This is getting terribly frustrating and my Google searches, while finding people with the same problem, have not provided a solution.
Essentially I plug my iPhone into my computer to update/charge itself. Lately, it decides to disconnect and then reconnect randomly. Sometimes twice in a minute, sometimes waiting 10 minutes. Whatever the case it is rather frequent and constant and hugely annoying. I can see nothing consistent in what I am doing when it happens…just does it of its own accord on its own schedule.
I tried a few things listed on the web which were mostly bullshit canned “turn it off and on, use a different USB port” stuff. Did that, no joy.
Might be the cable but it does work and has fine for a year plus I am not moving the phone to jiggle it or anything. Just does it of its own accord.
I hand build my PCs and it is a very nice PC at that. Had no trouble in the past. USB ports are all high speed and provide power just fine (again has in the past and all my other USB items have no issue).
FTR my phone disconnected/reconnected three times while writing this. :mad:
If you call iPhone support, you’re going to be asked to try it with another computer, and to try it with another cord, to narrow down the problem.
Look in the USB port on the phone. Do you see a red strip in the middle of the back of it? That would be a triggered liquid sensor, which would possibly explain the problem. Unfortunately, liquid damage is not covered under your warranty and an out-of-warranty repair on an iPhone is $199.
You’re thinking of the accelerometer which detects the position of the iPhone. He, I think, is referring to a strip which is activated if you get your phone wet. Then the red strip would show up. I had this problem for a little while too. I think it went away after I updated the software on the iPhone if I remember correctly. If you connect the iPhone and hold down the home button I think you will force it to update the software from iTunes. IIRC.
Hmm…well, I have never gotten my phone wet ever (barring a few drops when it is raining out but I have a case around it and am very careful about this). Only way it would get triggered may be humidity in my pocket.