Recently Apple admitted that it was purposefully slowing down older iPhones to conserve battery life. Apple has launched a new program that offers replacement batteries to all eligible customers. Before you head on down to the Apple store to replace your iPhone battery, here are a few things to consider.
How do I Check Battery Health?
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The easiest method to check your iPhone’s battery health is to use the Apple Support App. Once you are in the App, you can start a chat conversation with a technician, who can help you check the status of the iPhone’s battery health. You will be guided through the process and a report will be generated.
Another option is to go down to the Apple store and have a session with the Genius Bar, Apple’s I.T. Support team. It does help to have an appointment booked.
iPhone Models Included:
All iPhone 6 and later models are included in this replacement program. This includes iPhone SE, iPhone 6, 6Plus, 6S, 6SPlus, 7, and 7Plus.
Should you happen to have an older model, then you might be out of luck. At the same time, there is no harm done in taking your device down to the Apple Store for a check-up.
The price for a replacement battery will be $39, saving close to $60. This price will be fixed until at least December 2018.
If you happen to have AppleCare+, then you will be eligible for a free battery replacement if your iPhone is still in the 2-year timeframe.