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Replace the Battery in your iPhone 4 or 4S

iPhone 4 or 4S Battery ReplacementiPhone 4 Battery Kit

One of the major drawbacks of a phone that can do so much such as the iPhone is that it can take its toll on the battery. The battery life of the iPhone can diminish significantly over time. With one of our iPhone battery replacement kits you can breath life back into your iPhone for a fraction of the cost of a new iPhone. As well as this, replacing an iPhone 4 or 4S battery is one of the easier repairs to carry out.

  • Firstly turn off the iPhone and switch it to silent mode.
  • Unscrew the two screws at the bottom of the iPhone, one either side of the dock connector. Note that these screws can be one of two types. We supply both screwdrivers with our battery replacement kit so don’t worry.
  • Slide the back cover up towards the top of the iPhone. The rear panel of the iPhone will now be free from the phone so lift it away.
  • Remove the Phillips head screw from the connector on the battery that connects it to the circuit board. Sometimes there are two screws on this connector. If so, remove both screws.
  • Using one of the plastic spudger tools supplied in the iPhone battery replacement kit, gently pry the battery connector up from the circuit board. Now remove the contact clip from the iPhone.
  • There is a plastic Pull Tab that can be used to pull up the battery. In some cases, it can be difficult to separate the iPhone battery from the iPhone using this tab as there may be a lot of glue used. If so, you can pry the battery up using one of the plastic spudger tools supplied.
  • Put in the brand new iPhone 4 or 4S battery and follow the disassembly steps backwards to reassemble your iPhone.

 

To see an iPhone battery being replaced, check out the video from iFixit below:

 

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Things I found out the hard way about iCloud.


So iCloud is up and running and all you iPod, iPhone and iPad users out there are lapping it up. I finally have iCloud all set up and working smoothly and it is pretty cool. The killer feature for me is Photostream. I take a lot of photos and found it to be a lot of hassle having to hook up my iPhone to my Mac and manually download photos regularly. Now if I am out and about taking photos, those photos are on my Mac by the time I get home which is just what I need.

For me, getting photostream proved to be pretty costly after the series of prerequisites demanded by icloud. In somewhat of a domino effect, one requirement led to another and I had ended up spending a few bob by the end. I probably could have forseen all this if I had done my research in advance but I was eager to get Photostream going and assumed it was going to be a seamless process. I just want to make you guys aware of the pitfalls I encountered.

I firstly set up iCloud on my iphone, which was a doddle. Then I booted iPhoto on my Mac expecting to see a new photostream section but there was nothing. Thought there might have been an iPhoto update I needed, but there wasnt. After reading about icloud, I realised that I needed to purchase OSX Lion in order for it to work. I had been thinking about upgrading to Lion already so this was the push I needed. So I purchased Lion which set me back about 25 quid. Again I launched iPhoto, still no photostream options. A bit more reading and I discovered that I needed to upgrade to iPhoto 11 as I only had iPhoto 09. A bit peeved, I then purchased the new version of iPhoto for another 11.99 euro. Finally, I had all the pieces of the puzzle in place and the power of Photostream was unleashed. Unfortunately, I then began noticing that two of the programs I use most frequently, Parallels Desktop and Dreamweaver had ceased to work. After some research I found out that the version of Parallels that I have doesnt work with Lion and I will have to upgrade to the newest version for 50 quid. The Dreamweaver program runs on a PowerPC platform which Lion no longer supports and hence has rendered that program useless so no doubt I will have to shell out more dosh for another version of that.

Just thought I’d give people a heads up. Things didnt go as smoothly as I have come to expect from Apple.

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