Why is my iPhone’s battery percentage stuck at 76%?

Christine October 16, 2011

My iPhone’s battery is stuck at 76%, what do I do? Please help!

  1. Appiah
    March 22, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    I can't get the percentage of my battery to show on the screen and the background light goes off immediately I try to call someone.

  2. Nabolahh
    December 29, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    1. Reset your iPhone by holding down the sleep/wake button and the Home button simultaneously until your iPhone resets. Ignore any pop-up messages and keep holding down both buttons until the screen turns black and the Apple logo appears. Now it’s ready to learn new values for the capacity of its battery.
    2. Discharge your iPhone until it turns off automatically. The battery has reached a minimum level and the iPhone won’t turn on again. It shows you an emtpy battery icon and indicates to recharge. You don’t have to force a full discharge, you can just use it as usual until it turns itself off. To deplete your battery faster turn on 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS (Location Services) and turn up the brightness to max. 
    3. Fully charge your iPhone. That’s it, just charge it to the max and your iPhone has now learned the lowest and highest capacity levels of its battery.

  3. Skipper747
    October 30, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Turn the phone off and then back on, that fixed mine.

    • Laura
      January 9, 2012 at 2:01 pm

      Thank you very much Skipper, I just could not fathom waiting until this phone went completely dead to see if I could get rid of that darn irritating 4% that my I-Phone has been holding on to forever!!! You Da Man!

  4. Drewtindapitz
    October 24, 2011 at 5:45 am

    Mine is Currently stuck at 1% I'll leave it charged over night and get back to you guys.

  5. Tina
    October 23, 2011 at 2:30 pm


    did you try Matt's fix to reset the digital gauge of your battery?

  6. M.S. Smith
    October 16, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Almost all modern electronic devices have a digital gauge. 

    What this means is that the battery life you see is actually an estimate that is based off past battery life, the rate of discharge, the amount of power being used, and etc. 

    Sometimes, this digital gauge can screw up. The device will no longer know what the expected battery life is, so it might seem to freeze, or it might seem to discharge much slower or quicker than normal.

    The typical fix for this is to let the battery drain until the device dies, then power it al the way back up. This should reset the gauge.

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