With the release of the iPhone 13, there is always that curious user who would ask when can I change the iPhone? To be honest, as a very durable mobile phone, the iPhone can last without problems for a few years of normal use. If you change the battery, it can last longer. Personally, I only charge my iPhone when I have the money. A friend of mine still has a 9 years old iPhone 5 that is still working after two battery replacements. Notwithstanding, here are 5 telltale signs that you should replace your iPhone.
5 Telltale Signs That you Should Replace your iPhone ASAP
Of course, if the iPhone sends out the following 5 signals, you will have to start thinking about changing your phone. Because when these situations occur, it means that the iPhone is likely to go out on you completely.
1. The Screen Flickers
If the screen of the mobile phone keeps flickering frequently, this proves that the performance of the mobile phone has been degraded.
The main reason for this situation is that the display is damaged and defective due to aging.
Of course, accidental damage to the display or loss of internal cables may also cause the screen to flicker
2. Screen Malfunction/Ghost Touch Phenomenon
I experienced this personally with my iPhone 6plus back in the day. And, the fault wasn’t with the screen itself. it was a fault with the logic board.
Sometimes there is no response when you tap the screen, but the screen automatically performs operations when you don’t tap the screen. This is a common screen failure phenomenon.
The cause of this situation may be caused by internal failures due to screen damage, especially when the temperature of the body becomes high, the screen failure will be more frequent. When it reaches a certain level, it will directly become unresponsive on the screen.
3. Your iPhone Restarts Automatically
To be honest, the iPhone ever reboots without any trigger. the last time I had an iPhone reboot on me was when I jailbreak my iPhone 7 plus back in the day.
If during your normal use, the phone automatically restarts for no reason, and sometimes even continuously restart automatically. There is a possibility that it is caused by the battery.
When the battery health is too low (below 80%), the phone may automatically restart.
In addition, defective motherboards or loose connections may also cause the phone to restart automatically. All these are signs that you should probably consider replacing your phone.
4. The Phone Cannot be Charged
Interestingly, this has also happened to me before. I think it was due to extreme wear to the internal of the charging port due to usage and age.
However, in some other scenarios, the mobile phone may be charged for a whole day, but it is not receiving any battery juices at all.
Also and it can’t be changed by changing the charger or by changing the wireless charging.
After isolating causes such as bad charger, bad charging cable, and corrupt firmware, it is likely that the battery cannot be charged or the mainboard is defective.
5. The Screen is Protruding or Separated From the Frame
This is also very common with older iPhones. I also experienced it with my iPhone 5. When the screen protrudes or separates from the frame, it proves that your phone is already in a very dangerous state.
This is a phenomenon caused by battery swelling. Be cautious as once the swollen battery ruptures, it may cause the battery to catch fire and burn the phone, or even cause the battery to explode.
Therefore, if you encounter this situation, it is recommended to send it for repair as soon as possible to avoid safety risks.
Summary and Conclusion
It should be noted that the mobile phone is not necessarily completely broken when the above situation occurs.
In my own situation, I repaired the fault because I didn’t have the money to buy a new one. However, there is no way I can wait for my phone to exhibit the above signs before replacing them at the present time.
Therefore, it is recommended to send it for repair first and determine the cause of the problem, before considering whether to replace the mobile phone.
In addition, the above five points also apply to Android devices. If Android friends also have these problems, you should also pay special attention to them.