The Apple iPhone 5s was announced on September 10, 2013. Repair of this device is similar to the previous models, and requires screwdrivers and prying tools. Available as GSM or CDMA / 16, 32, or 64 GB / Silver, Gold, and Space Gray.

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Replaced battery with kit but battery not holding charge

Replaced battery with iFixit kit 1 week ago but battery still not holding charge. Runs down to 20% in matter of 5-6 hours, even when only using email for 30min in that time period.

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It is entirely possible that the battery is a dud. While iFixit sells some of the best quality batteries out there, there's bound to be a bad one here or there. Did the replacement battery ever work properly or did it just start happening all of a sudden after a week? Is it doing the exact same thing as the original battery? You can always try to install the old battery, if possible, to see if the problem is consistent regardless of the battery or unique to an individual battery.

If the problem is identical, the there is probably another component in your phone that is drawing too much current. It could be the screen or camera of sensor flex.

Contact iFixit Support to see what options are available.

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Yes, it's possible got a dud. I can't put in old battery as it was excessively hot and we tossed it. It did work good for couple days, or at least not super quick to 20%. I did read that if I power cycle it twice it could reset the battery indicator, which may be the problem. Let it die this morn, when it was at 20% for 17 hrs. Maybe it is the inidacator & not battery. Will keep you posted;)


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