My iPhone 8 still works fine for what it is but the battery is a little wonky. Is there anything (in the iPhone family) even worth upgrading to?

My iPhone 8 still works fine for what it is but the battery is a little wonky. Is there anything (in the iPhone family) even worth upgrading to? Or should I just tough it out until the iPhone 14?

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    have a nice day

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Just get the next SE and keep using SEs for the rest of your life.
      That is what I would do If were you.
      But since I'm myself I use android.

      when did LULZ become the itoddler help desk

      Do people still hate iPhones? It always reminds me of some fedora wearing elitist when I see people cry about Apple. It’s hating something to replace a lack of personality. Who gives a shit? iOS is unironically so much better and more optimized than whatever shit Android pushes out. Plus the uniformity of it all if you run into any issues is miles better than havin a gorillion different models like Android.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Cry about it.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        iPhones are only good so femoids think you're neurotypical.

        I like buying cheap android phones because I dont need the newest iSlut emoji upgrade for 1100 dollars

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >iPhones are only good so femoids think you're neurotypical.

          > iSlut

          This is the kind of loser incel who hate Apple. Normal people don't give a fuck what phone you use.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        As an iPhone-only user up until a while ago, I'm currently playing with Android on a Pixel out of curiosity and it does have both it's benefits and cons:
        + easy sideloading / 3rd party stores (I hope the EU forces iOS to enable this too)
        + no telemetry with GrapheneOS
        + easy transfer of files via USB
        + you can set up any app as default (instead of just Browser and Mail)
        + split view (like on iPad OS, but vertical)

        - apps just aren't as good as on iOS -> worst aspect IMO
        - no click to top (unless there is an app for that I don't know about)
        - worse backups
        - looks worse (subjective)
        - no smaller phones (although that's a hardware thing)

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        People don't hate them, except the spastic neckbeards here who throw tantrums when they're mentioned.
        I don't know anyone who has any fucks to give what phone anyone else uses. The only people who care are the unwashed little turds here.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Go with 13 mini. Big enough screen but still small. Sure no touchid but you can live without it.

        So true. I have a newer xiaomi with a supposedly better chip than my old iphone 7 plus and it actually performs worse in a game I tried lol. The iphone just works better but mu battery is bad. Sure there are much better options for an android but iphones are better imo especially in the long run.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just get the next SE and keep using SEs for the rest of your life.
    That is what I would do If were you.
    But since I'm myself I use android.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I have an se(2016) but the battery is going to shit
      Are ifixit batteries good?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah, they're good. Never let your battery go below 20% or above 80%, never let it get too hot (e.g. by wireless charging or extreme fast charging) and your battery won't be going to shit as soon anymore.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

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          I’m OP. Like I said in the post my battery is a bit wonky (dies fast-ish, has problems charging sometimes) but my capacity says 84%. It seems like a fairly reasonable health for a 2017 phone. Do you think I should change it or what? Now that I’m typing this I realize my charging cable might be fucked.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Change your cable first if you think that would help, but it still could be a battery problem, I have one that dies on me when it's slightly cold, even though it's not below 80% and reportedly still having peak performance.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >I’m OP. Like I said in the post my battery is a bit wonky (dies fast-ish, has problems charging sometimes) but my capacity says 84%.
            Completely discharge and then recharge the battery. The phone doesn't really know how much charge it has left, it just estimates. And if it never sees a complete discharge it will underestimate its total capacity. Don't do this more than a couple times a year, and only if you notice battery life dropping. Typically what will happen is that the battery will get to 5-10 percent and then just sit there for hours because it thinks its about to run out of charge.
            If you've done that recently and still have issues, then it's probably time for a new battery.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

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          Isn't completely discharge and then fully recharge it in a single run what should be done? In case of laptops that are connected to AC all the time, I adjust the BIOS settings to limit the charge up to 80%. I've been doing that my whole life with li-ion batteries and never had a problem with one.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Isn't completely discharge and then fully recharge it in a single run what should be done?
            This was true for previous batteries, not Lithium ones: "Li-ion does not need to be fully charged as is the case with lead acid, nor is it desirable to do so."
            https://batteryuniversity.com/article/bu-409-charging-lithium-ion

            >I adjust the BIOS settings to limit the charge up to 80%
            Very good, I do too (although not via BIOS). But I disconnect it from the power plug every now and then to use it as a notebook and let it discharge to 20-30%.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Isn't completely discharge and then fully recharge it in a single run what should be done?
            Yes. Business grade laptops often include a software tool for this exact purpose. ThinkPads can even be set to automatically remind you as part of their battery health check.

            >Isn't completely discharge and then fully recharge it in a single run what should be done?
            This was true for previous batteries, not Lithium ones: "Li-ion does not need to be fully charged as is the case with lead acid, nor is it desirable to do so."
            https://batteryuniversity.com/article/bu-409-charging-lithium-ion

            >I adjust the BIOS settings to limit the charge up to 80%
            Very good, I do too (although not via BIOS). But I disconnect it from the power plug every now and then to use it as a notebook and let it discharge to 20-30%.

            It’s not for the battery in isolation. It’s so the device can accurately gauge capacity based on the voltage of the battery. Yes, power cycling the battery is hard on the cells. But it may be needed once or twice a year depending on the use case of the device.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They're fine. I've replaced a couple of MBPs and phones with them, no problems so far.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    when did LULZ become the itoddler help desk

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      since before you started using it

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    iPhone 14 is rumored to have AoD so I’d wait, but the 13 is solid because they finally gave it 144hz

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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    Um… anon????

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    battery health isn't the end all be all of battery condition.

    i've seen batteries sit at 90+% health and still bloating out the phone to the point of lifting the screen. If you're seeing problems like the phone shutting off, not holding a charge as intended (as in battery life making big jumps super quickly), and just not charging, it most likely needs to be changed.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Also if it gets really hot while charging

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Mine just gets hot while using

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Battery replacement is $50 at the apple store. Either pay for a replacement or buy the new SE.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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    Get the iPhone 13 Mini while they still make it, prob the last high-end small phone. SE is shit.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No Touch ID; no thanks.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Enjoy your ancient chassis.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          They could have put it in the power button or under the screen. But instead they added that unlock with Apple Watch bullshit to sell another product.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just wait. The iPhone 8 supports iOS 16 even

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    OP just put a new battery (Apple ® do it for around 50 of your country's preferred currency). Stop trying to get LULZ to tell you it's okay to consooom the latest gadget when yours works fine.

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