iPhone 4 Replacement Battery

$19.95

Product code: IF182-000
Apple Part #: 616-0520, 616-0521, 616-0513

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iPhone 4 Replacement Battery

$19.95

Product code: IF182-000
Apple Part #: 616-0520, 616-0521, 616-0513

Product Overview

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

  • Install a new battery in six easy steps and breathe new life into your iPhone.
  • Calibrate your newly installed battery. Run it down below 5%, then charge uninterrupted to 100% for optimal performance.
  • Fix Kit includes the battery plus our popular Liberation Kit for FREE to open your phone and leave it more repairable than you found it. 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

  • All iPhone 4 models (Not 4S)

Product Details

  • Compatible APN's: 616-0520, 616-0521, 616-0513
  • Voltage (V): 3.7
  • Watt Hours (Whr): 5.25
  • Capacity (mAh): 1420

$19.95 Fix Kit

 
 

Condition:

New

Notes:

Includes the part and all the tools needed to do the repair. Will not work with an iPhone 4s.

$19.95 Part Only

 
 

Condition:

New

Notes:

This option does not include tools. Will not work with an iPhone 4s.

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Replacement Guides

iPhone 4

Difficulty: Moderate

iPhone 4 Verizon

Difficulty: Moderate

 

Compatibility

iPhone 4
16 GB
32 GB
8 GB
iPhone 4 Verizon
16 GB
32 GB
8 GB
 

Stories

My Problem

Bad battery

My Fix

Instructions were clear and all worked fine.

My Advice

Simple task.

My Problem

La batteria non teneva la carica per più di 5-6 ore

My Fix

Tutto perfetto! E' stato facilissimo sostituire la batteria

My Advice

Ho visionato il video relativo alla sostituzione (tutorial), prima di procedere

My Problem

Original battery was only lasting about a day. I would charge it overnight and it would be nearly dead 24 hours later. While my phone is on all the time I am not constantly using it. A couple of calls, a few texts and several email checks throughout the day is pretty normal. I found a free program that can tell you how many cycles your battery has gone through and what its current capacity is - iBackupbot. I ran the program and found that I had 600 cycles and the capacity was down to 1004mah at full charge. A new battery would be around 1420mah. After doing some research on line, I found the ifixit battery replacement video and decided to give it a go.

My Fix

The kit arrived quickly, just a couple of days after I ordered it. I jumped right in and took the phone apart using the included tools. Everything went pretty smoothly and I had the new battery installed and the phone running again in under a half hour. The only tricky parts were getting the old battery out - the adhesive is pretty strong. And, getting the new battery clip to snap onto the male pin connector was tricky. I thought I had it first try but, when I tried to power on the phone, I got nothing. Opened it back up, realigned the clip and put a bit more force into snapping it into place. Put it back together and it powered back up no problem. I checked the new battery out on iBackupbot after running the battery down to 5% and fully charging and it read 1 cycle and was at almost full capacity. My phone was at 90% after 24 hours and about 85% after 48 hours. That is better performance than I remember the original battery having. I'm very happy.

My Advice

Magnification and good light! These are really, really small parts you are dealing with. Being able to see what you are doing is paramount especially when trying to align the battery clip with the pin connector.

Be patient when prying the battery out. The adhesive is tenacious! Work your way around the battery applying steady but not forceful pressure in each spot for about 10 seconds until you find a spot that lets go. Don't try to force it or you may end up with bigger problems to deal with.

My Problem

The original battery in my iPhone 4 was showing signs of age. The discharge rate from 100% to 30% was reduced from about 3 or 4 days to about 1 day with moderate use. The time between the 20% warning and phone shutdown was reduced to minutes, not hours, even if the phone was not being used. It was obvious that a new battery was needed.

My Fix

I ordered the battery replacement kit from iFixit on a Wednesday afternoon and within hours it was shipped and on its way to me. The kit was well packaged and arrived in excellent condition (although delayed a couple of days by the blizzard of 2016).

The included screw drivers are clearly not intended for everyday use, but are sufficient for the purpose a one time repair. My phone is an older model that does not use the pentalobe screws but I bought the full kit for use when I need to replace the battery in my wife's phone.

Replacing the battery turned out to be as easy as the videos and on-line guides suggest. The total job took me between 10 and 15 minutes to complete.

For me, the only tricky part of the repair was keeping the mounting hole on the contact clip aligned with the matching holes on the battery connector and logic board. Getting the proper bend in the battery connector cable was the key to getting right.

The replacement battery came with an 83% charge. It took 2 days of very heavy usage (lots of web surfing with WiFi, running various apps that keep the back-light on, etc.) to discharge the battery below 10% so I could do the calibration charge. Since then, the battery is at 50% after 3-1/2 days of normal usage.

This repair is a total success.

My Advice

When delivery of the replacement was delayed by the blizzard, I took the time to watch as many battery replacement videos and read as many guides as I could find on-line. While they are all basically the same, some give a slightly different perspective that I found useful.

Because the screws are so small, a magnetic screwdriver is very helpful when putting the phone back together. I made mine magnetic by putting a small magnet on the shaft of the screw driver. Worked perfectly.

My Problem

Battery issues, I found myself overly concerned with looking for recharging opportunities. Via a web-search I found Ifixit which provided me with a quality product (battery kit) and a guide.

My Fix

Great, the guide provided me with the confidence to tackle replacing my IPhone 4 battery, a 10 minute job.

My Advice

Follow the guide and (screw removal) apply downward pressure on the screws prior to twisting.

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My Problem

Dead swollen original battery. Click wheel not working too.

My Fix

Easy battery replacement. And the click wheel now works.

My Advice

The swollen battery may have helped. The case came apart with the provided tools easy, per instructions. I had to use needle nose pliers to disconnect the battery plug. The battery was so swollen that the glue was lightly holding it in place. Lifted right out. Simple new battery installation and edpod played immediately on my Bose dock. Images of swollen battery attached.

My Problem

Initially the back cover was broken and I had ordered a replacement. But the day before it arrived, my brother dropped his presently exposed phone; the battery was knocked out and the ribbon cable connecting it was broken . So back to ifixit I went.

My Fix

While the I was waiting for the battery my brother used a phone I had replaced a screen for previously. However once the battery arrived I replaced the battery and the back cover and it was good to go. Then my brother elected to continue using his current phone. until recently when another problem showed up and now he is using the one with the new battery and cover.

My Advice

No force in existence will keep an iPhone safe when you have a technologically illiterate brother who insists it's fine to let his 4 year old son play with it... also collect payment for parts up front.

My Problem

battery was dieing all the time. get to 40% and then die.

My Fix

pretty good, would have went better if i followed the instructions. i figured it just a bettery right? no big problem, can't be that hard.

it was very easy to replace the battery, but in my haste i did not pay attention and folded the ribbon connector down at the top of the battery case when i inserted the battery. this in turn tore the ribbon connector slightly. caused the battery to heat up, until i took it back out and discovered what i had done, lifted the ribbon connector up, no more heat issue, but now my front faceing camera does not work.

totally my fault.

My Advice

watch the %#*@ video!

My Problem

Dead iphone4 Battery

My Fix

Took about 5 min Total. I was looking for a battery replacement for my 12 year old son's iphone4 Everything I found online got such "crazy reviews" they were all over the place! "Hit or Miss", from what I read! And were price much cheaper, but, we were not willing to take the chance! THEN I DISCOVERED "iFixit"!! "SMILES" Yes the price was higher, but it Also Comes with a "Warranty" unlike any others I found. It arrived even before they said it would, came packed "Very Nice" Too! We ordered the iphone4 replacement battery with the tools, it also came with Very Clear, Easy to Read, Instructions! Next time we need anything we will be ordering from iFixit, for sure! "Thank you" iFixit!

Written on January 18, 2016

My Advice

Stick with iFixit! If you want a good working product and fast shipping!

My Problem

Like so many others, the battery on my 7-year-old iPhone 4 would no longer hold a charge. I whined to my running buddy about needing a new phone. She told me her phone had the same problem, and her young teen replaced the battery for her. I had no idea such a daring thing could be done! I did a Google search, found iFixit's website and YouTube videos (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYvjuWg0...), and got out my credit card. The liberation kit + battery arrived a few days later.

My Fix

Great -- then Horrible -- then Great! I admit I was nervous about messing up my phone. It's my lifeline for work, family, friends, homeschooling, and so on. First, I backed up and synced my phone on iTunes, just in case. Then, I carefully watched the YouTube video again showing how to replace the battery (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYvjuWg0...). I laid out a white cloth on my messy table to make sure I didn't lose any screws or tools, turned on my brightest lights, got my magnifying glass ready (I'm sorta old), and took a deep breath. I switched the phone to silent and shut it off. It was easy to remove the star screws and take off the back. Phew! I can do this! I boldly went after the screw connecting the battery to the phone. I thought I was unscrewing it. And unscrewing it. And... it didn't budge. I saw teensy metal shavings on the screwdriver. Oh NO! The screw was getting stripped. I tried my eyeglass repair screwdriver -- too big. I tried a little knife -- that stripped the screw more. Tweezers? No go. Aaaugh! Now what? I went back to the iFixit website and searched for advice. I saw several people had the same thing happen to them. Most recommended using fingernail clippers to grip the screw's head like pliers and twist. By golly, it worked! The screw loosened. I switched back to the Phillips screwdriver from the iFixit kit and the screw came out easily. Next step, pry out the battery. Not so easy! I was surprised at how much force it took to break the bond of the glue holding the battery in place. I was glad I had seen another video about that: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYYdbk3U.... I was also glad I found a third video that showed more about how to put the antenna back in place (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1nR_Tbs...). I got the new battery in, reseated the antenna with tweezers, got the stripped screw back in, replaced the phone's back and star screws, and was much relieved to see the white apple appear when I pushed the power button. It's like I have a new phone!

My Advice

For iFixit -- please reshape the Phillips screwdriver so it doesn't strip the battery screw.

For the next person doing this repair, if the battery screw doesn't turn right away, STOP before you strip the screw. Get your nail clippers and use them like pliers to loosen the screw.