As part of an apology in December, Apple has reduced the price of an iPhone battery replacement from $79 to $29 for all of 2018 worldwide.
The price drop was due to Apple’s power management function on older iPhones that sacrifice some speed to prolong the life of batteries and stop unexpected shutdowns. Receiving a new battery should take care of those issues.
Available on any iPhone 6 or later no matter the battery condition, here’s how to start the battery replacement process through Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider.
First up, you can head to Apple’s main support site here and select “See your products” on the bottom of the page.
After logging in with an Apple ID, you’ll select the specific iPhone.
Select the “Battery, Power & Charging” icon and then on the next page choose “Battery Replacement.”
The first option, recommended by Apple, is to bring your iPhone into an Apple Store or authorized service center for the battery replacement. Select the “Bring in for Repair” option and then verify your carrier and location.
You’ll then see a list of nearby locations where you can make an appointment for the replacement.
Apple has noted that initial supplies of same replacement batteries could be limited. And in a quick search, many Apple Stores and other providers didn’t currently have any appointments. So there may be a rush of users looking to take advantage of the discount.
If you’re not near any Apple Store or other authorized repair shop, you can also send in an iPhone for battery replacement. Apple can send you a box to ship an iPhone, or you can drop off a package at a local UPS store. That option usually takes five business days.