Will Apple replace my iPhone 4 for battery drain issues from iOS 5?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by saintforlife, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. saintforlife macrumors 6502a

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    My iPhone 4 has terrible battery life ever since upgrading to iOS 5. Tried every possible fix, including setting up the phone as a new phone. But nothing worked. Will Apple be willing to replace the phone if I bring it to the Apple store? Will they run any tests on it and say the battery is fine and to just to deal with it?
     
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    Are new iPhone 4s shipping with iOS 5 on them? If so, and since the battery drain issues have been linked to iOS 5, I'm not sure getting the phone replaced would do you any good.
     
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    This is similar to Antennagate when users demanded swaps over and over again. It's unfortunately not something fixable with a swap, so they'll fight you on it.
     
  6. sapporobaby macrumors 68000

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    It will be fixable with a software upgrade. Isn't that good enough?
     
  7. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    Apple have acknowledged that there is an issue. Which it will fix on ios5.0.1 if it doesn't then take it to the apple store.
     
  8. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

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    If the iPhone is still under warantee then you might be able to get it swapped out. I would wait for the iOS 5.0.1 update first.
     
  9. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    i know that it is annoying and that it sucks. But new iPhone users are having the same issue. If 5.01 does not fix it I would try to get them to swap it.
     
  10. saintforlife thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I am guessing that if the Apple store does end up replacing my iPhone 4, it will be with a refurbished one. Do all refurbished phones come with a brand new battery? How about the screen? Will that be new as well?
     

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