iPhone 6(S)(+) Replace Battery with 91% Battery Life?

MKI4

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My 6s has horrible battery life, I keep reading it will fix the problem if I get a new battery.

Does anyone think replacing a 91% battery will be a big change in the battery life?

I would rather not have to upgrade the phone if a new battery will fix the problem.
 

oVerboost

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A new battery will certainly improve your problem, even at 91% that’s a fair percentage of an already small battery not available.
 

psac

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Will Apple replace a battery above 80%? I’m curious if they would
They will but you have to pay for it. That's part of the whole change from the issues from two years ago. Before they wouldn't even let you pay for a replacement above 80%, they just wouldn't do it. Now they will.
 

dominiongamma

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They will but you have to pay for it. That's part of the whole change from the issues from two years ago. Before they wouldn't even let you pay for a replacement above 80%, they just wouldn't do it. Now they will.
That’s good, couple years ago I was at 81% and Apple refused me even though I was going to pay out of warranty cost. Glad that policy has changed
 
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Iphone5preorder

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My 6s has horrible battery life, I keep reading it will fix the problem if I get a new battery.

Does anyone think replacing a 91% battery will be a big change in the battery life?

I would rather not have to upgrade the phone if a new battery will fix the problem.
In NOV 2018, my iPhone 6s was at 89%.

In DEC 2018, I replaced it at the Apple store

In SEP 2019 (now), I'm at 93% already.

Was it worth it? 100% yes. The difference, especially for the first six months was insane. It was like having a brand new phone again.
 

JPack

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Apple considers a battery in need of replacement at 80%.

If you're at 91%, it means you've consumed 9/20, or 45% of the suggested usable capacity.

Get that battery replaced.
 

MKI4

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Thanks to all. I wasn't sure since it wasn't at or near 80%
 

now i see it

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It won't make a noticeable difference getting a new battery. You're only 9% down. If you brought it into an Apple Store the tech would make a fuss discouraging you from getting a new battery. The iPhone 6S has pretty dismal battery life anyway. That's the problem.
 

MKI4

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It won't make a noticeable difference getting a new battery. You're only 9% down. If you brought it into an Apple Store the tech would make a fuss discouraging you from getting a new battery. The iPhone 6S has pretty dismal battery life anyway. That's the problem.

This is what I was worried about, wasting $ on a battery to find out it should have went to a new phone.