iPhone 6 battery bulging..

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Ev0d3vil, Mar 28, 2017.

  1. Ev0d3vil macrumors 6502

    Sep 22, 2014
  2. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    It can happen, but it's not really what would be considered "normal". It basically means the battery is damaged.
  3. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Pending on the usage, its not abnormal. I would have the battery replaced or assessed as soon as you can for a possible replacement.
  4. frogX macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2018
    Berkeley USA
    The battery in my 22-months old iPhone6 bulged and pushed the screen outwards until the case separated. The gap was up to 4mm. Browsing the web, this seems to be a known problem with the iPhone6, but Apple refused to recall or even replaced batteries after 3 months. The exception was the iPhone6s battery that Apple recalled for a short period of time because it was shutting the phone down at random. No such luck with the iPhone6, and it will cost you either $299 for a refurbished iPhone6 or $79 for a new battery if you find a friendly store manager. ‘Genius’ comment about the bulged battery was ‘you need to upgrade’ ! So I paid the $79 early December 2017, two weeks before Apple announced a $29 battery replacement campaign for the iPhone6 following the ‘aging battery slowdown’ fiasco. I just asked last week whether I would qualify for a refund of the $79-$29 difference, and the answer was ‘no … so far'.

  5. orev macrumors 6502

    Apr 22, 2015
    A third party shop can replace the battery for like $30. Probably best to do that. You got plenty of use out of it for 3 years and eventually batteries wear out, so I would not expect Apple to replace it for free.

    Also, this issue should be treated as an emergency. Get it taken care of within the next 24 hours. Don't wait. The phone could explode.
  6. now i see it macrumors 68040

    Jan 2, 2002
    The batteries swell because they are kept at an elevated charge for extended periods of time. Heat is a big factor too. Once the battery charge level hits 100%, unplug it. If you're using the device plugged in all the time at 100%, that risks swelling the battery. It's best not to charge beyond 80% if you want the battery to last longer than you'll likely want to keep the phone.
  7. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    Not normal. Have Apple replace the battery, frogX
  8. Jimmy James macrumors 601

    Jimmy James

    Oct 26, 2008
    It's normal in the way a car fire is normal. Which is to say; not.

    Possible, yes. Normal, no.
  9. wireless-toyz09 macrumors member

    Aug 2, 2009
    My iPhone 6 is doing the same thing. I asked the Apple genius about it in December and she said it’s not safe because the battery could explode at any time (which was actually my fear). She’s said they’d charge me for a replacement battery but would change the entire phone as it is a known issue. I told her I’d wait. Glad I did cus now I can pay only $29:).
  10. Sheldonsmith macrumors 6502


    May 14, 2011
  11. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Not normal. Go to Apple, and have it replaced.

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