Your smartphone turns off for no apparent reason and is less and less able to charge? It might be time to change your iPhone battery. But, do you know how much this type of repair costs? Here are the prices charged by Apple for the replacement of the battery of an iPhone.
Change iPhone battery yourself
We all know, the lithium-ion batteries fitted to smartphones are not eternal. They have a limited number of recharging cycles before they degrade and lose their autonomy. It is also one of the components of mobile phones most subject to wear.
The lifespan of a battery is today an average of 3 years. Some last 5 years without problem, but it is rare. So obviously, if you want to make your smartphone last as long as possible, you will have no choice but to replace the battery.
Perform the repair alone
The iPhone like most recent smartphones has a non-removable battery. Before embarking on the adventure of Do It Yourself (do it yourself), you should know that replacing this component requires having some technical skills.
It will be necessary for example to remove several screws which are less than two millimeters, lift the screen using a suction cup and remove (cleanly) the battery maintained by a strong adhesive. These operations require a lot of patience and skill.
If handled improperly, you risk damaging the screen or cutting one of the tiny cables that connect the components together. A single sudden gesture is enough to make your iPhone completely unusable.
On paper everything seems easy but in reality it is a very delicate mission which requires a few qualities and specific tools (suction cup, pentalobe screwdriver, spatula, pliers, etc.). Some sites and guides tend to minimize the difficulties associated with this type of operation.
Battery replacement at Apple
Don't want to replace your iPhone battery yourself? An Apple technician or authorized service center can do this for you. You will just have to make an appointment at the Genius Bar before going to one of the Apple stores.
Once the appointment is made, the technician will ask you to perform some operations on your phone:
- Remove the protective cover from your phone. If your model is fitted with a glass or protective film, you can leave it in place.
- Consider updating iOS.
- Also don't forget to make a full backup of your iPhone
- Remove the SIM card
The price of a battery for iPhone
The replacement of the battery is generally carried out on the day of your appointment. However, the cost of repair depends on the workload of the store. Regarding prices it depends on your iPhone model.
The 29-euro battery replacement operation ended at the end of last year. Apple has resumed its old pricing structure.
- iPhone X, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max: battery replacement is charged at 75 euros
- iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and older models, it will take 55 euros to get a battery change.
The prices are given for information only and are subject to change during the year. Do not hesitate to refer to the Apple website to know precisely the cost of replacing your iPhone battery.
Attention Apple sometimes refuses to change the battery of a damaged iPhone. This is particularly the case for phones with a cracked screen. This component, once damaged, can prevent the installation of a new battery.
In any case, the Apple technician will check if it is possible to change the battery. If your phone has a problem, it will tell you the corresponding repair costs. Note that some operations require sending the device to an Apple repair center. You will have to wait a week before seeing your phone again.
How to replace your battery for free
Is your iPhone behaving strangely? Does it stop by itself and the battery drains very quickly? It may be a hardware problem. Since iOS 11, it is possible to verify that the battery is working properly. For more information, go to this page: when should I change the iPhone battery?
Apple batteries have been designed to retain 80% of their battery life after 500 charge cycles. If your phone is still under warranty or has AppleCare + coverage, the apple firm will bear the cost of the repair.
To find out if your iPhone is still under warranty, simply enter the serial number of the device on the Apple website: https://checkcoverage.apple.com/