If lately you've been wondering, Why does my iPhone battery drain so fast?What probably happens is that that part of your mobile has already passed away. In other words it's time to change your iPhone battery. But how do we do this?
Well, Apple in your web page He already tells us what his official options are. However, in our opinion this article from the support area fell a little short of information. That is why today we bring you a complete guide on iPhone battery health and repair. You will learn everything from when is it necessary to change the battery of an iPhone, even how to change it. So pay attention.
First, know the health of an iPhone battery
Before you want to solve the problem, you must first identify it. So, cHow do we know if our iPhone battery needs replacement? Or how good or bad is it?
What you should do is check the battery health of your iPhone within the settings. To do this, go to Settings > Battery > Battery health and charge. You will see two indicators, along with their respective descriptions, but the most important indicator is the second one, the Peak Throughput Capability.
As long as this section indicates: "Currently, the battery provides normal peak performance" we can consider that nothing bad is happening yet. On the other hand, if the battery needs replacement, it will be noted in this section.
Change the battery of an iPhone: Available options
Apple tells us on its official page that to replace the battery of an iPhone we can book an appointment, ship the device to an authorized repair facility or contact support in case we need more details. You could also go directly to an establishment without making an appointment and they could attend you if they are not very busy, but it is best to book the appointment.
To book an appointment at an Apple repair facility you can use the Apple Support app. Within the app you choose which device you want to send for repair and when they ask you to select the problem, you enter Device performance and you choose replace battery. You can also do it from Support website.
Unauthorized repair services: are they worth it?
Another option that many will have crossed your mind is that of unauthorized repair services. These are obviously more economical. And although they may work, keep in mind that these establishments repair the mobiles with non-original parts. In addition, these services often do not guarantee that your mobile will continue to work after a few months after the repair.
Likewise, Apple is against you repairing your mobile through unofficial means. So if you do this, you may not be able to go to Apple repair services again in the future. Not to mention that too you will lose the guarantee of the mobile (in case you had it).
The only case in which it is worth changing the battery of an iPhone by unofficial means is when the mobile is no longer supported, that is, Apple stores no longer offer repairs for that specific phone. Some models without support are the iPhone 6S, iPhone 7 and iPhone SE.
Frequently asked questions
Next, we answer some of the most frequent questions that people have when sending an iPhone battery to be changed.
How much does it cost to change an iPhone battery?
Flat out, if you have an AppleCare+ plan, changing the battery will not cost you anything. Now, if you don't have this benefit, then the price will fluctuate from €79 to €119. Keep in mind that the newer and more expensive your iPhone model is, the more it will cost you to change the battery. If you want to find out the exact price for your model, use the budget calculator.
How long does it take to change an iPhone battery?
Fortunately, iPhone battery replacement is pretty quick. It takes only a few hours, although it depends on the model. And if you book your appointment, obviously everything will be faster than if you simply went to an Apple store to see if they have time to attend you.
How long is an iPhone battery useful?
The normal thing is that an iPhone battery works perfectly for 2 or 3 years. Therefore, it could be expected to replace the battery with the same frequency, that is, every time this time is up.
Will changing my iPhone's battery erase all data?
Short answer, no. And I didn't think it was necessary to clarify this. The battery has little or nothing to do with the memory and the operating system of the iPhone, so replacing it will not erase your data.
Is it worth changing the battery of an iPhone?
Although the battery change for an iPhone seems expensive, we believe that the price is worth it when you take into account that a new battery can add several years to the useful life of a mobile. After all, a €100 battery change is better than buying a new iPhone for a thousand.
Also keep in mind that this is usually the part most prone to damage, so it will most likely be the only one you will need to replace for several years.
A battery change is enough to give your iPhone new life. In fact, as we saw, a new battery can last you 2-3 years before needing to be replaced.
So why not do it? We already saw that changing the battery of your iPhone is very worthwhile And we also teach you everything you need to know to do it: from how to know when to change the battery to how to book your appointment at an Apple authorized store.