Protect Your IPhone / IPod Sync Cable




You know sometimes we have destroyed our precious iPhone cable?
No More!

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Step 1: What Do You Need?

1. IPhone cable
2. Simple Pen

Step 2: Now What?

Break the pen and remove the spring from it.

Step 3:

The spring has to be rotated around the cable connections area .
you must to rotate the spring to the end to create a perfect protection.

Step 4: That's It...

For the best protection it has to be done on both sides of the cable.
Now the cable and the connections will maintain over time and save the cost of a new cable.


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32 Discussions


4 years ago

I did this for my wife's iPhone charger. It worked great for several months but then the cord started to fray where the spring ended. Guess I need to find a longer spring.


4 years ago

Apple will replace the cable during your first year .... I've had mine replaced twice since Feb 2014 at the Apple store


5 years ago

It's called a strain relief , it helps from fraying the cable Apple is notoriously known for this, good instrucable


5 years ago

Best idea ever, I've gone threw probabialy 15 iPhone cables because of shorted out ends!


6 years ago on Introduction

This is great I always break my headphones at the jack and I will use this for them, thanks!


6 years ago on Introduction

This is a good idea except that it could short out the connections and stuff upi your ipad or iphone. I have used sugru on mine for cable repairs.


6 years ago on Step 4

omg thank you so much i am almost through my second cable this helped so much!


7 years ago on Introduction

Hi Ornevo,
This is a very good tip.Thank you very much for posting.I tried it out on my cables,works well.I guess you deserve a price.All the best.

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I have been using sugru, but this solution is simpler and recycles junk ballpoint parts. Bravissimo.