iPhone died and now it won't charge

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  1. Splitbolt macrumors regular

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    Last night when I went to bed at 10PM my iPhone 5 had at least 50% charge. I woke up at 2AM to find it completely dead and non responsive. I plugged it in and it started booting up, I went back to sleep. 2.5 hours later at 4:30AM I look at the phone and see that it only has 2% charge. It won't move from 2%. I tried rebooting it and unplugging it, no change.

    What's going on?!?! I don't want to have to buy a new iPhone right now when the 6S will be out so soon. I am worried that the phone will die within minutes after I unplug it.


    ETA: now after unplugging and rebooting it again it says it has 100% charge lol.
     
  2. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Sounds like you need to visit the Apple Store and get it looked at. After a reboot and a reinstall there is little more you can do. Sounds like something was running like crazy in the background. Sometimes when very low on power thing do not work well and you phone may not have been displaying the battery correctly. Maybe all is well now?

    Could I ask why you do not plug your phone in when you go to bed?
     
  3. Splitbolt thread starter macrumors regular

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    I didn't reinstall anything.

    A few times in the past the battery meter has acted weird, but it was while doing something. For example, around 8 months ago while trying to deposit a check using my bank's app the phone would go dead while there was 13% power left. I was able to make phone calls no problem, but every time I tried to deposit that check it died.



    Why would I do that?
     
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    Never mind as I see you are not going to be open to that suggestion.
     
  5. perkedel macrumors 6502a

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    The 5 you say?
    That battery probably at end of life. Get it looked at and replaced.
     
  6. Splitbolt thread starter macrumors regular

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    What suggestion?
     
  7. Splitbolt thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, it's a 2 year old iPhone 5. But I replaced the battery about 6 months ago.
     
  8. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Did Apple replace the battery or is it a third party battery?
     
  9. Serickmetz macrumors 6502

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    Did you try slamming it against the wall a few times? That's fixed many problems for me in the past!
     
  10. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    So that your phone is fully charged for the next day.

    At least that's why I do it. That and the fact that my screen is on all night because I use my phone as my nightstand clock. If I were to leave it on all night with the screen on and not plugged in I'd find it either dead in the morning (causing my alarm not to go off) or with very low power.

    I guess the better question would be, why would you NOT do that.
     
  11. Splitbolt thread starter macrumors regular

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    I got it from ifixit, they were recommended here.
     
  12. Splitbolt thread starter macrumors regular

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    I never heard of this before. Would you fill up your vehicle's gas tank every day as well?
    That question doesn't make any sense to me. It's the same as me asking you why you don't fill your car's gas tank up every day. Does that make any sense to you?

    By what you said, you need to charge your phone every night. I don't, so I don't see why I would do so unless there was a reason.

    I typically charge my phone whenever it gets to around 30%.
     
  13. perkedel macrumors 6502a

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    you may have a bad one. see if they can get a replacement for you.
     
  14. chrfr macrumors 603

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    It definitely sounds like a faulty battery. At this point it's probably worth replacing it again.
     
  15. Splitbolt thread starter macrumors regular

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    Just as an update, it read 100% battery charge all day today until now. I gave it a reboot holding both the power button and the home button and when I came back on it's at 96%.

    Do you still think it's the battery or is it the phone reading the battery incorrectly?

    Thanks.
     
  16. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Need to no. I generally go to bed with about 60-75% remaining on my iPhone 6+ and I get up at 5:45 am and go to bed around midnight.

    What I don't want is to have to plug my phone in during the day. That would mean transporting an extra cable to work because that's where I spend most of my time.

    It's easier to just plug it in at night when I go to bed, forget about it and wake up in the morning with a full charge.

    But we all do what works best for us.

    But waking up to a 30% charge and then knowing I'm going to have to plug it in at some point at work is not my idea of a good start to the day.

    As to the example you pose, you can look at it that way if you like. The difference for me though is I'm not paying to charge my phone every night (fill it up). I pay once a month when I get my electric bill and I guarantee you that charging over night has a negligible impact on that bill.
     
  17. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    If the pump was at your house and could fill up your car while you slept without you really doing anything extra, seems like plenty of people would have their tanks full every morning.
     
  18. Splitbolt thread starter macrumors regular

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    This is almost like a religious thing. Do you guys mind doing this elsewhere?
     
  19. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    This is why @Newtons Apple made his comment earlier.
    I'm not the iPhone charging police and this is your iPhone so charge it how you want and when you want, I was merely responding to your earlier question with my viewpoint.

    That's been given. You have a different viewpoint. Fair enough.
     
  20. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Yep . . . . . sometimes it is just not worth the effort. :p
     
  21. Splitbolt thread starter macrumors regular

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    My viewpoint on charging every night or not has nothing to do with the topic of this thread.

    Are you trying to tell me that newtons apple's suggestion has to do with charging every night AND my battery issue? I seriously doubt it, but I would love to hear any explanation of a possible correlation. But we both know that's not going to happen since one thing has nothing to do with the other. Newtons apple just wants to take his ball and leave because I'm not doing what he thinks I should do.

    As for me, I'm only concerned about the battery issue, I really don't care how people charge their phones.
     
  22. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, it seems like people have moved on from that aspect of it.
     
  23. Newtons Apple, Aug 29, 2015
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    Not left, just know when it is best not to argue with some people. You have choices and so do I. I am not telling you to charge your phone while sleeping, that is your choice. I merely asked why and you could tell it set you off!:p

    That is your choice, too, but it I not worth arguing over.

    I still have the ball and I am very much still here!:cool:
     
  24. Splitbolt thread starter macrumors regular

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    You said that you had a suggestion, so you admit that it has nothing to do with this thread and it's only about charging every night?

    You say it's best not to argue with some people, which is why I am wondering what you are even doing in this thread? It's clear that you don't want to discuss the issue I am having, instead you want me to follow your way of doing things. (which again, won't effect the issue I am having).

    Does it really bother you that much when people don't do things your way?
     
  25. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Not even a little bit but it is entertaining!:p
     
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