Where to purchase iPhone 5 replacement battery?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by buzlink, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. buzlink macrumors member

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    What online sources is the best for purchasing an iPhone 5 battery? I've seen a lot on Amazon but not sure what is a good battery or not. What should I look for when selecting a battery for replacement?
     
  2. MrAverigeUser macrumors 6502a

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    The rating at amazon will give you an idea...
     
  3. BradWould macrumors 6502

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    If you get one on Amazon make sure it specifically says "new" and "zero charge cycles". There are a lot of cheap ones that were pulled from used devices for sale on there.
     
  4. buzlink thread starter macrumors member

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    That is what I'm worried about. Getting a refurbished battery, or something not to spec.
     
  5. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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  6. xymay macrumors member

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    I once bought an iPhone 5S battery replacement from eTradesupply, no complaints, here is the source:http://www.etradesupply.com/oem-apple-iphone-5-battery.html hope it helps, good luck.
     
  7. xixi.li macrumors regular

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    I suggest the Ifixit too. and you can find the replacing guide on Ifixit.
     
  8. QuickDraw macrumors regular

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    I suggest fixit as well. I would stay away from eBay unless you are feeling lucky. I bought two batteries from two different sellers, which were sold as "brand new/manufactured in 2015". Batteries turned out to be used from 2013 ( just a new fake layer of shrink wrap around the battery).
    Both sellers had great feedback/reviews on eBay.
     

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