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Changing battery on IPhone 4S


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#1 judyjht

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 03:15 PM

How easy/difficult is it to change the battery on the IPhone 4S?  I have had it about 3 years old.  Should I bother with it or is it time to upgrade?



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Posted 06 January 2015 - 03:59 PM

Depends on whether you want a newer phone. If the 4s still works for you, keep it. You will also need to purchase a toolkit on ebay.or amazon

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Original-OEM-Apple-iPhone-4S-Battery-Replacement-Parts-Repair-Fix-USA-/190874044618

 

http://www.cnet.com/news/how-i-replaced-my-iphone-4s-battery-for-8/

 



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Posted 06 January 2015 - 05:51 PM

You can also pay Apple to replace your iPhone battery:

https://www.apple.com/batteries/service-and-recycling/

There are also third party companies you can pay to replace it.

If you want to do it yourself, then you can get a kit that has the replacement battery and tools from iFixit.com for about $25:

https://www.ifixit.com/Store/iPhone/iPhone-4S-Replacement-Battery/IF115-005-2

And here is their guide on how to do it:

https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iPhone+4S+Battery+Replacement/7111

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 06:37 PM

It likely will not be economical to replace the battery. Most services charge near $100, if you are on contract with your provider you can purchase a newer device for the same price, if not cheaper.


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Posted 08 January 2015 - 12:14 PM

It likely will not be economical to replace the battery. Most services charge near $100, if you are on contract with your provider you can purchase a newer device for the same price, if not cheaper.


It can be if you do it yourself. I agree that paying Apple or someone else to replace the battery can be less cost effective than just getting a new phone.

Of course, it is also possible that someone might just like their current phone and not want to get a new phone. It is possible that my mom might fall in this case when her battery starts having issues. She has an iPhone 4S and really does not want to get a bigger phone.

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Posted 11 January 2015 - 10:26 AM

Just received the new battery and tools - $8.99 including shipping.  I changed it with no issues - let's see how long it lasts.  Thanks folks for the help,  The video was good help also.  You definately need the tools - no one would ever have those 2 tiny screwdrivers.  Work under a good light (I used a flashlight so I could see better). 



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Posted 11 January 2015 - 11:08 AM

Glad you were able to fix it yourself. By doing it yourself you know it was done right. Beats paying for a new phone. Thanks for the update.

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 12:27 AM

Excellent, always glad to hear a happy ending! Let us know if you have any more problems =)


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