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    Default iPhone SE Replacement Battery

    It's time to put a new battery in the iPhone SE. The phone is still in great shape so I see no reason to replace it since it's less than 2 years old.

    Anyway, are the various battery kits on Amazon new batteries, or do they tend to be 'old' batteries that were originally made to fit this model phone? Any way to tell?

    Is there a specific brand that's known to be better quality than others?

    Here's the list I'm looking at, and am interested in the largest capacity battery available, unless they tend to be lower quality (if anyone knows).

    https://www.amazon.com/s?k=iphone+se...b_sb_ss_i_2_25

    This is the one I picked out thus far due to the larger capacity and the higher review rating, fwiw...

    https://www.amazon.com/Capacity-Repl...e%2C196&sr=8-3

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    I don't know, but I will be watching this for answers. I also have the iPhone SE.
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    I'd be Leary of the Amazon batteries. My wireless bugle amplifier (Rexcraft) went dead and the new one I got off Amazon was dented when I got it

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    Backup to the cloud. Wipe and take you repair store and get a warranty.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigtimber2 View Post
    Backup to the cloud. Wipe and take you repair store and get a warranty.


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    I second that except for the cloud, backup to iTunes. I don’t trust the cloud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigtimber2 View Post
    Backup to the cloud. Wipe and take you repair store and get a warranty.


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    I already back up to the cloud/ITunes, but why would I want to pay $100+ for Apple to do what I can do for $25 or less?
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    You ask for advice constantly about the the dumbest most mundane shit then argue with people that give you advice.

    Why would anyone even wanna answer you?

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    Best Buy will replace it too for about $40


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sportin' Woodies View Post
    You ask for advice constantly about the the dumbest most mundane shit then argue with people that give you advice.

    Why would anyone even wanna answer you?
    Well, golly gee, coming from you I’ll have to take that under advisement, but first you’ll need to tell me why you stalk my posts and act like an asinine lil’ punk all the time. Short of that, GFY.

    Thanks for that info, led0321.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WoodieSC View Post
    I already back up to the cloud/ITunes, but why would I want to pay $100+ for Apple to do what I can do for $25 or less?
    Strip mall repair shop $50 bucks 1 year warranty. They buy batteries in bulk.

    I will put brakes on my own vehicles or fix a washer or dryer to save some money.

    Now way would I take the time to change a phone battery.

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    Before replacing battery, I would at least check with your service provider and see what kind of deals you can get right now. I think some are offering free upgrades to the iPhone 8 and really cheap upgrades to the iPhone XR’s. Will probably cause you to lock into another contract, but if you plan on keeping same company anyway, you have lost nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wbrown609 View Post
    Before replacing battery, I would at least check with your service provider and see what kind of deals you can get right now. I think some are offering free upgrades to the iPhone 8 and really cheap upgrades to the iPhone XR’s. Will probably cause you to lock into another contract, but if you plan on keeping same company anyway, you have lost nothing.
    I'll check, but not really interested on a larger phone. Will see what they've got going on. Thanks.

    MKW, take note that, according to the lil' boy above, you are also guilty of wanting to know about "the dumbest most mundane shit", so be cautious about the company you keep.
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    LOL. Some parts of life are just mundane shit. And what I like about the SE is the size. I don't have any use for a giant phone, so I'd like to keep this one going as long as possible.
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    If it's anything like the iPhone 4 battery I changed, be prepared to be very frustrated. It's pretty amazing to me that they can even make screws that small.

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    Damn a contract. Buy you a phone and call Consumer Cellular. Best customer service and based in the USA. Thank me later
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    Quote Originally Posted by WoodieSC View Post
    I'll check, but not really interested on a larger phone. Will see what they've got going on. Thanks.

    MKW, take note that, according to the lil' boy above, you are also guilty of wanting to know about "the dumbest most mundane shit", so be cautious about the company you keep.
    Dude, Sportiní is an equally opportunity insulter he jabs most everyone here from time to time. Always, funny. Chill out or remind him Little E real father is Bill Elliot.




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    Quote Originally Posted by DRDUCK View Post
    Damn a contract. Buy you a phone and call Consumer Cellular. Best customer service and based in the USA. Thank me later
    DRDUCK, I bought both my wife and I some new SE's in mid-2018 and changed to Consumer Cellular at that point. Their service has been excellent and I'm paying less for unlimited talk, text, and 3GB of data (that I never use all of) for less than my old talk and text contract with Verizon.

    MKW, likewise here. I like this phone size and don't care to carry anything larger around. It's still functioning fine, other than the battery losing capacity, so I'll either change the battery myself or let BB do it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigtimber2 View Post
    Dude, Sportin’ is an equally opportunity insulter he jabs most everyone here from time to time. Always, funny. Chill out or remind him Little E real father is Bill Elliot.

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    Beats me how anyone finds that lil' child funny, although I will admit I recall finding one post a bit funny over the past several years. Other than that he never offers anything of any value to this forum on any topic that I ever see.
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    I made an appointment with the Apple store this past Thursday to replace the battery on my SE. Web says itís $49 + tax. There was a list of repair authorized locations when I was making the appointment. You should be able to find one close to you.
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    I have opened an iPhone one time to repair a screen and I can tell you right now I will never do it again.

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    I think Best Buy is an authorized service location.

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