Finally Replaced My iPhone 4 Battery (That Was Easy!)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Spectrum Abuser, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. Spectrum Abuser macrumors 65816

    Spectrum Abuser

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    Aug 27, 2011
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    Out of the nearly three years of ownership of my iPhone 4 I had always assumed that the battery was more trouble than its worth to replace. At this point, though, I couldn't take the lack of actual battery capacity anymore as I still used my iPhone 4 as an iPod. With the WiFi on and Pandora streaming you'd be lucky to get two hours of background music before recharging. Last week I ordered a replacement on Amazon for a grand total of $4 and it even included the screw driver to open the iPhone. After a quick YouTube video, three tiny screws, and about ten minutes of trial and error my phone was back up and running with a fresh battery.

    I should of done this well over a year ago when I first noticed that my battery was beginning to fail. It would of saved a lot of trivial charging. If anyone else is noticing that their old phones aren't holding a charge like they used to it probably isn't the latest iOS, but the fact that the lithium cells are past their recommended charge cycles.
     
  2. OneMike macrumors 601

    OneMike

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    Oct 19, 2005
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    Yes battery replacement is easy and if you have an original iPhone 4 you likely have regular Phillips head screws rather then pentalobe so even easier.
     

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