For optimal performance, calibrate your newly installed battery: Charge it to 100% and keep charging it for at least 2 more hours. Then use your device until it shuts off due to low battery. Finally, charge it uninterrupted to 100%.
Apple promised improved battery life for its new iPhone 5s and 5c, but other than endurance times for a few use cases, the company gave little info on the battery itself. Luckily, it's FCC's job to certify such aspects of a mobile device so now we have the actual battery capacity.
The iPhone 5, 5s and 5c batteries all work at 3.8V, but differ in battery size. The iPhone 5 had a 5.45Wh battery which works out to 1,440mAh. The iPhone 5c has a bigger, 5.73Wh battery or 1,507mAh and the iPhone 5s has the biggest battery of the three at 5.96Wh or 1,570mAh.
When the battery in any iPhone no longer holds a charge (or alternately holds a lesser charge than it did when it was new), Apple intends for the user to return the entire mobile to the company to have the battery replaced for a cost of US$79 plus US$6.95 shipping (and applicable sales tax). Apple reports that this service takes three to five business days.
Consequently, if you have decided to replace the battery on your own, be sure to purchase the correct battery. Additionally, make certain to purchase your battery from a respected company that sells quality parts. A low quality battery may not only function improperly but also may leak or even start a fire.
If you have replaced the battery in an iPhone before, the iPhone 5 battery replacement process has more in common with the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS than the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S as it involves opening the device via the display.
Thankfully, unlike the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS, it does not involve removing the logic board, so battery replacement generally is easier than it is for those models. It is much easier to replace the battery in the iPhone 5 than it is to replace its display, as well.
In many ways, the iPhone 5 battery replacement process is more complicated than the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, though, and it is much, much easier to accidentally damage the iPhone 5 because of delicate circuitry immediately behind the battery (rather than a metal plate as on the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S).
From reviewing the step-by-step instructions and watchingthevideo, you should be able to determine whether or not you feel comfortable replacing the battery yourself or if you would instead prefer to hire a professional. Hiring a professional not only eliminates potential problems, but saves time as well.
The batteries on iPhones are designed for the particular model they're officially compatible with. Even an iPhone 5 battery is not compatible with an iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c. Likewise, the battery used for the iPhone 4 16GB and 32GB models is not officially compatible with the iPhone 4 8GB model (launched later).
In a nutshell, it will be easier and cheaper in the end to just buy a replacement battery rather than do what you're suggesting. You can buy replacement batteries on eBay or specialist sites such as iFixit US, iFixit Europe or Macfixit Australia.
"We recently discovered a manufacturing issue affecting a very limited number of iPhone 5s devices that could cause the battery to take longer to charge or result in reduced battery life," an Apple spokeswoman told the New York Times.
More specifically, I first updated those older devices to iOS 6. I then took a luminance meter and set the screens of all of the devices to 200 nits. I turned off Auto-Brightness and put each device into Airplane mode. Lastly, I set the volume two clicks up from its lowest setting. Then, with the same 120-minute video playing at fullscreen on repeat, I timed each device to see how long it would take to drain the battery and power off.
This means that your iPhone battery will not support Peak Performance, and it needs immediate replacement. It will also lead to an unexpected shut down of your iPhone, numerous apps will hang, and multitasking will be a challenge.
The message will also give you the option to contact Apple Authorized Service Center for your iPhone 6S, 7, 7 Plus, 8 or iPhone 8 Plus battery replacement. Still, you can contact any Independent Service Provider to replace a genuine iPhone battery.
The price increase does not affect iPhone 14 models. Apple charges $99 to change the battery on its newest iPhone not under warranty. iPhone owners with the company's AppleCare+ extended warranty get battery replacements for free if your device's battery holds less than 80% of its original capacity, Apple said.
Apple offers several options for iPhone owners who need an upgraded battery. Consumers can schedule an appointment at an Apple Store or authorized service provider, mail their device in to swap the battery, or have a service provider visit your home or office to complete the repair.
When your battery begins to degrade, not only are you likely charging your phone more often, but you might notice your phone performing slower than usual. For example, it might take longer for apps to open or lower frame rates when you scroll.
When you think about the iPhone 5 or iPhone 5s, long battery life doesn't normally come to mind. Sure, you get close to 10 hours of talk time, which is much more phone conversation than most people can handle in a single day. But when you start snapping photos, streaming audio and video, using GPS, or even browsing the Web, battery life starts to become a problem. And the longer you have your phone, the less life you can squeeze out of your aging battery.
Hopefully, eventually battery technology will improve to the point where you'll never need an add-on case. Until then, the cases below should add enough life to your iPhone to get you through the day and then some, no matter what features you use.
I like my iPhone battery cases like I like my women: thin and powerful. Just kidding. The PowerSkin Pro iPhone 5 battery case is incredibly thin, durable, and full of power. The case, constructed of a double-injected TPU material and enveloped in a hard plastic shell will protect your precious iPhone, while the 2,000 mAh battery will provide plenty of on-the-go juice. The case features a front-end LED battery level indicator and will come in five colors- white, black, titanium, red, and pink.
iBattz is no stranger when it comes to iPhone battery cases. This year at CES they unveiled a few products that will not disappoint. First up is the Mojo Refuel. Unlike other battery cases that have a permanent battery, the Mojo Refuel allows the user to swap out the rechargeable battery simply by removing the back plate. The Mojo Refuel comes with two interchangeable 2,200 mAh batteries and will be made available in February.
Another awesome product by iBattz is the Mojo Armor. This case is similar to the Mojo Refuel but offers more in the protection department. It has a dual-material shell (think Otterbox) which provides more protection against accidental drops. Just like its cousin, the Mojo Refuel, the Mojo Armor allows for battery swapping and comes with two 2,200 mAh batteries. This case is slated to be released in March.
Low profile. Thin form. Kickstand. 2,100 mAh battery. What more do you need? The Ergos by Joy Factory is a pretty simple case that offers the basic necessities of an iPhone battery case (protection and juice). What sets this case apart from the others is its kickstand feature. The kickstand is a foldable appendage that allows for easy hands-free viewing. Joy Factory is also offering a similar case with no kickstand. Prices are set to be $89.99 and $79.99 respectively.
Before following these instructions, use of the iPhone 5 on WiFi plus being on the cellular network would drain the battery at about 10-20% / hour. This was not heavy use either, just some social media apps, email, short voice calls and texting. At this light usage rate, I would barely get to the end of the day before the iPhone needed a re-charge. When out and about without WiFi, the battery drain was even faster. As an example, before I finished breakfast and reading a few important emails, the phone would lose about 3-5% of its battery. This was through very light usage for only 15 minutes or so and it is just not acceptable.
The worst example I can share of the high battery drain is throughout the day, I would swipe to unlock the iPhone 5, quickly check emails, Facebook and Twitter, then leave the iPhone to dim itself after 1 minute. This was in both WiFi and LTE modes. Each time I did this, I can see the battery drain itself by 1% almost every single time. Again, this is just not acceptable.
Reports also show that users in a poor cellular signal strength area will use more battery as the iPhone is continuously trying to connect to a better signal (or something to that effect). LTE in my area is just ok, 2-3 bars and at times would bounce to 4 bars (out of 5). And apparently, LTE sucks up more juice than 3G and we all know that 3G usage already eats up battery quickly. Given this, the odds were stacked up against me in trying to find a fix. I just could not live with the fast battery drain and with more research, apparently this time, I beat the odds.
I am actually not sure who suggested this fix (I read quite a few tips and solutions during my research that I lost track) but this was what I tried and it completely reversed the ill effects of the iPhone 5 losing its battery way too quickly. Checking emails, Facebook and Twitter for 1 minute no longer costs me 1% of battery life! In fact, after the tweak, I have checked my email, Facebook and Twitter about 10 times AND sent an email with a photo attachment and have yet to see any battery % drop! Talk about a night and day difference.
3. After the Reset, the iPhone 5 will reboot. Use the remaining battery all the way down to to 0%. In fact, use it until the iPhone powers itself off. Just to be sure, wait 10-15 minutes after that just in case there is residual juice left over. 781b155fdc