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Benlauren

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Aug 24, 2020
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Bought an iphone SE few years ago when it came out. Few years ago I went to apple store and paid thirty dollars plus tax i believe in that promotion to get a new battery. Few years later, my battery drains a lot. Battery health is 87%. Does that mean I need to replace the battery?


Is going to apple store the best way to do this? So basically go there and ask for battery replacement, then you come back in an hour or so when the person installs it?


Are there ppl here that buy the genuine battery online and install it themselves... or is that way too hard? What about buying it online but going to a phone repair shop and have them install it... or would that cost way more than it done at apple store?
 

Helmsley

macrumors 6502a
Sep 4, 2017
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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
My 8 Plus was on 83% battery health and it was fine...although I was on about getting the battery replaced, but then I upgraded instead to an 11.

If you're going to keep your SE, I'd get the battery replaced. Apple still do replacements for a reasonable price I think (at least here in the UK).
 

JPack

macrumors G5
Mar 27, 2017
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It's due for a replacement. Apple charges $49 which is pretty reasonable. There are very few places that sell a genuine battery.
 

Benlauren

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 24, 2020
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Is getting battery replaced the same as it was with that thing they did few years ago. You speak to someone there and tell them you need a new battery, then you come back in an hour or so and then they put in the new battery for you? Also does it bother any of you that someone has access to your phone during that time and can view your things? Or it doesn't matter since you have it locked?


Well do you know how long it takes to actually do the replacement? Because i was thinking of buying it new from apple or online... then either go to someone to help install it... that way the person who works at apple can't view your phone as in being nosey? Or that doesn't matter?


Im also talking about getting this in the US...
 

johnparjr

macrumors 6502a
May 10, 2005
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Earth
Doing the replacement takes only 10 minutes getting through all the devices ahead of you is where the wait is. And your phone is locked there isn’t time or a want to play peekaboo with your phone
 

JPack

macrumors G5
Mar 27, 2017
12,818
24,168
Go to the Apple Store to get it replaced. You can't buy an original battery elsewhere in the U.S.
 

Apple_Robert

Contributor
Sep 21, 2012
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In the middle of several books.
With so many Apple stores closed due to the pandemic, it is probably best to send it to Apple. The turn around time is very quick. Apple pays for overnight shipping both ways.

I just did this and I had my phone back in 3 days.
 

DeanBrian

macrumors newbie
Aug 26, 2020
12
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Hi there,

The battery health of 87% does scream replacement, you can go ahead replacing it from an official Apple service centre, and the battery should cost only around $50. I know it is quite hard to find a store due to the current pandemic; if you are going to keep the SE, then it is better to replace the battery at the earliest. You can certainly replace your phone with 11 if interested.

Good luck and cheers!
 

C DM

macrumors Sandy Bridge
Oct 17, 2011
51,392
19,460
Hi there,

The battery health of 87% does scream replacement, you can go ahead replacing it from an official Apple service centre, and the battery should cost only around $50. I know it is quite hard to find a store due to the current pandemic; if you are going to keep the SE, then it is better to replace the battery at the earliest. You can certainly replace your phone with 11 if interested.

Good luck and cheers!
87% doesn't really scream replacement. It's certainly not great and somewhat below good too, but it still some ways from being horrible.
 
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