This defeats the purpose of a cell phone
April 22, 2014 12:14 PM Subscribe
Phone battery won't hold a charge-what can I do?
posted by geegollygosh to Technology (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have an older samsung smartphone, I'm not sure what the model is but I can follow up with that info if needed. The problem is it doesn't hold a charge-it dies within a few minutes of being off of the charger. When I turn it back on, it shows the battery as being nearly full, usually, but occasionally will show the battery being at half charge or low charge, pretty randomly.
Any idea what's going on? If I buy a new battery, will that fix the problem or is it originating from the phone itself?