Iphone 5s went dead - What happened?

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  1. Alundra macrumors regular

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    My iphone 5s went dead some minutes ago with about 60% battery, it wouldn't turn on by simply holding down the power button, so I searched online and found out about trying to turn it on by holding both power and home buttons.

    It finally turned on but now it was asking me to connect it to Itunes, which I did and now it tells me it has to restore the iphone which is what iam doing right now.

    Question is, why did this happen? Even if it works fine after the restoration should I be alarmed and send it to apple?

    Nothing like this ever happened to the iphone or to my ipad.

    Thanks!
     
  2. iolinux333 macrumors 68000

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    If I had to take a wild guess I'd guess that some of the SSD got corrupted and now needs to be reformatted. If it ever happens again see if you can look at the crash logs.
     
  3. Alundra thread starter macrumors regular

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    Update:

    It seems the itunes did not do the usual restoration but just reinstalled the firmware and now my iphone is exactly like it was just before it went dead. I can even see the recently opened apps that I went to just before it went dead, so it did not format the whole iphone.

    Weird huh?
     
  4. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    That's most likely because you had a very recent backup.
     
  5. Alundra thread starter macrumors regular

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    I did not have my apps backed up on the PC or any backup whatsoever
     
  6. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    You probably have it setup to backup in the cloud.
     
  7. Alundra thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes I do, but it couldn't possibly have downloaded 10 gigs of apps in 16 minutes, my internet is not that fast lol it would at least take a day
     
  8. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Just be happy you got your phone back up and running again with nothing lost. It could have been much worst.
    Keep making those backups often, the 6 is just around the corner. :cool:
     
  9. iolinux333 macrumors 68000

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    What do you mean by that? Sounds sinister. Or at least cynical?
     
  10. Saint.Icon macrumors regular

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    I'm sure they're secretly out to get you, rather than just giving helpful advice by suggesting that you back up your data often.
     
  11. iolinux333 macrumors 68000

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    I'm just asking how the new iPhone coming out should have a relationship with how often I back up? I don't see the relationship.
     
  12. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Try to cope with it!:p

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    It has no relationship whatsoever.

    I think you're missing my point completely.
     
  13. iolinux333 macrumors 68000

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    Well I'll open my mind to the universe and syncronize with your energy waves. Perhaps I'll understand your point then. :D
     
  14. umarstc macrumors newbie

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    I have 4 pics of iphone 5s same prablem stunly dead i dont have solution
     
  15. Bobby Corwen macrumors 68030

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    I can't even handle holding this boxy bloated 5s in my hands anymore!

    It's way too thick!
     

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