5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 18, 2015 3:01 PM by uberzack
Ml1399 Level 1 (0 points)

For those who have a battery rattle iPhone 5, you can try to fix this problem by running the vibrator for a few minutes.  There 2 ways to do this, download and run free vibrator app in AppStore or turn your iPhone 5 in vibration mode and use another phone to call your iPhone 5.  While the vibrator motor is running, leave your iPhone 5 on surface (table top).  This will help the battery vibrates and sticks to the adhesive on the housing.


I accidentally fixed my iPhone 5 that way.  If the above way doesn't fix then bring the phone to Apple store.  Good luck and let us know if it help.

iPhone 5, iOS 6
  • wallachee Level 1 (0 points)

    The battery rattle is different than the vibrator rattle. The battery rattle is a loose battery that makes a thud when the iPhone is turned. It is documented with a fix in this YouTube video:


  • jbwalsh Level 1 (0 points)

    Noise Problem cured !!!


    My iPhone 5 made a rattling noise when shaken after it had "a few falls"


    I read in one of the forums that it was the battery coming away from the adhesive.


    I checked iFixit teardown of the iPhone 5 and noted the very large battery which occupies two thirds of the screen space from left to right (starting from above the headphone jack side).


    I'm not surprised that if it comes loose that it is the cause of the clunking rattle.


    One of the forums contributors suggested gradually pressing all the area of the phone on the outside that overlies the battery inside pressing hard between front and back over all of the screen area from left to right that fronts the battery inside. In this way one pushes the battery back on to the adhesive !!


    It works perfectly - Problem cured !! -  J B Walsh

  • iLaw Level 1 (5 points)

    WOW! I can't believe the fix was this simple. Thanks jbwalsh!

  • Dolphins2383 Level 1 (0 points)

    I've had my iPhone 5 for a month and today it started doing the battery thudding.  I just gently squeezed the phone wrapped in a blanket, sort of like the video, and it worked perfectly.  Not happy that this even happened, especially going back and forth between the iPhone and Galaxy S3 for months, but glad this worked so easily. 

  • uberzack Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks jbwalsh.  This fixed my battery rattle also.