Iphone 4s battery and wifi issues

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by djuchiha, Jul 31, 2016.

  1. djuchiha macrumors newbie

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    Hi I got this phone and when I first got it the only issue was that the wifi was Grey and blocked out at the time it was ios 7 but I updated it and did the blow dryer freezer trick it worked then every time the trick got weaker and weaker because the wifi went from days to cutting off from the trick to seconds today. Now the phone die at 80% or higher and I just upgraded to ios 9.3.3 but anyways im going to buy a new battery and Wifi antennae will this work? Any other advice ? Thanks
     
  2. MiniGeek macrumors member

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    Oh please, don't freeze and blow dry the phone anymore, that's about all I can say. I'm amazed your phone even survived that treatment. It's an older device, the new battery and wifi antenna might work. Hard to say.
     
  3. djuchiha thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That was the only solutions i found online. I will not do that anymore hopefully the new battery and Wifi antenna works.....only solution only have left for the battery fix is to backup and restore phone
     
  4. MiniGeek macrumors member

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    I had an issue on my first iPhone 6 with the phone randomly restarting itself and then the wifi button would be greyed out. Sometimes a hard reset (Pressing home button and on/off button simultaneously until the Apple logo appears) fixed it. Sometimes resetting network settings fixed it. It was a problem that got progressively worse over a three month period of time. Eventually nothing I did worked, including a factory restore, and I ended up getting the phone replaced. It was still under warranty. Apple figured the wifi antenna was the problem.
    Good luck, I hope you get it sorted out.
     
  5. djuchiha thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks a lot i have to try the restore but need to backup my stuff first but can't do that without Wifi Lol. I doubt its still under warranty BC my dad gave this phone to me he used to use it now has a 6 so he put me on his plan some people says the wifi antenna doesn't work hopefully it does for me
     
  6. MiniGeek macrumors member

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    If you can back up and restore using iTunes, it would probably work a lot better for you, especially if your wifi is unreliable at best. (I once tried a restore over wifi and a lot of my photos didn't get restored, the connection was just not that good.) Using iTunes could take a long time, depending on your internet connection, because when you restore the phone, it will insist on installing the latest iOS version and it will download the whole operating system for the phone. It's a big download. But I think the whole restore process will just be a lot more stable and reliable for you if you have access to a computer with iTunes on it and you use iTunes to do the restore.
     

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