iPhone Battery Replacement
If you use your iPhone a lot, you will notice that its capacity to keep power starts going down after 1 year. After 18 months, the situation might become intolerable leaving you with 3 options:
- Buy a new phone. This would be uneconomical.
- Use a battery pack. This is workable but inconvenient as you will have to carry the battery pack everywhere.
- Change the battery. The ordinary iPhone user can be intimidated by an iPhone battery replacement, but it can be done quite easily with the right skills and tools. Replacing the battery will give one or two more years of service.
After deciding on a battery replacement, the question that remains is whether you can do it DIY or take it to an iPhone repair shop.
Unless your battery was faulty at the time of purchasing, the warranty will have expired by the time the battery starts losing power in 1-1.5 years. If you have the extended AppleCare+ cover, you should know that opening up the iPhone will void its warranty.
Replacing Your iPhone Battery
If you are not good with hands-on tasks especially tinkering around with electronics, opening up an iPhone will no doubt be a daunting task. In the newer models featuring edge to edge glass cases, this would be impossible.
To get to the battery, you will have to work on several screws, some which are partly hidden such that identifying which is which quite a task becomes. You will have to get some delicate ribbon cabling out of the way before getting to the battery which is glued onto the mainboard. After replacement, you will have to put everything exactly as it was. Simply put, if you have no idea of what you are doing, leave it alone else you risk bricking your iPhone.
There is also the choice of a battery. There are numerous dubious vendors on eBay and other online platforms. You will have to sift through tons of profiles to identify a ‘genuine OEM’ vendor.
Professional iPhone Battery Replacement
This is the smart choice, especially when doing iPhone battery replacement for iPhone 7, 8 and 10. The cost of hiring a pro is $50-80. This is a price you can live with instead of tinkering around with a $399 device.
Unlike the Apple Store where it takes 3-5 business days, replacing the battery at a repair shop takes 20-40 minutes if the battery is available. This is more convenient. The good thing is that the repair shop will be willing to guarantee against damage to your iPhone. If you require a professional iPhone repair specialists in Okotoks or Calgary contact PhonePhix we can quickly and effectively replace your iPhone battery to have your device working flawlessly.