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Old 18th September 2015, 09:21   #7921
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updated to IOS 9 on my 6, didn't feel any difference so far, wife's 4s had major battery issues as per the description this update should reduce the consumption, updated that as well, the screen does not turn off when the phone is turned face down in both the phones, am I missing something.

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Old 18th September 2015, 10:12   #7922
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I use an Iphone 4 as a secondary phone. Almost for the past 4-5 years.
Yesterday, I took it out after a few months, and it was dead. When I put it on charge, the a battery flashes on the screen, but the phone doesn't charge. Is this repairable, or is it time to junk this, finally?
If repairable, can this be fixed pronto, or does this require the phone to be left for some days. Although I am sure there's no data on the device, but not entirely so.
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I use an Iphone 4 as a secondary phone. Almost for the past 4-5 years.
Yesterday, I took it out after a few months, and it was dead. When I put it on charge, the a battery flashes on the screen, but the phone doesn't charge. Is this repairable, or is it time to junk this, finally?
If repairable, can this be fixed pronto, or does this require the phone to be left for some days. Although I am sure there's no data on the device, but not entirely so.
i think the time has come to replace the battery. doable, but not sure of the timeline.
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I use an Iphone 4 as a secondary phone. Almost for the past 4-5 years.
Yesterday, I took it out after a few months, and it was dead. When I put it on charge, the a battery flashes on the screen, but the phone doesn't charge. Is this repairable, or is it time to junk this, finally?
If repairable, can this be fixed pronto, or does this require the phone to be left for some days. Although I am sure there's no data on the device, but not entirely so.
Leave it on the charger for a few hours, or even overnight. Had a similar issue with my ipad, and it got fixed just by the above. You can even google it, its a common issue after not using a device for a few months.
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updated to IOS 9 on my 6, didn't feel any difference so far, wife's 4s had major battery issues as per the description this update should reduce the consumption, updated that as well, the screen does not turn off when the phone is turned face down in both the phones, am I missing something.

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Yes, looks like there is a misunderstanding.
The display in screen is not going to turn off when the phone is kept face down whilst your iPhone knows if itís face down on the table and prevents the screen from turning on, even when you receive a notification.
One another note is the above feature will not be available with 4S, it is supported on 5S or later.

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updated to IOS 9 on my 6, didn't feel any difference so far, wife's 4s had major battery issues as per the description this update should reduce the consumption, updated that as well, the screen does not turn off when the phone is turned face down in both the phones, am I missing something.

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from Apple site about iOS 9 features:

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Even longer battery life.

Across the entire operating system, apps and key technologies have been made more efficient to trim battery usage wherever possible ó so you get more battery life for the things you do every day. Thanks to ambient light and proximity sensors, your iPhone knows if itís facedown on the table and prevents the screen from turning on, even when you receive a notification.* And the new Low Power mode lets you extend your battery life even further.

*Facedown detection is supported on iPhone 5s or later.
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Got it, Makes sense.

Wife's 4s suffered a freeze and crash in the morning, looks like 9.1 should be out with bug fixes in a few days


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Wife's 4s suffered a freeze and crash in the morning, looks like 9.1 should be out with bug fixes in a few days

How is it performing otherwise on the 4S? I have a 4S and I am still on the fence regarding this upgrade. My phone is currently running iOS 7.1. Didn't upgrade to 8 as I did not want to lose disk space.
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How is it performing otherwise on the 4S? I have a 4S and I am still on the fence regarding this upgrade. My phone is currently running iOS 7.1. Didn't upgrade to 8 as I did not want to lose disk space.
the phone looks rather normal other than the subtle changes in the UI, its hanging now and then. Don't know how the battery is holding now, she required a mid day recharge after the morning recharge.

I am thinking of upgrading her phone as well, the challenge is she is too used to the solid feel of a 4S, I am not sure if she would upgrade to a 6, but 5S is on the cards


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the phone looks rather normal other than the subtle changes in the UI, its hanging now and then. Don't know how the battery is holding now, she required a mid day recharge after the morning recharge.

I am thinking of upgrading her phone as well, the challenge is she is too used to the solid feel of a 4S, I am not sure if she would upgrade to a 6, but 5S is on the cards


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Please be aware that only 5S models brought in India would support 4G , if you are planning to buy a second hand 5s from US it would not work on 4g here in India.
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Please be aware that only 5S models brought in India would support 4G , if you are planning to buy a second hand 5s from US it would not work on 4g here in India.
Even new 5S does not have 4G support(something manufactured in recent past)? I am definitely not planning to buy her a used phone, 4G wont be a show stopper as of now because it will take the service providers at least 1 year for upgrading their network here in kerala, by that time we would upgrade..

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Even new 5S does not have 4G support(something manufactured in recent past)? I am definitely not planning to buy her a used phone, 4G wont be a show stopper as of now because it will take the service providers at least 1 year for upgrading their network here in kerala, by that time we would upgrade..

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Both 5s and 5 support airtel 4g/LTE in Airtel , but those should be purchased in India
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Both 5s and 5 support airtel 4g/LTE in Airtel , but those should be purchased in India
It will be purchased from here, I was under the impression that you said phones in india don't support 4G. Good that they do.


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Both 5s and 5 support airtel 4g/LTE in Airtel , but those should be purchased in India
Not really. I have iPhone 5 and Airtel 4G is not supported here in Mumbai. It is specific to the circles. Mumbai circle of Airtel is on TDD LTE band, that is 2300 Mhz and it is supported on iPhone 5s and above.

On another note, I was told by Airtel people that I could have 4G access on my iPhone 5 in Hyderabad and some other cities. Essentially, they wanted me to change my city to make 4G work on my phone
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Not really. I have iPhone 5 and Airtel 4G is not supported here in Mumbai. It is specific to the circles. Mumbai circle of Airtel is on TDD LTE band, that is 2300 Mhz and it is supported on iPhone 5s and above.

On another note, I was told by Airtel people that I could have 4G access on my iPhone 5 in Hyderabad and some other cities. Essentially, they wanted me to change my city to make 4G work on my phone
Airtel uses the same TDD-LTE in 2300 MHz throughout. And iphone 5 is not supported as per their site.
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