How to change the iPhone battery?
The life cycle of the battery from iPhone, i.e. the period of time for which the battery is expected to work before it needs to be replaced, depends on the use to which the device – and consequently the battery – is subjected daily. As stated by Apple on its official site “A common battery is designed to retain up to 80% of its original capacity after 500 full charge cycles, operating under normal conditions” and “Apple’s one-year warranty includes service coverage in the event of a defective battery.”
Although there are numerous tricks suggested and included by Apple in the iOS operating system to optimize the performance and battery life of the iPhone, it is inevitable that it will need to be replaced in the long run. However, considering that the battery is not removable, a question arises: how to change the iPhone battery?
If you too have asked yourself this question at least once and, now, you find yourself in the situation of having to replace the battery of your “iPhone by”, you must know that it is sufficient to contact the Apple assistance service who will replace it with an original battery. . Alternatively, you can buy an iPhone compatible battery online and replace it on your own. Find everything explained in detail right below.
When to change iPhone battery
As I have already mentioned to you in the introductory lines of this guide, it is necessary to change the iPhone battery when this is no longer able to offer good autonomy and satisfactory performance.
If you have noticed that your iPhone needs to be recharged more frequently, this is already a sign that the battery may need to be replaced. To see the status of your battery and understand if it really needs to be changed, you can use the function Battery status available on iPhone 6 and later models.
To view the battery condition of your “iPhone by”, then access Settings of iOS by pressing on the icon gear wheel that you find on the Home screen, tap on the item Battery, and select the option Battery status.
In the new screen that appears you can find out both the maximum capacity of the battery – that is, its current capacity value in relation to when it was new -, both the performance level which is able to offer.
If you see the message Maximum performance availability, you can sleep peacefully as your iPhone battery is still capable of delivering top-notch performance and no replacement is needed.
If, on the other hand, you see the box Important message about the battery and a warning relating to the deterioration of the performance of the same, it is advisable to replace it to maximize the autonomy and performance of the iPhone again. For more information on this, I leave you to my guide on how to see iPhone battery status.
How to change iPhone battery with Apple
If your iPhone battery needs to be changed, I recommend that you contact the Apple repair service since it is the only solution to get a new original battery.
Regardless of which iPhone model you own, if this is still in warranty or undercover AppleCare +, the replacement is free. In this regard, my guide on how to check Apple warranty.
In any other case, the cost of getting a new Apple battery is 55 euros for models from iPhone 5S to iPhone 8 Plus and 75 euros for iPhone X and later models. I want to underline that, in particular circumstances, Apple could attribute the battery malfunction to manufacturing defects and replace it at no cost.
To have your iPhone battery replaced, you can go to an authorized service center in person or send it directly to an Apple repair center. Either way, connect to Apple’s official website, click on the item iPhone, and select options Battery and charging And Battery replacement.
At this point, press on the box Takes it with you for repair, sign in with your Apple ID and select the iPhone for which you are requesting a battery replacement.
On the screen Take it with you for repair, click on the button Keep it going and select the option Allow pop-up on the screen, to allow the browser to locate it. Alternatively, enter your address in the appropriate field and press the button Keep it going.
Then select the Apple center of your interest among those listed on the screen, choose the date and the hours you prefer and click on the button Confirm an appointment, to book an appointment and, on the day and time are chosen, have your iPhone repaired. For the walkthrough, I’ll leave you to my guide on how to make an appointment with Apple.
If, on the other hand, you prefer to send your iPhone to a repair center, click on the item Send for repair and, after logging in with the credentials associated with your Apple ID, select the iPhone for which you intend to replace the battery.
Make sure, then, that I ship data to which the device will be sent after the repair is correct, select the option for the home collection by courier and click on the button Keep it going.
At this point, you can view the total cost of repair including shipping costs, and proceed to payment. Then enter your details credit/debit card in the appropriate fields, put the checkmark for accept the conditions of the service and press the button Go to devise preparation, to make the payment and view the details relating to the preparation and collection of the package.
Please note that if you have completed the operation by 9.00 pm, the collection is scheduled for the next business day after the collection request.
How do you say? Before booking a repair or sending your iPhone, would you like to speak to a real Apple operator? If so, on the screen Do you need to replace your iPhone?, select the option of your interest among Chat, to chat with an Apple employee, and Talk to Apple Support now, to book a call and be contacted directly by Apple. In this regard, my guide on how to contact Apple.
How to change iPhone battery “do it yourself”
If you are wondering if it is possible to change the iPhone battery “do it yourself” you will be glad to know that the answer is yes. Keep in mind, though, that disassembling your iPhone does not automatically void your warranty.
Also, you need to know that Apple does not market original batteries and, consequently, it is necessary to purchase a third-party one which, in the long term, may not ensure the same duration and performance as an original battery.
My advice, therefore, is to replace the battery independently only on “old” iPhones to which you intend to give a second life and which you do not intend to use as the main device. In the other cases, considering that the difference in price between an Apple repair (which also includes labor) and the replacement “do it yourself” is a few tens of euros, carefully consider which choice to make.
That said, there are compatible batteries on the market that perfectly match the characteristics and aesthetics of the original ones and that have all the tools necessary to open the iPhone and replace the battery.
Before proceeding with the purchase, I recommend that you make sure that the battery you intend to buy is compatible with the model of iPhone in your possession. Among the batteries on sale, there are also some with an amperage, that is a capacity, greater than the original Apple ones: they are not to be avoided at all costs, however, please pay attention to their quality. If so, you might find it helpful to read reviews from other users.
After purchasing a new battery and making sure you have everything you need for an open iPhone, you are ready to disassemble the “iPhone by” and replace the battery.
Before proceeding, however, I recommend that you take a look at iFixIt, a very famous web portal on which not only is it possible to buy replacement electronic accessories (including iPhone batteries), but which also collects guides and advice on “do it yourself” repairs.
In particular, I recommend that you connect to the page dedicated to iPhone repair, select the iPhone model in your possession, and, in the new screen displayed, choose the option Battery replacement, so you can read a detailed guide completely in Italian and see some video tutorials that will allow you to change the battery of your iPhone without making mistakes.
If iFixit doesn’t help or you want further support, you can also search on YouTube. In this regard, my guide on how to search youtube.