7 Replies Latest reply: Apr 13, 2013 4:29 AM by berkin12
berkin12 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Okay so my iphone 5 usually lasts for a whole day or two if I use it normally. However yesterday I used it so much my iphone died, which is normal. When I left it on charge for like 10 hours it was 100% and not even 2 hours later, it dropped to 34% D: ***?!?!?

Please help because everytime it's on my hands after a minute or two, the percent will decrease by 1 which is horrendously fast, especially when all I'm doing is reading my mails


iPhone 5, iOS 6.0.1
  • bio-shock Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Im just shocked you left a phone on charge for 10 Hours... mine is fully charged after around an hour.  I wont leave anything on charge for long periods of time due to fire risk on its own.

     

    I think your issue is something nobody can advise on because it could be anything.

     

    Try the typical stuff... any open apps close.  Any new apps delete,  Try a phone reset, home and power button and try a wipe and restore.

  • fogster31 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    had the same problem sent it back after 7 days (yesterday) and got a fresh one.. if this dies within 2hours then ill send that back too and cancel my contract.. beginning to hate apple

    plus my perfectly good blutooth headset (jabra 500) is now incompatible and im looking at having to splash out anoth 60 quid to sort things out Grrrrrrrr

  • Michael Black Level 6 Level 6 (18,765 points)

    You could try a reset or a restore and see if that helps (http://www.apple.com/support/iphone/assistant/phone/)

     

    If none of that helps, then take it in to Apple - you are under warranty so they will make it right.

     

    To bio-shock - you can leave any iOS device plugged in as long as you wish.  Once the battery is charged, the charging circuitry switches off until the battery level has dropped by at least 5%-10%.  I've left my iPhones plugged in overnight everynight for years now, as well as my laptop, various other tablets, ereaders, cameras and other devices and never had a problem.  I do not know anyone who goes around timing how long all their electronic gadgets are plugged in for and unplugging them after some set period of time.  That's the whole point of companies like Apple going through the process of getting various consumer and insurance underwriters to certify their products, so they are safe to use.

  • bio-shock Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    @michael

     

    I don't think I said I time my device and turn it off.  I said it usually takes no longer than an hour. 

     

    And as for leaving items charging over night I suggest you search not even google! but this forum to find cases of fires caused by iphone charging ... Taking the risk of leaving it plugged in just because 99.9 % of the time it'll be ok or because you have been doing it for years is not a risk ill be taking with mine and my family's life.   Dramatic .. Maybe... A reality yes.  Lets face it I can't claim off an insurance underwriter if I'm dead can I

  • berkin12 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well there is this app called sleep cycle which recommends that I put it on charge overnight because it literally kills my iphone, my brother works in apple so I will take it to him

  • Michael Black Level 6 Level 6 (18,765 points)

    bio-shock wrote:

     

    @michael

     

    I don't think I said I time my device and turn it off.  I said it usually takes no longer than an hour. 

     

    And as for leaving items charging over night I suggest you search not even google! but this forum to find cases of fires caused by iphone charging ... Taking the risk of leaving it plugged in just because 99.9 % of the time it'll be ok or because you have been doing it for years is not a risk ill be taking with mine and my family's life.   Dramatic .. Maybe... A reality yes.  Lets face it I can't claim off an insurance underwriter if I'm dead can I

     

    I can only assume then that you unplug every single electronic device in your home then and cut power to all internal wiring as well, as many appliances, lights and so forth, not to mention many building's internal wiring, have a far greater risk of electrical fire than most modern solid state electronic devices.

     

    There are now, hundreds of millions of iPhones used around the world by now, and they are not spontaineously combusting at anything even remotely approaching a frequency to cause concern.

  • berkin12 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Bit late but i got my phone replaced 3 times and now it's fine so yay!