Question about Apple iPhone Smartphone
Hi.. my name is johnny. i recently bought an iphone.. and activated it.. now.. for some reason it wont charge up.. its just a blank, dark screen.. when i connect it to the wall charger, or the computer,, a battery sign pops up with this minimal red line, and it says CHARGING... PLEASE WAIT.... thats all it does.. nothing else,, ive tried to reset it in all possible ways, home and power button.. it just wont work.. ive charged for a few days now.. and thats all it does... when i disconnect the plug from the phone, the battery sign just fades into black.,, like it was dead.. showing nothing on the screen.. touuched all buttons.. no response....!!! im going crazy.. please help.. i bought it oct. 1,, people tell me to take it back to apple, but im not in the U.S... a friend told me that apple does a hard reset on the phone, not a soft reset.. please, if you know how to hard reset this ibrick , please, please let me know... thankz ....
I had this exact problem too - same as the first two posts anyway.
It seems to be just a software issue and was easily resolved for me with a full power off and reboot. Here is how to do that safely.
Plug in the phone using the wall socket charger, leave it for a few hours to get a charge (i know it doesn't look like its charging). Later, press the on/off button. The battery icon appears with just a thin red line. Let it go back to black. Then press the the on/off button and the menu button simultaneously for about 8 seconds. A red button should appear on the screen with a question asking if you want to power off the phone. Say yes. (I think it was a slide bar, but can't remember now.) Wait a few secs while the phone powers off. Then remove the power plug from the phone. Now reinsert the power plug. After a few (worrying) seconds of nothing, a white Apple logo appears in the middle of the screen, a few more seconds and the iphone main menu appears. No data has been lost, no settings are altered, and best of all, the battery shows a full charge and seems to be back to normal again.
Posted on Dec 31, 2007
Hi the way to restore it if when you plug it in to computer is as follows,
turn of phone fully by pressing and holding both power and select buttons until phone completely turns off , about 8 seconds, right now open itunes on your computer, now push and hold select button (round one with square symbol on it on front of phone) whilst holding this button plug in snc cable , i tunes will grab phone and make it visible ni itunes (this takes approx 6 seconds) now you can release select button and continue to restore iphone in itunes, hope this helps some of you.
Posted on Jul 02, 2008
Ok people, I Had the exact same problem, read every post I could find till my eyes bled... But what I did, and by no means was it magical, I'll see if you can solve it as we go....but first people suggested.... push the right buttons, in the right sequence, try the USB and reboot computer,some with the iphone on ,off,unhooked, hooked up.. try a wall outlet, try a car charger ect... some worked some didnt, I started thinking.. then some guy even said he took the phone apart, took the battery out, charged the battery and put it back in and it worked...now that would be fun after a night out ...Right there it dawned on me..Dont get me wrong, I tried all those suggestions with the exception of the opening of the iphone, looking on the ground for that little screw that went flying..method... what dawned on me was, that...very simply, that dust/lint/dirt gathering catchall opening on the bottom of the iphone could stand a little crud removal... after all, we all blew into our sega/nintendo games to insure a good connection when it froze up...sooo, I cleaned my iphone, and heard that magical iphone chirp...I also removed a pound of dust (I need a maid)... from the ihome I use...it prob wasnt always charging cleanly and fully, and perhaps when it runs down to "dead" that the draw needed from a computer charge may be too much for a USB ? or it freezes. and needs a good jolt...so those are my 2 cents, more like 50... good luck .. remember, there is a chance of an internal issue...or dead battery, but usually you'll get a few signs days/weeks before, this iphone just stopped accepting a charge an hour ago.....till now....
Posted on Dec 01, 2009
Turn on iTunes, plug in usb cable, now hold in top and home buttons till screen goes blank. Plug in cable to phone and pc, leave top button go, but keep finger on home button, iTunes will open phonem now follow prompts for recovery, mine said it wouldnt recover, but it works fine! Please note, I have already contacted my wireless network and have a replacement 3gs on its way, I suggest you do the same!
Posted on Jul 23, 2009
Hey everyone. I also have had the same problem and i have tried lots of things to try and combat these situations... but the one that has worked for only by trial and error was to make sure i plug the charger into my phone before i plug it into the wall. I have never had a problem until my phone ran out of juice..... The manual says to use your phone until the battery runs right down and shuts off.. I did that and when I went to charge it I couldn't get it to charge... So my last resort was to charge my phone with my laptop with the same method as I typed above no hard reset or special sequence of buttons to push. Just plug it into the phone first and then the wall or computer. all that that does is tells the phone to either prepare to sync or not...
Posted on Jan 07, 2010
EVERYONE - I AM ROAMING AND TRAVELLING, SO THIS HAPPENED FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER WITH A 3G - TOTAL NIGHTMARE.
I DID THE HOLDING MENU BUTTON PLUS HOLDING POWER BUTTON TOGETHER THREE TIMES AND EVENTUALLY THE APPLE SIGN CAME BACK, THE PHONE RECOGNIZED THE CHARGE AND STARTED WORKING AGAIN AFTER HOURS OF NOTHING.
THIS WAS A SIMPLE FIX AND THANK GOODNESS FOR THIS FORUM! ALL MY INFO WAS RETAINED.
SO HOLD POWER BUTON AND MENU BUTTON AT SAME TIME, HOLD DOWN FOR A LONG TIME ( COUNT TO 10 OR MORE) UNTIL THE APPLE LOGO COMES BACK AND THE PHONE STARTS TO CHIRP AGAIN.
I DID NOT TRY THE OTHER SUGGESTIONS, AND THIS WORKS WITH BOTH WALL SOCKET CHARGING AND COMPUTER CHARGING.
so annoying that the phone even did that--- my blackberry never used to act up like this!
Posted on Jul 30, 2010
All I can say is Captain Ron should be getting a monthly check from iPhone. You solved my problem by telling me to blow into the end of my phone. That is nothing short of brilliant, magical, unbelievable. The AT&T store couldn't even offer one solution except call the warranty office. Geezzzz. Thanks Ron.
Posted on Dec 09, 2009
Dude my phone wont even recongnized that theres a usb plugged into it...i tried getting a new usb chord and its still not working SOMEONE HEEEEELP!!!!
Posted on Jun 17, 2010
My phone will almost reset to factory settings then it says it was restored but just goes back to the red battery and lightning bolt. what do i do???
Posted on Aug 18, 2009
This seems to be a common problem, but thanks to a post on another forum it's solved. Phew.
Plug your iPhone into your computer with a USB cable. Reboot the computer. Give it a mo'. Voila. It's a nasty scary flaky bug but happily easily fixed.
Posted on Nov 22, 2009
Thank goodness I found this page. Basically, the night before my phone was at 61% battery level when it suddenly died. The next day, the red lightning bolt appeared (which actually meant the battery was empty-drained out....). I plugged my iphone into my laptop and connected to itunes. About 20-30min later the white Apple logo just suddenly appeared (I had been pressing both the on/off and select button a couple of times earlier). Then the iphone menu screen appeared. =D The battery level was at 5% then and now it is still connected on the laptop to fully charge it.
Posted on Mar 03, 2010
Just let it charge for while i wont show it charging but just leave it connected and the take the sim card out for a few second it should show a full battery charge now""""""""""""""
Posted on Apr 07, 2010
I had numerous battery problems, and after trying everything I came up with the simple solution.
Apparantly a faulty SIM card can do almost anything. I replaced my SIM and suddenly get great battery life each charge, faster internet, no dropped calls and no locking up screens.
Posted on May 02, 2010
To do A hard Reset you have to hold the power and home button for about 10 minutes straight.
Posted on Jul 11, 2010
Honestly this solved my iphone no-charging problem and it is straightforward. 1. make sure no timers/alarms are set on the phone 2. plug charge cable into the wall plug 3. now plug that into the wall 4. connect iphone (phone should be on, but in sleep mode). I swear to you it works even though it sounds funny.
Posted on Apr 08, 2010
If itunes won't recognize the phone, try what I did when I had that problem: Go to apple's website, download itunes (even if you already have it AND it's up to date), and install itunes....don't know why it worked for me...but it did. It has worked for many others too from what I've seen on the interweb.
Posted on May 08, 2008
Last night i plugged my iPhone 3GS into the wall to charge it and the battery level was around 50% ish, i unplugged this morning and realised it was only 94% and thought that was unusual, so i unplugged and plugged in again and i get the message "charging is not support with this accessory" i think, surley not, this is the standard apple charger that came with the cable and it has been charging my iPhone for nearly i year now........ i have tried all of the above solutions, turn it off and on again, clean it etc etc etc, nothing seems to work and i am still getting the error message, this is really doing my head in now, can anybody PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted on May 07, 2011
Solution #2 worked like a charm. Nice work!
Posted on May 13, 2010
How can i used my stored songs as ringtones
Posted on Jul 28, 2009
If you live in Canada , U.S or some country where is Post office offer CASH ON DELIVERY service , i'll take it off your hand and pay for your phone .
I need it for part... Impossible to fix it ,main board burnt . Apple can't fix it if you still have warranty and they will send you a brand new one....
Posted on Jul 19, 2008
There was nothing wrong with my iphone until it suddenly turned off with 53% remaining battery. I tried a number of things but eventually solution #4 worked.
Posted on Apr 27, 2010
Please help because my iphone doesnt have a software problem its jailbroken and its a 2g. its acually not charging cause its at 3 % charge and it wont turn on. i got the battery percentage for 2g cause i jailbroke it. ive tried all of the mothods above and they havnt worked. PLEASE HELP
Posted on Feb 22, 2010
Thanks. the reset kept taking me to the white apple logo... then it would go back to the thin red line battery logo... downloaded latest i tunes while my phone was connected by usb... and on it came like nothing every happened.... worst 1 hours of the week just ended!!!!!
Posted on Sep 21, 2009
My iphone wont charge from lap top or wall charger
Posted on Feb 05, 2011
I have had this same problem several times. After rebooting, unplugging & plugging etc., in the past I have been lucky. This time however nothing worked. I logged on here and tried every solution over and over. Finally, I plugged the phone to the MacBook Pro, pulled up iTunes and hit restart. I then held the menu and start on the phone for at least 1 minute, maybe more. I'm back! My suggestion to those who solve their problem is NEVER let the battery go dead. Thanks to all who posted, as I'm not sure which but one of them worked.
Posted on Feb 04, 2011
If you get a charging symbol it's probably just a defective battery. Bring it to the apple store to see if you get a replacement through them. If you can't, there are third party iPhone repair services, that will fixed it for cheap. Also, I found an DYI iphone repair guide, so you can do it yourself too, not that difficult. Part is available on ebay.
Posted on Jul 11, 2010
Ochiburi. u are a king! thankyou so much (solution 2) i was in despair cos i have no contract or warranty. as i have an ex-contract iphone. ur solution worked instantly! thankyou!!!
Posted on Jun 24, 2010
None have worked for me, can anyone tell me if replacing the battery will solve the problem? Guarantee has expired and I am just holding on for iphone 4.0 ebay has plenty of cheep options but I was hoping to save opening the iphone myself and changing the battery for a last resort
Posted on May 28, 2010
None of these methods have worked for me but my phone seems to have a worse issue. When I plug it into my computer I get an error screen that says "USB overcurrent notice!" Also when I plug my phone into my car charger I hear a hissing noise and the charger light dims. It sounds like my phones trying to draw more volts than standard. Has anyone else had such an issue? If so are there and solutions?
Posted on Mar 11, 2010
To have a little influence on your loading of the battery is to take out the battery and clean dry the contacts and use some little silicon grease film on the contacts that fitts the battery , the same as on some contacts of clocks what can have fauleterings by moisture to know that in summer you wareing some clothesand the change on humid environment and sweat it will protect the life of battery.
Posted on Jan 05, 2017
To power up, you consume Red Bull. But your phone just needs its adaptive fast charger. Try to find a good one.
Posted on Sep 02, 2016
Reboot your phone
Posted on Sep 03, 2015
Just clean the charger jack and you are set to go
Posted on May 26, 2015
This happened to me before i was terrified! what you need to do is either get your usb lead and change it with the original cable and put it into the plug and try it. if this doesnt work then get a charger [eurospar 5 euro]. this worked for me hope this helps.
Posted on Mar 10, 2015
Within the hardware breakdown front, it is also which there are a issue with the USB cable you're serves to connect the apple iphone for your computer or even power-adapter. The only method to check this really is to obtain entry to another apple iphone cable and use that certain rather. If you discover that it must be your own USB cable which broken, you can fix it by your Apple repairs.
Posted on Nov 19, 2014
Ok so my phone died and i went to charge and it like wont charge at all i tried that whole hold down on/off and circle button thingy and junk(btw its the iphone).. and yeahh well it didnt work!! okk soo what can i do??
Posted on Feb 05, 2011
Hi all i had this problem and this worked for me.
1. Plug your iphone into your PC with itunes open.
2.Give your PC a restart with your iphone still connected
3.Once your PC has restarted open itunes and your apple logo on your iphone should pop up.
Hope this helps
Posted on Feb 01, 2011
If you see the charging log, but it doesn't power up, it's most likely a battery issue. Take it to the apple store if they don't give you are replacement you can replace it yourself. Here's aguide on how to disassemble an iPhone. Maybe a tech savy friend can do it for you. If you want to have somebody else do it for you there are third party iPhone Repair Services.
Posted on Jul 21, 2010
Worked for me. THanks for the posting.
Posted on Sep 11, 2008
Thanks ! It worked for me...
Posted on Jul 12, 2008
Works for me!
Posted on Apr 25, 2008
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Posted on Oct 07, 2010
My I-phone is less than six ,months and all the sudden the middle button wont work or charge. Help anyone.
Posted on Oct 07, 2010
Just today my iPhone had dropped its charged to the point where it had only 1/4 left in red with battery image on face of phone with the inability to unlock, shutdown or anything. It was frozen! I tried pressing down on power button and the home screen button w/o any results. I tried charging my phone using a cable plugged to my laptop after having it charged from the wall outlet for over an hour. This wall unit was a universal plug so I thought after hours later that I should use my Apple wall/ usb cable for better results. No results!!! But guess what worked????? Connecting it to my iHome radio .....it actually began the process for it to be unlocked and I was able to see my home screen!!! Wierd....but estactic of the results and I can see that the battery red level is increasing so that soon it will be fully charged.
Hope this helps!
Posted on Jul 24, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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