Battery replacement

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tl01, Jul 14, 2017.

  1. tl01 macrumors 65816

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    Stubborn husband has an iPhone 6. The battery is totally dying and the phone only lasts a few hours now. It gets worse every day. He wants to hold out for the 8. I have a back up se and he won't use it instead. My se has a battery case to boot. Can't fathom why he is so cheap...he wants to use an external battery to charge his phone all the time until the 8 comes out...the type that connects with a cable. Insert eye roll. I think eventually the phone is just not going to power up.

    I was thinking of getting the battery replaced at a non Apple Store shop. How bad is this option. I always have apple care plus on our devices and only take them to apple for help.
     
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    It is no longer under warranty so a 3rd party could do it. I do remember that it is under a hundred bucks to have Apple do it. Also they do have an "extended warranty" on some iPhone 6 batteries so they may do it for free. Does not hurt to ask.

    The 6 is still a good phone and with a new battery would work for a long time.
     
  3. noobinator macrumors 601

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    It is pretty easy to do yourself if you are at all handy with a few small tools. You can buy cell phone repair tool kits on Amazon for like $10 or so.
     
  4. Relentless Power, Jul 14, 2017
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    Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Personally I would allow Apple to change the battery for you. There is nothing wrong with a third party shop (In most cases), but I trust Apple with their service and parts they use for repair/replacement.
     
  5. JPack macrumors 6502a

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    The phone will still power up regardless of the age of the battery. There are plenty of people still using iPhone 4 and 5 with day-one batteries. It lasts a couple hours but it will still work.

    An external battery bank isn't a bad idea as long as you get a quality one such as the Mi 5,000 mAh Power Bank. They use higher quality ATL/Lishen battery compared to Anker, Aukey, and other generic stuff.

    The non-OEM battery replacement packs will not last as long as the Apple OEM packs. The cost of the battery pack varies from $3-$10 depending on the quality of the battery the repair store is stocking. The battery itself has a hardware protection IC in it. Cheaper packs will obvious have less protection.
     
  6. BeefCake 15 macrumors 65816

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    I got burned enough not to bother with 3rd party and pay the premium which ends up being cheaper in the long run...Apple may even convince him of a big discount towards a new phone instead.

    Either way the 8 is not that far away, why not let him wait?
     
  7. tl01 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I am thinking it won't turn on bc it is clear the cells are dying. It shuts off at like 40 percent etc. I know it has to have a certain charge to turn on etc. We have a bunch of external battery packs which work fine now, but he travels all over for work...I can't fathom why he won't just get the darn thing fixed!!
     
  8. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040

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    Batteries can fail in different ways. They can expand, overheat or just die. I wouldn't wait for a complete failure. Get it replaced now.....
     
  9. Reno Raines macrumors 6502a

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    I used icracked to replace an out of warranty battery for an old iPhone 5 I had. It gave that phone a new lease on life. I later gave it to a friend of mine who was going through some rough times. It still works great. Just make sure the company you use is reputable and stands by it's work.
     

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