The Apple iPhone 5c was announced on September 10, 2013. Repair of this device is similar to the previous models, and requires screwdrivers and prying tools. Available as GSM or CDMA / 8, 16, 32 GB / White, Pink, Yellow, Blue, and Green.

1510 Questions View all

iPhone 5c Auto-restart & stuck battery meter

Hi guys, my iPhone 5c suddenly restarted itself and kept on restarting after every 5 minutes or so. I already did a restore in iTunes, it worked in a way that when i switch the phone on, it restarts 2 or 3 times and then functions normally however, the battery meter is stuck at 100%. I just have to make sure that the battery doesn't totally drain or else it goes to auto restart mode again. The phone doesn't heat up and everything is working aside from the battery meter. I have been told a lot of things to try like DFU restore or its the power ic that has the problem, some told me to have the battery replaced. What do you guys think? Please help me out find what the real problem is. Thanks in advance.

Answered! View the answer I have this problem too

Is this a good question?

Score 0
Add a comment

2 Answers

Chosen Solution

The best way to go about this is to try replacing the battery first. Because the battery meter is stuck at 100% and reboots constantly which can indicate that the battery has gone faulty. I've had this symptom happen on plenty of faulty iPhone 4s batteries.

It's the cheapest thing to replace first and is definitely worth a try.

Where to buy the battery and battery adhesive strips:

iPhone 5c Replacement Battery

Guide to replace the battery:

iPhone 5c Battery Replacement

Power IC is the power management chip which I think should not be replaced unless you can't turn on the phone at all.

Not sure why people would suggest power IC when it's more likely one of those little components / fuses burnt out or damaged above the battery connector on the logic board.

One of those components read the battery capacity and voltage from the battery.

If it can't read it properly it can produce this symptoms too.

Any board level component replacement will cost more than replacing the battery and takes more time to do.

Not really DIYable and should be taken to a mobile phone repair technician that does board level repairs. <-- Do this if trying another battery does not solve a problem and as a last resort.

iPhone 5c Replacement Battery Image


iPhone 5c Replacement Battery


Was this answer helpful?

Score 2
Add a comment

Thanks Bob for your response. I appreciate your insight regarding the Power IC. I contacted Apple support via Chat and was advised to restore via recovery mode and see if that'll work otherwise i think i'd really have to send my iPhone 5c for repairs. Thanks again!

Was this answer helpful?

Score 0
Add a comment

Add your answer

Jayson will be eternally grateful.
View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 0

Past 7 Days: 0

Past 30 Days: 1

All Time: 80