iPhone X iphone x - battery programme

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TorontoSS, Oct 25, 2018.

  1. TorontoSS macrumors 6502

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    Hello,
    I wanted to take advantage of the battery programme in coming weeks. I placed an order for the iPhone X at the end of October last year and it got delivered a few weeks later. So I assumed after the year is finished, I can go and look into getting the battery replaced. My battery is not in a bad condition. I looked up online today and my phone is apparently under warranty till December 17th. Of course this is a good thing generally.

    But I understand Apple is replacing batteries even in good condition when using the battery replacement programme. I don't imagine they will be as generous with those under warranty still. I wanted to replace it before December to avoid the rush of people.

    I know I've rambled but my question is:
    - can I take part of the programme before my warranty date is up?
     
  2. MjWoNeR macrumors 6502

    MjWoNeR

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    I left my iPhone X yesterday for the exact same reason. The phone is still under warranty and there were no issues taking advantage of the battery replacement program.

    They said that in battery changes the speaker has to be changed together, which I found weird. They said it does not cost extra though.
     
  3. TorontoSS thread starter macrumors 6502

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    good to know - thanks. can I please ask what your battery health is at right now? mine's still high, at 94!

    also do you have to leave your iPhone with the store for days? also given you're under warranty still, did you pay the £25/$29? I have no problem paying for this.
     
  4. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Unless really needed I would not want my phone taken apart and put back together. Too many things could go wrong to replace a battery that the OP even says is good.
     
  5. MjWoNeR macrumors 6502

    MjWoNeR

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    My battery health was at 90%.

    They said it would take 2-3 days to get the parts in. Though weirdly enough the phone was ready next day so I picked it up.

    I believe the time needed depends on the availability of the technician. If they have time I don’t see why they couldn’t do it the same day.

    Also I went to an Apple authorised service point rather than the actual Apple Store.
    And I dropped in and asked. If I had called ahead or booked a time online, it would have gone smoother.

    I paid 395kr which is supposed to be the Swedish equivalent of $29.

    I’m way past that. I’ve been opening and servicing my iPhones since the 3GS. I definitely don’t mind an Apple authorised technician doing it.
     

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