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Sunday, March 09, 2008

Apple iPhone Will Not Charge -- At Least It Appears That Way!

My Blackberry 8800, which needs a good reboot once in awhile. However, until now -- Ashley's 8GB Apple iPhone has behaved well and until this post, had never required a reset. However, I am getting ahead of myself.

First it is important to realize that Ashley's iPhone has not been hacked or received a jailbreak -- boring, I know -- and is running version 1.1.3 of the Apple iPhone firmware. The iPhone device had been very dependable, only needing to be charged every few days to make sure it was available for use.

Then, the other day Ashley was greeted with the following icon on her iPhone:
Low battery on the Apple iPhone, the iPhone will not charge.Battery low on the Apple iPhone.

In the usual manner, we connected her Apple iPhone up to her computer to charge it overnight via the USB cable for charging and syncing. However, when we woke up in the more, the same image and the message "low batter" still appeared. Shrugging it off, we assumed that the USB cable must not have clicked in properly.

On our way into work, I used our car charger to attempt to charge the iPhone. After 20 minutes connected on our commute in -- there was no change in the charge level on the iPhone. I thought something might be seriously wrong, as Ashley's iPhone was not charging at all.

On a whim, and unfortunately based on my Windows experience -- I rebooted the Apple iPhone by using the reset button. After completing the restart, the phone showed as fully charged -- crazy.

What our assumption is that the Apple iPhone was really charging, however the metering software was not updating properly. Upon rebooting, whatever was frozen up appears to have adjust. So, if you run into this issue -- it is important to know that your Apple iPhone is really charging and you just need to perform a reset in order have the charging meter return to normal.

This appears to be an issue with the 1.1.3 version of the Apple iPhone firmware. As we look to update to version 1.1.4 in the next couple of days, we hope this problem does not occur again!

iPhone can't charge
iPhone won't charge
iPhone does not charge
iPhone doesn't charge


Gaffy! said...

Thanks very much you just may of saved me on £200!!!! THANKS I HOPE THIS WORKS, ILL LET YOU KNOW!! :p


Anonymous said...

Hi thanks for this. I actually have the same problem. But the thing is, i can't reset it. I have been trying to hold the home button and on/off button for like 5 minutes, yet its still giving me the same screen you posted here. Any other suggestions?

omar said...

No No No this doesnt work for everyone mine still doent come back to life after many many resets. and i have a 3 week old iphone 3gs

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this easy solution. it worked perfectly. I surely would have made it more complicated left to my own devices!

Anonymous said...

Thanks alot! worked perfectly. :)