I just had some drama this morning with my iPhone 11 Pro Max in the office.
My iPhone couldn’t charge! The Lightning cable wouldn’t go into the port!
So I checked inside. It looked odd. Like there was extra material on the left and right.
I spent a bit of time trying to figure out what it was. I thought it was a part of the phone sticking out. I tried to push it back in. Nope.
Then I guessed. What if I was a piece of a broken Lightning cable?
I took my screwdriver. Mounted my Aputure AL-MX light on a mini tripod, and got to work. One little twist and something popped out!
It was a broken piece of Lightning cable! My home cable must be broken. I guess I will need to buy a new one soon. You can see the broken tip next to a working Lightning cable below.
This is not the first time I have had stuff stuck in my Lighting port. Once, I had LINT from my pocket stuck in there, interfering with the charging.
I was quite relieved to solve the problem. Otherwise, I would need to send it in for repairs, and transfer my stuff to my backup iPhone 11 Pro.