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Does your smartphone battery keep going dead? Is excessive battery drain causing you to recharge your phone frequently? A bad or worn out battery are common issues, but they are not the only reasons for power problems. There could be software or hardware issues that are behind the problems you face. The opinions of verified technical Experts will help you to diagnose the problem and if it is something you can fix yourself, tell you how to do it.

Here are some questions Experts have answered.

If an iPhone is used only in low power mode to extend battery life, what functions will be affected and will the phone be damaged?

The phone will not be damaged in any way. As for functionality, there will be little effect. Updates will not be affected as they are downloaded only when the phone is being charged. The animations in apps may not work, but in most cases the apps will continue to work. Background apps will continue to run. The only major difference will be that in the low power mode, emails are not fetched from the server automatically, so they will have to be retrieved manually.

How can the battery usage history be deleted on an iPhone running iOS 9?

The only way to completely reset this information is to do a hard reset to return the phone to the condition it was in when turned on for the first time.

If a 6 month old iPhone 5C is completely dead and will not turn on does that mean the battery is bad?

Case Details: The phone does not appear to be charging when plugged in.

There are three probable causes for this. The first is a firmware issue. If this is the case, a reset may fix the problem. To do this, press and hold down the Power and Home buttons at the same time. Keep them pressed until the Apple logo appears on the screen. Wait while the phone resets. If this does not work, try installing another battery in the phone. Ensure that it is fully charged and identical to the one being replaced. If the phone works, the battery is faulty and it will have to be replaced. If it does not, there is likely to be a hardware issue. Since the phone is only six months old, the battery or phone replacement should be covered by the warranty.

If an iPhone 6 battery has suddenly started draining rapidly, what could be wrong and what repairs are required?

There are three possible causes for this: a software glitch, a firmware issue or a hardware problem. Finding the cause is a sequential procedure.

  • To fix a software glitch, the phone will need to be rebooted. To do this, press and hold down the Power and Home buttons at the same time. Keep them pressed till the Apple logo appears on the screen. Release both the buttons and allow the phone to reboot. If this does not fix the problem, go to the next step.
  • A firmware problem can often be resolved by doing a factory restore. This will delete all the data on the phone and return it to the state it was in when turned on the first time. Before doing this, ensure that all the data on the phone has backed up using either iCloud or iTunes.
  • If the problem remains after the restore, there is likely to be a hardware issue. It will have to be repaired at an Apple store or smartphone repair center. If the phone is less than 12 months old, repair or replacement should be covered by the warranty.

If a Samsung Galaxy S5 is dead and will not charge, will replacing the battery fix the problem?

This is a known issue with all Galaxy models from S2 onwards. While a faulty battery could be the cause, a fault in the firmware needs to be ruled out before the battery is replaced. To reset the phone disconnect the charger and press and hold down the Power button for 35 seconds. Release the button and reconnect the charger. If the phone turns on, the problem is solved. If it does not, leave the phone connected to the charger for a few hours and see if it starts charging. If it does start charging, the battery may be weak and in need of replacement. If it does not, the problem could be either a dead battery or a hardware issue. A smartphone repair facility will be able to check the phone to determine the cause.

If a Samsung Galaxy S4 battery was allowed to completely discharge and the phone will now not accept a charge, what can be done to fix the problem?

Since the phone is completely dead, rebooting it to try to resolve the problem is not possible. A reset may fix the problem if there is a software issue. To do this, connect the phone to a computer using a USB cable. Press and hold down the Power, Home, and Volume Up buttons simultaneously. This will cause the phone to boot in recovery mode. If it does not, there is probably a hardware issue. The phone should be taken to a smartphone repair shop for diagnosis and repair.

If the battery on an iPhone 5 suddenly drops from 50% charge to 0, what could be wrong?

If the battery holds its charge normally from 100% to 51%, and then suddenly dies, it is probably a battery issue. Depending on how old the phone is, it could be just a case of an old battery that has worn out. If the phone/battery is new, then the battery may be defective. If it is still under warranty, free replacement should be available.

Power problems can leave you with a dead smartphone. Battery replacement is not the only solution. There could be other issues, some of which you could fix yourself, that affect battery life. The recommendations of verified electronics Experts may save you from the expense of a new battery and the hassle of going to a repair shop. You can contact Experts online, at times of your choice, to get clear personalized solutions to your problems.

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