iPhone 7(+) iPhone 7 out of warranty

Flynnstone

macrumors 65816
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Feb 25, 2003
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Looking for recommendations for my daughter.
her iPhone 7 is about 3 month outside the standard 1 year Apple care.
iPhone 7 128g.
very slow to charge and battery only lasts a couple hours at best. Apple tech says battery fine.
what to do?
 

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macrumors 68000
Aug 6, 2015
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Looking for recommendations for my daughter.
her iPhone 7 is about 3 month outside the standard 1 year Apple care.
iPhone 7 128g.
very slow to charge and battery only lasts a couple hours at best. Apple tech says battery fine.
what to do?
The battery health depends largely on the use/charging patterns. Check this guide out:


You could also check the battery health of your daughter’s iPhone by installing a tiny app on a Mac. It is called CoconutBattery and quickly shows you how the battery is doing:


The difference between what we see in Settings - Battery and CoconutBattery report can be huge. In my case iPhone was reporting an 88% battery health and CoconutBattery - 56%! If the battery is worn out you can replace it at Apple Store or any of their approved repair centres - it is fast (between 30 min and 90 min) and not very expensive.

If you are sure the battery itself is fine, you could also try a fresh installation of iOS 13 on her iPhone via iTunes.

Good luck!
 

now i see it

macrumors 603
Jan 2, 2002
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Apple has a vendetta against the iPhone 7. They told me the exact same thing - (battery doesn't need replacing) which was BS. Mine is at 85% too and it's shot.

They want to get as many iPhone 7s out of circulation ASAP due to impending loop disease development. There's already a lawsuit in the works.

My advice: insist on a battery replacement and pay for it. They're no longer allowed to refuse battery replacement (like they did in the past) or sell the phone and get an 8.
 
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