Can the iPhone SE boot up without a battery like the iPhone 5?
Curious if the iPhone SE can boot up and function (for testing purposes) without a battery installed.
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Just tested it! Looks like it needs a battery plugged in to start, but the capacity and current charge don't matter. I put a known dead battery in, plugged it in, and it booted. You can also disconnect the battery and it will just run on the incoming voltage.
TL;DR It needs a battery, but the condition of the battery doesn't matter.
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