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Questions on non-charging iPhone 5s
Posted by: Randalls
Date: April 14, 2018 05:22PM
My son’s 5s was not charging on a road trip. Was stuck at 17 percent charge. I told him to use a tooth pick or sharp end of a flosser and carefully clean the charging port. He says it started charging again but stopped at 27 percent.
Can someone recommend an app to test the battery or should he take it to an Apple store?

If it does turn out to be the battery I think it might be more cost efficient to buy an SE off Swappa than to pay for a battery replacement. Any advice appreciated.
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Re: Questions on non-charging iPhone 5s
Posted by: jdc
Date: April 14, 2018 06:02PM
Not sure an apple store will check it, but very likey the battery is kaput.

You could DIY for about $25, with the ifixit kit -- takes a bit of patience but not bad. Ive done a 5 and 5S.

A SE is a much better option... if he doenst have to be on the same plan as you, places like boost have brand new SEs for pretty cheap. Like $150. or even free with plan... Im not sure the going rate on swappa



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Re: Questions on non-charging iPhone 5s
Posted by: Randalls
Date: April 14, 2018 06:13PM
They are ranging from $150 to $300 depending on storage
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Re: Questions on non-charging iPhone 5s
Posted by: billb
Date: April 14, 2018 06:22PM
stopping charging doesn't sound like a battery



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Re: Questions on non-charging iPhone 5s
Posted by: Randalls
Date: April 14, 2018 06:50PM
He has tried several cables. It may just be more lint. I found a free ap called Battery Life Doctor that might shed some light on it
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Re: Questions on non-charging iPhone 5s
Posted by: saintyohann
Date: April 14, 2018 06:50PM
My daughter's iPhone 5 started doing the same thing, the pins were damaged in the port. Had to replace the board with the lightning port. It was like $5 from Amazon and took 10 mins.
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Re: Questions on non-charging iPhone 5s
Posted by: Randalls
Date: April 14, 2018 07:06PM
Thanks for the info folks
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To test the battery...
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: April 15, 2018 12:27AM
...use CoconutBattery for the Mac.

Plug your phone into the Mac and launch CoconutBattery. It'll give you relevant information that I doubt you'll get from other battery apps on the 5s.




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Re: To test the battery...
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: April 15, 2018 04:47PM
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RAMd®d
...use CoconutBattery for the Mac.

Plug your phone into the Mac and launch CoconutBattery. It'll give you relevant information that I doubt you'll get from other battery apps on the 5s.

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