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I am on the iPhone upgrade program (in the UK) and currently have an XR. I do not plan on continuing the program once the 12 is released later this year.

Is it worth getting a battery replacement just before the program ends to ensure the phone can last me another couple of years for whoever may use it? (I usually pass on to a family member or sell it to fund my next phone)

Just wondering if anyone else has done the same or found themselves in a similar situation?

Thanks
 

-Gonzo-

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I had the 8 plus on the upgrade program and didn’t upgrade so was thinking of doing the same.
However due to the location of my nearest Apple Store I wasn’t able to get there before the AppleCare period elapsed.
I really wish I had of got it replaced though as it definitely doesn’t last as long as it used to, depending on what apps I use I’m lucky if it lasts beyond mid afternoon.
 

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Cheers for this reply, it helps. I live within a walk of an Apple store so think I will get the battery replaced.
 

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I think after nearly two years heavy use my battery will not be anywhere near capacity.
 

iFone88

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I think after nearly two years heavy use my battery will not be anywhere near capacity.
That doesn’t mean it’s faulty? That’s down to use and ‘wear and tear’.

I’d be surprised if they replace it just because after two years’ use the battery doesn't have the same capacity.
 

akash.nu

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Yes you can’t just get the battery replaced. It either has to have a fault or the battery health has to be below 80%. Apple would lose millions if they just let people get a replacement because they “fancy” it. Apple care + is a type of insurance for a fee as per any other insurance. It doesn’t automatically provide free repair/ replacement entitlement.
 

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Ah ok thanks for the info, I'm currently at 82% so it shouldn't be a problem.
 
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