iPhone 6s bricked itself - dead.

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  1. Omega Mac macrumors 6502

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    Ok so it's covered under warranty but I wanted to share experience to see if this is common.

    I was using it a few minutes previously and probably above 80%... took it out of my pocket a minute since I last looked at it, noticed the screen wasn't flashing on, pressed the button, nothing, black screen, that was it. I hadn't been using it when it fail. It failed while in sleep. So no leading signs.

    Plugged it into power. Nothing.

    Is it possible if the solid state storage become too full it dies? This would be hard to believe since surely the system reserves space. This phone is actually a replacement phone based on previous call quality issue. Will I be on my third iPhone shortly?

    ... at least it didn't combust! Small mercies :)
     
  2. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    The memory being full will not kill your phone.

    Sorry, but time to visit the Apple store.
     
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    Omega Mac thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No Apple stores here...but they swap out same day by courier if serious... however good news a hard reset brought it back to life, which maybe I didn't do right the first few times. It's not a new thing to hard reset an iDevice but this was a bit weirder. Hmmm...
     
  4. foxconn Suspended

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    I disagree. It can temporarily:

    My friends iPhone 6 just last week decided to after she tried taking a picture and got a message saying there's no more storage. Dismissed the message and the phone shut off and refused to power on. She has to do a dfu restore to get it working again.
     
  5. noobinator macrumors 601

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    Glad to see you got it to do a hard reset. I've learned to not panic when it seems to stop responding. Usually if you wait a few minutes a hard reset will do the trick.
     
  6. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Isolated case. I know many with full iPhones and they have never bricked. In fact they never even shut off.

    And it turned out that even the OP's phone was NOT bricked.
     
  7. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    Sounds like there is something More going on here. It wouldn't hurt to give Apple a call and at least have it on file in case it happens again. They may have feedback other than you know.
     
  8. Awder macrumors newbie

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    Same thing happened to me yesterday, iPhone 6S, a month old worked perfectly. Put the phone down and maybe 10 min later is was completely bricked. Did not respond to anything, no hard reset. Took it to the Genius Bar, they had the same experience, no one could get it to work or do a hard reset. Got a appointment for Monday, will probably get a new one instead. will let you guys know.
     
  9. Omega Mac thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for replies. It's always good to remind those to backup but on iPhone I'm sure it's much more common than on Android.

    iPhone backup with iTunes and Photos is generally perfect. A lot better than earlier Samsung Kies I used on a few devices and how many on Android people backup locally? I know someone just lost a device Had no backup anywhere.
     

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