What does The Battery and A Lightning bolt mean when it shows up on the screen

gallinger

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jul 19, 2006
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Canada
No no, sry i wasnt clear enough, This is JUST the battery on the screen with a small Lightening bold UNDER it. its weird anyone? Just a black screen with this on it......
 

muradc

macrumors newbie
Oct 27, 2012
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I'm having the exact same problem. I left the phone plugged in for 12hrs. Still the battery icon is red & the phone doesn't start. When I press the power button it doesn't start either.

I even plugged it into my iMac but I dont see it showing up on itunes. Is the battery completely dead or is there a way to get the phone up & running?
 

rockyroad55

macrumors 601
Jul 14, 2010
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Phila, PA
I'm having the exact same problem. I left the phone plugged in for 12hrs. Still the battery icon is red & the phone doesn't start. When I press the power button it doesn't start either.

I even plugged it into my iMac but I dont see it showing up on itunes. Is the battery completely dead or is there a way to get the phone up & running?
Probably need to restore it. Hold the home button while plugging the phone into your computer. Don't let go until iTunes pops up with a message saying "Phone detected in recovery mode"
 

dotme

macrumors 6502a
Oct 18, 2011
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Iowa
I'm having the exact same problem. I left the phone plugged in for 12hrs. Still the battery icon is red & the phone doesn't start. When I press the power button it doesn't start either.

I even plugged it into my iMac but I dont see it showing up on itunes. Is the battery completely dead or is there a way to get the phone up & running?
Does it chirp when you plug it in? If not, could be bad charging cable or bad port. Hope it's a bad cable...
 

Ricky Smith

macrumors regular
Jan 28, 2006
220
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Boston, MA
If the lightning bolt doesn't show up under the battery it's not charging.

If it shows the battery with a plug symbol it's saying you need to plug it in
 
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