A couple of days ago I noticed that in the morning (after my iphone was plugged in overnight for at least 8 hours) my phone was only displayimg a little less than half of the battery was charged (before I unplugged it). It has gotten worse day by day since. Now it won't charge or sync. It is plugged in next to me right now and the screen is blinking from dead to the tiny sliver of red in the battery with a lightning bolt beneath it. Is there an iphone battery problem like the ipod one from a few years ago? I need my phone for work 7 days a week, what do I do? thanks xtofer
I've looked for others with the same problem as you, and I haven't found anything.
I have a few things for you to try, they're rather simple so you may have already thought of them.
First thought, try a different iPhone to USB2 cord.
Try a different type of iPhone charging unit, i.e., car charger, wall charger, etc... Best way to gain access to the more options would be at an Apple Retail store, at least you'll know that the cord you're trying definitely does work.
If the iPhone does connect to your computer, but won't sync or charge, see if you can get it to "Restore".
If you can't get it to recognize your iPhone at all, take it to an Apple Retail store and have them play with it at the Genius Bar.
If you're feeling DIY, try cleaning the contacts on both your iPhone and its cord with some denatured alcohol on a Q-Tip.
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Dan Crowley, 919.280.3101 iKnowApple.com
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If you turn it off, it will charge faster. I've done both. This morning my charge was very low. Then I noticed the plug became out of the socket. Try it both ways,see what happens. If you are charging with it on, have you closed all your apps? Double press the on/off button on the bottom front. Any open apps will appear half size. Place your finger on the app, and slide it UP and "OFF" the unit. Turn it off, try charging. Be sure your plugs are all the way in. If you try it turned off, the unit will briefly show your current charge, then turn itself off.
your going to have to take it to a apple store and have them look at it if you bought it within a year apple care is on the iphone however try to buy apple care plus for 99 bucks and if you need a new phone it only will be 49 bucks to replace..
Once you purchase the iphone,dont use it yet.Instead of using it right away,kindly charge your IPhone with the wall charger for 3 hrs.Please dont use the Iphone while charging.Kindly check always if the battery is full.Once its fully charged then that's the time that you can use the iPhone. Once fully charged, let the iPhone's battery fully drain.Please keep the iPhone off for 2 hours.Fully charge your iPhone and allow the battery to rest in the
fully charged state for two hours. (You may use your iPhone during this
time as long as the iPhone is plugged in).Repeat the third and fourth step a maximum of three times if you feel your battery indicator is inaccurate.
Here are some tips for your everyday charging for your IPhone: #1 - Charge your iPhone throughout the day when available. Charge EVERY
night, regardless of charge level. This will keep your battery active,
which is healthy for the iPhone's battery.
#2 - Use a wall charger or car charger w/ rated output 5V 1A. Computer
chargers might not charge when the computer is in standby mode.
#3 - You cannot overcharge your iPhone. You don't need to disconnect
the iPhone from the charger after it's done charging. Once fully
charged, the iPhone will run strictly off of AC power and will not
damage the battery.
#4 - Every two months, make sure you fully charge and fully drain the
battery, in one cycle. This calibrates your battery indicator. If you
fail to do this, your indicator will become inaccurate. Calibrating
your battery does not improve battery life.
#5 - If you ever need to store your iPhone for any reason, make sure
your battery is stored @ roughly 50% and in a cool environment.
#6 - Always charge your iPhone out of its case (assuming you can easily
remove the case). Charging your iPhone inside your case will make the
iPhone hotter, which is bad for the battery.
#7 - Charge your iPhone in a cool location. Charging your iPhone in a
cool environment has a tremendous impact on your battery's lifespan.
The colder the location you use to charge, the more charging cycles you
can complete without your battery deteriorating. Avoid charging in
#8 - Use properly rated chargers. Using chargers that are not properly
rated will have a huge impact on your battery's lifespan. Make sure
your car charger has the same rating as the official Apple charger. The official Apple wall charger is rated as follows:
Input: 100 240V ~ 50/60 Hz 1.0A
Output: 5V 1A Thanks!
Did you hold the power button down on the top until you see the iphone completely power down. You should get a slider bar come up saying you will be shutting iphone down. Shutdown for a couple of minutes. Then, just restart the iphone as usual. May take a moment but the iphone should come back on.
This is a really good article that will take you step by step through the settings that will best optimize your battery life. And if this doesn't help you should make an appointment at your local Apple store, they are always very helpful (at least in my experience).
http://www.apple.com/batteries/iphone.htmlAbout iPhone BatteriesLearn how to maximize the lifespan and battery life of your iPhone.
If your iPhone is not charging when you plug it into a wall charger or into you computer's usb port, this is a usb connectivity issue and the connection just needs to be reset. All that needs to be done is plug the iPhone's cable into the phone but don't plug into the computer yet. Hold the phone's select button (the round button with the square) down for about 30 seconds or until the apple appears on the screen. your phone will reload and reset the connection and the computer should recognize the device. Allow the phone to charge for at least 30 minutes before unplugging.
Hold the on-off button and home buttons together for 5 sec as the iphone is connected to a charger, then release both buttons. Then press the on-button. The iphone should now turn on if it was just frozen. If not, you may have a hardware issue. There is an iPhone Repair Guide that shows how to open an iphone and replacement parts are available on Ebay.