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I recently bought a refurbished iphone 5 from ebay for my dad. When it arrived, I was excited to use it but was also worried that it would have some sort of major issue, because I have not had good experiences with refurbished items in the past. I was relieved to know that everything was in good order expect for the erratic battery life. I would download an app or play a game on the phone and suddenly, the battery percentage would drop 20-30% in a matter of a few minutes. Also, when I plugged my phone into the charger, the battery percentage would shoot up 20-30%, which was the strangest thing that I had ever seen. At this point I was very displeased and was about to return the phone. I decided to look up this problem to see if it was a common occurrence and figured out that some people had some success after replacing the battery. The battery replacement at the apple store cost $80, I decided to save some money and try the diy way. Thankfully the replacement was relatively easy and now the battery life is very good without any erratic behavior.
The repair was easy and fun to do. It only took about 15 minutes because I was being extra careful not to break any sensitive parts of the phone. What surprised me the most was the size of the tiny screws and parts of the phone. I had a little trouble lifting out the battery itself because the adhesive was pretty strong and I was worried that I would break it. But other than that, it was fine.
Just follow the guides because they are well written and have patience because it is well worth it in the end when the battery replacement is a success. The only tricky parts were pulling the screen from the back and pulling out the battery itself.