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iPhone 4s will not charge

by broderickc / March 11, 2013 8:38 AM PDT

I had my phone charged at 100% this morning, and didn't use it all, and when I took it out at lunch it was at 1% and then died. So now I'm home, and whenever I charge it, it takes about a half hour of charging to even turn on, and then it just stays at 1%. I've already tried 3 different chargers and it's making no difference. I've rebooted it many times and turned it on and off.

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Clarification Request
Different cables too?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 11, 2013 8:41 AM PDT

Next stop is the Apple counter and hope you have the warranty.

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(NT) Yes, 3
by broderickc / March 11, 2013 10:09 AM PDT
In reply to: Different cables too?
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Link covers a few items.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 11, 2013 10:19 AM PDT
In reply to: Yes, 3
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Compare the cost of OOWS vs battery repair
by Pepe7 / March 12, 2013 3:03 AM PDT
In reply to: Yes, 3

I believe Apple still charges a flat $199 for OOWS (out of warranty service) replacement of your 4S iPhone. Just compare that cost vs the cost of repairing a battery.

Personally, I would go for the Apple handset replacement (even if getting a battery fix costs $100) since their refurbs are much better IME than the typical refurb from other manufacturers.

More here:

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Iphone 4s charging
by jacksonbird03 / March 11, 2013 7:44 PM PDT

I think there is a issue with your phone battery....
you will take it to the customer care so that they will help you.

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Take it to the Apple store
by JonathanTheGreat / March 21, 2013 11:46 AM PDT

Probably the battery has the problem ,
take it to the Apple store to the costumer care.

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Genius Bar
by Fengquan_Zhang / March 25, 2013 10:23 AM PDT

Make an appointment with the Genius Bar at any Apple store to have them take a look at it for you.

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4s wont charge
by betadan / April 5, 2013 8:59 AM PDT

First make sure you are using a real apple charger. if your phone is older over a year the battery may be drying up and thus not holding a charge. Sadly the iPhone battery isn't "user replaceable" so Apple will just make you get a new phone, or give you a new phone if you are still under warranty. If I leave my cell data on my phone will only last about 5-6 hours before its dead as a brick Sad

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There may be some problems with your iphone.
by tohapply / April 6, 2013 5:48 PM PDT

As you have changed 3 chargers but it made no difference so I think you should repaid iphone.

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Iphone charging issue
by jacksonbird03 / April 11, 2013 6:41 PM PDT

Hey it is a very serious problem, that you have in your iphone..
Hope your iphone is in warrenty period..
You just take it to the store and solve the problem...

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apple charger
by C_NET_Groupie / May 25, 2013 7:57 AM PDT

Is one of those charger the original one? If they are all aftermarket chargers I would try using the actual iPhone charger from a friend if you don't have one.

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