iPhone SE Battery replacement for SE?

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  1. BigBen2493 macrumors regular

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    Is it worth getting a battery replacement for my iPhone SE? it’s battery health is at 88% and have had the phone for 2.5 years
     
  2. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68020

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    If you like the phone why not? $29 and it will be good to go for a couple of years
     
  3. 1rottenapple macrumors 68000

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    I’d get it replaced before apple ends the program and increases the price after December 2018. I’d did that to my 8plus and my dad 7 plus. The former had 92% and the latter had 88% battery health.
     
  4. BigBen2493 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Do you have to leave it with them or is it done while you wait?
     
  7. TSE macrumors 68030

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    Replace it! Never, ever consider upgrading from your iPhone SE! We will remain a thorn into Apple's side for as long as we live! We as SE owners shall feel strength among us as the owners for the superior devices!
     
  8. karmatourer macrumors 65816

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    Yes,you leave it with them for 1 hour.
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    They broke the camera on my mint 6S+ and replaced it with a refurb that has 90 day warranty. My battery capacity was at 89%.
     
  9. BigBen2493 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I’ve been considering leaving the SE, love this small size but not sure if they will do a small phone again, convince me other wise
     
  10. TSE macrumors 68030

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    Precisely the reason to keep it! You will never have a phone this compact again! I will keep my gold iPhone SE in working order until the day I die! I will never betray our fellow SE comrades! Never!
     
  11. QCassidy352 macrumors G4

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    No, performance throttling doesn’t start until around 83%, so your phone is still at peak performance.
     
  12. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    Power management features can kick in for variety of reasons and aren't necessarily tied to any particular battery capacity percentage.
     
  13. douglasf13 macrumors 65816

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    I must admit, the latest software update, while being very speedy, is killing my SE battery life. My battery health is at 93%, but it's noticeably worse in performance. It's very frustrating, since I'm planning on running an SE for quite a bit longer. Is anyone else seeing this behavior?
     
  14. BigBen2493 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes it’s been bad for me as well I’m at 88% battery life, I have to charge it multiple times throughout the day to make it through
     
  15. douglasf13 macrumors 65816

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    Ugh. I just returned an XR, because of the size, and now my SE us screwing me with the new software. I’m losing more than 10% per hour with low screen brightness with just some web browsing, emails, etc., but my battery health is still 93%.
     
  16. BigBen2493 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah I went from 100% to 73% in about 2 hours at 88% battery health It's been brutal!
     
  17. douglasf13 macrumors 65816

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    I'm afraid to speak too soon, but I think I found the culprit. I just turned off the new "ScreenTime" feature about a half hour ago, and my battery level hasn't moved, so I'm hopeful things are back to normal. I recommend giving it a try.
     
  18. BigBen2493 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I've never used screentime so thats not it for me
     
  19. douglasf13 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, but is it enabled? My wife has never used it, either, but I just noticed it's still enabled on her device, so I had to physically turn it "off" in Settings.
     
  20. BigBen2493 thread starter macrumors regular

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    its turned off
     
  21. douglasf13 macrumors 65816

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    I just wanted to confirm that I believe ScreenTime was the culprit for me. I went from losing 10+% battery per hour with light usage to now loosing around 3% per hour over the past six hours that I’ve had ScreenTime turned off.
     

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