iPhone 4S AppleCare expires next month... can i get a battery replacement?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ShootingStars, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. ShootingStars macrumors member

    May 13, 2011
    Hey, I never ever went to AppleCare for my iPhone 4S and since it's running out is it possible to get my battery replaced by Apple for it before it runs out? I feel like it's not as long as it's used to but it's not like it's dying in 3 hours.
  2. g35 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 13, 2007
    If it's not dying in 3 hours they are very unlikely to replace it for free, especially since it's 2 years old. But you can trade for a perfect condition, brand new battery 4S for $49 with your warranty - not bad!
  3. Mercenary macrumors 65816


    Sep 17, 2012
    Only if it's AppleCare plus.

    They will only replace the battery if is holding less than 50% capacity.
  4. Hrhnick macrumors member

    Jan 4, 2013

    Actually, its anytime the battery is below 80% of the original capacity. The genius explained the diagnostics last time i got my phone serviced. theres a pretty cool graph they get that shows charge cycles and stuff.
  5. Xenomorph macrumors 65816


    Aug 6, 2008
    St. Louis
    $29 on iFixit and about 5 minutes of your time will get your 4S a new battery.

    I went ahead and got a fresh battery for my 2 year-old iPhone 4S before I gave it to my wife.

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