Anyone have experience of a new battery in an old iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by 0003462, Dec 7, 2015.

  1. 0003462 Suspended

    Dec 17, 2013

    My iPhone 4s is now 20 months old. As it stands, Apple doesn't currently make an iPhone that's too appealing to me, so I'm holding onto the 4s for a while yet. Do you think my experience with it would benefit from a new battery?

    The battery runs down quicker than I'd like during a typical day but I guess I'm a heavy user of location services and music streaming.

    My question is more a general: Will *any* iPhone benefit *significantly* from a battery replacement after 20 months?

    I forget at this point what I should be reasonably expecting in terms of battery life.

    Thanks very much folks.
  2. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    Yes, the phone would benefit.

    I had a 5 in August 2014 (almost a year and a half old replacement). The battery started to swell and pushed up on the screen. Battery life was ok, but not like it was new. Apple replaced it and the increase in battery life was dramatic.
  3. CNeufeld macrumors 6502a

    Nov 25, 2009
    Edmonton, AB
    I'd just recommend an actual Apple battery replacement. I've heard mixed results with third party replacements.

  4. 0003462 thread starter Suspended

    Dec 17, 2013
    Hey. Thanks.

    I've made an appointment at the Genius Bar. If I remember rightly, it's only the iPhone 5 and later that they can do a proper battery health test on, but I'll see what they say anyway :)
  5. macrumors regular

    Nov 25, 2015
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    If you are still on your original iPhone 4 battery, I doubt a battery health test will be required. . . it needs to be replaced. You will notice a big difference!

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