Phone shuts off with lot of battery left

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by audiokeeffe, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. audiokeeffe macrumors member

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    My 4s sometimes shuts itself off, without the battery being low. It usually happens when I'm taking a short video or photos. The phone shuts off and the charge battery sign appears, but after a minute or two, I can turn the phone back on and it says 20% or even higher sometimes.....It makes no sense. Today when I was taking a video, it said 1% left, so I quickly connected the charger before it shut off, and it automatically changed to 63% !!!! What's going on with it?
     
  2. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Battery is failing. Replace it.
     
  3. johannnn macrumors 6502a

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  4. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    At end of a battery's life, the meter is useless.

    Symptoms of a failing battery: Dies all of a sudden, very quick to charge to 100%
     
  5. imhereareyou macrumors regular

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    Did you recently upgrade to ios7?

    I don't think that is it. Mine is a brand new phone and does it at 13% and jumps around quite a bit. I also have the 5 and it did it since the update...
     
  6. R.Stoychev macrumors 6502a

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