Technology How to get Apple's $29 iPhone battery replacement

20:41  03 january  2018
20:41  03 january  2018 Source:   cnet.com

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Ending Feb. 4, you can get an iPhone battery replacement done there for .99 (normally .99). That' s not only a buck cheaper than what Apple Hit the comments and share your experiences. How long did you wait? What was the outcome? Update, Jan. 29 : Added More options section.

You can get the battery replaced at $ 29 (down from ) even if your battery health is above 80% (that is, for the first time). But how do you go about it? You’ll find a list of Apple Stores or service centers where you can book an appointment to get your iPhone ’ s battery replacement .

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Most phone owners come to realize that an old battery is a weak battery, one that gradually loses capacity. But it turns out that an old battery can also be a performance-killing battery, as evidenced by Apple's recent revelation: Owing to an intentional software feature, some iPhones will run slower if they have older, failing batteries.

Fortunately, there's a simple fix: Get a new battery. Previously, Apple charged $79 for such a swap, but effectively immediately, you can get a replacement battery from Apple for just $29. That's for any iPhone 6 or later. (A similar discount will be available outside the US -- for example, the replacement cost will be lowered to £25 in the UK and AU$39 in Australia -- and Apple says it will provide more details on its site soon.)

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Apple has reduced the price of battery replacements for the iPhone 6 and newer to $ 29 , down from , as part of its apology over a lack of To get started, head to the Contact Apple Support page, click on See Your Products, and sign in to your Apple ID account.

How to get your battery replacement . Again, your guide is Apple ’ s Support site. If the delay is a deal-breaker, there are a number of non-authorized but still great services out there that will replace your iPhone ’s battery , though there’s no guarantee they’ll match Apple ’ s $ 29 price.

Do it. If your phone is more than a year old, it's no doubt lost some of its capacity (and, apparently, some of its speed). This is a cheap and easy fix, one that will not only extend the life of your phone, but also make it feel kind of new again.

There are three ways to get this replacement done:

  • At an Apple Store

  • At an authorized Apple service center

  • By mail

I strongly recommend against that third option. For starters, it'll leave you without your phone for at least a week -- and if there's any kind of problem, that could delay things even further.

To schedule an appointment locally, in a store or service center, head to Apple's support page, click iPhone, then click Battery, Power & Charging. Now choose Battery replacement and then Bring in for Repair.

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The new lower price was supposed to take effect sometime in January, but Apple ’ s new battery replacement program ended up starting early this past Saturday. Want to take advantage and get your iPhone battery swapped for $ 29 ?

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Next, you'll need to sign in with your Apple ID and select the device you're bringing in. From there you can find the nearest available location and choose a time.

What happens next

Once you arrive for your appointment, the technician will likely perform a battery diagnostic. Don't worry about the results, though: Even if your phone shows it's retaining 80 percent or greater of its original capacity (which normally would preclude you from a replacement), Apple will give you the $29 deal.

That's assuming the store has batteries in stock. CNET's Oliver Padilla went to one yesterday and was told he'd have to wait for more batteries to arrive. (He was also assured he'd get the $29 replacement, even though his iPhone 6 showed "green" on the battery diagnostic.)

If the store does have batteries available, you could be looking at a wait of several hours or even days, depending on how many iPhones are in line ahead of you. Consequently, it might make sense to wait a few weeks before scheduling your appointment, as there's almost certainly going to be a land-grab (battery-grab?) in the wake of all this publicity.

Fortunately, the $29 replacement program isn't going anywhere: Apple plans to run it through December 2018.

If you've already taken advantage of it, hit the comments and share your experiences. How long did you wait? What was the outcome?

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