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.

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Getting hot and loosing charge

iPhone 5 keeps getting hot when on charge also battery drains quickly evern when switched off.

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What part of the phone is heating up? Battery? Rear camera?


Quite hard to tell without some more info. From what youve posted, its sounds like a battery issue. is it bulged at all?


No battery isn't bulged and the heat seams to be coming from around the SIM card area on the back of the phone.


Also the phone was 100% charged and switched on it also wasn't connected to the charger and still was warm the battery lasted about 5 hours then has turned off. The phone has also been totally reset using dfu mode. Saying that though I am sure if the phone is left on the white hello screen it behaves a lot better it's only when you have gone through setup and it's on the app screen.


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It sounds like your battery is going bad. This was a problem with many iPhone 5 phones.

Below are the guide for the removal and replacement and the actual part you need.

How to replace your iPhone 5 battery

iPhone 5 Replacement Battery

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iPhone 5 Replacement Battery


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Thanks for the reply,

I have tried a new battery already still the same, the phone all works as it should but heats up and really quick battery drain.


Then you might have a short on your motherboard. A new phone might be the best option for you at this point.


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