Easy Hacks to Fix Liquid has been detected in Lightning Connector
Do you know you can be warned when your iPhone lightning connector gets wet? In this article we will give you some reasons why this alert “Liquid has been detected in Lightning Connector” has been displayed and how to fix it. you have that alert on your phone “Liquid has been detected in Lightning Connector”.
All the phones that have come from Apple company so far are waterproof. However, if you have an iPhone 8 or later versions, it’s waterproof.
If the weather turns bad while you are outside, and there’s a possibility it might rain, kindly place your phone in a plastic as to protect your phone from getting wet. If your iPhone gets wet and you want to use the lightning connector, you might see this notification (“Liquid Detected in Lightning Connector”). And this will happen if you connect your iPhone to a cable. but don’t worry about that, now you will have the option to tap on the emergency override and charge your iPhone.
But being waterproof doesn’t mean your phone can’t suffer liquid damage.
Water-resistant iPhones are not waterproof. So be aware that if the metal components inside your phone come in contact with any kind of liquid, they get damaged and stop working.
The metal pins inside the Lightning port in your phone work on the same principle
But the electric current cannot pass through these metal pins with any kind of liquid (unless it dries the water residue on the pins).
This is why Apple automatically disables the lighting connector to notify you when your phone is wet for any reason. The current can corrode the metal and cause the connector strip to stop working.
Why could this be?
There can be many reasons for the caution: Liquid Detected in Lightning Connector to be display on your phone screen. Below is a list of some reasons why your phone has this feature turn on.
- Leaving your iPhone in the bathroom.
- Getting wet in the Rain.
- Falling into the swimming pool.
- Liquid, such as tea or coffee, has spilled on your iPhone.
- Using you iPhone with wet hands.
When you connect your iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, or iPhone XR, with a Lightning cable or an accessory, your iPhone warns you that there is liquid in the Lightning port.
If you see one of these warnings, your iPhone has detected liquid in the Lightning port or on the Lightning cable, a Lightning accessory.
What to do if a lighting connector gives you a wet liquid notice?
First, don’t use the “Emergency Override” option, leave the phone to dry.
But you can use your phone in case of an emergency. As soon as you press “dismiss” you will be able to use the phone. It will not cause any problem and it will not cause any harm. Follow these steps to ensure that there is no lasting damage, and your phone can work again.
Step 1: To dry your iPhone.
Gently tap your iPhone with your hand with the Lightning connector facing down to remove excess liquid.
Step 2: Leave your iPhone in a dry place with airflow.
After at least 30 minutes, try charging with the Lightning cable.
If you see the alert again, do this!
There is still liquid in the Lightning port or under the pins of your Lightning cable. Leave your iPhone in a dry place with some airflow for a day.
Here are some things not to do:
1. Do not dry your iPhone with an external heat source or artificial air.
2. Do not insert anything, such as a cotton stick or tissue paper, into the Lightning connector.
3. Do not put your iPhone in any Benz box. Doing so can cause small particles to damage your iPhone.
If the liquid is detected in the Lightning connector, your iPhone will alert you when you connect your iPhone to the charging wire.
NOTE: If you charge your iPhone while the Lightning port is wet, the Lightning port or cable may become permanently damaged or stop working, causing connectivity issues for your iPhone or accessories.
Therefore, you should not charge your iPhone when it is wet.
Until the port is completely dry, you won’t be able to charge it via the power cable.
I’ve heard many iPhone users say they had to wait 24 hours for their iPhones to completely dry.
Can we Charge the iPhone in any other way?
Of course, yes……
The good news is that if you have a wireless charger, you can use it while you avoid waiting for the phone’s metal pins to dry.
Not only can you charge it. Rather, they can also be used by using a cordless charger, you can avoid the hassle.
Press dismiss and restart the iPhone once. Click Volume Up, and Volume Down then press and hold the Side button until the Apple logo flashes on the screen.
After that, you can charge with a cordless charger.
It will work great and in a few days the power charger will start working again.
If you don’t have a wireless charger, Apple sells a wireless charger called the MagSafe charger which you can easily purchase online.
Note that only iPhone 8 or later models feature wireless charging, while earlier models do not offer wireless charging.
If your iPhone gets wet and you want to use the lightning connector, you might see this notification (“Liquid Detected in Lightning Connector”).
And this will happen if you connect your iPhone to a cable. but don’t worry about that, now you will have the option to tap on the emergency override and charge your iPhone.
Let me tell you here that all your iPhone and iPhone 8 devices and later devices are water resistant. But it’s worth mentioning here that being water-resistant doesn’t mean “waterproof” and iPhones can’t be damaged by any type of liquid.
If your phone still turns off after doing all the above solutions, there could be a hardware problem, and it could also be that moisture has damaged your iPhone.
Remember that the Apple company does not cover liquid damage under its one-year limited warranty. But Apple Support will help you get your phone back to working order.
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