1. iamtone's Avatar
    i have this car charger i bought from att and when plugged in to my iphone it shows the full battery plug in my battery when i plug it in and its only at liuke 30 percent then it charges for a lil while stops and keeps doing that over and over. so i thought it was a charger issue so i bought a new charger from att then i thought it was my iphone 3gs so i went to apple store and got a new iphone 3gs and its still doing it but doesnt do it with my wifes iphone 2g
    07-20-2009 02:57 PM
  2. alex6speed's Avatar
    A number of people have been reporting the same problem, especially after a full drain. From what I understand, a complete restore from backup should be able to do it (reset settings and delete data). Otherwise you may want to return the phone to Apple.
    07-20-2009 03:38 PM
  3. h4rk's Avatar
    Mine started doing this exact thing the other night so before you panic and completely restore, I would recommend that you give it a few hours. Eventually, my phone snapped out of it somehow and has been charging normally for the past 3 days. If I were you, I would leave it plugged in and come back in a little while and check to see if the lightning bolt has come back. I've experienced this exact issue.
    07-20-2009 04:07 PM
  4. iamtone's Avatar
    The crazy thing is I did take it back to apple this is my second iPhone 3Gs and it does it. I'm wondering what is going on
    07-20-2009 07:42 PM
  5. big9erfan's Avatar
    I just realized you were comparing 2G & 3GS. Maybe I'm incorrect, but I thought that accessories that worked with the 2G ( chargers etc ) did NOT work with the 3G and 3GS. This could be your issue. Did the package say it was compatible with 3G or did it just say iPhone?
    07-20-2009 08:25 PM
  6. iamtone's Avatar
    They fit the same port I mean cases don't work but I thought chargers was no biggie what's the difference between a 2G charger and 3G or 3Gs charger?
    07-20-2009 08:46 PM
  7. Corrina's Avatar
    My phone has done that twice. I just reboot it and it fixes itself. Kind of annoying though.
    07-22-2009 10:34 PM
  8. chobbs1's Avatar
    I would change the type of charger before doing a restore especially since this is your second 3GS. The 1st gen phone and the 3GS have different batteries ( I think) so be careful of third party accessories.
    07-23-2009 12:40 AM
  9. cobra302's Avatar
    My phone has done that twice. I just reboot it and it fixes itself. Kind of annoying though.

    +1 it happened to me the first time a few days ago. a reboot fixed it right up.
    07-23-2009 12:42 AM
  10. chobbs1's Avatar
    After some research. The batteries are basically the same with minor differences. Small difference in sizes And connection type. There's even different model numbers in the same type of phone!

    That being said, I would be very careful as to what charger I use. Apple may have only tested Apple chargers to check compatability for these different models.
    07-23-2009 10:42 AM
  11. iamtone's Avatar
    After some research. The batteries are basically the same with minor differences. Small difference in sizes And connection type. There's even different model numbers in the same type of phone!

    That being said, I would be very careful as to what charger I use. Apple may have only tested Apple chargers to check compatability for these different models.
    ok thank you
    08-04-2009 11:32 AM
  12. Matt74's Avatar
    The 3GS requires more power than the 3G. Most 3G car chargers don't even work with the 3GS. I had to buy a new car charger.
    08-04-2009 12:21 PM
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