Iphone charging issue

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by ynblood, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. ynblood macrumors member

    Sep 15, 2007
    When I let my iphone battery completely drain it will not recharge with either one of my wall chargers. I tried using my Griffin and the charger I got with the iphone. The only way to charge the iphone when it is completely drain is plug it into my computer. About 5 minutes later the computer sees the iphone. I then can use my wall charger and it will put a full charge on it. The wall chargers work any other time say if the battery is half drained but I can't let the battery drain all the way down. Any suggestions on this problem..

    Thanks :)
  2. DPA macrumors 65816


    The wall chargers should recognize it. If you leave your iPhone out of juice for a while it just takes longer to charge it up until you can use it. When you plug it into the wall does it at least show a battery with a little red blinking and the charge bolt under it? If so, this means the battery is charging.

  3. pisces03x macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2008
    It can take up to like, 15 minutes though for that to appear can't it?

    Besides, it's not healthy to continuously drain and recharge the iPhone's battery. Apple recommends only draining it once a month to keep it from developing correctable "Digital Memory"
  4. ynblood thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 15, 2007
    Yes it was blinking red with a lightning bolt and I let it charge overnight and still it didn't charge. I also only let it drain once a month what Apple says. I have friends who have iphones and never had this problem. I guess off to the Genius Bar I go. Thank You both for your replys...
  5. DPA macrumors 65816


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    Genius Bar will help, hopefully. The charge from completely dead to usable depends on how drained your battery was but the longest mine took was 40 minutes and it was dead for about 6 hours.


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