3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 5, 2011 11:18 AM by PezDadE
David and Sarah Level 1 Level 1

Following an upgrade to IOS 5, my iPhone (3GS) keeps turning itself off. After power up the phone will remain on for no longer than 10 minutes before shutting down and re-booting itself.

I note that some users are experiencing problems with their battery after the upgrade but the problem I ma experiencing occurs even when the phone charging.

Any ideas on the cause or how to fix this? Thank you.

iPhone 3GS, iOS 5
  • PezDadE Level 1 Level 1

    David and Sarah


    Below is what I posted in another similar topic.  Not a solution but a suspected cause.  Good Luck!


    iPhone 3GS frozen/rebooting after iOS 5 update.

  • owlandroo Level 1 Level 1

    I am having the same issue with my iPhone 3GS as well. The phone will do fine, but then out of the blue, it will turn itself off, reboot, and then a few minutes later, will shut itself off and reboot again. The only way I have been able to stop this from happening is to restore to factory settings. Granted it will sttay fixed for a few days, but then it starts back up again. This is really annoying. Any help would be mu appreciated. Thanks.

  • PezDadE Level 1 Level 1

    The only solution I could find was to change the battery.  It seems that iOS5 will make your battery issues known if your battery is near the end of it's life.  My phone would shut off several times a day.

    If you're bold enough and don't mind ripping open your phone, I ordered one off of Ebay for $5 and it had every tool I needed in it.  Also the detailed instructions can be found on ifixit.com.  Works like a charm now, I haven't had any issues at all.

    Feel free to contact me for any questions if you plan on changing your battery.