Iphone 5s dock doesn't allow phone to charge to 100%

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  1. Dstopsie macrumors 6502a

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    Hi everyone

    I was wondering if anybody else noticed that when you place the new iPhone 5S on the dock it does not charge to 100%. First night I thought okay we'll maybe I didn't seat the phone properly in the dock and it only charged it to 98%. The last night when I charged my phone I made sure it was fully in the dock and pressed all the way down, seated properly, etc.

    Sure enough I wake up this morning and again it's not charged to 100%, again only charged to 98%

    I have had Apple docks before and never had this issue. To get the phone to charged to 100% I had to take it out of the dock and plug the lightning cable directly into the phone

    Is anyone else experiencing this issue with the dock?
     
  2. supermassive macrumors regular

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    The dock is no different than the cable. Why should it behave differently? You didnt mention how long you charged the phone untill you removed it. I suppose that you didnt wait long enough. The last few % take always the longest.
     
  3. wxman2003 Suspended

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    Reboot your phone right away. If it comes back up at 100% instead of 98%, calibrate battery by letting it drain to zero, and then fully charge. What you are doing is adding a trickle charge by connecting to cable again. Or download boost magic and it will charge, trickle carge, and top off to get it to 100%. I use that app once a month and it kept my 5 battery in great condition.
     
  4. matttye macrumors 601

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    I thought that as it took ages to go from 98%-100%, but did eventually. But that was while it was sat on my desk, awake.

    My phone always comes off the charger at 100% when it's been on there overnight.
     
  5. Dstopsie thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Charged from 10pm last night til 530 am today

    That's long enough to charge it to 100%

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    Already did that. Phone showed 100% then reverted back to 98%

    I also reset network settings, same thing showed 100% then went to 98%

    Plugged in cable directly to phone and went to 100% within 5 minutes and stayed there. This is a dock issue

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    But are you using the new 5s DOCK?

    I don't have an issue charging it to 100% when it's not on the dock my post just wanted to if anybody else using the dock is having trouble getting the phone to 100%
     
  6. matttye macrumors 601

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    Yeah I have the dock!
     
  7. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    Either there is a problem with your dock or your phone. I have the 5S dock although I'm using it with my 5 until my 5S arrives. The phone always charges to 100%.
     
  8. wxman2003 Suspended

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    Since he can charge to 100% with just the cable, I would agree that it is the dock. If it was his phone, even the cable would not be able to get it to 100%.
     
  9. Dstopsie thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The phone charges fine with the cable. Goes to 100% each time. It's when it's on the dock it won't charge past 98%.
     
  10. Popsie macrumors member

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    Got the same problem with the Belkin dock. Every morning ( the phone is on the dock all night) it only charges to 98 %.
    When i reset the phone, even after an hour when i'm at work, it goes tO 100 % and stays there until it as normal goes back to 99,98....
    It is certainly a phone thing.
     
  11. MoxFulder macrumors newbie

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    I got the same problem. The new 5S dock with iPhone 5S only charges to 98%. When i use the cable directly, it always charges to 100%.

    Cheers
     
  12. aziatiklover macrumors 68030

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    Ya probably need to get the dock exchange because mine is working fine! 100% everytime unless I remove it before of course.
     

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