Iphone 4s battery laughing at me

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Had this phone brand new since about June 2013...

Now the battery is only lasting about a day with normal use.... odd phone call, bit of internet, some texting etc..

This is ridiculous... Do Apple have anything in place for this sort of thing??

Because this is not looking after your customers.

This just seems like they are trying to make you buy the most recent handset?!!?
 

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Had this phone brand new since about June 2013...
Given that most phone contracts are 2-3 years (depending on carrier) and that most phones also survive those kinds of cycles, I think that the battery is still doing okay if it lasts you a day. You could always get a charging case (Mophie for example) or a portable battery.
 

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Now the battery is only lasting about a day with normal use.... odd phone call, bit of internet, some texting etc..

This is ridiculous... Do Apple have anything in place for this sort of thing??

Maybe the battery on an iPhone 4 lasts longer. All I know is…"regular use" with an iPhone 5 or iPhone 6 requires charging at least once/day. So this routine is NOT anything unusual for many owners of newer iPhones.

If you've been used to battery life (runtime on a single charge) lasting more than one day…it may be because you use your iPhone 4 less than the average user.

But as batteries age...are used daily…and accumulate battery charge cycles. Just like with a laptop computer…the amount of runtime on a single charge gets less & less over time.

Just the way it goes.;)

- Nick
 

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And as noted previously in another thread and even before that.... the iPhone 4S battery is smaller and has less capacity than that of the iPhone 5, 5C, and 5S. The iPhone 6 series, especially the 6+ has a very long standby capacity. Just as the battery technology has come a long way with Apple notebook computers, the same can be said of the iPhone. Want longer battery life? Buy an iPhone 6+. ;D
 

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