Apple recall iPhone5 for faulty battery replacement

My iPhone 5 is almost 2 years old, and even though I love it, the battery has been declining rapidly over the last couple of months.

It has got to the stage, if I am out all day, I switch my phone into airplane mode, as it does not chew through the battery.

Once it reaches less than 30% power or below, it might just randomly turn itself off as though the battery is completely empty.

hybrid-leather-wallet-flip-case-iphone-5My iPhone looks brand new. After previous iPhones had suffered from smashed screens, I vowed to keep this one safe.

Thanks to my retail therapy assistant – Ebay – I bought a few of these flip covers. My phone has fell and bounced and survived each one intact! Best investment ever!

A friend posted a link on Facebook about the recall and I quickly followed the link.

You simply check your Serial Number and it will tell you whether your phone is eligible or not. Mine passed the test so I booked into the Apple store at Chermside pronto!

Unfortunately when I got there, they were out of stock of batteries, bugger!

They did run a diagnostic test on my phone to check whether it was one of the dud ones, and thankfully mine passed the test.

Many people have tried to get a new battery, even when they don’t really need one, but the clever Apple people will suss them out in a flash.

I got a call the next day to say that my battery has arrived, but due to a very busy week, have booked in for Saturday morning.

My contract is almost up, and as soon as the new iPhone 6 lands on our shores, I will be grabbing one, but I will be giving my iPhone 5 to Miss WW.

So not only does the phone look brand new, and other than the battery works perfectly, once the new battery is in place, she will have an awesome almost new phone and she is wrapped in that.

Have you got a dud iPhone battery too?


The Best App On My Iphone!


I love my Iphone, but in all honesty do not have it full of app’s like many others do. But that is changing, FAST!

A couple of months ago I found out about “APP OF THE DAY“.

This app is free to download, and then every day, you get a paid app for free. For 24 hours, what ever the app is they are offering, it’s yours if you want it. If you don’t, just click out of it and wait until tomorrow’s offering is added.

I am not really big on gaming, I love them, but they chew up so much time, and I really can’t spare it. If you love games or have kids that do  then you will love all the free games you can add to your phone.


I made this is cute little pic with Pimp My Name – Free!

I have got the ultimate conversion tool for weights, measures, temperature etc. – Free!

An awesome list making app – Free!

A great photo editor – Free!

An app that lets me blue tooth a document to my printer – Free!

An app that scans a page and coverts it to a PDF – Free!

Just to make it really fun, at the top of the app on the main page is a little pink piggy and it shows you how much you have saved downloading free apps!

I simply love a bargain, free is even better. Grab this app and everyday a new surprise awaits.

What apps can’t you live without?

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