Best non Apple replacement battery for an iPhone 4?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by SlvrSrfr, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. SlvrSrfr macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2010
    My wife's battery in her iPhone 4 died and I am looking for a good replacement battery (hopefully cheaper than the $86 Apple charges). I have checked out,, amazon, and ebay, and was just wondering what suggestions people had?

    In case someone is having similar issues, I'll share some background on the the problem. Her phone was stuck on the red / dead battery screen. I tried resetting it many times holding the power and home buttons for more than 10 seconds. Occasionally the Apple logo would appear and it would look was it was going to boot, but then it would flash the low battery screen for a second (with the low battery portion being silver/white instead of red) and then the screen would go black. The next time a button was pressed it would display the red / dead battery screen again. I also tried toggling the mute switch and everything other method I could find with the exception of putting it into DFU mode, because there were some videos that hadn't been synced that I wanted to save from the phone. I took the phone into the Apple store and they said it was most likely the logic board and offered me the $149 replacement. Not wanting to lose the videos on the phone I took it home, pulled the battery out of my iPhone 4 and put it into my wife's and it worked perfectly.
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Go with ifixit. Their parts are the most compatible with iDevices. Also, they offer you great guides on how to do it.

    However, I suggest, that for something such as an iPhone, just use Apple.
  3. SlvrSrfr thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2010
    Thanks for the reply above (I thought I had replied earlier).

    I am updating this post to say that I ended up going with the ifixit battery, for less than $30 with a coupon. It has held up very well over these past few months, with absolutely no problems. If anyone else is having battery problems out there, it's a very easy fix.

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