1. mattl2's Avatar
    Hello. I have had my G7 for a little over two years, it is still running strong but the battery dies quickly now. I would love to get a third year out of this phone. I called a well-reviewed phone repair shop in my town and he said he never replaces batteries for LG phones. He said LG phones are built in a way where it takes hours to take apart the phone to get to the battery and then put it back together. I had no idea! So if you, the reader, were to get a new battery, where and how would you go about it?
    08-10-2020 07:05 PM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    I'd call couple other repair shops in your area, one might stay away but another might do it .
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    08-10-2020 07:53 PM
  3. Jx J's Avatar
    There are videos on You Tube showing the battery swap process. Is be fairly easy once you have the cover off.
    02-10-2021 02:38 AM
  4. RVNut's Avatar
    Just had the battery replaced at a local repair shop he had to order battery, once he got it took about an hour to install. Works great
    02-28-2021 11:11 AM
  5. mattl2's Avatar
    Just had the battery replaced at a local repair shop he had to order battery, once he got it took about an hour to install. Works great
    Original poster here, I am still using my factory battery all these months after posting about needing a new battery. However in the last few weeks it has taken a turn for the worse and I am charging my phone three times a day. I am still considering a new battery, although my phone is beginning to have other problems that make me wonder if I just need a new phone. It never makes a notification sound for events on my calendar anymore. Even though I am positive this is turned on. And the phone is struggling to send text messages sometimes.
    02-28-2021 02:17 PM
  6. J Dubbs's Avatar
    Original poster here, I am still using my factory battery all these months after posting about needing a new battery. However in the last few weeks it has taken a turn for the worse and I am charging my phone three times a day. I am still considering a new battery, although my phone is beginning to have other problems that make me wonder if I just need a new phone. It never makes a notification sound for events on my calendar anymore. Even though I am positive this is turned on. And the phone is struggling to send text messages sometimes.
    Factory reset it, and if that doesn't help anything it's time for a new phone unfortunately. Sometimes a factory reset can fix mysterious battery problems (oftentimes caused by rogue apps)..... also don't do a restore, set the phone up as new and see how it's working before you add any apps back in.
    03-01-2021 06:35 AM
  7. Jx J's Avatar
    My original battery started swelling up when I was abroad on holiday in the winter (having left when it was still permitted). As something needed to be done, I ordered a battery off Lazada and fitted it myself.

    Despite an LG logo, I suspect this battery was a Chinese copy and the performance was inferior to the original.

    After returning home, I contacted LG UK asking where can I purchase an original LG battery. They do not sell batteries, but did offer a repair service for £46, including courier transport both ways.
    I accepted this option and the battery performance is now back to where it used to be.

    Whilst they had the phone, they called me and asked if I wanted a new rear cover for £76, since there was minor damage to the paint from my first repair. I declined, as the phone lives in a protective cover and I cannot even see the rear of the phone.

    Also, I now have an app which warns me so I can take the phone off charge at ~85%, which ought to prolong battery life in future.

    Conclusions:
    #1 Fitting the battery myself was easy and it is a good option if you can accept a third party battery might lose a few % compared with a new battery.

    #2 LG UK offered a reasonable battery replacement service, if we consider the cost of battery, labour & transport. £46 is good value if I get at least another year out of the phone.
    J Dubbs likes this.
    05-14-2021 07:48 AM

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