I have had several iPhone, iPad, iPod etc. cords stop working on me over the years. In my experience I have found the connection near the top and bottom plug to be a bit finicky. And over time, the cord tends to bend there and the connection stops working. As I am sure many of you have done, I have dropped $30 to buy a new cord when my old one starts to go on me and so I was thrilled to find a simple and easy way to fix an iPhone cord!
Please note that I have never tried this on a cord that is already acting finicky, but I have used it as a preventative measure on a cord that I know is starting to go. However, based on how my cords have always gone bad in the past, I think this would also work if your cord is already having trouble charging due to the connection between the cord and plug being bent.
To fix my iPhone cord, I used sugru! Have you heard of this?
sugru is a really cool playdough-like material that sets as a self-setting rubber! It has so many uses including fixing many household items and creating protection as well. This is some of the coolest stuff ever!
To Fix my iPhone Cord, I took about ⅓ - ½ of a package of white sugru and massaged it in between my fingers for a bit. Then I shaped it around the cord and made sure to extend it up onto the plug and down on the cord for a bit as well. I wanted to be sure I created a really nice protective layer to prevent my cord from bending anymore and from going bad on me.
I let it completely set for 24 hours as directed and I was so pleased with how it turned out! My cord has a protective encasing to help keep the cord from bending more then it should! But it is still a bit flexible.
Using sugru to fix my iPhone cord saved me time and money! (My Apple store is a 30 minute drive from my house!) But mostly I love it because I was able to fix this myself!
I love that it comes in basic colors like black and white (so it matched my cord!) but it also comes in brighter colors too like red, yellow and blue! So fun!
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