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    Default My iphone 4 wont hold a charge Can I replace the battery

    My phone battery needs to be charged several times during the day. I have allowed it to get to the red and I cant seem to get it back up. Do I need to get a new battery?
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    Default Re: My iphone 4 wont hold a charge Can I replace the battery

    The question you need to ask is do you WANT to replace the battery? Yes it can be done, Apple charges 79 US to do it, but is it really worth doing on such an old phone? Wouldn't you be better off upgrading? If not to the latest model then at least to a used but newer model?
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    Default Re: My iphone 4 wont hold a charge Can I replace the battery

    yes, easily.
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    Default Re: My iphone 4 wont hold a charge Can I replace the battery

    Some people still use the older devices and battery replacements are still available so the decision is yours
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    Default Re: My iphone 4 wont hold a charge Can I replace the battery

    Quote Originally Posted by kataran View Post
    Some people still use the older devices and battery replacements are still available so the decision is yours
    VERY true. Here's the info you need, as I said it's 79 dollars.....

    https://support.apple.com/iphone/repair/battery-power
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    Default Re: My iphone 4 wont hold a charge Can I replace the battery

    I changed battery in my 4S, it was really easy. I bought a battery and the tools to do it and there was no problems. Cost me less than $15 and my phone was great after battery change. Either you change your battery or upgrade to a SE if you like a smaller phone
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    Default Re: My iphone 4 wont hold a charge Can I replace the battery

    Apple price for this very simple operation far too high, especially as you won't get any warranty benetit
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    Default Re: My iphone 4 wont hold a charge Can I replace the battery

    Apple price might be a little high but if you short something out or have other problems by doing it yourself the cost could end up being greater.
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    Default Re: My iPhone 4 won't hold a charge. Can I replace the battery?

    I still vote replacing it with either a good newer used model, OR maybe if you can hold out waiting for the iPhone 7. OR waiting for the iPhone 7 and then buying used THEN when there is a glut of iPhone 6 & 6Ss on the market.

    If you can hold out, once the iPhone 7 hits, many of us crazies who HAVE to have the latest and greatest (yes that's me) will be selling our newer (and well kept) iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6S and 6S Plus phones. Since there will be such a glut in the market you'll get a good price.

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