Does the Apple Store replace an iPhone battery while you wait?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Avenger, Nov 9, 2017.

  1. Avenger macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2007
    I'm going to have an iPhone battery replacement at an Apple retail store. It is for an iPhone 6s. Can they do it while you wait or do you have to leave it with them? If you need to leave it, is it like an hour or a few days?
  2. Type4O macrumors 6502


    Aug 23, 2011
    Toronto, Canada
    I recently got mine replaced on my 6. If I remember correctly they said to give them an hour. I went to the gym and came back and picked it up 2 hours later.

    I didn't even have a genius bar appointment.
  3. wityname9000 macrumors newbie

    Feb 28, 2018
    Time will vary in my experience based on the time of day you drop it off. I've seen 30 minutes and I've seen comeback the next day.
  4. noobinator macrumors 603


    Jun 19, 2009
    Pasadena, CA
    Mine was 2 hours 30 minutes. Completed late December before this thing got all crazy. My Apple store in Pasadena is pretty busy though.
  5. splifingate macrumors 6502


    Nov 27, 2013
    Dropped my SO's 6 off at Apple Perimeter last December 18th, and we were able to have a quiet dinner while we waited. She effectively had a new phone waiting for her when we returned an hour-twenty later.

    I believe it was ready before we returned...

    Regards, splifingate
  6. Calbretto macrumors member


    Mar 1, 2011
    It depends on how long you want to wait :)
    I'm bringing mine in tomorrow and was told to expect a 2.5 hour wait. Luckily the store it near my work so I can go back later in the afternoon to pick it up.

    I was also told that the iPhone 6s Plus is very delicate and often gets damaged during battery replacements so I might return to a brand new (or refurbished?) phone waiting for me. As long as the battery lasts more than half a day once it's fixed then I'll be happy.
  7. Five_Oh macrumors regular


    Jan 7, 2017
    Flyover Country, USA
    Two hours for me last week. Might have been done early, but that's what they quoted, so I left and came back.
  8. BearBert macrumors regular

    Oct 6, 2015
    Took a little over an hour for me, I went and got lunch while I waited.
  9. Easttime, Mar 1, 2018
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2018

    Easttime macrumors 6502a

    Jun 17, 2015
    Hour and a half at an authorized repair outlet. Went shopping. Like new i6 after. Booked ahead.
  10. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020


    Feb 15, 2015
    Depends on the store's traffic, go when there's not much people. Like morning during a weekday.
  11. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    If they have the battery, it's up to you (wait or drop it).
  12. mhdena macrumors 6502

    Sep 16, 2009
    My 6 is on 10.3.3, Apple is having a battery sent to the Pasadena store, will they replace the battery without wanting to update the ios?

    I have two 6s Pluses that I want to get the $29 batteries in November or so, also on 10.3.3, want to keep them like that also. Both of these the batteries show 87% & 91%.

    My 7 Plus doesn't need a battery today showing 100%.
  13. kohlson macrumors 68000

    Apr 23, 2010
    The system seems to be that after contacting apple support, they reserve a battery for you at the store of your choice, and notify when it's ready. At that point you just go to the store. I was quoted an hour one night, and 2 hours the other (2x iphone 6).

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