iphone 5 aftermarket battery

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by ilfn143, Oct 31, 2014.

  1. ilfn143 macrumors 6502

    Aug 27, 2008
    Enron by the Sea
    my iphone 5 battery is bad, took it to apple they confirmed it needs replacement and they said it cost $75 to replace. anyone have any aftermarket battery recommendation?
  2. asmith406 macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2014

    You can buy the replacement to do yourself of send it in for them to fix it.
  3. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    Wouldn't trust any sources other than fixit or apple if I'm honest.
  4. Kanbert macrumors newbie

    Jan 9, 2015
    iPhone battery replacements

    I actually came here to see what people were saying about iPhone battery replacement, have any of you ever tried to replace one? I have, several times, it really isn't that difficult! But then my wife says I always say that and that I don't realize what seems simple to me isn't to a lot of other people. So, here is what I can tell you that I have learned, a replacement battery can be bought just about anywhere for an IPhone for about $5.00, yes I said $5.00. The tools cost about $15.00, the hardest part is dealing with the size of the screws when removing and re-inserting them! If you think a flea is small! Wait until you see these screws! If you are dexterous, be careful of static shock, and watch several repair videos online, you shouldn't have a problem. Now if you want to get a Apple brand battery, good luck! That isn't going to happen unless your related to an authorized Apple repair person/company, and if you are why have you read this far! Seriously!

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