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Tue Feb 22, 2022, 12:51 AM

So, I got a new battery for my iphone6s. Yes an old phone and I do not need more.

My phone wasn't holding much of a charge and was juicing out quickly and since giving my new battery I did make it to 50% by the end of my day, work shift where I talked on the phone, did some text and looked at FB. But still it seemed to me when I first got the phone it lasted longer. Significantly longer. Why does it not feel like me paying for a new battery gave me all that or is this just a norm.

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Reply So, I got a new battery for my iphone6s. Yes an old phone and I do not need more. (Original post)
LizBeth Feb 2022 OP
herding cats Feb 2022 #1
LizBeth Feb 2022 #2
herding cats Feb 2022 #3
LizBeth Feb 2022 #14
JustABozoOnThisBus Feb 2022 #4
LizBeth Feb 2022 #10
Tommy Carcetti Feb 2022 #5
tavernier Feb 2022 #6
LizBeth Feb 2022 #11
ProfessorGAC Feb 2022 #15
Celerity Feb 2022 #7
Tree Lady Feb 2022 #8
Celerity Feb 2022 #9
LizBeth Feb 2022 #13
Celerity Feb 2022 #16
LizBeth Feb 2022 #17
LizBeth Feb 2022 #18
LizBeth Feb 2022 #12
Celerity Feb 2022 #19
bif Feb 2022 #20

Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Tue Feb 22, 2022, 01:51 AM

1. Just a guess here...

Even with the new battery, the iOS and all your apps have changed so much and consumes so much more to exist, it will never feel as spry as it did when your phone was new some 7 years ago.

Just think about how many new features have been added since then to everything on your phone. All of those require some form of resources to exist, which in turn take battery power to create.

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Response to herding cats (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 22, 2022, 01:54 AM

2. Oh. Oh. excellent information. I am so stupid with tech shit so thank you.

Much better than we are just getting screwed right and left. That makes sense. Thank you.

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 22, 2022, 02:05 AM

3. Aw, thank you for your kindness!

I'm so happy I was of some small help. Also, you're not stupid when it comes to tech stuff, it's evolving so quickly it's difficult to stay abreast anymore.

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Response to herding cats (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 22, 2022, 10:57 AM

14. I was just so excited that there was a reasonable explanation and not just another

instance of being screwed. It seems like it is never ending. I now have to deal with my relatively new Camry getting condensation inside the car. It is all exhausting.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Tue Feb 22, 2022, 06:15 AM

4. Is the new battery from Apple, or some other "name" brand?

Or, is it a generic?

My battery is doing ok, but thinking there's a replacement in the future.

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 22, 2022, 10:48 AM

10. I went to a battery store or you can go to a cell phone repair.

I think it has its own specific battery. For this phone anyway I was told have to get it done, not so easy to replace for self. Total cost was 70

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Tue Feb 22, 2022, 07:08 AM

5. I have a 6 as well.

I havenít felt the need to upgrade and honestly did not like my wifeís without the button.

Funny story with the battery, when mine began losing charge, I went to the local Verizon store to ask if they sold batteries. The salesman looked at me like I had two heads and said getting a new battery was useless, my phone was dead and I needed to update.

I then went to Batteries plus, asked if they sold batteries, they said yes, put it in, and itís held a charge fine ever since. That was two years ago.

Eventually I will have to upgrade but a phone to me isnít something that I insist to have the latest model of. Iím not a Luddite but Iím just not someone who gets excited about the newest model of phones. A phone is a phone is a phone and Iíll update when Iím ready.

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Response to Tommy Carcetti (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 22, 2022, 07:56 AM

6. Similar story here

Except I went to AT&T store and got similar response. Local computer fixit shop changed my battery and its been fine ever since.

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Response to Tommy Carcetti (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 22, 2022, 10:51 AM

11. I was told I needed a new phone too because so expensive. Not that expensive.

And I agree with you. I do not use much on this one, don't need better or more.

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Response to Tommy Carcetti (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 22, 2022, 11:06 AM

15. Described Me To A T

I had a cellphone back in the 90s right after they became small enough to fit in a pocket. Got a Nokia that i got the company to pay for.
I'm not allergic to the tech, and my 3+ year old Android suits me fine.
It would be older, except i needed to get my own phone when i retired. I had to give the company phone back on my last day.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Tue Feb 22, 2022, 07:59 AM

7. You will eventually be forced to upgrade when the phone's OS no longer

is capable of running certain apps.

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Response to Celerity (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 22, 2022, 08:29 AM

8. I made my husband upgrade his 6 to a mini

Because I was afraid of no security since it didn't do updates anymore.

Too many hackers and scams out there and my husband isn't techie at all. He hates the phone because its to complicated for him. Iphone should make a pared down easy phone for older people that want apple.

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Response to Tree Lady (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 22, 2022, 08:49 AM

9. I suggest the iPhone SE 2020, Apple's entry level, stripped down iPhone

super quality for a fraction of the cost

plus it will get even cheaper as soon as its successor , the iPhone SE 3 (might be called the SE 2022) launches (only downside is no 5G, but that is not needed for a basic phone, and IF it is, just wait for the SE 3 2022, which will very likely have it)




iPhone SE review: Classic iPhone design, but with 2020 processing power

The new $399 iPhone SE looks like an iPhone 8 but works like Apple's top-of-the-line iPhone 11 Pro.

https://www.cnet.com/reviews/new-iphone-se-2020-classic-design-modern-function-processing-power-399-dollar-budget-review/



iPhone SE: Still a Good Buy in 2022?

The iPhone SE 3 is on its way with rumoured upgrades to the 2020 SE. We'll help you decide which budget iPhone is best for you.

https://www.cnet.com/tech/mobile/iphone-se-still-a-good-buy-in-2022/



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Response to Celerity (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 22, 2022, 10:54 AM

13. Good information. I would go with that one, but just bought a new battery so

don't need it. I will do a thread and you can tell me which I want when the time comes.

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #13)

Tue Feb 22, 2022, 11:34 AM

16. if you want a basic iPhone in the future, it is simple, just buy the lowest end model

for Android, I would suggest one of the lower end Samsung Galaxy series (the flagship Galaxy S's are expensive overkill for a basic phone)

Samsung Galaxy A12 (super phone for only 150-175 usd or so)

https://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_a12-10604.php







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Response to Celerity (Reply #16)

Tue Feb 22, 2022, 11:53 AM

17. I have lightly considered stepping away from apple. Good info. Thanks.

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Response to Celerity (Reply #16)

Tue Feb 22, 2022, 11:55 AM

18. My biggest thing is pictures, and I am not that impressed with iphone pictures.

That and connection. But then, I just bought airpods? that go with iphone.

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Response to Celerity (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 22, 2022, 10:52 AM

12. I do not know much of anything and do not know OS and I don't like or really use apps

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #12)

Tue Feb 22, 2022, 12:35 PM

19. I suppose Sweden is different than the US. Here we have so many apps you HAVE to use to

access vital things (like BankID all banking info, medical info, government websites, most e-commerce, etc).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BankID

Bank-id (trademark BankID) is by far the largest electronic identification system in Sweden, with a usage rate of 94% among smartphone users, and is administered by Finansiell ID-Teknik BID AB that is owned by several Swedish and Scandinavian banks. In March 2018 Bank-id had about 6.5 million active users and was supported by 600 web services (my add- this is MUCH higher now). Only individuals with a Swedish personal identity number can acquire Bank-id.


BankID, since last year, is no longer supported on desktop/laptop by some banks (ours is one of those), only on mobile app (Mobilt bank-id).

Around 96 to 97% of Sweden's population (16+ years), internet users, and smart mobile users now have BankID. Older and disabled people have legal proxies that use it for them. It is extremely secure (vastly more secure than most all of my US-based web accounts), and each device needs a separate, discrete, verified app installed.



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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Tue Feb 22, 2022, 12:41 PM

20. I did the same thing a couple weeks ago

Same phone. Took it to the Apple Store and it cost me about $50. Way cheaper than a grand for a new phone. And it does everything I need it to do!

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