iPhone 3GS Replacement Battery

$19.95

Product code: IF142-005
Apple Part #: 616-0428, 616-0431, 616-0434

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iPhone 3GS Replacement Battery

$19.95

Product code: IF142-005
Apple Part #: 616-0428, 616-0431, 616-0434

Product Overview

  • Battery life not what it used to be? That doesn't mean it's time to get a new phone. Just replace the battery and breathe new life into your daily companion.
  • Not compatible with the iPhone 3G. If you need a battery for the iPhone 3G, you can find it here.

Compatibility

Identify your iPhone

  • All 3GS iPhones

Product Details

  • Model #: 616-0431, 616-0432, 616-0433, 616-0434, or 616-0435

$19.95 Fix Kit

 
 

Condition:

New

Notes:

Fix Kit Contents:

  • New 1219 mAh Replacement Battery
  • Small Phillips #00 Screwdriver - used for internal and external screws
  • Plastic Opening Tool - safely disconnect cables and pry out the battery
  • Small Suction Cup - lift up the screen to get inside
  • SIM Card Eject Tool - safely remove the SIM card

$14.95 Part Only

 
 

Condition:

New

Notes:

Contains only the replacement battery and no tools.

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Compatibility

iPhone 3GS
16 GB
32 GB
8 GB
 

Stories

My Problem

Battery replacement on my iPhone 3GS

My Fix

Repair went without a hitch! Received the repair kit with battery included.... watched a video a couple times. From start to finish it took about 45 minutes. Turned on the phone and Presto!!!!! Battery seems to be holding a charge well and doing a great job!!! Thanks ifixit!

My Advice

Watch the video at least two times to make sure you got it down as there are about 10 screws and 7 cables.... nice thing though, all the cables are numbered, so when you re-assemble, just reverse the order of steps!

My Problem

Battery replacement on my iPhone 3GS

My Fix

Repair went without a hitch! Received the repair kit with battery included.... watched a video a couple times. From start to finish it took about 45 minutes. Turned on the phone and Presto!!!!! Battery seems to be holding a charge well and doing a great job!!! Thanks ifixit!

My Advice

Watch the video at least two times to make sure you got it down as there are about 10 screws and 7 cables.... nice thing though, all the cables are numbered, so when you re-assemble, just reverse the order of steps!

My Problem

Battery life was very low and I wanted to keep using spare iPhone for sporting activities....running, cycling, sailing etc.

My Fix

Repair went very smoothly....great online instructions.

My Advice

DIY DIY DIY.....saves you money and you get the fun and satisfaction of repairing your stuff

My Problem

Battery cannot keep the charge

My Fix

The replacement take 1h30 !

My Advice

The display glass can be hard to remove. Use the spudger as well as the suction cup !

My Problem

I hate telephones. Always have. But my wife and I were going to Great Britain, and we might be in separate places and might need to contact each other. Also, her iPhone5 was locked to AT&T, and we might need a cheaper way to make phone calls home. The solution was to revive her ancient iPhone 3gs, unlock it, and get a cheap UK sim to use in the UK.

My Fix

The iFixit instructions were awesome, both the video and the web page, and I got through it, slowly and carefully, in something like two hours. I was very pleased with myself. I'm pretty technical, but at age 67, my eyes are not what they used to be and some of those connectors are REALLY tiny. Especially the little tab that flips up to hold connector 3. But I got it done.

One problem. The battery did not come 50% charged. It came pretty much dead. On turning the device on, I got a black screen. Plugging in the power, I still got a black screen. I thought I had bricked the thing, but I left it plugged in. About 30 minutes later, the screen came to life, but only with the dreaded "Red Battery". But I still left it plugged in. Another hour later, I got a green battery, with a 10% charge, and normal behavior; IT's ALIVE! After that, everything went as expected.

The old 3gs served admirably with a UK SIM and I was able to call locally and back to the US with and old phone and a cheap Lebara UK SIM. Clear as a bell. Who needed a new phone?

My Advice

1) The iPhone 3gs replacement batteries are probably getting a little stale by this time. It might take a couple hours charging to wake one up.

2) Read the instructions very carefully about connector #3; it's a lever and tab connector, not a snap-on like the others.

3) At this point in history, unlocking an old AT&T iPhone was pretty easy; AT&T has a web page for the purpose; put in the right numbers and you're done. I attempted a similar maneuver with my daughter's old Sprint iPhone, and Sprint seems to be incredibly hostile and obstructionist about unlocking. If a phone has ever been a Sprint contract phone, just throw it away. It's not worth your time trying to convince them to unlock it.

My Problem

My iPhone 3GS would not hold a charge. I knew it was the battery as I could use it as long as I wanted to as long as it was plugged into the charger, but off the charger it only lasted a few minutes. After looking at some youtube videos, I decided to try replacing the battery myself.

My Fix

The repair went GREAT! Everything I needed was in the kit I bought from IFIXIT and with the help of instructions on youtube videos I was able to complete the repair easily.

My Advice

I am a 57 year old woman with very little experience in fixing electronic devices. If I can do it, anyone can! Just take your time, watch a few different videos, and follow instructions step by step. Thank you IFIXIT for selling complete repair kits and providing instructions. Not only did I save money, but it gave me a tremendous sense of satisfaction to be able to fix my iPhone myself!

My Problem

I have an old iPhone 3GS and the battery would no longer hold any charge.

My Fix

I saw iFixIt on line and read the reviews deciding to order it. I followed the instructions with pictures and could complete most of them (could never get the little metal thing under the camera screw). And, I could not get the SIM card back in. Also, I have no sound now. But the battery is great! and works perfectly. I use this older phone (without a contract) to take credit cards (off line) at my craft booth. Then when I get home and can connect to the internet the card information is processed to my bank account. This fix with the new battery works perfectly for my needs and saved me from buying a new phone! So you guys saved me over $200 - $300!!

My Advice

Pay close attention to how the little metal thing is positioned before removing the camera screw. I did not and could never get it back correctly and gave up on it. Before tightening all the screws to the circuit board put in the SIM card to help align it and then tighten them up. I didn't do this and afterward could not get the SIM card back in -- Since I don't use this as a normal phone I didn't care.

My Problem

Wife's iPhone 5 with cracked display and kids' 3GS with dead battery. Life had become very difficult for these device-dependent females. Rather than buy full replacements for everyone it was time to roll up the sleeves (with a little help from iFixit of course).

My Fix

As stated many times by other reviewers, watch the iFixit videos as well as others on YouTube to familiarize yourself with the procedures. I spent a number of years early in my career repairing PCs so I had a bit of confidence going in but these are doable for anyone with patience. Devices are good as new and my family thinks I'm a genius. Thanks, iFixit!

My Advice

I stress patience as it is required for working on anything small scale. Be sure to have very good lighting and, for far-sighted folks like me, very good glasses. Take your time and keep screws organized as you remove them. Although tiny they are not all the same size. I have small-to-medium sized hands and can see how larger hands would struggle handling the screws.

My Problem

The original battery was dead

My Fix

It was very easy to change the battery

My Advice

You must pay attention and look up for guides

My Problem

Phone was improperly displaying battery life and wouldn't hold a charge.

Dang you Apple! Some people actually want the same phone to last more than two years!

My Fix

Dis-assembly went quick, only sticky part was the removal of the battery (old adhesive was very strong) and some initial confusion on how to re-position the logic board.

My Advice

Make sure you read the guide and NOT just watch the video... many important clues are in the guide. Positioning the camera first was something I missed on first go-through at the re-assembly stage.

Overall not bad, and will do again. Since I had replaced the main-board on a Macbook Pro 17" a while back I wasn't daunted.