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  • Derek Frye Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I bit the bullet and bought the ifixit iphone 5 battery replacement kit for $39 and changed the battery myself. Fixed the issue for me. It seems the battery in this iphone 5 had a much shorter life than my iphone 4 battery did, even though my charging habits remain the same. Maybe it's iOS, maybe it's the battery, who knows..

  • cyber10matt Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

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    hey guys, i saw this solution on another forum page and was wondering if anyone's seen this before and/or tried it? i might try it either this weekend or next week at some point but was wondering if anyones tried this already and wants to save me the trouble......

  • romdos Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Apple had me do something similar, and it worked for a few days, then the same old thing happened and they replaced the phone.  Maybe I should have waited and done it during a full moon.  iOS7 problem, nothing more, nothing less.

  • cyber10matt Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    okay so i did a few things and today the phone didnt missbehave at all...... last night i drained it as far as i could before it crapped out and wouldnt turn back on, let it sit like that for the night, in the morning i plugged it in and charged it up, around noon i decided to open the phone up (my warranties been up since october so i didnt care) i disconnected the display connector ribbon and reconnected it, resaaembled the phone and turned it on, been good since it seems. battery issue probably wasnt solved doing this but at least it didnt crash or show screen artifacts or randomly reboot. if you feel like trying this out, go ahead ONLY IF YOUR WARRANTY IS EXPIRED, you got nothing really to lose.... myabe the display connector is getting loose in some people's phones. doesnt solve the battery issue but it does stop the "black screen of death" and the colorful glitch screen      

     

     

    DO THIS ALL AT YOUR OWN RISK, dont do this if you dont feel comfortable taking apart your phone or if your warranty is still good, be careful

  • adrianbr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My iphone 5 is going dead when the battery is at 20%. If I try to turn on the phone I get nothing. When I plug the phone it start quickly showing 20% of battery level. Looks like is a common problem related to iOS7 or a battery problem, either case is unacceptable and Apple should fix it. A battery should last more than 14 months. I hope is a software issue that can be addressed in the next release.

  • beto_vgarza Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)

    Reset your iphone by holding the home and rest button at the same time for 10 seconds and that should help

  • cyber10matt Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    ignore my previous "fix" turns out it didnt really help.... just powered off on its own -_-

  • pd.vanhelden Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same issue here. Iphone5 dies at random battery percentages,. finally it died completely and is not starting up again. Guess I'll throw it in the trash and break out the crappy Samsung Android again :-(

  • cyber10matt Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    pd.vanhelden:

     

    i dont know if that was saracasm, but dont throw our your phone, first of all id take it to an apple store just to have them try one of their little tricks to turn it back on. if they cant get it back on, then try opening up the phone and disconnecting the battery, while the battery is disconnected, plug the phone in and try turning it on (apple logo shouldl start flashing) unplug it then and reconnect the battery and see if that does anything.... dont do this if you dont feel comfortable opening your phone. doing the battery disconnecting steps i just said will at least tell you if its battery related or if your phone just completly crapped out..... talking to an apple genius will be your best bet here

  • michaelm14 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    +1 from me on the problems. Exactly as described. I do have Apple Care so I may start the battle to get it fixed, but it sounds like I need to have an afternoon free to tell my story multiple times.

  • Claudius2k Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I swore it was IOS7, but in the end It was IOS7's increased power demands that made the battery problem manifest itself.  Very short life and premature shutting down for low power at 20-30%. A lot of people complaining the iphone 5 battery won't last through a 24 month phone contract. Mine lasted 16 and then the premature shutdowns began.

    I went to iFixit and bought a battery for $24.95.  Installed it in 45 minutes and the phone is like new again. Many more hours and low power shutdown occurs under 1%.

     

    Inferior iPhone 5 batteries was the cause in the end.

  • redline38 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm a loyal customer and have spent tens of thousands with Apple. I've had iPhones for the past 7 years and this is ridiculous. Selling my phone on eBay to some other sucker.

    SWITCHING TO ANDROID NOW!!!!!

    APPLE IS GOING DOWNHILL QUICK!!!!

  • Vincienup Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Claudius2k

    Re: iPhone 5 IOS 7 battery dead when really at 29% after taking photos

    Jan 17, 2014 4:51 PM (in response to avatarsound11)

    I swore it was IOS7, but in the end It was IOS7's increased power demands that made the battery problem manifest itself.  Very short life and premature shutting down for low power at 20-30%. A lot of people complaining the iphone 5 battery won't last through a 24 month phone contract. Mine lasted 16 and then the premature shutdowns began.

    I went to iFixit and bought a battery for $24.95.  Installed it in 45 minutes and the phone is like new again. Many more hours and low power shutdown occurs under 1%.

     

    Inferior iPhone 5 batteries was the cause in the end.

     

     

    +1 on this.

     

    What is particularly maddening is that Apple employees will happily make this diagnosis and tell you the battery already had issues before iOS 7, which simply exacerbated the problem by loading the device more heavily (more services running etc).   They then go on to tell you you're out of warranty and therefore paying for it yourself. Neatly sidestepping the minor point that the device was almost certainly still under warranty when iOS 7 was released and that they've basically agreed that the battery was not actually capable of it's rated life (1000 cycles should cover 2 years with daily charging) and was therefore never as described.

     

    Not even slightly impressed, and like others here with multiple Apple purchases (Power Macs, iMacs and phones) over the years I'm feeling like this may be the end of my relationship with Apple. I love the tech and the software, but  I'm not prepared for this attitude towards customers - including deleting posts when people complain.

     

    FWIW my shiny new battery has returned my phone to being the device I bought.

  • GGGelek Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am having the same issue with iphone 5 , since I installed ios7.1.

  • cyber10matt Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Does anyone know what this means?? "AppleTriStarBuiltIn: could not find system ID: bad IPC message ID"

     

    It's part of a panic.ips error log

     

    What is a system ID? Or an IPC message?

     

    I know panics are hardware related (supposedly) but that string of words doesn't sound hardware related.... Maybe software not agreeing with something in the hardware (maybe the battery?)

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