iPhone battery replace or not.

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  1. Jay-Jacob macrumors regular

    Jay-Jacob

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    Hi

    I have iPhone 6. Battery life really poor (probably cos age my iPhone now). I take my iPhone off charger 6am and use it about 15 minutes morning before work then use it couple times office in morning and battery go down around 50% before lunch time then I have put on lower power cos it will die about 1-2 hour later. Low power help last until end working day.

    I wondering if Apple do battery diagnose test and if it fail would it be worth get new battery so later year can sell it get new iPhone or deal with it now and sell iPhone with poor battery after get new iPhone? I not too sure because it first time have same iPhone over 2 years.
     
  2. Matthew.H, Aug 13, 2017
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    Matthew.H macrumors 6502

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    You can can make a genius bar appointment to take the phone into store and they can do a battery diagnostic. The replacement battery is £79 fitted at the Apple Store. It would also be worth downloading Coconutbattery for windows/mac as you can connect you phone to the computer to get the battery health and cycle count that way.

    Apple do offer a trade-in service for used phones but you'll get less than you would selling it yourself. Also there's barely 2 months to go before new iphones model will be out so if you want the 7 you'd be batter to wait for the price drop when the new models launch.
     
  3. deany, Aug 13, 2017
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    I to have an iPhone 6, September 2014.
    Battery was terrible, went to a high street repair shop in Chester as not confident repairing myself. - £60
    Cowboys, regret it, should have gone to Apple Liverpool as they may have replaced free, I stress may, I wouldn't have expected a freebee.
    I read it was £90 at apple but £79 makes me even more annoyed with myself.
    Anyhow, I bought a Mophie Juice Pack Ultra for £50.00 and get 24 hours use. Boy this thing is heavy though, it really is a trade of, I have kept it just by a cats whisker due to the incredible improvement in battery. Just leave it on charge overnight, micro USB as I say lasts 24 hours with heavy use (not watching videos or sat nav).
    Be very good for camping and festivals. Just a shame its so heavy.
    Hope this helps.
    Ps
    my phone is a lot slower now with iOS updates, same for you?
     
  4. Jay-Jacob thread starter macrumors regular

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    I am planning get new iPhone whatever it called and if price not huge increase like rumour say or no Touch ID. If rumour turn out true then probably get iPhone 7 after new iPhone release.

    I thought about trade in but you can't do that launch day new iPhone. If new iPhone same price and with Touch ID I will sell it. Wondering sell it with new battery be better or sell it with old poor battery? I kinda feel guilty try sell old iPhone 6 with poor battery after new one release September/October.

    If I get new battery I will defo get it from Apple not third party. Hear too many bad stories about third party.
    iOS update didn't slow it down too badly. It slower than before. But not too bad.
     
  5. deany, Aug 13, 2017
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    deany macrumors 68030

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    Good to hear iOS updates are bearable.
    I'm looking at a Jan or Feb 2018 new iPhone, rather that getting involved in the mad rush. Hoping my trusty "6" will last.
    What time span are you looking at? I guess an apple battery repair will make your 6 more viable for resale or a give away to relative? Thats what I tend to do with my iPhones with a "would I be happy with this" mentality.
    Based on that I think my 6 will end up being a Skype landline, SONOS remote.
     
  6. Jay-Jacob thread starter macrumors regular

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    I think I decided wait after get new iPhone then test out iPhone 6 battery see if need replace it and then my sister sell it for me (she knows lot people so can sell it easily enough). Better price than eBay. I think if it was me I rather buy iPhone with good battery than get poor battery and get it replacement battery. I probably will get new battery if fail test and then sell it on.
     
  7. Matthew.H macrumors 6502

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    After double checking the Apple website battery service starts at £86.44. Still worthwhile over the small saving going 3rd party though. Sorry to hear about your poor experience deany. I've worked on old ipods before but I wouldn't repair my iPhone myself. To high value to risk messing up.
     

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