iPhone 6(S)(+) Was it worth paying $29 to Apple for battery replacement for 6s?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jtsang777, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. jtsang777 macrumors member

    Sep 2, 2015
    My battery from Apple store is ready and could start the replacement within 7 days. What’s your thoughts on if spending $29 is worth it on a iPhone 6s? I’ve been getting awful battery life and lag even though battery wear is 96% but it’s on IOS 11.2.5 and was tested at 96% battery wear when I tried the 11.3 beta.
  2. Shirasaki macrumors G3


    May 16, 2015
    At least you have a new battery. That’s about it. I got it for free because I was still in AppleCare+.

    If you encounter bad performance, try to uninstall apps you don’t want.
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    If you want to keep using your 6, it is a good deal.
  4. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    $29 is a good price to have it done. If you're just throwing the 6S in a drawer forever, don't do it. If you're planning on selling it I don't know that a new battery would add $29 to the resell value. If you're giving it to a friend or relative you'll have to decide whether that particular friend or relative is worth it.
  5. mtneer macrumors 68030


    Sep 15, 2012
    Why did you replace the battery if it was only at 96% wear? Maybe it was something else in your system that was causing all the problems?
  6. jtsang777 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 2, 2015
    I haven't replaced it yet.
    --- Post Merged, Feb 14, 2018 ---
    I've tried restoring as setting up as new iPhone with DFU restore in iTunes but didn't help at all. Tried doing everything like managing background app refresh, location services, display to 25% brightness, and turning off bluetooth.
  7. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Did you set up as new or restored from back-up?
  8. jtsang777 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 2, 2015
    Set up as new
  9. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    What are your settings like? What do you have enabled? What is does a 24 hour usage look?
  10. bigjnyc macrumors 603


    Apr 10, 2008
    $29 is worth spending for the possibility of getting better performance. I would do it, and if that doesn't solve your problem then its not like you threw away $79.
  11. tonybarnaby macrumors 68000

    Dec 3, 2017
    I don't believe any 6s could still be at 96%. I'd do it.
  12. jtsang777 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 2, 2015
    Just completed my repair and the performance difference was very noticeable.
  13. jtsang777 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 2, 2015
    I found it strange that when I upgraded my IOS device to the 11.3 beta before my new battery it said it was operating at peak performance but was still having performance and battery life issues, but when I downgraded to IOS 11.2.5, it was better performance noticeably with a new battery compared to the old battery on 11.2.5 and 11.3 beta.
  14. gimmmick macrumors member


    Oct 6, 2015
    It's worth it. I can get all day battery life with my iPhone 6s. The n performance is it worth it imo.
  15. adrianlondon macrumors 65816


    Nov 28, 2013
    My 6S shows a battery health of 87%. My plan is to replace the battery towards the end of the year, shortly before the offer ends (assuming no major drop in performance before then).
  16. russelljg macrumors member

    Jan 15, 2018
    Surrey, UK
    Absolutely worth it, made my 6 a whole new phone.
  17. neverloyal macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2017
    Definitely worth it. My 6s is over 2 years old now, the new battery completely transformed performance, my old battery always previously lasted an ok amount of time, but that has unsurprisingly improved too.
  18. python0704 macrumors regular


    Apr 8, 2015
    Having just replaced DW's 6S+ battery, prior GB score was 40% lower, now it's on par. So I think it's worth it.
  19. PracticalMac macrumors 68030


    Jan 22, 2009
    Houston, TX
    Apple tek told me when new it is over 100%, like 105%.
    So at 96% it is sign battery is is on decline.
  20. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    If you are going to keep the phone, replace the battery. Otherwise, save your money.
  21. Nicksd84 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 4, 2010
    Atlanta, GA
    My battery was around 80% total capacity per the battery life app. It would fluctuate. I personally used CPU dasher x to track what the frequency was at various battery percentages. It would rarely be near the max (1857 MHz) once it was below 80% of full charge which of course was 80% of a reduced capacity.

    Swapping out the battery was a HUGE improvement. I understand it was a good solution to alter performance to try and maintain an old battery, but they really failed by not disclosing a battery swap would fix it. I have a close to new phone now for $29. Very well worth the money in spades.
  22. jackietreeh0rn macrumors member

    Apr 13, 2018
    Question: My 6s+ screen is cracked. If I get the screen replaced by a 3rd party, will Apple replace the battery for $29? Or will they insist on replacing the screen as well(assuming they'll be able to detect that the screen was probably replaced) ?
  23. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68030


    Aug 19, 2017
    They’ll know the screen isn’t theirs. The first thing they do is a complete diagnostic on the phone which brings up all sorts of data.. I’m not sure if they have an issue with a 3rd party screen but you might go in and ask before you get the screen replaced somewhere else. If you don’t mind having a 3rd party screen, you shouldn’t mind having a 3rd party battery right?
  24. davedvdy macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2011
    My Father had his iP6's battery replaced at the Apple Store today, even though his screen was done by a 3rd party.
    I'm not sure if they all will be handled the same way, but it worked for him.
  25. eifer macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2008
    My wife's 6s plus was around 75% battery life, so we swapped it out two weeks ago for $29. Totally worth it. The phone is plenty fast enough, so it's far better to just keep that phone going than buy a new one.

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