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John Ferman-2
I hope this question does not break any elist rules. Both my wife and I have iPhone 5 vintage of phones and both seem to have shortened battery lives and seem to heat up. Are these sort of normal signs of battery old age. Any battery replacement opinions from those who have lived through the issue?

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Re: iPhone battery opinions wanted

James R Cutler
I have seen equally satisfactory results from Apple and from Batteries plus Bulbs.

On Jul 22, 2017, at 12:22 PM, John Ferman <[hidden email]> wrote:

I hope this question does not break any elist rules. Both my wife and I have iPhone 5 vintage of phones and both seem to have shortened battery lives and seem to heat up. Are these sort of normal signs of battery old age. Any battery replacement opinions from those who have lived through the issue?

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> On Jul 22, 2017, at 12:22 PM, John Ferman <[hidden email]> wrote:
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> I hope this question does not break any elist rules. Both my wife and I have iPhone 5 vintage of phones and both seem to have shortened battery lives and seem to heat up. Are these sort of normal signs of battery old age. Any battery replacement opinions from those who have lived through the issue?
>
> Sent from my iPad
> John Ferman
> Minneapolis, MN


I had to replace the battery on my 4s right around the 2.5 year mark. It made a huge difference and I used it for almost another 2 years. I had it done at the Apple store.

Diane




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Re: iPhone battery opinions wanted

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> On Jul 22, 2017, at 12:28 PM, Diane <[hidden email]> wrote:
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>> On Jul 22, 2017, at 12:22 PM, John Ferman <[hidden email]> wrote:
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>> I hope this question does not break any elist rules. Both my wife and I have iPhone 5 vintage of phones and both seem to have shortened battery lives and seem to heat up. Are these sort of normal signs of battery old age. Any battery replacement opinions from those who have lived through the issue?
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> I had to replace the battery on my 4s right around the 2.5 year mark. It made a huge difference and I used it for almost another 2 years. I had it done at the Apple store.
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> Diane
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Apple does replace batteries, but there are lots of reliable third party folks as well. If you get two years, that’s terrific. I think phones in heavy use get less than 2 years for sure.

Bruce





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Re: iPhone battery opinions wanted

Brian Pearce
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I just this week replaced the Battery in my son’s iPhone 5s, which had been mine, and is now (I think) almost four years old. I wouldn’t necessarily recommend this to anyone to try at home (I’m a technician), but if you can make allowances for the capabilities of the device, and you’re still happy using it, Battery replacement tends to be a relatively inexpensive option.


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> On Jul 22, 2017, at 12:22 PM, John Ferman <[hidden email]> wrote:
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> I hope this question does not break any elist rules. Both my wife and I have iPhone 5 vintage of phones and both seem to have shortened battery lives and seem to heat up. Are these sort of normal signs of battery old age. Any battery replacement opinions from those who have lived through the issue?
>
> Sent from my iPad
> John Ferman
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> On Jul 22, 2017, at 11:22 AM, John Ferman <[hidden email]> wrote:
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> I hope this question does not break any elist rules. Both my wife and I have iPhone 5 vintage of phones and both seem to have shortened battery lives and seem to heat up. Are these sort of normal signs of battery old age. Any battery replacement opinions from those who have lived through the issue?
>

I had Apple replace the battery of my 5s after 3 years. They told me that there were problems replacing the battery, so they gave me another 5s (probably reconditioned, but it appeared brand new) for no additional charge. I would recommend going to an Apple Store if it’s possible.




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Re: iPhone battery opinions wanted

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On Jul 24, 2017, at 10:21 AM, Fritz Mills <[hidden email]> wrote:
> On Jul 22, 2017, at 11:22 AM, John Ferman <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> I hope this question does not break any elist rules. Both my wife and I have iPhone 5 vintage of phones and both seem to have shortened battery lives and seem to heat up. Are these sort of normal signs of battery old age. Any battery replacement opinions from those who have lived through the issue?

> I had Apple replace the battery of my 5s after 3 years. They told me that there were problems replacing the battery, so they gave me another 5s (probably reconditioned, but it appeared brand new) for no additional charge. I would recommend going to an Apple Store if it’s possible.

Same thing happened with my son’s 5S, when replacing the battery they punctured it slightly while lifting it from the glue, so he got a new phone.

Similarly, when I took my iPhone 6 in to get the screen fixed because of a hairline crack across the bottom of the phone they couldn't find no evidence of damage, so replaced the glass without using an incident off my AppleCare+.

Also, with any phone with touchID, a third party will not be able to replace the glass and not break TouchID.

tl;dr: go to Apple

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