iPhone battery not charging after DIY battery replacement. Why?
I recently had some issues with my jailbroken iphone 5 where the battery just wouldn't last. The percentage would read 40% and just die. It eventually got to the point that the phone would die at 100%. A fully charged battery but still turn off after 5 minutes of use.
Yesterday i changed the battery myself using an ifixit guide and success was had!
Or so i thought! The phone turned on but only had 12% battery. No big deal so i plugged it in to the computer. At this point the phone restarted itself and then showed 9% battery. I left it plugged in for awhile and noticed that the battery still showed a charge of 9%. I rebooted it and it then showed a 6% charge. I left it plugged in over night and it still only shows a 6% charge.
When plugged in, the phone claims it is charging and does chime at initial plug in. Could i have done something wrong when connecting the new battery? Has anyone else experienced this before? Please help!
P.S. warranty is obviously void now and my update isnt due till november. :/
UPDATE: Apple Store rejected the phone (like I knew they would). Took it to a iPhone repair kiosk at my local mall and they put a new battery into it and it was fine. I did everything correctly in my fix but the replacement battery I received in the mail was faulty. Thanks for your answers everyone!
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Did you double check your work? Check all your connections carefully. Check the dock connector for any broken, bend or corroded pins. Clean it with some isopropyl alcohol and a soft toothbrush. Use a few puffs of compressed air to blow out any debris. It is of course possible that you have charging coil issues......
Nothing to do with bad a connection. If it had a bad connection it wouldn't even turn on at all. If the middle pin (Battery Level Indicator) had a bad connection, then it simply wouldn't charge. If it turns on and charges, yet the power battery level fluctuates all over the place, it's caused the a non-original/non-genuine battery. Unlike in iPhones where you can use a non-original battery as a replacement, for some reason Apple is measuring the battery for being original more strictly. That's Apple for you folks!
Yeah/no; read over a lot of the answers and on another Q&A post too -- in our case the iPhone 4 new replacement battery worked great for a few days then started de-charging, however, wouldn't charge back up then positioning the Apple charging cable did the trick - it's charging now again back to 100% hopefully; yesterday we would charge it and it would continue to de-charge so it's definitely the cable not the replacement battery or ifixit's el-cheap-o ion-lithium battery - they're innocent. The cable is innocent too; we are to blame for allowing a $25 charging cable which was suppossed to be superior to the preios cheaper one fray too much. No matter how much one tapes the cable at the connection point it still seems to take a beating and fray. Recommendation: fully protect your cable from fraying while plugging it in and out from the iPhone. Batteries don't last forever...
door Mike Monohon