Battery meter is incorrect

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Splitbolt, Aug 29, 2015.

  1. Splitbolt macrumors regular

    Jun 18, 2015
    The battery meter on my iPhone 5 is not correct. Last night my phone died when the meter said it had over 50%. Today the meter got stuck at 100% until I rebooted it and is now stuck at 96%.

    Before I purchase a new battery, I just want to be sure that this issue is with the battery and not the phone itself. I would think that the meter was a function of the phone by measuring the voltage or maybe just counting down the usage time and estimating it, but I am not sure.
  2. batting1000 macrumors 604

    Sep 4, 2011
    Try a restore before anything. When the setup screen comes up, do it as a new phone, not from backup.
  3. Splitbolt thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 18, 2015
    Won't that delete all of my stuff? :(
  4. garirry macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2013
    Canada is my city
    It may not work, but you may want to calibrate your battery. Fully charge your phone and let it die multiple times until the battery meter is accurate.
  5. 8rlee8 macrumors regular

    Dec 4, 2013
    Have you tried taking it to Apple to see if it qualifies for the iPhone 5 battery replacement program? You are having the same issues I had when I had an iPhone 5 and apple replaced it on the spot.
  6. Splitbolt thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 18, 2015
    I did that 6 months ago and found that it didn't qualify, so I replaced the battery myself using the iFixIt kit.

    This is actually what I have been doing since the phone has been dying without notice. But it doesn't seem to help at all.

    Even this morning, the phone still said 100% on it until I rebooted it.

    Before ordering a new battery kit, I just want to be sure that it's not the phone. If it's the phone, I'll just wait a couple weeks and get the new 6S.
  7. ABC5S Suspended


    Sep 10, 2013
    Maybe its the battery you bought. OEM or some cheapo from another source, not Apple.
  8. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Have you tried using one of the battery capacity apps and seeing what capacity your battery is at now?

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