How I replaced my iPhone 4S battery for $8

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How I replaced my iPhone 4S battery for $8

An iPhone battery replacement kit like this one can be had for as little as $8.

(Credit: Amazon)

Talk about an inconvenient truth: right around the 12-month mark, your iPhone battery will start to wear out. You’ll notice that it doesn’t last quite so long between charges, a problem that just gets worse as more time passes. By 18 months or two years, you’ll be lucky to get half a day of run time.

Apple famously (make that infamously) engineers iPhones without a battery door, so you can’t just swap in a new power pack. However, you can indeed replace your iPhone ‘s battery, and it’s cheaper and easier than you might think.

In fact, I just put a new battery in my 15-month-old iPhone 4S, which was definitely showing signs of charge wear. Total cost: $8. Total time: 20 minutes.

Let me pause right here to note that opening your iPhone will void whatever’s left of your warranty (which, unless you extended it, expired after 12 months anyway). I should also note that this procedure should work more or less the same with an iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS. I’m not sure about the iPhone 5, but most folks are at least eight months away from having to worry about that.

I should also note that any time you go monkeying inside a device as compact and sophisticated as an iPhone , you… [Read more]

How I replaced my iPhone 4S battery for $8

How I replaced my iPhone 4S battery for $8

How I replaced my iPhone 4S battery for $8

How I replaced my iPhone 4S battery for $8

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