My ancient iphone has been pretty good to me over the years! I thought it was a goner when my battery wouldn't charge. When I plugged in my phone the charge icon would light up like it was charging, but then it would disappear. If I took out the USB cord on my phone the icon was red and showed a small percent of battery left. Frustrating!! I tried plugging it into my computer,tried a different cord, turned it off and on. Nothing!
Normally I would be ecstatic that a older electronic gadget of mine went kaput (so I could get a new one), but I really don't use my phone much. (HATE talking on the phone.)
I googled my problem and found my solution. Yes...it was a simple one. So this is for those of you out there who think it's the end of the world when this happens.
How to hard re-boot iPhone:
- Hold down the power button (see picture above) and the home button (see picture above) at the same time.
- Now, hold both buttons down at the same time until your iPhone reboots. (Your iphone will reboot when you see the screen flicker off.)
- Push the power button on the top of your iPhone until it turns on.
- Plug your iPhone back into your charger.
It should work! If not...google the problem, or spoil yourself and purchase a new one!