Currently Being ModeratedNov 16, 2013 10:09 AM (in response to btsvchris)
I would be concerned too if my iPhone was powering off unexpectedly. I found an article with steps you can take when you encounter an issue like this. I recommend following the steps below:
Will not turn on, will not turn on unless connected to power, or unexpected power off
- Verify that the Sleep/Wake button functions. If it does not function, inspect it for signs of damage. If the button is damaged or is not functioning when pressed, seek service.
- Check if a Liquid Contact Indicator (LCI) is activated or there are signs of corrosion. Learn about LCIsand corrosion.
- Connect the iPhone to the iPhone's USB power adapter and let it charge for at least ten minutes.
- After at least 30 minutes, if:
- The home screen appears: The iPhone should be working. Update to the latest version of iOS if necessary. Continue charging it until it is completely charged and you see this battery icon in the upper-right corner of the screen . Then unplug the phone from power. If it immediately turns off, seek service.
- The low-battery image appears, even after the phone has charged for at least 20 minutes: See "iPhone displays the low-battery image and is unresponsive" symptom in this article.
- Something other than the Home screen or Low Battery image appears, continue with this article for further troubleshooting steps.
- If the iPhone did not turn on, reset it while connected to the iPhone USB power adapter.
- If the display turns on, go to step 4.
- If the display remains black, go to next step.
- Connect the iPhone to a computer and open iTunes. If iTunes recognizes the iPhone and indicates that it is in recovery mode, attempt to restore the iPhone. If the iPhone doesn't appear in iTunes or if you have difficulties in restoring the iPhone, see this article for further assistance.
- If restoring the iPhone resolved the issue, go to step 4. If restoring the iPhone did not solve the issue, seek service.
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Currently Being ModeratedNov 16, 2013 10:18 AM (in response to btsvchris)
The most likely causes are either battery failure or battery gauge errors. To correct battery gauge errors do the following:
- When the phone shuts off above 1% charge it for a short time (1-2 minutes), the turn it back on.
- Run the battery all the way down to 1%, then until it shuts off.
- If it shuts off above 1% again repeat the first step.
- When you finally get to a 1% shutdown charge it for 4 hours with the wall adapter.
This will usually fix the problem, unless it is a bad battery. To prevent it in the future about once a month run the battery all the way down, then charge for 4 hours with the wall adapter.