iPhone 3G battery doesn't last more than a few minutes

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by zeta function, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. zeta function macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2011
    My iPhone keeps turning off after using it for a couple of minutes even though the battery icon shows that the battery is almost fully charged. When I try to turn it on, it shows that the battery is low and turns off again. However, when I charge it, it shows that the battery is almost full. Worse yet, if I am talking to someone WHILE the phone is charged for more than 30 mins, it still dies showing the low battery icon when I try to turn it on.

    If I listen to music, however, it seems to perform slightly better. I can listen to music for at least ~2hrs (haven't tried longer).

    Is it a problem with the battery? The phone is not on warranty anymore, so would I be able to replace the battery myself?

  2. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030


    Dec 22, 2008
    Seattle, WA USA
    It sounds like your Iphone's battery is dead. Just replace it.
  3. Jordan921 macrumors 68040


    Jul 7, 2010
    Bay Area
  4. FrenchPB macrumors 6502

    Sep 15, 2005
    I have the same problem. If I use Safari, it lasts me 10 minutes or so, whereas I can listen to music for a couple of hours with no problem.

    THe weird thing is that it turns off when the battery indicator is still full, then I can turn it on again and it would last a couple more hours listening to music.

    My iphone is in perfect condition 2 years and a half after I purchased it, I don't see why I'd have to buy a brand new one. Isn't it possible to replace the iphone battery at an apple store ?
  5. reclusive46 macrumors 65816


    Apr 14, 2011
    You can't replace the battery in those earlier models.
  6. FrenchPB macrumors 6502

    Sep 15, 2005
    And if I go to an apple store, can't they give me a new iphone 3G ? That shouldn't cost them much since they wouldn't sell that model anyway. Do I have to spend $500 on a new iphone just because the battery is dead ?
  7. Cynikal.Mindset macrumors 6502a

    Jul 6, 2010
    Guelph ON, Canada

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