Shows fully charged (plug icon), but isn't taking a charge. A;ready tried reboot/restore.
I have an iPhone 3G which will not fully charge.
The first time this happened it ran down to just showing the red bar & wouldn't switch on.
I tried rebooting, restoring, and finally took my phone to the Apple Store.
They said it was out of warranty,so wouldn't help me.
I took it to an independant repair shop & they took it apart and said they could find nothing wrong with the charging circuits and didn't know why the phone wouldn't pick up a charge.
A few frustrated days later I blew into the bottom of the phone, plugged it in, and amazingly the apple logo appeared and it started charging.
No problems for about 2 months.
Then two nights back, the same thing.
When I plug the charger in, it shows the phone is fully charged (plug symbol, rather than lightning symbol), but if I take the charger out, it's not charged at all.
Even thought it was plugged in and registering the plug symbol, it ran to empty & couldnt turn it on again.
The old, faithful, blowing into the bottom of it, didn't work this time!
I've tried rebooting, restoring, charging with 2 different iphone 3G leads, charging from socket & charging from PC.... NOTHING
Why won't my battery take a charge, and why does it say it is full when plugged in, but actually not charging up at all?
Re: Shows fully charged (plug icon), but isn't taking a...
Get a can of air and blow it into the 30-pin connector and headphone jack to clear the phone of dust and build-up. This should clear up the problem. I learned this from an Apple Store Genius Bar associate.
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1How to Pair a Bluetooth Device With an iPhone
On the iPhone, click on the
"Settings" icon. It looks like a gear. Then press on the "General"
button. Select "Bluetooth" and then "Turn Bluetooth On." The phone is
now ready to be connected to the Bluetooth device.
Connect the iPhone Bluetooth travel cable that comes with the iPhone-approved Bluetooth device into the USB 2.0 port on the computer. Do not plug it into the USB port on the keyboard.
Connect the iPhone to the other
end of the cable. The cable goes into the data connection slot on the
bottom of the iPhone. There is another slot on the top of the cable
into which the Bluetooth device should be plugged in.
Wait while the computer loads to
recognize there is something plugged into it. Either a screen will pop
up or an icon will appear on the desktop to let you know that the
computer is recognizing there is a iPhone plugged into it.
Let the Bluetooth device charge
with the iPhone for about one hour. You can tell when the device is
fully charged by viewing the status light on the device. It will be an
amber color until it charges completely. Once the charge completes, it
will turn green.
Remove the Bluetooth device and
the iPhone from the cable that is plugged into the computer's USB port.
Push the button on the top of the Bluetooth device. This allows the
calls to now go through the Bluetooth device instead of straight to the
hold down the home and power button until you see the plug into itunes symbol. Once that is done start up itunes. then plug you're iphone into your computer via usb. but not until itunes is started. it should prompt you to do a restore.
I was having pretty much the same problem. My iPhone 3G needed charging so I plugged it in using the usb cable and AC adapter. Hours later, when I went to check on it, the display was stuck at the red "dead battery" indicator, and would not charge.
I tried performing a hard reboot several times (holding down the home button and power button for 10 seconds), but that didn't help at all. I thought I was going to have to do a factory reset and restore, but I decided to try one more thing first... I put the phone into DFU mode and when iTunes automatically launched, instead of proceeding any further, I cancelled the operation and rebooted the phone. It then started up properly (although still in need of a charge) and is now charging as it should.
Hope it works for you as well. If so, please pay it forward and post this solution for someone else that is having the same problem : )
Try to reboot the iPod, just in case it has crashed
Hold the top button and the home button
for about ten seconds.
A bug can stop the screen from displaying, sometimes you can
the problem by doing the reboot. If you still see nothing on the
screen, try to plug the iPhone in to the computer and try the reboot
If you are still unsuccessful in
turning on the iPod, but the iPod shows up in iTunes, try restoring from
iTunes to fix any
bugs causing the issue
iPod in to your PC, go into iTunes and click the iPod's icon on the
left side of
In the iPod Summary Screen, click on the restore button and agree
to the prompt
asking if you really want to restore the iPhone's software.
If you are still unsuccessful in
turning on the iPod, but the iPod doesn't show up in iTunes, try putting
the iPod into recovery mode
You can put the iPod into recovery mode if it has
a charged battery.
Start by holding down the home button before connecting it
to iTunes, then continue to hold the button until iTunes recognizes
that the iPod's in recovery mode.
Recovery mode allows you to perform a restore when you're when an
iPod fails to turn on or
display anything on the screen.
Broken logic board or dock connector. If Apple doesn't
replace it for you, you can find the parts at iPhone
3GS Repair and there is a guide
that shows you how to put in the part at iPhone
Step 1. Turn off your iPhone.
Step 2. Hold down the power and home button.
Step 3. When you see the Apple logo, release the power button but continue holding the home button down.
Step 4. Open iTunes and wait for it to tell you that its in restore mode.