Is your iPhone operating slow? Does the battery hardly last half a day? You can now get your iPhone’s battery replaced for $29 (no questions asked), which will take care of both issues. This is Apple’s answer to Batterygate. The freshest scandal where Apple was throttling CPU review when the battery health was low.
Apple is currently running this battery replacement program for only iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
The offer only last until 31st December 2018. You can get the battery replaced at $29 (down from $79) even if your battery health is above 80% (Note: that is, for the first time). But how do you go about it?
Schedule an Appointment
If probably you live in a country where you could schedule an appointment at the Genius Bar or an approved Apple service center, this is what you should do. You could just show up at an Apple Store or an authorized service center, but then you might end up waiting for hours at end.
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Seriously, It’s easy to book an appointment only. From Apple’s Contact Support page, select iPhone -> Battery, Power, and Charging -> Battery Replacement. From here, select Bring in for Repair.
From this page, enter your location. You’ll find a list of Apple Stores or service centers where you can book an appointment to get your iPhone’s battery replacement.
Click on a store, choose a time, and your appointment will be booked. Surface at the right time and get your battery replaced.
According to Apple’s website, the supplies of replacement batteries are currently limited to iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPhone 6s Plus. So if you have an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus then you may need to wait for a little longspun. We have also heard of cases where customers who have booked meetings have been turned back because of lack of replacement batteries, so we would recommend waiting for a few days before booking an appointment to get Apple’s battery replacement.
Apple’s website seems to be the only way to schedule an appointment, as you only have the choice to talk to an Apple representative in Apple Support app, which has similar options.
If you based far away from an Apple Store or you just decided not to go, you can mail in your iPhone to get the replacement done. Call up Apple or chat with them online to start this method. You’ll have to pay for shipping costs, and you’ll get the iPhone back in 5-9 days.
Is your iPhone slow or is the battery dying out quickly? Did you try the battery replacement service? How was your experience? Share with us in the comments below.