My iPhone's Lightning connector stopped working and you'll never believe how I fixed it
Recently, my iPhone 5 started having some charging problems -- basically, the connector seemed to be really finicky. If I even thought about moving my phone, it would stop charging. This is especially fun when you wake up to your phone having 8% battery life left (and you use it as an alarm).
Anyway, I thought maybe I have a defective device (hello, new iPhone 5s???) and started Googling around to be sure. It turns out, this is a common issue. Apparently, the Lightning port will get stuffed with pocket lint over time. What? (Gross!)
I stuck a thin paper clip into the port and fished out all the lint. (A can of air is probably smarter, but I had to be MacGyver.) After removing the offending pieces of microscopic clothing, my phone now charges properly again! Hurrah!
The more you know...