iPhone 5 plugged in but losing charge

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Roguetash, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. Roguetash macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2012
    So I have my beautiful iPhone 5 plugged in and it's currently running pandora but it's still losing charge.

    Anyone have any ideas to why this might be happening?

  2. julius071 macrumors regular

    May 15, 2011
    I have a similar problem too, when I charge my phone over night and I see it as 100% and once I remove the charger, it comes to 99%. I'm planning to go to the Apple store tomorrow and get it fixed.
  3. Roguetash thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2012
    Looks like I may have to see a Genius about my problem then :cool:
  4. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    Neither of these are really problems, it's quite possible to use the battery quicker than the phone is able to charge itself, and dropping 1% off unplugging is not something to be concerned about.
  5. julius071 macrumors regular

    May 15, 2011
    Well, it's a brand new phone and you want everything to be working the a great manner.
  6. bamafever09 macrumors regular


    Aug 6, 2008
    Hoover/Tuscaloosa Alabama
    It may have something to do with it being new and trying to calibrate the battery. Total guess but makes sense to me.
  7. Furifo macrumors 6502

    Jun 1, 2010
    Are you plugged in via USB to a computer or are you using the wall charger?
  8. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020


    Oct 25, 2009
    Almost certainly a computer. Most people charge with computers that do not provide enough amperage like a wall charger will. Try charging it with a beefed up iPad wall charger vs. a USB 1.0 port. The iPad will probably charge your phone from toast to 100% in an hour, hour and a half.
  9. Rickity Rick macrumors member

    Sep 23, 2007
    This happened on my iPad also. I think it's the same thing as the MacBook Pro: it never fully charges to 100% when the battery is at 95% capacity.

    Say you have a MacBook Pro that is at 100% charge and plugged into the charger. You remove the charger and the MacBook Pro is then running on battery. You let the battery drain to 96% and plug it back in and you see that the battery won't charge.

    I think Apple is adopting this feature in their iPhones now.

    This is poorly explained. I'm sure someone can explain it a lot clearer.
  10. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020


    Oct 25, 2009
    You can't overcharge your battery. :D
  11. mojo pin macrumors regular

    mojo pin

    Sep 4, 2012
    I don't know if this is at all the same issue but I've noticed that in the mornings when my alarm goes off, if I've hit the snooze a bunch of times, the battery reading will be under 100% when I finally wake up despite the fact that it's still plugged in to the charger. So I'll unplug it, then plug it back in and the weird thing is that as soon as it's plugged in again, it will suddenly show it's 100% charged even though it's not.

    Anyone else having that happen? It kind of sucks not having that full charge when I unplug it in the moring (unless I want to plug it back in again and let it charge back up). I didn't notice that happening the first 5 or 6 days I had the phone... It's just been the last few days.
  12. A420Turbo macrumors member

    Aug 17, 2010
    I was using tomtom the other day and went to check something and saw this. Now I get the part where u can be using more power than the phone can charge but the battery icon stayed that way even after closing every app with nothing running and was still losing battery. I would have to manually unplug the phone and plug it back in to get it to charge again. Already happened to me twice other than that no complaints with the phone.

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