If you have been using your smartphone for more than a few years, chances are that its battery life has depreciated by a significant amount. This is something that is out of your control, phone batteries are known to drop off after a certain period of time. This issue also extends to iPhones. However, if you notice some unusual battery issues develop only a year or two into using your iPhone, you may need to replace it with a newer battery. In this article, we show you how to replace your iPhone’s battery in India and in USA.
Get your iPhone’s battery replaced by Apple
Getting any repair done on your iPhone legitimately through Apple’s repair service is the safest and most reliable option. Going about it in any other way can nullify your device’s warranty. Getting your iPhone’s battery repaired through Apple ensures that no counterfeit parts will be used in the process, and any further complications will be taken care of.
The cost of replacing a battery is different for every iPhone. If you have AppleCare+ then your phone is eligible for a free battery replacement, given the battery still holds 80% of the original capacity. You will just need to pay a service fee. For iPhone X – iPhone 12 the cost of replacing a battery not covered by AppleCare+ is $69. For iPhone 6 – iPhone 8 this cost amounts to $49. In India, battery replacement can cost anywhere between Rs 2,000 – Rs 5,000.
To get your battery replaced by Apple, simply take your phone to the nearest Apple Store. It is not unusual to get your iPhone’s battery swapped in just one visit. However, it is more likely that you will be told to return at a future date to pick up your iPhone. You can also schedule an appointment at the Apple Store through Apple’s website. If you don’t have an Apple Store near you, you can avail of the services of an authorised Apple repair provider. Best Buy is now authorised by Apple to repair its devices. You can view your local Apple-authorised repair centres here.
If there are no Apple Stores or authorised service centres near you, you can courier your iPhone to Apple to get it repaired. This will take some time since Apple first sends the package to ship the iPhone in.
Replace the battery yourself
If you’re up for an adventure, you can try replacing your iPhone’s battery yourself. This process will take a lot of time and will require your utmost attention along the way. It will also void your device’s warranty. There are plenty of videos on YouTube that will guide you through the entire process. But before you begin, you will need to gain access to the proper tools required to carry out this task. Make sure you go through a few videos before deciding which one you want to follow. You can buy a battery replacement kit online.
Get your iPhone’s battery replaced by a third party
If you think the cost of repairs at authorised Apple service centres is a bit excessive, you can always get your iPhone’s battery replaced at your local repair shop. This will void your device’s warranty but it will cost considerably less. Make sure you get the battery replaced at a reputed store, to minimise the risk of additional damage. If you’re in India, you can use services like RapidRepair and iTweak.
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This is how you can replace your iPhone’s battery in India and USA. If the cost of replacing the battery is higher than you expected, you should consider upgrading your phone instead. Read our article explaining how often you should upgrade your smartphone for more information.