poking around the charging port with metal objects, as they can cause long-term damage. The same thing applies to liquid cleaners, as moisture can cause internal trouble. 

You can also use compressed air to remove any stubborn dirt in the port. Be sure to hold the can upright and give a few short bursts into the port to keep liquid out of the charging area.  

Take another look

After cleaning, take a close look to ensure all debris is removed. Then, test the port with your charger to confirm improved connectivity.

If you've tried these steps and still need a little help, we're right around the corner. Schedule a repair at the nearest uBreakiFix® by Asurion store and our certified experts can get your device back up and running as soon as the same day.

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