iPhone 5s dead battery, won't even boot while plugged in

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mark-vdw, Jan 7, 2017.

  1. mark-vdw macrumors regular

    Jan 20, 2013
    Hey everyone, i've searched the forums for this but couldn't find any specific threads with the same problem.

    I have an iPhone 5s whose battery it so bad that it won't even boot after it's been plugged into power for 24h. It does show the "charging" screen when I plug it in, and it switches back to "please plug in" screen when I unplug it, so I'm pretty sure it's not a cable or connector issue. The battery had been getting worse (down to about 1 hour standby before it died) so I knew I needed to replace the phone sooner or later, but I wasn't expecting it to become completely bricked.

    I meanwhile bought a new phone and restored from backup so I'm up and running again, but I'm wondering whether there's any way I can still boot the old phone so I can wipe it before selling it used (I know there's people who buy broken phones for the parts). If I can't boot it to wipe it, I assume it's not safe to sell it used, even with Find my iPhone remote wipe activated, right? Does anyone have experience with this?
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Unless I could wipe it, I would never sell it.

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