iPhone 6(+) Anyone replace their own Apple iPhone 6 battery with aftermarket parts outside of Apple?

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  1. Starfyre macrumors 68030

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    My iPhone 6 battery is horrible especially after new update. I am thinking a new battery will help with the wear down time has done to the original battery. I see Amazon has a lot of batteries with kits that are less than $15... are these safe to order for me to try to replace the battery of my iPhone 6 and not risk the battery exploding or having other problems?

    Anybody have experience with these aftermarket batteries that Amazon, ifixit, and some other places have? I don't want to send my phone in to Apple, would rather take care of it myself.
     
  2. DarkSel macrumors 6502

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    I recommend the iFixit battery kits. They use high quality batteries and a full toolkit comes included for $30.

    I replaced my batteries using their kits since my iPhone 4S.
     
  3. Starfyre thread starter macrumors 68030

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  5. Starfyre thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Have you replaced battery yourself Newtons Apple?
     
  6. BaggieBoy macrumors 6502

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    I replaced a 6 Plus battery using the iFixit kit. Getting the old battery out was tricky, but achieved it eventually. New battery installed and put back together again. It powered up OK but then I realised after a while the battery level was not increasing when plugged it. Eventually it ran down to zero and powered off and now won't power back up. I scrapped it!
     
  7. Starfyre thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yikes! I would have thought iFixit would have been more reputable for the price? BaggieBoy, did you attempt to put back in your old battery?
     
  8. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    Four months ago I installed a "ScandiTech" battery I got via Amazon and it is still working fine and checks out with "Coconut Battery".

    Removing the old battery is definitely the hardest part. Be prepared to use some heat.
     
  9. jg321 macrumors 6502

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    I bought this from Amazon to replace my battery due to the same issues as you:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/PowerBear-Replacement-Battery-Compatible-1810mAh/dp/B01MRL1VJJ


    As has been mentioned, the hardest part was removing the old battery. Also took me a few attempts to get the display cables back in properly.

    Overall I'd recommend both the product and procedure. Only oddity is that the %age of each app using power doesn't work since changing the battery, even after a DFU restore. This appears to be common after changing the battery.
     
  10. silverblack macrumors 68030

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    Don't do it. It is not worth the hassle and risks of damaging your iPhone. Go to Apple and get it done professionally with warranty.
     
  11. rugmankc macrumors 68000

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    It won't be safe. You will not know the condition of battery for one thing. I watched the video and even having extensive electronics background, many years ago, I would not chance screwing up the iPhone. If Apple does it, like silverblack recommended, you will have correct battery and if they screw it up you may get a new iPhone. Or, at least they will fix it. Small price to pay for the peace of mind. If you have no electronic repair experience, good chance you will mess it up. Good Luck!
     
  12. BaggieBoy, Aug 7, 2017
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    I'm not sure it was the battery I put in that was faulty, I suspect I might have damaged something that controlled the charging...

    The old battery was in no shape to be put back in (literally) after I'd removed it.

    Edit: However I've just found the phone and original battery and have "lashed" them together to see what happens. The phone started in recovery mode, so downloading 10.3.3 to install.

    Edit(2): Seems that the iFixit battery is faulty, with the old one back in it seems to charge normally (however it will not hold the charge for long, which is why I was replacing the battery in the first place). When I connect the iFixit battery and connect it to the charger, the Apple logo appears for a few second and then goes to black, and then repeats this ad infinitum.
     
  13. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    ended up cheaping out and living with the fact this battery won't last 2-3hrs of usage and got a Mophie case for cheap to last me the day.

    i was originally going to go with the ifixit way but figured for a little more i can get apple to do it. then guessed again - i'm getting the new one once it comes out so why waste cash right now for a battery.
     
  14. Starfyre thread starter macrumors 68030

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    This is exactly why I am looking at the Amazon one, it's 11.99 with free shipping. iFixit looks 19.99, but shipping cost makes it over 30 bucks... I thought ifixit would be more reputable/not error prone... I guess not...
     
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    I tried a new battery from fixez.com and the "new" battery lasted 3 months then would not hold any charge. They refused to replace it and via email claimed they offer no warranty on batteries.

    I then bought one from ifixit.com and it has now worked perfectly for about 4 months. Still going strong today.
    --- Post Merged, Aug 7, 2017 ---
    Do not use heat. Pull the gummy white glue down to the bottom as seen in the how to videos.
    Get a good hold using tweezers to start and keep stretching down. Slow and steady, it stretches a lot and both strips come out whole.

     
  16. d123 macrumors 68000

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    I bought a PowerBear brand battery from Amazon for my old iPhone 6, it's working well and still reporting as 100% good by the various battery check apps.
     
  17. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    If the glue breaks, like mine did, be prepared to use some heat, like I had to.
     
  18. daflake macrumors 6502a

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    I did a 6S and it wasn't too bad, but I would not recommend it for a person who doesn't work with electronics regularly. I would recommend that you take it to Apple. Heck, they might offer you one for free.
     
  19. Starfyre thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Got iFixit kit and it installed perfectly! It is very easy, battery wear level... PERFECT! I am so happy. Adhesive strips are the most tricky, remembering to pull them outwards make the battery very easy to deal with. Thank you all for your feedback! If anyone wants me to replace their battery... ;) I can do it.
     
  20. bpchleb macrumors newbie

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    How is your new battery? Has the battery life improved? Is your phone now running faster?
     
  21. d123 macrumors 68000

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    I changed the battery in a 2 year old iPhone 6s about 2 months ago using an OEM kit from Replacebase, the old battery was only reporting 80% capacity and the phone is working like new again now.

    iOS 11.3 beta can read the new battery and reports battery health as 100%.
     
  22. Starfyre thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I have since passed the phone to someone else after I got the X.
    The battery life on the 6 after I used it has improved a lot! It was over 95% worn down with the battery dropping from 100% to 0 within 5 minutes. The new battery today still goes strong and does run slightly faster, but there is still a little bit of a lag. Just a little bit, but it is still plenty fast and is very very usable.
     
  23. mnorman, Aug 16, 2018
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    I just installed it bought from ebay https://www.ebay.de/str/ipselements and battery has a real advertised capacity, the packaging looks very well done, and it has all the tools you need to do the replacement. I will leave another review after trying it for one month and see if it degrades or not. but at first look it seems pretty good[​IMG]
     
  24. Easttime macrumors 6502

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    Had the battery in my iPhone 6 replaced last year by an Apple Authorized Service Provider. Very easy to find one and book online using the Apple website. Inexpensive and worry free. The phone has been great ever since. The severe lag I had been experiencing is still gone and the battery is performing very well. I was almost ready to “upgrade” but still no need to replace this phone. Saved me a lot of money.
     
  25. maerz001 macrumors 6502a

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    your link is dead. and why would you bother doing it while apple still has the $29 offer?
     

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