The cheap Apple iPhone battery replacement offer is ending soon

It’s become a common problem with the modern smartphones. Everything is hunky-dory with your super-sleek and speedy mobile, then you say ‘yes’ to a system update from the manufacturer. Suddenly your handset is sluggish and infuriating.

Despite being the market leader in smartphone tech, Apple has not been immune to the problems of updates slowing things down for its iPhone users. It has been running a reduced-cost iPhone battery replacement program for some time now. However, it’s about to come to an end, and you only have until the end of December to take advantage of it.

From January 1 the price will rise again, although it’s still cheaper than battery replacements for the iPhone used to be. We’ve put together a little guide on what happened and what you can do to get your iPhone back on track.

Why does my battery not last as long now?

It’s an inevitable part of owning a phone – or any battery-powered device – that eventually the cells will not hold a charge as well as they did when new. Apple had a specific problem though which caused old batteries to mis-report their power levels to the device.

This meant owners were seeing sudden shutdowns without warning. To address this Apple added some code to iOS which would slow the phone’s processor to keep the battery running a bit longer and prevent shutdowns.

The cheap Apple iPhone battery replacement offer is ending soon

The company later admitted that it had implemented this feature without sufficient warning to customers. As a sort of apology the company offered to discount iPhone battery replacement on some models.

What is the Apple iPhone discount?

The discount was quite large, taking GBP54 off the replacement cost.

So a new battery on certain iPhones would cost you just GBP25. Here’s a list of the phones that are eligible for this cheap battery replacement: iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X

If you have the following phones: iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR Then the replacement will cost GBP65 instead.

How do I know if my battery is affected?

The cheap Apple iPhone battery replacement offer is ending soonHere’s where the iPhone will tell you if it’s in need of a new battery

To find out if you need to open the settings menu, scroll to “battery” and tap it.

Then you’ll get a new screen which shows your battery use and a button marked “battery health”. Tap this, and you’ll be informed if your phone’s battery need to be replaced. If it does, then Apple will offer you the discount in an Apple Store or Authorized iPhone repair shop.

Anyone who paid full price before Apple announced this program should also be able to get a refund for the difference.

How much will a replacement battery cost from January 1, 2019?

The GBP25 replacement will increase to GBP45 at the end of this offer.

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