Otherwise, there's good information on Apple's website about both and. Starting New Year's day, out-of-warranty battery exchange costs for the iPhone 6 series, 6S series, , and will. Or, buy the and do it yourself. From there you can choose to chat online or over the phone, or schedule an appointment to bring it into an Apple Store for repair. Before fixing your iPhone or replacing the battery, a skilled technician will do a full, free diagnostics check. That's not only a buck cheaper than what Apple charges, but it's likely to afford much faster turnaround.
Not sure if you're covered? Previously, whenever developers tried to release an app that measured iPhone battery charge cycles, Apple pulled it from the App Store. Is there anything I need to do before I bring my iPhone in for a battery replacement? I have a free battery life app that I downloaded some time ago, but it's apparently gone from the App Store - when I click to download the Pro version no ads , it isn't found in the App Store. Before joining Consumer Reports, I spent 16 years reporting for The Associated Press. That may not sound too serious, considering Apple only recommends servicing batteries that have fallen below 80 percent. To schedule an appointment, click on a store and choose an available 15-minute time slot, which reflects the time you are expected to arrive by.
You plug the iPhone into the mac and you can check the battery of the mac as well as the iPhone. Apple has determined that a very small number of iPhone 6s devices may unexpectedly shut down. Please try again in a few minutes. Battery life will be an issue for as long as iPhones use rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, but Apple is promising to be more transparent about the issue going forward. Then 3 days later I get an email saying my Apple repair needs input from me. The update confirmed my suspicions, with the new Battery Health tool telling me my iPhone was working with just 88 percent of its original capacity.
In some cases, there may be a cost associated with the repair. The battery-replacement program was even mentioned in Cook's letter to investors That's possible if a large percentage of 11 million battery upgraders decided to pass on this year's new iPhone models, figuring that a new battery made their old phones feel like new. Apple on iPhones with degraded batteries. The exception is the iPhone X. How do you tell if its capacity is low and it's gone through —Apple's somewhat arbitrary number for what it considers the lifespan of an iPhone battery? Thursday and wasn't scheduled to return until Saturday.
According to Apple, authorized repair shops can decide for themselves whether to uphold the offer. Returned at appointed time and everything was ready. But you have nothing to lose by heading to your local Apple Store and talking to one of Apple's Genius repair technicians. Unfortunately, because my iPhone had incurred a bit of unrelated damage, the tech told me he wasn't allowed to do the battery replacement. Don't worry about the results, though: Even if your phone shows it's retaining 80 percent or greater of its original capacity which normally would preclude you from a replacement ,.
Perhaps this is just an Apple plot to goose smartwatch sales. Low Power mode turns off automatically when your phone is charged to 80 percent or more. Some iPhone power issues are caused by factors other than the battery. However, the iPhone 6s Plus has a battery that was originally capable of 2,725 mAh, but now can only hold 2,300 mAh, or 84 percent of what it once could handle. For that price, you get all the latest hardware and software.
Lawyers saw a huge opportunity the moment the news broke, and class actions are piling up. Can I mail my iPhone to Apple? Some stores had to set up triage-like systems, with dedicated stations or tables devoted to helping people who want a battery replacement, retail employees said. AppleCare+ provides two years of hardware repair coverage, so if you phone is within the coverage window, Apple will replace your battery for free. Unless you jailbreak your iPhone. Apple says its batteries are good for 400 to 500 charge cycles.
If your iPhone has a non-battery power issue, we'll give you the repair price after we determine the cause. For example, I visited an Office Depot in Detroit the suburbs on a weekday afternoon, and there was no one in line ahead of me at the store's tech-services kiosk. Consequently, it might make sense to wait a few weeks before scheduling your appointment, as there's almost certainly going to be a land-grab battery-grab? 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. This is not a safety issue and only affects devices within a limited serial number range that were manufactured between September and October 2015. Remember, Apple dropped the price on battery replacements after consumers complained that their older phones were working more slowly.
It's worth noting that many Apple Stores allow walk-in customers to wait for a Genius Bar appointment on the spot, but only if the queue is short enough, so booking a reservation in advance is recommended. Thankfully, the entire process is remarkably simple. That doesn't have to be all the way down to 0. You can start by going directly to the source: Apple can conduct a diagnostic test remotely if you get in touch with a. But w hat if you're on the fence about your own iPhone's battery? 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. I bought my in December of 2016.
These prices apply only to battery repairs made by Apple. The resulting screen will list your unit's maximum capacity, and if it's below 80 percent, you can instruct your iPhone whether to throttle performance for improved longevity or maintain maximum performance at the risk of random shutdowns. The deal expires on Dec. You can walk into an Apple Store and try to snag a walk-up appointment at the Genius Bar, but your best bet is to. With a little more than a week remaining to swap out your iPhone's old battery, it stands to reason customers will be swarming Apple Stores and authorized service centers until the promotion ends. This is a cheap and easy fix, one that will not only extend the life of your phone, but also make it feel kind of new again. If you have experienced this issue, please use the serial number checker below to see if your iPhone 6s is eligible for a battery replacement, free of charge.