While iPads and iPhones are engineered to last for several years, the battery is one thing that will certainly degrade over time, no matter what. You can try to extend its functional period with optimum usage, but after a few years, you will see a drop in performance. If your iPad works fine but cannot provide enough juice to last even for a few hours, it may be time to replace its battery. In this article, we show you how to repair or replace an iPad battery in India and USA.
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Get Apple to fix it
Using Apple’s authorised repair service is the most legitimate way you can go about repairing your iPad’s battery. Even though you may have to pay a bit more than usual, Apple’s repair service is the safest and most reliable option for repairing or replacing a battery. You don’t have to worry about any counterfeit parts being used when you go the Apple route.
You can go to Apple’s support page on their website to set up an appointment at the nearest Apple Store. If you have an AppleCare+ subscription, Apple will replace your iPad’s battery for free. First, they will run a few tests to check whether the battery was harmed by some action that is not covered by the warranty. If your iPad is eligible for a warranty, you won’t have to pay any money for the battery replacement cost.
However, if you do not have an AppleCare+ subscription, things can get a bit pricey. Replacing a dead iPad battery in the US can cost you a standard fee of $99. In India, Apple charges anywhere between Rs 4,000-5,000 for battery replacement. The cost of battery repair and replacement may also depend on the generation of your iPad.
If there is no Apple Store in your location, you can also get your iPad’s battery replaced at an Apple-authorised repair centre. You can look up the locations of these repair centres on Apple’s website. In the US, Best Buy is now an Apple-authorised repair centre.
Do it Yourself!
You can replace your iPad’s battery by yourself, but it will require a lot of patience and attention to detail. There are plenty of YouTube videos that will teach you how to take apart your iPad and replace the battery. First, you’ll need to buy a repair kit from Amazon. Once you’ve got the necessary tools at hand, you will need to plan out every step of the process. Watch a few YouTube videos to make yourself aware of all the important steps. You should also know that once you replace your iPad’s battery, it will void your device’s warranty.
Get your iPad’s battery replaced by a third party
If you do not have an AppleCare+ subscription and do not want to splurge extra on replacing your iPad’s battery through Apple, you can always get it done from your local repair shop. This will void your device’s warranty but it will also cost significantly less. To minimise any risk of damage, make sure the repair shop is reputable and has experience in replacing batteries. If you’re in India, you can use services like RapidRepair and iTweak.
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This is how you can repair or replace an iPad battery in India and USA. If you own an older iPad, you may also want to look into upgrading your device instead of spending extra money on battery repair. If you found this article helpful, let us know in the comments!
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