Old iPhone, new battery?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by No ice please, Jan 23, 2015.

  1. No ice please macrumors 6502

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    Hi guys haven't been on team iPhone since 2011, so I'm trying to play a catch up.

    I recently was given an iPhone 5, and its got high mileage on it's battery. Now I've restored it to factory, and threw on the 8.1.2 jailbreak, and the battery is pretty sub-par, and barely lasting half a day. Now I'm wondering if putting in a new battery will give it more longer life or is this just how long it lasts?

    Where is the best place to buy a new battery? iFixit, Newegg, or??? I'm more than comfortable working on my phone too.
     

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  2. ftaok macrumors 601

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    Looking at those stats, if you put in a new battery, you'd get close to double the battery life you're getting now. I'd say that a new battery would be worth it.

    But before you buy a new one, check to see if your phone is under the recall program. Just plug the SN into this page.

    https://www.apple.com/support/iphone5-battery/

    Takes about 10 minutes at an apple store.

    Otherwise, it's $80 at an apple store. Or you can do it yourself for the cost of the battery and tools.
     
  3. No ice please thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks! Unfortunately I'm not eligible for the apple replacement.
     
  4. teknikal90 macrumors 68030

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    how did you get that data above??? what app??
     
  5. No ice please, Jan 23, 2015
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    No ice please thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Battery Life it's on Cydia.
     

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