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iPhone 4s battery draining fast

by kimmy_sarmiento / December 7, 2016 6:26 PM PST

Hi! I have an iPhone 4S and I've been using it for 2 years. Lately, the battery drained fast. Is anyone with the same problem resolved the issue without replacing their battery? battery is costly

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That's about right.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 7, 2016 6:31 PM PST

The battery is a simple 300 cycle rated model. So that's about 2 or more years and then it loses capacity. Now the decision is to have Apple or someone else change it. I'm a do it myself person, others will go to Apple or iCracked repair.

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Supporting
by aosproducts / December 8, 2016 3:22 AM PST
In reply to: That's about right.

it is the common problems of i Phone series of set to draining battery at very fast, when you are at watching video or video conferencing

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Notice their words.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 8, 2016 8:24 AM PST
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They wrote "Lately." If it was what you noted, they would have not wrote that word.

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Even when it's standby
by kimmy_sarmiento / December 11, 2016 4:53 PM PST
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It's still draining even when I don't use the phone hahaha

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Even when not in use.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 11, 2016 5:12 PM PST
In reply to: Even when it's standby

Phones can drain the battery. Just wanted to write that's how they work.

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Forgot to tell
by kimmy_sarmiento / December 11, 2016 4:52 PM PST
In reply to: That's about right.

I forgot to tell that the battery draining issue happened after I updated my 4s. So now, I'm kinda scared to update my iDevices again Sad

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probably won't get any better
by mac51501 / December 8, 2016 10:07 PM PST

You could try turning off come location services and turn off wifi when you're not using it. That helped me when I still had my 4s. A work around is to get something like a mophie juice pack for the 4s. It gave me some extra time until I upgraded my phone. But you will either need to get a new one or change the battery sooner or later.

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Hope's not found
by kimmy_sarmiento / December 11, 2016 4:55 PM PST

LOL. I do the turning off whatever I can turn off to save my battery. Sad "But you will either need to get a new one or change the battery sooner or later." broke my heart and wallet

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Not sure how you define "costly"
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / December 10, 2016 1:36 PM PST

but a replacement battery for this iPhone, in the US, can be had for under $20 which includes all the tools necessary to complete the operation.

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Residing outside US
by kimmy_sarmiento / December 11, 2016 4:57 PM PST

I asked for the price of battery replacement, it's around $95 here.

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Shop around.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 11, 2016 5:13 PM PST
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Here I can pay that much if I don't shop around.

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(NT) Residing where?
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / December 19, 2016 4:38 AM PST
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iphone 5
by Oglasi / December 25, 2016 12:31 AM PST

I got 2 iphones 4 and one iphone 5 and all have the same issue, battery.. In winter, if i keep one of my phones on cold for like 2 min, they shutdown even if the battery is at 50%.

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If mine did that
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 25, 2016 8:46 AM PST
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I'd try a factory reset then a new battery.

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iPhone 4s battery draining fast
by divp1 / December 26, 2016 12:23 AM PST

Here’s a rundown of what may be causing the problem and how you can fix it.
A growing number of people have found that the "Setting Time Zone" element within Location Services in iOS seems to be operating when it doesn’t need to be, resulting in excessive battery drain.

To stop that from happening, go to Settings > Location Services > System Services. From there, it’s just a matter of turning off “Setting Time Zone.”

Switching it off may mean that your iPhone will no longer set its own time zone when you travel, but that’s a small price to pay for dramatically increasing the life of your iPhone charge, notes iDownload, which tested this method on several iPhones, including the 4s, iPhone 4, and an iPhone 3GS, all of which demonstrated drastically improved battery life after making the change. hope this is useful thanks

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Replace it yourself
by Emma_iDoc / April 18, 2017 2:06 AM PDT

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