IPhone :: 4 Is Shutting Itself Off Intermittently?
May 7, 2012
My iPhone 4 developed a problem where it shuts itself off intermittently, sometimes at night when it is unattended (and yes, the battery was fully charged). It is my 2nd iPhone 4 with this problem, and from what I see on this forum, not an uncommon problem with this device. Apparently it is a known hardware issue with some iPhone's and the refurbished units they use as replacement devices have not been expunged of this circuit board demon.
Rather than swap out my phone for a new one (or even another refurb), I was given the possible explanations:An application is crashing the OS. (I interpret this statement as IOS 5 is no further evolved than Windows 3.1 where an app can crash the entire OS)An application may be using too much memory causing the phone to shut down (Really? No OS protection or throttling to prevent this?)A 3rd party application might have had a bad update in the App Store and Apple does not review updates (Really? So if I publish an app in the store, I can then update it with miscellaneous viruses and malware? Whoo Hoo)It could be usage (Translation: using an iPhone 4 to play music, run apps and make phone calls may cause the device to fail. Sounds like a breach of Warranty for Fitness of Intended Purpose) I am not an Apple hater. I just want my phone replaced with a non-defective device. I don't appreciate the total run-around and denial of responsibility on Apple's part.
iPhone 3GS intermittently drops 3G and displays SOS Only. A reset fixes it for a short while before it fails again. I have been having this problem for a while, and have tried many resets and restore, clearing the phone, using the phone as a 'new' iphone with no apps or user data, and it always fails the same way. Other phones in the area on the same carrier display full signal strength when this happens. Following a reset, the phone always works correctly for a period (of between 1 minute and 1 day), then fails again. I suspect I have a hardware fault.
Just upgraded my IPhone 4 to IOS 5.1. Since then, the home button sometimes does not work. Since I've never had a problem with my phone, and no new apps were added, it looks like a software glitch to me.
Since I do a lot of driving, I tend to tap the speakerphone button and voice my text message instead of taking my eyes off the road so I can type but here lately my phone cannot understand what I am saying or completely types out something I didn't even say! What is up with this? I do make sure I speak slow and clearly and it will still mess up!
I have an iPhone 4s and never had any problems but last night my iPhone stopped receiving text messages (from other iPhone users and other phone types). I messed around with my settings and my text messages started appearing again (although I can't remember what I pressed now)! I got a few people to send test text messages and I received these but again this evening I've stopped receiving text messages again.
I have an iPhone 3gs 16gig and the I broke the screen, the digitizer worked for a while so I just kept using it with the cracks on it. after the digitizer stopped working I did a full backup and went in to a local shop and had the screen and digitizer replaced. I then came home and did a restore and that gave me ios5.1. The phone worked great for a day then the touch screen started to stop working after about 10-30 seconds of use. I cant do anything with the phone without having to lock the screen and unlock it (sometimes that works, and sometimes I have to do that a few times because the touch screen doesn't work to unlock the phone) to continue using my phone.I am thinking it is because I upgraded to ios5.1, or is it a bad digitizer?
I purchased an iphone over kijiji locked to rogers and jailbroken to 3.1.2. During my days of owning it i found that the signal would drop randomly to 0 bars and proceed to "searching" to look for a network.. Ive looked this issue up plentiful over these forums and found that blacksnow seemed to be the culprit. After going through cydia i found that blacksnow was installed so i uninstalled it. I thought the problem was solved but a couple of minutes later after using apps that use 3g the connection dropped again. I dont know how this phone was jailbroken. its the 3gs with the old bootrom. ive never had this issue with my 3g phone. I restored again using redsnow and still same problems.
My iPhone 3gs keeps turning itself off, then the apple logo turns up for like 3 minutes, and then it goes onto the lock screen and i go to unlock it and it just turns itself off again. It doesnt find reception and the battery goes in like 1 hour from 100% to 0. It also gets really really hot.
Just bought it less than a week ago, from the Apple store. It's shut down on its own twice - just going straight off. Plus has rebooted alone at least once that I know of. Is this defective or is there a software problem with the OS?
I got a new iphone 4s last week and for the past few days every couple of hours it shuts off and i have to hold down the power and home button to get it to start back up, while it is still under warranty should we take it in or is there something i can do?
Ive never dropped or spilled anything on my phone, and i've only had it for less than 7 months. It will randomly turn off and I will try to restart it. It freezes on the restart screen so i usually have to restart it again. Also, sometimes the screen will spit for a couple of seconds but thats minor compared to it shutting off on me 5 times a day. Im thinking its a hardware glitch, but at the same time i'm not very tech savvy! Im wondering if i have to pay for it and what's the process of them fixing/replacing my phone? Im a student and everything i have is on my phone so im really hoping i wont be without a phone for a week or so just so they can figure out the problem!
I've iPhone 4 Version 5.1 ..Suddenly It Shutdown in Battery of 30% When I Tried To Turn It On .. a Screen Of Low Battery Appears.I Update it .. Restore It But No Change at All?Should I Replace The Battery ??
Okay so i got a gamestop refurbished iPhone 3gs and yesterday everything was working out great and the phone was working fine. Today on the other hand, i encountered my phone randomly shutting off by itself. Once it did it when i opened the camera app and the others were from txt messages or using the internet. The battery was around 50% or so too so it was far from a dead battery. Once the phone shuts off, sometimes i can reboot the phone and other times i need to plug it in to reboot.
My brand new iphone 4s has been shutting down all by itself whenever I try to take a video on the camera app. It is not the battery, my battery is charged, and it only happens when using the camera app. I can take pictures and my phone will stay on, but whenever I take videos it turns off. Does anyone know why this happens or what I should do about it?
My iPhone 4S is shutting down without warning, no low battery warning or anything, and it will not come back on until I reset it. Today the battery has been at 100% charge all day, and I have been using the phone, apps, messaging, etc.
it will not turn on it shut down by itself and came back on a couple days ago and then the home button didn't work it shut itslef off AGAIN, this is the 4th time if i plug it in it won't turn on if i reset it it won't turn on itunes won't recognize it
My iphone wont cut on it shut off and now it wont do anything, any idea to why? even when i tried to hold the power and sleep button it didnt even show the logo! is there a way to get it back working again
Recently, my unlocked jailbroken iPhone 3GS kept on shutting off out of the blue, and did so on a pretty regular basis (I only let this happen for a day or so before I took action, did research, and fixed it). It would say there was 37% of the battery power left, then 5%, then 17%, and then it would shut off. It was as if it didn't remember how much of the battery was left. Never had that happen before.
I did some research online and talked to some guys at Fry's. Some people online said it might be because it got wet or that it just needed to be re-jailbroken. The guy at Fry's suggested that I re-jailbreak it. I didn't really care to do that, as I am running 3.0.1, and did not want to go through the hassle if finding the new jailbreak for the latest version of the OS. Plus, I either want to wait for OS 4.0 to come out (hopefully June 7 at WWDC) and jailbreak that when it comes out, or if Steve Jobs rocks our world and releases the iPhone 4G at WWDC, then I'll buy that.
I've got an iPhone 4 that shuts down randomly, first it was not that often, now it several times a day. I really getting annoying. I've checked the apple website and it said that my warranty has expired. What to do?
My iphone 3 has been shutting off during calls and while using applications. The battery is charged and shows as charged on the screen. In my "diagnostics and usage" it shows "low battery log" every time that the phone has had this problem.
The last couplt days my iPhone 4 has been shutting off ramdomly. Don't know why it just does. It Will flash red blue and grey screens sometime before doing so. It sometime will reset by itself but here the last couple times i have to reboot it to turn it on. The other night it just quit and I went without a phone for a couple days. Plugged it it last night and boom just started working?
So I was on my phone using Safari when all of a sudden it shuts off and will not respond, I tried the awake+menu and alas to no avail so I plugged it in to my wall charger and it powers on saying that it's at 100% and that it's Wednesday December31 at 7:01 then says a restore is necessary and is now randomly shutting off and on. In addition the time is changing within a few minutes of what it was before every time it comes back on. It also says cannot make or receive calls and that a restore from iTunes is necessary and it says apple.com/support. But I am not with my computer and will not be so for another couple days. Is there anyway I can do this from my phone it will not allow me to access Wi-Fi or 3G the signal bar says Searching... Lastly, when disconnected from the cord it will cut off and not respond.
So my old 3G would keep the picture of my contact on the screen till the caller hung up..but on my new 3gs, even if its on silent or ringing mode,, when I call my iphone from my house phone, the screen only stays lit for 2 rings, then goes back to sleep mode. but keeps ringing, so if I don't reach the phone by the second ring, I don't know who it is, unless I press the home button, which lights up the screen so I can see the caller IDis this some battery saving feature? do all phones do this?
My iphone shuts off randomly even though it is fully charged. It then will not turn back on unless it is plugged into a power outlet. Is it the operating system or is the phone broken? It says I need to restore which I have already and I also have updated.
My iPhone 4s keeps shutting down (not powering off), the spinning circle shows up, cuts off phone calls, stops apps, etc., then the screen pops back up again as if nothing is wrong. Any know what causes this?