Sixth iteration of Apple iPhone, announced on September 12, 2012. Repair of this device is similar to the previous models, requiring screwdrivers and prying tools. Available as GSM or CDMA / 16, 32, or 64 GB / Black or White.

3142 Questions View all

New battery not charging

I replaced my battery with new. All went well, plugged in charger and apple display went on for a moment and then out. Reconnected the new battery thinking maybe I had not fully connected it. Same result. Reinstalled the old battery and the phone starts as usual and charges and remains on after charger is disconnected. Reinstalled new battery and again no progress. Is this new battery bad? I have left it to charge quite a while 15-20 minutes and still no apple start-up display. If I disconnect the small cable and reconnect it sometimes but generally not, the apple logo will come on, but only for a few moments and then it disappears and that's it. Any ideas?

Answer this question I have this problem too

Is this a good question?

Score 1


Probably a faulty battery.


Update, sent a new "replacement" battery and that did the trick. Great customer service and response. Once installed the battery showed a 40% charge. Followed packaging advice and allowed the phone to discharge the battery to 10% and then recharge to 100%.

All good at this point.


Add a comment
New Battery = Faster iPhone
Fix Kits starting at $16.99

2 Answers

Most Helpful Answer

Faulty battery, buy a new one. Just know your phone is 4 years old and no longer in production, so the batteries aren't either and most likely the ones you buy are cheap knockoffs, or the real deal that haven't been charged in 3-4 years.

Was this answer helpful?

Score 2
Add a comment

Well, I'm not so confident in that idea, since the battery was recently purchased directly from this site.

Was this answer helpful?

Score 0


Then I'd contact iFixit for a replacement then.


Add a comment

Add your answer

flywheel will be eternally grateful.
View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 0

Past 7 Days: 0

Past 30 Days: 9

All Time: 109