After two and a half years, my iPhone 4 battery suddenly would not hold a charge longer than a few hours. Since I was used to it lasting all day, or close to it, this caused me problems. I haven’t felt a need to upgrade to either the iPhone 4S or the iPhone 5, so I searched for information on replacing the battery to assess how much of a hassle it would be.
I have to admit I’m quite surprised at how easy it turned out to be. I’ll get directly to my path to battery happiness:
1. Watch this YouTube video on “How to Easily Replace an iPhone 4 Battery” by HighT3chDad.
2. Order a replacement battery. I ordered this one on Amazon for only $7.05 with free shipping through Amazon Prime (currently only $4.99 + $0.99 shipping), and it included the tools along with the battery. “Genuine Iphone 4 16G 32G Battery 3.7V 1420mAh and Tool”
3. Set aside 30 minutes to review the video, and replace the battery.
Really! It’s that easy. I’m very happy to have a new battery and not have the hassles of upgrading my phone!
p.s. This post is a bit after the fact, and the replacement battery has performed well for the past year and a half. With the iPhone 6 having just been announced, I’m likely to upgrade soon, but I’ll probably keep my iPhone 4 as a development device, so for anyone still hanging onto a iPhone 4, don’t be afraid to replace that battery!