Is there any way I can get my iPhone 5S back on?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Emily302313, Mar 26, 2017.

  1. Emily302313 macrumors newbie

    Mar 26, 2017
    My iPhone 5S won't turn on and is unresponsive. My iPhone has recently been playing up where you have to hold the charger slightly to one side in order for it to charge. However, a few days ago it wouldn't charge at all, and the charging symbol isn't showing. Also, the home button broke a while back, I've still tried to hold the home and power buttons down although nothing happened. I also tried connecting it to the computer with a brand new lightning cable, but still the phone didn't respond, and iTunes didn't recognise that anything had been connected.
  2. htc fan macrumors 6502

    Jan 25, 2011
    I think it time to get a new phone. Maybe the battery is finished
  3. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    With all the issues you're experiencing, it's likely in need of replacement or replacing the battery.
  4. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Take it to the Apple Store and get the price of repair and make your choices from there. If you do not want to spend a lot of money you may be able to get a new battery and home button installed but with labor you are approaching the worth of the device.

    Find out how much, that is free and the go from there.
  5. Freakonomics101 macrumors 68000


    Nov 6, 2014
    Depending on the price of the repair, you can easily get a 5s on Swappa for around $150.
  6. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    It's possible that you just have a lot of pocket lint or debris in the lightning port. Try cleaning it out with a toothpick.
  7. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    I don't disagree pocket lint can prohibit the iPhone from charging, but I think there is more going on here with the battery indicator not responding and it sounds like the phone is in poor shape, being it's at least two years old.
  8. G.McGilli macrumors regular

    Oct 19, 2015
    Don't forget - there is a recall on right now for that phone through Apple.

    Plug in your serial number - and see if it is one of the affected that have the wake button issue. I couldn't restore using home/wake either. Mine had the button issue, and had also developed a battery issue and Apple took care of it all for me free of charge...

    SORRY - I though it was your WAKE button that was broken....
  9. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
  10. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    Sounds like the connector where you plug in the lightning cable is broken. If you live near an Apple Store, take it in and have them look at it.
  11. vikingjunior macrumors 65816


    Aug 17, 2011
  12. Analog Kid macrumors 601

    Analog Kid

    Mar 4, 2003
    I had this problem with my 5...
  13. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Sounds like it has many issues and time to move on.
    See if Apple can help you out with a replacement. If they try to charge you $269 for a replacement I wouldn't bother wasting the money and would just get an SE or something newer with that money.

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