iPhone 5 dying?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by l0gikb0mb, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

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    After a long day yesterday, my battery died. Came home, plugged it in and it was 9% before I went to bed. It was fully on.

    Woke up to no alarm and iphone wouldn't wake from sleep. Didn't turn on either. It finally turned on when I held both lock and home button for 10 seconds.

    Once on, it was 100% full charge. What happened??
     
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    miss.manson

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    Take it to apple. I would exchange it.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I thought I might have to. Could it be software though?

    Is it common to get a worse "grainy" screen or other defects in the refurbs they give you for warranty replacements?

    Edit: it seems after googling more, it looks like this is when iOS crashes so I'm guessing this is a totally software based problem.
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    If it only happened once... I wouldn't stress yet. I've had my phone shut off occasionally. I'd just watch it and set a back up alarm for a few days.
     
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    quietstormSD

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    I wouldn't sweat it. I'm sure you just need a hard reboot. How many times does your PC/MAC just fail? Tons of times. No reason why a smart phone that is almost like a computer wouldn't.
     
  6. macrumors member

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    I made a thread on it too, average about once a month. rare but it happends. The hardware is fine, it's the OS that's crashing I think.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors regular

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    So the phone dying and not responding to home or lock button is the crash still? I wouldn't think it's normal that a crash would stop the home and lock button from turning on the device.

    Had to hold both down for 10 Sec which is a hard reset I think.
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    The same thing happened to me twice. I noticed it after leaving it charging for too long (a couple of hours after 100%). It seems that it's not just responding to home button or power button presses immediately. I can wake it up by pressing the power button for 5 seconds or more. The screen will just light up then turn off for a split second. After that it will respond normally to home button or power button presses without even doing any hard resets.
    It might be a software issue or it's just how it's supposed to work.
     
  9. thread starter macrumors regular

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    So this happened again, first time since the thread started. It was during the night like last time, although it wasn't charging all night this time. It was almost 100% before I went to bed again.

    What's the deal? I woke up to no alarm again, iPhone wouldn't turn on unless I held both power button and home button for 10 seconds or whatever, a hard reset?

    Is this still a software problem? Two times within almost 3 months. Should i get a replacement.
     
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    Tyler23

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    Try a restore.
     

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