I've lived in the Bronx for more than a decade, but as a proud Michigan native, I will always be a die-hard Detroit Tigers fan no matter how much my family and I get harassed at Yankee Stadium. The new pricing is to take effect in late January and run through the end of 2018. When you initiate a repair via mail, Apple will send a pre-paid shipping box for your iPhone and promises to return it in 3-5 business days. AppleCare+ provides two years of hardware repair coverage, so if you phone is within the coverage window, Apple will replace your battery for free. If your phone has been sluggish over the past few months, your battery is likely the culprit. Follow me on Twitter or.
Head over to and sign in. The battery repair itself is generally completed within an hour. You can read all of my Forbes articles on my. Apple has announced that it will to all customers who paid to have an out-of-warranty battery replacement between January 1, 2017, and Dec. What made it all seem worse is that the scope of the performance penalty only came to light after being instead of being clearly disclosed by Apple.
All prices are subject to change. Is there anything I need to do before I bring my iPhone in for a battery replacement? If you take your iPhone in to an Apple store for a new battery, the store will be able to get the battery without an extended delay. Works in Apple iPhone A1234, A1453, A1457, A1518, A1528, A1530, A1533 model number on the back cover. What if I have AppleCare+? As a technical writer, I specialize in deciphering the undecipherable, untangling the kraken-like documentation tangles that software companies find themselves in, and teaching users how to successfully navigate their products on the other side. But he thinks it might not be worth the effort to replace the battery on older phones. Consumer Reports is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to helping consumers. When you take your phone in for repair, Apple will run a diagnostic test to check the battery life, but iGeneration is reporting that batteries will be replaced regardless of the results.
First, check to see if your phone is still under warranty. How do I check my own iPhone's battery life? These prices apply only to battery repairs made by Apple. According to Apple, processor-intensive activities can cause a sudden increase in power demand. See the chart below for battery replacement pricing for all iPhone models. If you mess up, you risk bricking your phone. Of course, this leaves us with an obvious question: What about people with older iPhone models that were released before the iPhone 6? Apple has already begin swapping out batteries and says the program will last through December 2018. We make it easy to buy the right product from a variety of retailers.
In some cases, there may be a cost associated with the repair. Yes, the program is available via mail, though that means you'll likely be without your iPhone for a few days. Revive your Apple iPhone 5s with our complete iPhone 5s Battery Replacement Kit. According to Apple, however, older iPhone models are deliberately slowed down in order to increase battery life and prevent unwanted shutdowns as batteries degrade over time. Apple was indeed forced to fess up to throttling older iPhone models once a developer made the discovery that this was the case.
Some iPhone power issues are caused by factors other than the battery. Before joining Consumer Reports, I spent 16 years reporting for The Associated Press. It seems that you are. You can do this easily by bringing the phone to an Apple store. Select Battery questions and troubleshooting. You can find more information.
You can find me on Twitter sunstreaker84 , Facebook, and Google+. To find out more or to opt-out, please read our. If your iPhone has any damage that impairs the replacement of the battery, such as a cracked screen, that issue will need to be resolved prior to the battery replacement. And, with more recent, water-resistant, phones breaking the seal yourself will make them susceptible to water damage. How long will I have to wait? Here's everything you need to know about it. Click iPhone to get started.
Do I need to make an appointment at an Apple Store? Luckily, a third-party repair service has stepped up and seized the opportunity to boost business by helping Apple customers with older iPhone models. If your iPhone has a non-battery power issue, we'll give you the repair price after we determine the cause. We have a that you should check out. So you'll want to run an iCloud or iTunes backup before you head to the Apple Store to make sure your data won't be lost. Not sure if you're covered? Works in your iPhone 5s. Companies such as uBreakiFix, which operates more than 300 stores in the U. Often this can be done quickly with a visit to an Apple Store, but Apple warns that in some cases it could take several days.