I’m one of those who argues that an iPhone should last as many years as possible, something that we need can last three, five, or even longer. The longer this lasts, the more we will take care of our economies and the environment. But if we set ourselves the goal of maximizing the lifespan of an iPhone, we will probably have to change the battery at least once.
This process may be unknown to many, but the reality is that it is a straightforward procedure that in the long run can mean cost savings. We will see what to keep in mind before doing this battery change on an iPhone.
Before doing anything, three points to clarify
First of all: you must make this modification in an authorized service. This is an Apple Store, Apple Premium Reseller, or Apple Center. Consider changing the iPhone battery in an unauthorized service only when your iPhone model has been listed as obsolete, as doing so with a newer model (even if it is out of warranty) can shut the doors down. other official assistance you need from Manzana. You can try doing this yourself at home … but this is not recommended at all unless you are completely sure what you are doing.
Which iPhone models are obsolete? Since May 2021, the iPhone 4S and all previous generations are. Some authorized centers, depending on the existence of replacement batteries, could also give you problems with the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C. You can review the list of old and obsolete Apple products at any time on its support site.
Second, changing the battery of an iPhone won’t be a drastic improvement. It is not uncommon that its total range is not shortened as much as it is believed, the system simply indicates that it runs out more quickly in certain percentages and then slows down due to its deterioration. The main thing you will notice is that that the battery charge indicator will be more homogeneous.
This brings me to the third point, which is check if you really need to change the iPhone battery. In Settings> Battery> Battery Status, you have the percentage of maximum capacity and performance capacity. If this performance capacity is maximum, the battery change is not strictly necessary. If you are told that the performance is lower than normal due to the deterioration of the battery, it is advisable to change it.
How to make an appointment for the iPhone battery change
Changing an iPhone battery by a technician can take more or less hours depending on the model you own and the workload they have in the facility at the time, but so you don’t spend that a few hours without a phone, Apple installed itself a timetable reservation system via the Support app. Make sure you have it installed and with your Apple ID session connected.
From this application, you can request a battery change for the iPhone, by clicking on it in the list of your devices that will appear in the main section. The option to check the battery and request a change can be found in the section “Device performance”, and from there you can access a list of allowed establishments where you can choose a day and time to change the battery.
It is possible, although unlikely, that you can go directly to an Apple Authorized Service Center and request your battery replacement without an appointment. If they are not very busy with work, it is possible that they agree to change it in situ. Either way, and more so with the pandemic, Apple will prioritize requests for regulation through reservations.
What to expect when you go to your date
Once you arrive at the store or technical service on the agreed day and time, they will ask you to deactivate certain services on your iPhone before taking it apart. You will be without a phone for a few hours, so let your family, friends and colleagues know before you can be reached. You can take the opportunity to remember (or find out) what life was like before 2008. Disclose: It wasn’t bad at all without all of today’s distractions.
Once the repair is complete, the terminal will be returned to you. The invoice, depending on the model, will vary between 60 and 90 dollars (older models are easier to repair). It might sound like money, but a new battery for your iPhone can extend its lifespan by two or three years. Before you go for a new iPhone that can cost you over $ 1,000, think about it.