MemberSince99 wrote:No I didn't know that. Not sure if mine is one of the phones, but that link says you have to back your phone up and pretty much wipe it for a battery replacement which seems kind of strange to me. I don't see myself bothering with it if it's that much trouble. What happened to the days when you could just open a panel in the back, take the old one out, put the new one in and you were done? I remember doing that to phones prior to the IPhone and it wasn't a huge thing like this is. I miss those days to be honest. That's another design issue in my view. And the battery didn't cost you a Franklin either.
It's always a good idea to back up your phone before any software update or service, just in case. Mine automatically backs up every night. As for the wipe, I don't know why they ask you to do that, but it's really not that big a deal. Back up at home, drive to your appointment, wipe the data, and restore when you get home. You'll be without your phone for, what, an hour? Two? Seems like a reasonable sacrifice to solve your complaint about battery life.