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Battery replacement every 2 months


I have an iPhone 5s for now 3 years and a half. The original battery lasted as long as 2 years and a half before dying, so I then replaced it by buying new ones on the Internet.

However, the new batteries I bought (3 or 4 for now) only last 2 months before dying too, so I got to replace them quite frequently.

During the first month of use, they usually work great and have a good capacity, but by the second month, their capacity drop very quickly and my iPhone doesn't start anymore.

Do you have an idea on the cause behind this? Could it be the logic board that is getting dysfunctional and draining the batteries very fast? Or am I just buying bad batteries?

Everything else works fine on the iPhone, I even tried a reset to make sure it wasn't iOS's fault but it didn't change anything.

Should I consider my iPhone dead or is it possible I only got bad batteries?

Thanks for your help :)

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There are 2 things. Either your iPhone is dead. Or the batteries your getting are very cheap. How much do you pay for the batteries?


Usually around 20 bucks each


Do you buy them from the same person? Or different sellers?


A better question is, where are you purchasing them from?

Have you tried an iFixit sourced battery?


Yea, they are 15 bucks at ifixit, for a genuine battery. Your getting ripped off.


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I would suggest a genuine iFixit battery.

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I would recommend using the ifixit battery since they are genuine. You never know with other re-sellers what quality battery you are getting and that is most likely the problem. I have pasted the link below to the part. I hope this helps!

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@luffy343, the only way to get a real Apple battery is to go to Apple. Any other source is a 3rd party. However, iFixit has accountability as opposed to other sellers.


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