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Old Nov 7, 2011, 03:42 PM   #1
Lioncrazz
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iPhone 4 Won't Charge Past 4% - Anyone else ever experience this?

I just started having this issue with my iPhone 4 last night. The iPhone is about a year old. I did not realize that my iPhone was doing this until I woke up this morning. When I plug the iPhone into the charger, it responds as if it is plugged in, and then goes back and forth between "charging" and "fully charged" for a few seconds until a "Charging with this accessory" appears on the screen. Then, it does not charge it at all, acting as if nothing is plugged into it.

I am using my original charger and I have tried 3 other chargers. When the phone dies, it will recognize the charger and charge it enough for it to turn back on and go to 4% but then it dies after a few minutes again and I have to go through the waiting period for it to turn back on and charge up to 4% again. Same thing happens whether it is in the car, plugged into the wall, or the computer.

Anyone else ever experience this? Please help!
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Old Nov 7, 2011, 06:41 PM   #2
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What happens when you leave it plugged in to the computer? Same thing?

Have you done a hard reset? Hold down the home and power button for 10 seconds or so until it reboots? If that fails the battery is probably shot.
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Old Nov 8, 2011, 03:42 PM   #3
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You could also try plugging it in, then shutting the phone off.. See if it charges without the phone running.

If not, I'd suggest a restore. If an apple store is close, you could try popping in there to see what they say. Even if it's not under warranty, they might still replace it as this isn't a very common issue. Can't hurt to try anyways
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Old Nov 9, 2011, 12:25 AM   #4
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Is there any possibility the phone is liquid damaged near the dock connector?

This is the first thing the apple store will check. If so, you'll be on your own to finance a replacement @ $149 for a service part. If not and you're still in warranty you may be in luck.

That said, a restore will be the first order of business in either case, so IF you can get it backed up... do so, and try a Restore as new device on your own... NOT FROM BACKUP. Then take it in and see...

how to check for liquid damage externally:



even slightly pink will be a YES... so get a light and check it out.
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Old May 25, 2013, 10:48 AM   #5
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@lioncrazz i too have the same problem with my iphone today!!!
can u help me ?
actually what was the problem ? did u repair it?

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I just started having this issue with my iPhone 4 last night. The iPhone is about a year old. I did not realize that my iPhone was doing this until I woke up this morning. When I plug the iPhone into the charger, it responds as if it is plugged in, and then goes back and forth between "charging" and "fully charged" for a few seconds until a "Charging with this accessory" appears on the screen. Then, it does not charge it at all, acting as if nothing is plugged into it.

I am using my original charger and I have tried 3 other chargers. When the phone dies, it will recognize the charger and charge it enough for it to turn back on and go to 4% but then it dies after a few minutes again and I have to go through the waiting period for it to turn back on and charge up to 4% again. Same thing happens whether it is in the car, plugged into the wall, or the computer.

Anyone else ever experience this? Please help!
i too have the same problem can u help me
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Old May 25, 2013, 11:24 AM   #6
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Best buy sent it back to refurb it. They told me that there was an issue with one of the internal components.
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Old May 27, 2013, 05:43 AM   #7
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That's great news. And as long as they don't detect anything considered accidental you'll get a replacement. Keep us posted.
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