iPhone 5S "dying" early

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by applesoundgear, Nov 22, 2015.

  1. applesoundgear macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2012
    #1
    For several months now, my iPhone randomly dies when it has a sizeable amount of battery left. Today for example, it died with 24%. I couldn't turn it back on because it said it needed to be charged. Ten minutes later it allowed me to turn it on. It then said it had 21% and shut off instantly. Two hours later (without charging it) I managed to turn it on again. 11%. Used it on a metro ride until it hit 5% and it shut off.

    Other times it's died with ~15% and I've never been able to turn it back on until charging. Sometimes it happens around 5%, but one time it happened with ~35%. Has anyone else experienced this problem?

    I honestly can't remember if this was happening before I updated to iOS 9. I recently enrolled in the beta program and am running Beta 3 of iOS 9.2 (I think that's the version). I do know for sure that this was an issue long before I signed up for that.
     
  2. johnhurley macrumors 6502a

    johnhurley

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2011
    #2
    Take it to Apple Store have them run diagnostics on it ask if battery should be replaced.
     
  3. chscag macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2008
    Location:
    Fort Worth, Texas
    #3
    I agree. It sounds like your battery may need replacing. If your 5s is out of warranty, Apple will replace the battery for $70.
     
  4. mivara macrumors regular

    mivara

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2015
    Location:
    Denmark
    #4
    My 5S did the exact same thing. Try your local Apple Shop. I lived with it for a while on my 5S but I had to charge it whenever I was around a computer and carried an external battery wherever I went (almost). That really sucks. My local Apple Shop couldn't help me since I'd had my screen replaced in an unofficial shop (bye bye warrant) and I didn't want them to examine it and end up charging me just for that.
     

Share This Page