How much does it cost to have your iPhone battery repaired? This is a question we frequently get asked, so we thought we’d write about it and give three useful tips on how to get your battery fixed and your iPhone as good as new!
1. Official Apple Store
Let’s start off with the official route, that is taking your iPhone to the Apple store. Due to the recent confession by Apple that they had been deliberately slowing down their customers phones they recently announced they would be reducing the price of replacing their batteries for £25 (with or without warranty). Apple says providing a new battery can take up to 5 working days and you will need to check the availability, as due to the price reduction they recently ran out of batteries. If you have the time to go to an Apple store and get it fixed in this way, then this could be an option for you.
2. Local Repair Store
There is also the option of your local smartphone / computer repair store. If you live near a high street you can normally find a phone shop that will be prepared to provide a replacement battery. For this option you would be looking at a price range of between £50 – £80. Furthermore, with a local store you don’t know the quality of the battery they are providing you. From their point of view the cheaper replacement battery cost the more profit they can make. I vividly remember getting my iPhone 6 battery replaced in 2016 only for the battery to last for just 2 hours per charge after a week of use.
The risk with all of these methods is that if someone is replacing your battery on your behalf, they do have momentary access to your data and phone hardware and you do have to have full trust in the person that’s providing the service. There have been cases of customers data being stolen and other hardware taken and replaced by cheaper substitutes.
3. DIY Battery Kit
Gigo Fixxoo offer a DIY battery kit replacement service at a very reasonable price of £21.95. The DIY kit includes a lithium-ion battery, a high-precision tool-set with screwdrivers, an illustrated repair guide, a magnetic project map and adhesive stick pads. You are able to order the right DIY kit for your iPhone via Amazon, where you will also be able to see raving reviews.
This seems to be one of the most cost-effective way of replacing your battery. People could be put off with the thought of having to replace their own battery and may discount it immediately as of being too ‘technical’, however, the Fixxoo kits are truly dummy proof requiring ‘no degree of skill’. In the very unlikely case that the user requires help, the customer service team will take care of the replacement. How’s that for a vote of confidence!
Not only is this one of the cheapest means of replacing your iPhone battery but it’s also the most convenient, fastest and safest means of replacing your battery. Through replacing the battery yourself, you don’t have the worry about your data being stolen. The quality is also assured with Fixxoo offering a 12-month warranty on the battery.
Moreover, if you already have all the necessary tools to operate the job by yourself, you can simply purchase a single replacement battery for your iPhone, or just buy one and give it to your trusted repairman/friend/partner, etc. Easy, peasy.
There are more options than ever when it comes to replacing your iPhone battery and there is no right or wrong choice, it really depends on the individual’s situation. The information above will hopefully allow you to make the right decision for you. Sometimes, it might just be smarter to learn how to improve your iPhone’s battery life. Good luck!!