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Offline Peter_C

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Re: Iphones
« Reply #30 on: March 04, 2017, 12:17 PM »

 Are those 18.00 batteries any good?
Buy from Amazon and if it isn't good return it. The reviews are the answer to your question. I bought one for my phone and have been happy with it. Just like new! Choose the brand by the reviews.

Offline jmbfestool

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Re: Iphones
« Reply #31 on: March 04, 2017, 04:30 PM »
Ah bob I got a iPhone 4S it went on 4 tours to the sand box with me to. I got it around 2009 ( I think) I just replaced the battery at the Apple Store cost me about £70. Still works like a champ

+1 ( minus the sand box tours of course ) - Thank you for your service!

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I currently use a 64GB iPhone 4S that was released in 2011. I had the battery replaced in January and it's (again) going strong.

I do OS updates, but mostly not within the first two weeks after they were originally released.

I will continue to use it until it's absolutely worn out. Then I buy a new one. I do not follow Apple's cycle, I follow mine. And for now, the 4S is perfectly fine.

Same goes for my iPad Mini - it's from 2012 and also going strong - no troubles. Will also only see a replacement when completely worn out = unusable.

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Oliver

Im the same

Im on iphone5  four times in a row. The phone worked and everytime I broke it I got the same. I dont fallow the sheep and buy the latest iphone unless I believe it has major improvements but as of yet even the latest Iphone now still doesnt warrent me upgrading from an iphone 5.

Saying that like I said in my previous comment my next phone wont be an iphone any more any way.
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Offline Jim Kirkpatrick

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Re: Iphones
« Reply #32 on: March 04, 2017, 06:07 PM »
Bob, Like others have said,  android might be your solution.  I have a Samsung S7 edge and I've never run out of juice in a day.  I charge it overnight at bedtime. 

Someone else mentioned, on an iPhone, you can close your open programs one at a time by double clicking the home key and then swiping up on each open program to close them.  You might have 20 open programs....that's a lot of swiping.  On android there's a "close all" button.  One click and you're done.

It's a good habit to at least once weekly, power cycle your phone.  Not only will it help restore corrupt files but each time you do it, you're updating your carrier's network on your phone.

I had a Samsung Galaxy Note 5 for my last phone and it lasted 3 years.  Phones, like computers, become slower over time partly because OS updates by design, are written for current technology and older model's processors and memory struggle to keep it running efficiently.   Anyhoo, my Note 5 still works fine, I've relegated it to my workshop and use it to run Pandora over the wifi. 

I have a Macbook and an iPad, my .02 is Apple's gone by the wayside when Job's passed away.  I'm seeing as many OS updates, if not more, than Windows since he passed. It seems like that anyway.

Offline leakyroof

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Re: Iphones
« Reply #33 on: March 07, 2017, 11:15 AM »
I must live in an alternate Apple universe--- My iPhones work , hold a charge and don't act up after a 2yr mark.  I do shut it off each night, unlike my wife who never shuts down her phone.... [doh] [doh]
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Offline Sparktrician

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Re: Iphones
« Reply #34 on: March 07, 2017, 05:43 PM »
Bob, yep!

Every 2 years I seem to be frustrated with my iphone.  Made a decision a few months ago that the next phone would be an android.

 Decide on any particular model?

Don't buy anything until after the end of March when Samsung introduces their S8.  It might drive down the price of existing S7 and S7 Edge phones.  Both are quite good.  Nokia just released the Nokia 6 which is pure Android, eliminating all the carrier bloat-ware.  It's not available in the US quite yet, though.  I bought an "international" Samsung S7 (SM-G930F) on Amazon last year.  It works on AT&T and T-Mobile networks as well as the European carriers with just a change of the SIM card.  It will be nice when I go to Europe in a year or so.  This model also doesn't have the usual carrier bloat-ware that can't be deleted.
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Offline jmbfestool

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Re: Iphones
« Reply #35 on: March 10, 2017, 02:10 AM »
Bob, yep!

Every 2 years I seem to be frustrated with my iphone.  Made a decision a few months ago that the next phone would be an android.

 Decide on any particular model?

Don't buy anything until after the end of March when Samsung introduces their S8.  It might drive down the price of existing S7 and S7 Edge phones.  Both are quite good.  Nokia just released the Nokia 6 which is pure Android, eliminating all the carrier bloat-ware.  It's not available in the US quite yet, though.  I bought an "international" Samsung S7 (SM-G930F) on Amazon last year.  It works on AT&T and T-Mobile networks as well as the European carriers with just a change of the SIM card.  It will be nice when I go to Europe in a year or so.  This model also doesn't have the usual carrier bloat-ware that can't be deleted.

Google pixel isnt full of bloat wear either.

Nice phone
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Offline vkumar

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Re: Iphones
« Reply #36 on: April 06, 2017, 12:19 AM »

 Are those 18.00 batteries any good?

Bob I would not buy a $ 18 battery.  Li batteries need to be treated with kid gloves.  The wholes Samsung Galaxy Note fires were caused by improper packaging and squeezing at the factory. I would not trust some third party manufacturer for doing this.  I happen to know quite a bit on this subject.  Nova did an episode on batteries some 2 months ago--you watch  that and you will get a new respect for lithium ion batteries.. Nova
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