Potential problem with Iphone 7, 7+

gadgetguy

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I`ve had my Iphone 7+ for less than a week now & see a problem that might occur with time. Over time, I can see the lightning connector on the Iphone getting dirty & causing problems down the road. Has anyone designed a plug to keep dirt from getting into the lightning connector? I`m thinking about using a memory foam ear protector & cutting it to size to keep any dirt out. Anyone have Ideas?
 

GJCP911

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I`ve had my Iphone 7+ for less than a week now & see a problem that might occur with time. Over time, I can see the lightning connector on the Iphone getting dirty & causing problems down the road. Has anyone designed a plug to keep dirt from getting into the lightning connector? I`m thinking about using a memory foam ear protector & cutting it to size to keep any dirt out. Anyone have Ideas?
Something like this? Ignore the audio jack cover lol.
[Aftermarket Prodcut] 10x White Earphone Audio Jack & Lightning Dock Anti Dust Plug Cap For iPhone 5 http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00A4A8FTE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_udp_api_t08bybAZVCQPF
 

EverythingApple

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New Trent cases had their own plugs, as well as others such as LifeProof and Otterbox to name a few.

But, this has been a problem since Apple created the lightening port. It is not just on the iPhone 7.
 

GJCP911

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Thanks for the link! I ordered a similar one on Amazon. I have my phone in a Speck case so hope it fits.
Your welcome. I don't know how but I've never had any trouble with dirt or dust in my lightning port on my iPhone 6 Plus and I've never used a port cover I've just always used a case. I'm currently using an Xvida wireless charging case on my iPhone 6 Plus which covers the port anyway. Link just incase anyone is interested: http://www.xvida.com/en/53-wireless-charging
 

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It's not a common problem, but I have seen a couple posts (IIRC, one of them may have been yours) where Apple cleaned/scraped ports for free for people when the ports were dirty or packed with lint and causing connection problems as a result. Plugging the ports is unnecessary for most people. I never had and I've had no problems.
New Trent cases had their own plugs, as well as others such as LifeProof and Otterbox to name a few.

But, this has been a problem since Apple created the lightening port. It is not just on the iPhone 7.
 

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It's not a common problem, but I have seen a couple posts (IIRC, one of them may have been yours) where Apple cleaned/scraped ports for free for people when the ports were dirty or packed with lint and causing connection problems as a result. Plugging the ports is unnecessary for most people. I never had and I've had no problems.
This happened to me a couple of years ago. Apple cleaned out the lightning port and all was well.
 

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And the old 30 pin connectors wouldn't have this problem? That was a much larger opening so it was easier for a lot more gunk to get in there.
 

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It's not a common problem, but I have seen a couple posts (IIRC, one of them may have been yours) where Apple cleaned/scraped ports for free for people when the ports were dirty or packed with lint and causing connection problems as a result. Plugging the ports is unnecessary for most people. I never had and I've had no problems.
They cleaned mine with an exacto knife. I cleaned another one with skinny medical tweezers.