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10-10-2013 04:36 PM  4 years agoPost 1
Tommy Z

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I've got an iPhone 4S that, out of nowhere, started dying very quickly. For the year that I've had it, I was charging it once a day or every other day. Now I'm having to charge it three or four times a day. This started before installing the new OS and hasn't changed after install. Hopped on Amazon and ordered a direct replacement battery (at least that's what it claimed to be). Installed it and the phone lasted one day before going right back to dying too quickly. My sister has managed to use all the upgrades on our family plan so I'm SOL there. Since I have also replaced the screen on this phone, I don't think Apple will fix/replace it for me. Any idea what could be causing this and what I could do?

Things I have tried:
-Turning it off and on again
-Leaving it off overnight
-Running battery to zero, then fully recharging
-Close all apps, turn off location services etc etc
-Restoring it

One thing I forgot to mention is that the phone gets very warm when on the charger (significantly warmer than before). This happened with the old and new battery. Aside from all the above, the phone works great.

-Tommy Boy

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10-10-2013 04:56 PM  4 years agoPost 2
Dennis (RIP)

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I accidentally dropped my iPhone a few years ago and broke the screen. It was useless. Took it to an iPhone store and got a new one for $50 bucks.

You might want to give that a try instead of trying to repair it. Why stress yourself over it?

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10-10-2013 08:45 PM  4 years agoPost 3
helimatt

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I don't have an iPhone but...
Is your phone looking for a 3G network or such, that's not there, and its spending all its "energy" trying? In other words, did you change location, carrier, or other settings?

Or, from the web:
1. Open the Calendar icon and select Calendars (this opens a list of the calendars you have synced to your phone).

2. Uncheck all your calendars. After doing this, look at your calendar and confirm that all entries are now gone.

3. Turn off the phone, then restart.

4. Go back into the Calendar icon and check the calendars you want synced to your phone.

5. Verify your calendar entries are back in your calendar.

Never, ever, ever, ever give up.

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10-10-2013 09:06 PM  4 years agoPost 4
spaceman spiff

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It could be the battery is getting old....

I spotted some replacement higher capacity bats on line.

Most likely you can find a you tube vid on how to replace it...

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10-10-2013 09:48 PM  4 years agoPost 5
dilberteinstein

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Tommy Z
I suggest you get on the phone (land line) and talk to Apple.

There's a lot of stuff on the web about this very issue.

As far as a replacement battery goes, some of those sound good but may not be up to spec.

One other thing to do is make sure your "carrier's software" is up to date.

I had high data usage and went all around till I finally re-updated my Apple software and also my carrier's software.

Take a look here:

https://www.google.com/#q=high+battery+usage+iphone+4s

Best of luck.

90% of life is "showing up"

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10-10-2013 10:03 PM  4 years agoPost 6
bkervaski

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If it's iOS 7 turn off background app refresh.

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10-10-2013 10:28 PM  4 years agoPost 7
ticedoff8

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iOS 7 has a whole lot of battery eating features.
Search Google for what you can turn off to extend the life.

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10-11-2013 02:03 PM  4 years agoPost 8
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do you have it set to use WI-FI when available, if so that can do it. I had mine set for that since I'm on a limited data plan and was trying to save some usage. turned out that the phone was always looking for wi-fi and it would eat the battery fast, I turned the auto search feature off and just use it when I'm in a place I know has it. now I can go a couple days on a charge again.

BTW---I don't have an I-Phone but the feature works basically the same on all the phones.

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10-11-2013 04:13 PM  4 years agoPost 9
Tommy Z

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Well that's just it. The phone started doing this before iOS7 was installed and before the new battery was installed. I've tried a lot of the above with no luck but I'll go through them again. I appreciate yall's input.

-Tommy Boy

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10-11-2013 04:18 PM  4 years agoPost 10
mr dan

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you mentioned you closed all app's, did you do that in your settings? When you look at your emails , pics or videos, any web browsing etc, they remain open even when you go to your home page. double click your home button and should there be any screens that show, swipe them up do close the app.

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10-11-2013 04:25 PM  4 years agoPost 11
Tommy Z

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you mentioned you closed all app's, did you do that in your settings? When you look at your emails , pics or videos, any web browsing etc, they remain open even when you go to your home page. double click your home button and should there be any screens that show, swipe them up do close the app.
Yeayea, this is what I do.

-Tommy Boy

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10-12-2013 08:51 PM  4 years agoPost 12
ticedoff8

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Have you got a new girlfriend? Do you spend more than 8 hours per day talking to her and trading pictures?
That would do it.

Or, the charger circuit in the phone is FUBAR (that's why it gets warm when you charge it) and the only "fix" is a new phone.

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