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How to Remove Broken Cable From An iPhone/iPad?

How to Remove Broken Cable From An iPhone/iPad?

Removing a broken cable from the charging port of your iPhone/iPad can be a real struggle, especially if you don't want to damage the port.

However, we have put together some quick and easy ways to pull a broken plug out of an iPhone/iPad’s terribly small charging port: 

1. Using Super Glue

Who knew super glue could be so useful? 

Here's how to remove a broken cable from your iPhone/iPad:

Step 1 – Gather the Required Tools 

The first step in removing a broken cable from an iPhone/iPad is to get all the tools you require. For this, you'll need:

  • A screwdriver with a head small enough to fit inside the charging port.
  • Super glue 

Step 2 – Apply Glue

Next, apply a small amount of super glue to the tip of the screwdriver. Insert the screwdriver into the port and hold it firmly against the broken plug. The head of the screwdriver should not touch the sidewalls of the socket. 

Step 3 – Pull!

Wait for around 30 to 60 seconds for the glue to set in place. Now, carefully pull out the screwdriver with the broken piece stuck to its head.

Note: Do not wait for the glue to dry off completely, because then you'll have a broken cable along with a screwdriver stuck inside the charging port of your iPhone/iPad!

However, if using superglue is not your cup of tea and you're scared of gluing yourself to the iPhone, you can opt for the second option...

2. Using Tweezers

The power of tweezers goes far beyond plucking hair. Use them to pull out any tiny object from a tiny place!

Step 1 – Get Tweezers

For this technique to remove a broken cable from iPhone/iPad, all you need is a pair of very small tweezers, and a flashlight, in case the lighting conditions are not favorable!

Step 2 – Tweak and Hold

Insert the tweezers into the charging port and hold the broken piece with the pincers. It might require a few tries to finally get hold of the broken charging cable piece.

Step 3 – Remove the Broken Part of Charger Stuck in iPhone

Once you get a hold of the piece, carefully pull it out. 

Usually, this technique works; but, if it doesn't you can try the next one.

3. Using Sim Ejector

A sim ejector is not only used for ejecting your sim or memory card; you can use it to open buttonholes and unclog the charging port as well.

But, we will teach you how to use it to remove a broken cable from iPhone/iPad.

Step 1 – Get a Sim Ejector Tool

Get a sim ejector tool in the smallest size possible because the charging port of an iPhone/iPad has a very small area. 

Step 2 – Insert the Sim Ejector in the Port

Insert the sim ejector inside the charging port and move it around to remove the broken piece of the charger. It may take more than a couple of tries to get the charger piece out.

This technique is easy but there's a risk of damaging the charging port pins. Therefore, only try if you can avoid touching the pins. 

If nothing works, you can try another method, but it requires you to be a bit tactful.

4. Using a Safety Pin and a Blackhead Pin

If you've ever picked a lock before, you can easily remove the charger stuck in iPhone with this technique. Jokes apart, here's how to get a broken charger out of iPhone using a safety and blackhead pin:

Step 1 – Get the Pins

For this method, you'll be needing:

  • A safety pin
  • A blackhead pin

Step 2 – Get to Work

Now, carefully insert the safety pin in the charging port and hold the broken piece in place. Using the blackhead pin, try prying it out.

As this method requires a bit of precision and a firm grip, it might take a few tries to hit the jackpot.

All 4 methods mentioned above are for instances where your charger broke off in your iPhone.

However, even if a small portion of the broken charger is sticking out of the port, you can use this next technique.

5. Using Nail Clippers

Nail clippers are the best way to pull the piece that is protruding out from the port.

Step 1 – Get Nail Clippers

Get small-sized nail clippers, preferably the ones used for cutting a baby's nails, as they can easily grab any piece sticking out of the charger. 

Step 2 – Grab the Broken Piece

Hold the edge that is sticking out of the charger, and pull till it's completely out.

And that's how to get a broken charger out of an iPhone with 5 quick and easy techniques.


A charger stuck in an iPhone's charging port can not only come in the way of you charging your phone, but it can cause the port pins to rupture and inflict more damage than expected. However, using the methods discussed in this article, you can remove the broken cable from your iPhone/iPad and prevent irreversible damage to your iPhone and its charging port.

As a safety precaution, you should always invest in high-quality lightning cables that are sturdy and reliable.

So, head over to our website to choose from our range of certified and bend-resistant cables.

For more tips and tricks regarding various smartphone issues, visit our blog.
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