Currently Being ModeratedSep 30, 2012 5:15 AM (in response to StueyMonster)
Thanks so much for this! I had the same issue just now, but after doing a reset, it showed a full battery. What a weird problem!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 1, 2012 7:20 AM (in response to StueyMonster)
Thanks for posting! Just had the same issue this morning. my alarm didn't work since the iphone "died" overnight. It took around 12 seconds holding both buttons for the apple logo to reappear.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 2, 2012 8:32 AM (in response to StueyMonster)
This happend to me to (solution worked). Plugged my iphone in last night with about 75% charge remaining....woke up this morning to a dead iphone. I was litterely headed to the apple store after searching for this. Glad I did. Solution worked as described...
Currently Being ModeratedOct 12, 2012 8:21 PM (in response to StueyMonster)
This same exact problem just happened to me tonight. I knew my phone had at least a 50% charge. I picked up my phone and pressed the home button and nothing. Pressed the lock/unlock button and nothing. I connected my phone to the charger and still nothing. Also tried different lightning cable with no luck. Decided to Google 'dead iPhone 5' and saw this discussion. Holding the lock/unlock and the home buttons for about 15 seconds caused the phone to come back to life. It booted up fine and everything so far appears to be functioning correctly. This is the weirdest problem I've ever seen with any of my iPhones. Never had this type of problem before. Thanks for posting the problem and resolution. I thought my brand new iPhone 5 died on me.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 11, 2012 6:02 AM (in response to ScotchNSoda)
Just happened to me as well. It was working fine at 2 am, then when I woke up totally dead an unresponsive. The tip above worked, but then I had to restore it from backup. Very annoying to say the least. Never happened on any other iphone I have ever owned, so I hope Apple is monitoring this. Crazy bug.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 14, 2012 6:01 AM (in response to yalej)
I'm having to do the same thing right now.... it was fully charged and woke up to a DEAD iphone... not responsive AT ALLL... it's annoying that we have to restore..
Currently Being ModeratedNov 17, 2012 10:34 AM (in response to StueyMonster)
This happened to me today and found your post! It worked! Thank you sooo much
Currently Being ModeratedNov 19, 2012 1:26 AM (in response to StueyMonster)
I am having the same problem. I don't feel they have solved the problem at all by telling us how to reboot phone, just putting a bandaid on it. This shouldn't be happening and when I talked to them they had no answer on how they are going to repair the problem.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 22, 2012 10:26 PM (in response to StueyMonster)
Also happened to me, same thing, half charged,plugged in then died overnight. Reset fixed it - 100% charged. What a major software glitch!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 23, 2012 12:15 AM (in response to StueyMonster)
So thankful I found this discussion. Freaked out when my fully charged phone mysteriously went dead. This reboot bandaid seems to be popular with a wide range of devices, not just Apple. Wish there was a better resolution, but I will surely take it for now!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 23, 2012 9:11 AM (in response to StueyMonster)
Thank you so much. I was texting and my iphone 5 just went dead with 95% battery and wouldn't turn back on. tried holding the power and home button and in 8 seconds the apple logo came on and the phone is alright !!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 28, 2012 11:07 PM (in response to StueyMonster)
Thank you thank you. Mine just did it this afternoon, so happy I found your post. Thanks for sharing
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 7:12 AM (in response to StueyMonster)
I've had this problem happen twice about 2 weeks apart. I'm an engineer with a call rotation. The first night it happened, I was on call and missed several alerts. Fortunately, they weren't too serious.
I called Apple Care and opened a ticket. The rep I spoke with sent me a text that allowed me to send in diagnostics from my phone. The battery life appeared normal. The plan now is to make a good backup of my phone and reset it to factory defaults and see if we can get it to do anything in a day or so.
I'm hoping this is a hardware issue that can be resolved by replacing my hardware. Having this kind of software bug is very troubling, and makes me loose a little faith in Apple. Even if it's 3rd party apps causing this problem. What's the point of approving all the apps that go into the app store if you allow in an app that could cause this kind of issue. Might as well have an Android phone if I have to hardware reset it on any kind of frequency.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 27, 2012 7:58 AM (in response to StueyMonster)
Just bought a new Iphone for my wife at Christmas and saw this issue this morning. The reset worked. Hopefully Apple will come up with a patch to iOS 6 to resolve the issue.