iPhone 5 startup problems fixed with hard reset

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Starting to wonder if owning the iPhone 5 was a good choice or a bad one, ok the design of the Apple smartphone looks great and even though I use many different handsets including Windows Phone and Android, the iPhone 5 is by far the one with the most problem. My latest case is the iPhone 5 startup problems, which in the end was fixed with hard reset; here are a few other issues I have encountered.

I am not being harsh on the iPhone 5, because it is a lovely smartphone. It does everything I need it to do for personal and business, but it does not come without its problems.

I have had other issues such as the power on/off button being temperamental, sometimes it works and then on many occasions it decides to play games with me when trying to switch the phone on or off, now it is the case of leaving the phone on all the time, which is not a problem; you know what yes it is. See, I need the power button for taking screenshots when using this button and the Home button at the same time, darn iPhone 5.

The battery life when charging is superb thanks to Mr. Lightning, but then the life does not live long before needing a charge again. Watching videos or playing games is short lived when the power cable is not present, not even considering using Air Play with the Apple TV, hello life, and goodbye life.

Today, yet another problem; when I woke up this morning the iPhone 5 was not alive, I know it had battery life because it was put on charge the night before and was at 100%. However, this morning my 32GB iPhone 5 decided it needed to be in a coma.

If anyone encounters the the iPhone 5 startup syndrome do not panic, it just needs a hard reset. Hold the Power on/off button and the Home button at the same time until the iPhone 5 starts up again, and then just give it a full charge if needed.

So, will I buy the iPhone 5S? Yes is the answer because overall it is a stunning smartphone. I do like other phones and already own the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S3 and the S4 is next on the list, I have a couple of Windows Phones as well. Yes, the iPhone 5 is the one that gets used the most, as it is a great phone for work and personal.

Please do let me know if you have had problems with your iPhone 5 starting up, did you have to do a hard reset?

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6 thoughts on “iPhone 5 startup problems fixed with hard reset”

  1. Reply
    jannyss says:

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  2. Reply
    Ryan Pratt says:

    I’m having the same issues. Dead when I woke up. Power button finicky. And has now died 3x this morning. Tried a hard reset. Fingers crossed…

  3. Reply
    Eric says:

    I have the same problem with my iphone5. Some time it died by it self… And when i look at diagnostics and usage i found this…

    Incident Identifier: F09ABA12-26E9-49C5-BAE5-A885B27C51D1
    CrashReporter Key: 8e5772077941347fab93d5c7a6d1e6bae60b0e1d
    Hardware Model: iPhone5,2
    Date/Time: 2013-05-16 21:40:26.061 +0800
    OS Version: iOS 6.1.4 (10B350)

    panic(cpu 1 caller 0x95d82ab9): “sftl: lba mismatch; lba:0x31d2d, meta:0x18a0003n”
    Debugger message: panic
    OS version: Not set yet
    Kernel version: Darwin Kernel Version 13.0.0: Wed Feb 13 21:40:10 PST 2013; root:xnu-2107.7.55.2.2~1/RELEASE_ARM_S5L8950X
    iBoot version: iBoot-1537.9.55
    secure boot?: YES
    Paniclog version: 1
    Kernel slide: 0x0000000015200000
    Kernel text base: 0x95201000
    Epoch Time: sec usec
    Boot : 0x5194e1b6 0x00000000
    Sleep : 0x00000000 0x00000000
    Wake : 0x00000000 0x00000000
    Calendar: 0x5194e1b8 0x00023886

    Task 0x801c9c20: 10121 pages, 124 threads: pid 0: kernel_task
    thread 0x801d57a0
    kernel backtrace: 93023e00
    lr: 0x95289a63 fp: 0x93023e30
    lr: 0x9528a305 fp: 0x93023e5c
    lr: 0x95217ca7 fp: 0x93023e74
    lr: 0x95d82ab9 fp: 0x93023ea8
    lr: 0x95d82edf fp: 0x93023f0c
    lr: 0x95d83355 fp: 0x93023f34
    lr: 0x95d7a2f5 fp: 0x93023f48
    lr: 0x95a908c3 fp: 0x93023f70
    lr: 0x95a906ff fp: 0x93023fa0
    lr: 0x95a8fd98 fp: 0x93023fa8
    lr: 0x952875fc fp: 0x00000000

    Task 0x801c9968: 1 pages, 1 threads: pid 1: init

  4. Reply
    Spanish says:

    I have the same problem with battery life and now the icloud calender sync fails to work. To be honest I have been less than impressed with the new Iphone and I am considering moving on. I am having to mess about with hard resets and online forums like I am running a windows xp machine and that is not why I brought an Apple product.

    These things need to be adressed or Apple will loss even more of the market share and many more users.

  5. Reply
    samanthajade says:

    how do i do a hard reset without the top on/off button because like many others mine doesn’t work ;/

    please help

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