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Can I Replace My iPhone Battery Myself?

Tech - by Joe Weber - updated on 1/20/2023

Someone opening a cell phone to replace the battery

With iPhone repairs getting more and more expensive across the country, the idea of completing the repair yourself is very tempting. While this is possible, we don't recommend it and recommend instead to take it in for the repair by a repair expert at Batteries Plus. Learn more below why doing it yourself may not be the best option.

How Much Does It Cost To Replace An iPhone Battery?

Newer iPhones are some of the most sophisticated and expensive phones you can buy. That must mean that a battery replacement is going to be one the most expensive too, right? Wrong. Having a new battery installed in your iPhone is extremely reasonable, all of our iPhone battery replacements are $100 or less with many of them costing only $59.99.

Why Should I Have Batteries Plus Repair My iPhone?

If the low cost wasn't intriguing enough, one benefit of having a WISE Certified repair technician complete your repair is the peace of mind that it's going to be done right without damaging the phone further, which often happens when people try to repair electronics themselves. WISE Certified technicians are only available at participating locations, please contact your store for details.

After you schedule your repair and bring your iPhone into one of our locations, our expert repair technicians will:

  1. Inspect your phone to ensure there is no additional damage that needs to be repaired.
  2. Next they will begin the repair process using high-quality replacement parts designed specifically for your phone.
  3. Once the repair is completed, our technicians will test to make sure that the phone is working as expected and that no issues are present before returning the phone to you.
  4. As your phone is returned to you and you walk out the door, you leave with the peace of mind that your repair came with a 6-month nationwide warranty. Wherever you are in the country, if there is a problem with your repair, we will make it right.

How Do I Know If My Battery Is Bad?

There are some telltale signs that your iPhone's battery may be on its way out. If you experience some of all of these problems, a battery replacement should be in your future.

  • Your phone loses its charge faster than it used to.
    If you used to be able to go a full day without charging your phone but now it's 4:00 p.m. and you desperately need a charger, it's probably bad.
  • The battery won't charge all the way.
    If you have your phone plugged into a charger and no matter how long you have it connected it never gets to 100%, it's probably time for a new battery.
  • As soon as you unplug it the battery starts to lose charge.
    When you unplug your phone and the change immediately drops the second you disconnect the charger, it's probably going bad.
  • The battery overheats, swells, leaks, has corrosion or water damage.
    These physical characteristics are a sign of a failing battery.

How to Check the Health of Your Battery

Apple makes it easy for iPhone users to check the status of their battery.

  1. Tap Settings
  2. Scroll down and tap Battery
  3. Tap Battery Health & Charging

This screen will show you the maximum capacity that your phone currently has, which should be 80% or greater and whether or not your battery is still operating at its peak performance. If your maximum capacity is lower than 80%, this is a sign of a problem with your battery. Your iPhone learns your routine over time so this process becomes more efficient the more you routinely charge your iPhone.

This screen will also give you options to enable or disable Optimized Battery Charging   and Clean Energy Charging  . Optimized Battery Charging will only charge your battery to 80% and then finish charging it closer to the time you normally unplug your phone. This helps keep your battery healthy. Clean Energy Charging will try to reduce your carbon footprint by selectively charging when lower carbon emission electricity is available.

What Other Smartphones Does Batteries Plus Repair?

Whether you have an iPhone, Samsung, Motorola or another brand of smartphone, we have a repair for you. Visit us online or stop into your local store to see how we can help you with your phone.

Batteries Plus is proud to be part of the Samsung Independent Service Provider program providing genuine Samsung parts and expertise for our Samsung repairs when available. Read more about our partnership with Samsung in "Batteries Plus is Now a Samsung Independent Service Provider".

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