iPhone 6(S)(+) Will Apple replace battery on phone that has already been replaced by someone else?

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  1. seanbperiod macrumors member

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    I have a 6S purchased off ebay that [supposedly] has a replaced battery. Will apple continue to replace the battery if they find that it was previously opened/replaced by someone else?

    Also is upgrading iOS necessary, or can it be requested that they don't do the upgrade?
     
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    They do not update your iOS.

    Normally Apple will not touch a phone with a third party part in it. But, they might make an exception here. You need to call them and ask. Back up before you go.
     
  3. seanbperiod thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks. Unfortunately, I'd have to go to Best Buy because I don't have an Apple store near me, and I asked them their process and they said they replace the battery and update iOS. I asked if I can request to not update the OS and they said it's not possible and that they have to.. <shrug>
     
  4. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Didn't MacRumors post an article late last year, noting that Apple changed their policy on refusing to work on equipment that a third party worked on?
     
  5. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Maybe so but the OP is heading to Best buy now.
     
  6. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    That was specifically in relation to screens though. Nothing to do with third party battery replacements.
     
  7. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    After I posted, I remembered it was part specific but couldn't remember which one. Thanks for the clarification.
     

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