1. Oliverg109's Avatar
    My 4S battery drained last night, I but it to charge, and it still has no charged and not even turning on. It keeps showing the low battery, I have tried several ways of charging, different cables and still nothing. Any other ideas?
    03-19-2012 05:54 PM
  2. zerog46's Avatar
    After plugging it in have you tried a restart by holding the home and power button?


    iPhone.
    03-19-2012 07:11 PM
  3. Oliverg109's Avatar
    Yeah I have and all it does is go back to the battery icon, DFU mode doesn't work either.
    03-19-2012 07:12 PM
  4. reginald_1986's Avatar
    It could be battery issue. How long have you used that phone?
    03-19-2012 07:14 PM
  5. Oliverg109's Avatar
    I have had this phone for some time i would say a month after release day.
    03-19-2012 07:16 PM
  6. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Plug your 4S to your computer for about 15 minutes and then connect it to its normal power supply and then see if it turns on and/or starts charging like it is suppose to.


    Just Me, D
    Tapatalk (iPhone 4S)
    03-19-2012 07:56 PM
  7. Oliverg109's Avatar
    That didnt work either :/
    03-20-2012 12:13 AM
  8. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    It's time to take a trip to a nearby Apple store. After 5 months, your iPhone 4S should not be having charging issues. By the way, is it possible that your powercord or connector is visibly damaged?

    Just Me, D
    (Tapatalk - iPad 2)
    Last edited by JustMe'D; 03-20-2012 at 08:00 AM.
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    03-20-2012 07:58 AM
  9. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    Wow Oliver, i've never heard of this happening !! Sounds like your battery has had its run of charges unfortunately or its a faulty battery--i'd agree with D, a trip to Apple to have them change the battery for you and hopefully that'll fix your issue. Good luck
    03-20-2012 08:00 AM
  10. Apple Ifad's Avatar
    And you will have a brand new battery .
    03-22-2012 12:22 AM
  11. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    How long are you leaving it on the charger when it drains? I've drained my phone a few times and the
    low battery icon will show and it has taken up to 20 minutes to turn back on while charging.
    03-23-2012 01:28 PM
  12. reltm's Avatar
    I want to echo the suggestion to try a different charger and charging cable. if you're not even getting a charging symbol, this sounds more likely to be a charger or cable issue than a battery issue.

    Alternatively, you could take a look at the charging port. Perhaps one of the pins isn't lining up properly or has something on it preventing contact.
    03-23-2012 02:25 PM
  13. Fixxy's Avatar
    Could be any number of things. Start with cheapest to most expensive when troubleshooting. Charging cable > battery > dock connector > etc
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    03-24-2012 08:11 PM
  14. marina khan's Avatar
    did you ever find a way to get your iPhone fixed? because I'm having the exact same problem with my iPhone 5
    09-08-2013 08:30 AM
  15. GingerSnapsBack's Avatar
    did you ever find a way to get your iPhone fixed? because I'm having the exact same problem with my iPhone 5
    I'd try a different cable - one you know is working. If you've got a friend who has a charger that will fit your phone, see if it'll charge on that cable. It could be a bad cable or it could be something internal. If a different cable doesn't work, a trip to the Apple store or a call to your WSP would be your next step.
    09-09-2013 04:08 PM
  16. VFRWiz's Avatar
    Ok, this is too late to help, but I thought I'd answer anyway in case someone else finds this post whilst searching for the problem. Here's how to fix it:

    Lithium batteries have protection against over-discharging, they do this by breaking the circuit if the voltage drops too low to prevent further drain. Unfortunately, once this has triggered, you can no longer put charge back into the battery because the battery is disconnected internally, so no matter how long you leave the phone on charge, it remains disconnected and flat.

    You only need to get the voltage in the battery to raise a percent or two to reconnect the protection circuit so that it will charge again and you can do that by warming up the battery. You may get away with leaving the phone overnight in a very warm (hot) place, such as on top of a hot water tank, however a more efficient way is to remove the battery and heat it up until it's quite hot with a hairdryer on its hottest setting. Heat it for a good 5-10 mins so that the hear soaks right through the battery and it feels hot to the touch, this will raise the internal voltage enough to reconnect the protection circuit. Immediately reconnect the battery into the phone and put it on charge. After about 10-20 mins, enough charge should get back into the battery to fire up the phone and it'll come back to life.

    I've done this a few times now on various different models and it always works. Hope it helps you.
    Last edited by VFRWiz; 06-23-2015 at 12:22 PM.
    06-23-2015 11:43 AM
  17. Baluga94's Avatar
    VFRWiz you had best not be trolling because tomorrow I am going to leave my iPhone 4 out in the Malawi sun with the battery open in the last ditch attempt to fix my iPhone. lets hope the monkeys don't steal it.

    Pray to base god
    06-23-2015 03:03 PM
  18. JombiS's Avatar
    Thank you VFRWiz!!! This is the only thing that worked. My iPhone 5 died yesterday and the most it would do is show the battery icon with just a little red at the bottom. I left it charging overnight with no result. I tried several time to reboot with no luck and iTunes would not recognize it even when connected to my Mac. I was about to head to an Apple repair shop when I came across this thread.
    I took a blowdryer and held it at high heat for about a minute and then went and connected it back to the charging cord. Boom! The Apple icon came on and now all's well!
    Thanks so much!!!
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    06-26-2015 02:19 AM
  19. soundrajan's Avatar
    Hi thanks for the Tip VRFWiz - I connected to my laptop and after a few minutes it started charging on its won - after a simialr problem.
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    06-26-2015 08:58 AM
  20. lallad1's Avatar
    OMG, VFRWiz ur a genius! it worked on my iPhone 5!

    Thank you so much for taking the time to post ur solution
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    07-23-2015 02:02 AM
  21. Julia Jimenez's Avatar
    Did you take out the battery? or did you just heat it up?
    07-27-2015 11:13 AM
  22. Julia Jimenez's Avatar
    Thank you VFRWiz!!! This is the only thing that worked. My iPhone 5 died yesterday and the most it would do is show the battery icon with just a little red at the bottom. I left it charging overnight with no result. I tried several time to reboot with no luck and iTunes would not recognize it even when connected to my Mac. I was about to head to an Apple repair shop when I came across this thread.
    I took a blowdryer and held it at high heat for about a minute and then went and connected it back to the charging cord. Boom! The Apple icon came on and now all's well!
    Thanks so much!!!
    Did you take out the battery or did you just heat up the entire phone?
    07-27-2015 11:15 AM
  23. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    Did you take out the battery or did you just heat up the entire phone?
    You could do it either way, according to the post.
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    07-27-2015 11:27 AM
  24. MissAikoow's Avatar
    THANK YOU SO MUCH! VFRWiz YOURE A LIFE SAVIOR!! YOURE A GENIUS!! THANKS SO MUCH! GODBLESS
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    07-31-2015 12:00 AM
  25. zoog85's Avatar
    VFRWiz you're my ffing hero! Worked like a charm on my iPad 3. Heated up the back of the iPad for about one minute with a hairdryer and plugged it in. Is currently booted and charging Thank you sir.
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    08-04-2015 03:10 AM
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