iPhone 5S - Dying at 8%?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by AceC, Oct 29, 2016.

  1. AceC macrumors member

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    I've had my iPhone 5S close to 3 years now (will be in January). I was using it tonight, when the screen suddenly went black; it didn't show the rotating wheel like it usually does when the battery dies. I push the power button, and it shows the charging logo. I plug it in, and it immediately comes back on and starts charging from 8%.

    Typically, it doesn't do this, though I have noticed the battery does seem to die much faster than it used to. Is something wrong with my battery? Or is it just general wear on it?
     
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  3. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    You just described a pretty common symptom of a failing battery.
     
  4. AceC thread starter macrumors member

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    That's what I was afraid of. Should I look into upgrading now? Or is it ok to just wait until it just dies completely?
     
  5. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    It's up to you. I can't stand using a phone with a screen that small, so I upgraded in 2014.
     
  6. Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

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    If you decide to upgrade and like that screen size, the SE is a great phone.
     
  7. itsray macrumors 6502

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    depends. apple can replace the battery for a cost. or you can just see if you can trade it in for anything and upgrade.
     
  8. Freakonomics101 macrumors 65816

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    Yep! I 100% agree. Access to VoLTE and the 6s internals alone is worth the upgrade.
     
  9. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    iPhone SE. Better battery life and you keep the form factor.
     

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