iPhone 4S Replacement Battery

$16.95

Product code: IF115-005
Apple Part #: 616-0580, 616-0579, 616-0581

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iPhone 4S Replacement Battery

$16.95

Product code: IF115-005
Apple Part #: 616-0580, 616-0579, 616-0581

Product Overview

This battery will only work in an iPhone 4S. It will not work in an iPhone 4. Be sure you have identified your iPhone correctly. You can ID Your iPhone here in one quick step.

  • Install a new battery in eight easy steps and breathe new life into your iPhone.
  • For optimal performance, calibrate your newly installed battery: Drain battery below 10%, then charge uninterrupted to 100%.
  • The Fix Kit option includes the battery and our popular Liberation Kit. Check out why you want to liberate your iPhone.
  • Brand new replacement part. You can also buy the battery with no tools by purchasing the Part Only option.

Fix Kit Contents:

Compatibility

Identify your iPhone

  • iPhone 4S

Product Details

  • Voltage (V): 3.7
  • Watt Hours (Whr): 5.3
  • Capacity (mAh): 1430

$19.95 Fix Kit

 
 

Condition:

New

$16.95 Part Only

 
 

Condition:

New

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Compatibility

iPhone 4S
16 GB
32 GB
64 GB
 

Stories

My Problem

Water damage

My Fix

Went well with the step by step instructions

My Advice

I used packing tape to set all the little sews on so they didn't get lost.

My Problem

My iphone4s' battery has gone bad a while ago so I swapped it with a third party battery. The phone was originally on ios7 and I've decided recently to upgrade it to ios9. However iTunes would give error code 29 during upgrade (and restore after original error rendered my phone is DFU mode) which I suspected that it was caused by a battery that failed to respond or pass apple's check. So I ordered an iFixit battery in hope that it'd work.

My Fix

The repair was literally a 30 second job: pop the case, put the new battery in then restore.

My Advice

Do not buy parts from unknown parties cause their parts may not pass Apple's notorious hardware check during restoring or upgrading.

My Problem

This summer, I decided to upgrade from my trusty old clamshell LG dumb cell phones — one that I use as my primary phone and a second that I keep in the car for emergencies — and join the two billion people on this planet who use smart phones. As a Mac guy since 1984 who has owned 25 Macs, there was no question that I'd go iPhone rather than Android. I'm also not made of money and live a very frugal life, so I wasn't about to pop for a new iPhone 6s. I bought two used/refurbed iPhones on eBay — a five-year-old iPhone 4 with 16gb of memory and a four-year-old iPhone 4s with 32gb — for $44 and $79 respectively. Both phones are in excellent cosmetic condition and work perfectly, but the batteries were predictably close to the end of their lifespans. According to CoconutBattery, they had 850 and 740 full charge cycles respectively and would charge only to about 75% capacity. I used another company's kit to replace the battery in the iPhone 4, and that procedure went without a hitch. I bought the ifixit battery kit with Liberation screws for the 4s. I could have opted for a cheap $5 battery for the 4s, but I felt more secure that I'd get a truly new battery from ifixit.

My Fix

Battery replacement on the iPhone 4 was so easy that I anticipated no problems for the 4s. I did encounter a couple, however. After removing the two pentalobe screws on the bottom, the glass back plate wouldn't slide up to remove. I had to sort of push and pry to get it to release. Installation of the battery was easy and straightforward, but the provided Phillips screwdriver seemed too large to fit the battery screw heads. Luckily, I had a tiny jeweler's Phillips that did fit. Reassembly of the phone brought a second glitch. The new Liberation Phillips screws were shorter than the Pentalobes and wouldn't "catch" in the threads of the back plate. I ended up re-using the Pentalobe screws, which also didn't catch in the threads. They spin freely but don't fall out. The back plate must be misaligned, but it looks correct and fits very snugly, so I'm not going to worry about it. All in all, another success.

My Advice

CoconutBattery confirmed that both new batteries were, in fact, new — with zero charge cycles. I did the recalibration procedure as suggested, draining the batteries down to 10% before a full charge, and they both provide full rated capacity of 1430mAh and perform flawlessly. Capable of only 3g, neither phone is a 4g speed demon, and they allow no upgradability — the iPhone 4 is topped out at iOS 7.1.2, and the iPhone 4s at iOS 9.3.5, but that's fine with me. I'm happy with both. Since I'm not likely to watch streaming movies or TV on them, their smaller size is especially pleasing. They should serve me well for a year or two (and inexpensively using PagePlus) before I get upgraditis and pop for a used iPhone 5c or 6s, which should be easily affordable by then. Owning, as I do, a 17-year-old Saab, a nine-year-old MacBook, and a five-year-old iMac (all of which are in great shape), I'm unconcerned about lagging behind the curve of the newest, shiny techno-toy. My two nearly "ancient" iPhones should serve my needs very nicely.

My Problem

Battery was not holding a charge long enough

My Fix

Went in OK. The lead from the terminals to the battery has to be formed to fit the space.

My Advice

Screws are tiny. Work on a well-lit surface.

My Problem

Absolutely no battery life... I was charging the phone constantly, at least 3x's per day.

My Fix

Not badly, although not quite as simple as I was led to believe. I'm a bit spastic (good I'm not a surgeon), so dealing with the small screws required all the steadiness I could muster.

My Advice

What perplexed me was the grounding piece that came out. Make sure before you unscrew the battery plate from the phone, you take a look at that grounding part so you know the specific position it's in when you have to put it back in after installing the new battery. I didn't do this and had to waste time searching for images of the positioning of that piece. I couldn't find any images that were very clear and ultimately took a shot just fitting it in as best I could. Once the screws went back in flush, I figured I must've done it right. Fortunately, the phone powered up fine.

My Problem

My iPhone was no longer holding a charge or working very well.

My Fix

The repair went perfectly. I used the videos and tutorial pictures to go through the process and I was surprised only on how easy it was to open the phone, take out the old battery and replace with the new one.

My Advice

The one thing I had to sort out was the location of the little antenna that fits in by the battery. When you remove the screw, it comes out as well. But using the pictures on the tutorial I could see how it looked and was able to put it back together and now it works perfectly.

My Problem

My phone needed a new battery. I didn't want to spend the money for a new phone.

My Fix

It was going to cost me $50 for a new battery. I wasn't sure I wanted to spend that amount not knowing how long my phone was going to last. What if I spent the money and it stops working the next day for unknown reasons? So when I ran across a ifixit repair video I got excited, because it was only 4 screws! That's it! And it was going to cost me half, which included the tools. Super simple, great video!

My Advice

So glad I ran across the IFIXIT video. I have a phone again.

My Problem

The iPhone's battery was running out.

I was quoted $120 to do the repair.

My Fix

It was very easy only cost me less than 1/2 the price. And the job was done in 5 mins

Great videos, with step by step assistance.

Very happy with the whole experience.

My Advice

Just make sure you know what your ordering, best is to check with apple serial for specific parts.

My Problem

My battery was more than 5 years old. It was time for a change.

My Fix

After buying 2 batteries from eBay and neither worked I tried Ifixit and it worked perfectly the first time.

My Advice

Don't go too cheap. The $ 6 batteries do not work.

My Problem

Battery was failing.

My Fix

Great. Easy to do with tools provided.

My Advice

Just follow the easy instructions.