Pocket dust, the bane of micro plugs in our smartphones

Posted By on November 14, 2018


It is shocking just how much lint and dust can accumulate in the tiny holes and connectors of our smartphones. If you notice iPhoneDustPick181108questionable connections and charging difficultly with your iPhone or Android phone your first look should be at the cord, plug and socket of your phone. In my case, the amount of lint at the base of the lightning plug on my Apple iPhone built up enough to occasionally prevent the plug from inserting fully. The solution was to use a small dental tool to "gently" loosen the built up pocket dust from the socket. A little suction from a shopvac hopefully will take care of the rest.


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