1. clayface's Avatar
    Anyone else having charging issues. Mine will not charge via wall outlet in my house or via usb on my mbp. In fact, I got a warning abot too much power draw when i plugged in to my mbp. Plugged in to the wall outlet, i can actually hear a pulsating humming sound coming from the adapter.
    09-21-2012 11:01 AM
  2. EvilJack's Avatar
    Nope. Mine charges fine.
    09-21-2012 11:10 AM
  3. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Tried both, no problems here...and no error from my MBP.
    09-21-2012 11:21 AM
  4. sj-performance's Avatar
    ...correct if im wrong but why are you charging it so soon...it comes with plenty of power...im gonna let the battery completely die and then i will fully charge...hope everything is fine with ur I5...keep us posted
    09-21-2012 11:34 AM
  5. clayface's Avatar
    im at 26% currently. I coach a crossfit class in the noon hour and use my phone for music. Regardless, I'd like to make sure i can recharge it before its completely dead and dont have a way to contact applecare or anyone else.
    09-21-2012 11:37 AM
  6. noaim's Avatar
    ...correct if im wrong but why are you charging it so soon...it comes with plenty of power...im gonna let the battery completely die and then i will fully charge...hope everything is fine with ur I5...keep us posted
    you should only let it die about once a month... its bad for the battery to let it die.. charge often its better for the battery..
    09-21-2012 11:47 AM
  7. clayface's Avatar
    contacted applecare. we think we may have narrowed it down to the actual lightning cable. When my wife's arrives via ups, ill try hers out, then we'll know for sure. Either way something is getting replaced.
    09-21-2012 11:59 AM
  8. Redshirt's Avatar
    No problem charging here, and the phone came with roughly 80% charge already.
    09-21-2012 01:53 PM
  9. anon(2880675)'s Avatar
    I'm actually having that same exact problem, minus the MB warning. It charged when I first used it now it isn't working.
    09-21-2012 04:24 PM
  10. anon(2880675)'s Avatar
    I'm actually having that same exact problem, minus the MB warning. It charged when I first used it now it isn't working.
    Actually turned out to be the lightning cable itself
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    09-21-2012 10:40 PM
  11. clayface's Avatar
    wife's phone arrived and it worked with her cable. Looks like the problem is indeed with the cable. Applecare graciously said theyd ship me a new one in 5-7 business days?? WTF. I cant charge my phone for 5-7 days....
    09-22-2012 11:50 AM
  12. Redshirt's Avatar
    You can't charge with your wife's cable? If she really loved you, she'd let you use her cable...

    If you have an Apple store, you could drop by and see if they have any cables left too.
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    09-22-2012 12:41 PM
  13. clayface's Avatar
    24 hour shift at the fire station
    09-22-2012 07:37 PM
  14. Redshirt's Avatar
    If she really loved you she'd drop by the Apple store for you. :P
    09-22-2012 09:52 PM
  15. cloten's Avatar
    Yes I'm having the same problem, I have had it replaced twice already and will be on my third one on monday! It charges the first time and then not again.. Vodafone hav been very helpful in replacing it-

    Wish I had stuck with my iPhone 4
    12-06-2012 05:50 PM
  16. Garz's Avatar
    Yes I'm having the same problem, I have had it replaced twice already and will be on my third one on monday! It charges the first time and then not again.. Vodafone hav been very helpful in replacing it-

    Wish I had stuck with my iPhone 4
    I got a dud of a cable out of the box when I received iPhone 5. Genius Bar gave me new cable and boom, never a issue again.
    12-06-2012 05:52 PM
  17. blessed2bamommie's Avatar
    Mine didnt charge tonight when I plugged it into the wall by the bed. Battery was low and I don't want my phone to die. At least not when I'm alone without another phone. (Mama fears) The cable does look a bit funky and I wondered about it. Even more scared about the jack itself. Guess me and baby are headed to VZW in the am....
    01-09-2013 11:58 PM
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