Other When to replace iPhone batteries?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by JulesK, Oct 22, 2018.

  1. JulesK macrumors 6502

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    I'm responsible for several iPhones used by family members. One a 2-year old iPhone 7 with the battery health down to 84%; that's a no brainer to change by Dec 31 with the $29 pricing. The other is a one year-old 8 Plus with battery health at 94%. Because that phone likely will be kept for 3 years, I plan to wait another 6 months and then replace it, even if it is more expensive. The last is my iPhone X, which is down to 94% (and has been that way for several months); I plan to keep it at least another year.

    I know Apple's spec is that a battery is not bad/degraded until it hits 80%, but do folks recommend replacing a battery even if it's only a year old and still above 90% capacity?
     
  2. Shadowbech macrumors 601

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    For me, even if it was still 90% before 12/31/18, I'd be willing to dish out $29 + tax to get the battery replaced.
     
  3. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68030

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    If you pay for it you can get it done at whatever percentage you want. If you want it free, it needs to be under 80%
     
  4. neteng101 macrumors 65816

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    It would be better if you could see the cycle count. No excuses I can make for Apple not making this visible on the phone - it would help a lot of people. I do it on the Mac with the phone connected using Coconut Battery - upwards of 500 cycles should be a yes to $29 battery this year.
     
  5. JulesK thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for this. Sadly, for my phone, I probably go through a complete cycle once a day, easily. So I'll replace the battery on the X; my guess is that the 8 Plus is around 300 or so, so wait on that.
     
  6. seinman macrumors 6502

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    Under 80%, and still under warranty. If your warranty is expired, the battery health could be 5% but you're not getting that replacement for free.
     
  7. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68030

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    Yes I agree but, in different parts of the world consumer protection laws are different and extend coverage compared to the U.S.
     
  8. seinman macrumors 6502

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    Which is why I didn't specify a set time period. That can vary based on country, product, and even part.
     

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