If you’re an iPhone user, you may had encountered the “liquid detected in lightning connector” error message. This message appears when your iPhone detects liquid in the lightning port or when you connect a lightning cable to the device. But don’t worry, this issue is fixable!
The Cause of the Error
The metal pins within the lightning port are sensitive to water and can rust and malfunction when they come into contact with it. While iPhones come with water protection, it’s still not a good idea to expose your device to liquids. The water resistance function is meant for accidental spills or using your phone in the rain, not for swimming lessons.
How to Fix the Error
Here’s what to do if you see the “liquid detected in lightning connector” error message:
- Disconnect any cables or accessories from your iPhone.
- Place the iPhone in a ventilated and dry space for a few minutes.
- If the error message persists after a few minutes, repeat the process.
It’s important to be patient and give your iPhone enough time to dry out completely. This can take a few hours, so don’t be tempted to replace your phone right away. In the meantime, you can still use your iPhone if it has battery power left, but you won’t be able to charge it with a lightning cable. Instead, try using a wireless charger.
What to Avoid
Be cautious of advice you find online, as not all of it is reliable. Do not use a hair dryer or radiator to dry out your iPhone, and do not use rice to absorb any liquid. Just let your iPhone air dry and avoid exposing it to liquids in the future.
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