For weeks, I had the issue of my phone not charging as soon as I plugged in the lightning cable. I suspect it could be because of dirt that has accumulated over the years. How do I safely clean the charging port of my phone?
I do not want to damage any parts. I live in Germany. So would prefer to hear about any extra equipments (if required) that can be purchased easily and at affordable prices in Germany.
Things that I have tried already is to use a tooth pick to remove dust/lint. However, on closer inspection, I see that dust has sort of accumulated on the walls of the inside of the charger. It looks a bit sticky as well. So, I am not sure how to go about it.
Additionally, I would like to know how to protect the charging port from dust accumulation. Suggestions particular to iPhone 6 would be welcome.