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    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?
    08-11-2016 09:12 AM
  2. pkcable's Avatar
    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?
    08-11-2016 09:34 AM
  3. Wotchered's Avatar
    yes, easily.
    pkcable likes this.
    08-11-2016 11:30 AM
  4. kataran's Avatar
    Some people still use the older devices and battery replacements are still available so the decision is yours
    pkcable likes this.
    08-11-2016 02:38 PM
  5. pkcable's Avatar
    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
    08-11-2016 03:49 PM
  6. fredriks's Avatar
    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
    pkcable likes this.
    08-11-2016 04:56 PM
  7. Wotchered's Avatar
    Apple price for this very simple operation far too high, especially as you won't get any warranty benetit
    pkcable likes this.
    08-12-2016 04:52 AM
  8. Larry Cook1's Avatar
    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.
    pkcable likes this.
    08-12-2016 08:25 AM
  9. pkcable's Avatar
    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.
    08-12-2016 08:58 AM

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