Battery problem, likelihood of replacement?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iphone4wanter, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. iphone4wanter, Feb 4, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2012
  2. bushman4 macrumors 68000

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    Worth a try, Worst case scenario, you can have Apple or a second party vendor replace the battery. Cost is reasonable.
     
  3. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    I think the US price for a battery from Apple is around $100. Worth it if you are waiting on the 5, and you can sell it on later with the added bonus of being able to advertise it as having a nearly new battery.

    Have you tried calibrating it?

    Let it go completely dead on it's own, and shut itself down.

    Charge as normal, and see what life you get then.
     
  4. PNutts macrumors 601

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    Also, I would: 1. Reset it (home and sleep button, not just turn it off and on); And if that doesn't work 2. Restore as new. You didn't give many details :D on if this gradually happened or it suddenly couldn't hold a charge.
     
  5. chambone macrumors 6502a

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    If it were me I'd buy a battery off ebay for under a tenner. Unlike 3G/3GS, the battery of an iphone 4 is pretty easy to replace. That is, if Apple won't help you out, and you have tried all the usual voodoo. Reset, restore, checking for rogue processes etc.

    Also, if it's jailbroken, install batteryinfolite. It'll tell you the current capacity and the number of charge cycles.
     

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