Does your iPhone randomly shut down or has the smartphone slowed down drastically? It could very well be due to the defective battery. Apple lets you easily check if the battery in your iPhone may need to be replaced.
Using diagnostics, Apple finds out if the battery of your iPhone needs to be serviced. One thing worth noting is that this feature requires iOS 10.2.1 or later and an iPhone. Besides, it doesn’t support an iPad or iPod touch. More after the jump:
How to Find Out If The Battery In Your iPhone May Need to Be Serviced
- Rechargeable batteries come with a limited number of charge cycles
- Battery life refers to the amount of time a battery runs until it needs to power up, while lifespan refers to the amount of time a battery lasts until it needs to be replaced
- When a battery’s lifespan is about to end, the amount of charge and the ability to provide power hugely decreases
- Hence, it needs to be charged more and also reboots unexpectedly
- Several things have an impact on the lifespan as well as the performance of the battery. For instance, it’s the number of charge cycles, the age of your battery, and exposure to extreme heat or cold
Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iPhone.
Step #2. Now, tap on the Battery section.
You will see something like “Your iPhone battery may need to be serviced,” if it has reached or about to reach 500 charge cycles.
This message will appear if your iPhone’s battery is defective. If there is no such message, your battery is fine.
Apple offers out-of-warranty battery replacement service at $79 with (additional $6.95 shipping charge).
According to Apple, iPhone batteries are able to retain up to 80% of their original capacity at 500 complete charge cycles.
The standard one-year Apple warranty includes service coverage for a defective battery. However, it doesn’t cover wear from normal use.
If your device is still under warranty or you have AppleCare+, Apple will replace your battery free of cost if it is able to retain less than 80 percent of the original capacity.
Apple has admitted that it intentionally slows down an old iPhone to ensure it continues to run smoothly; quashing speculations that it does so to force users to upgrade to the new iPhones. What’s your thought about this ongoing controversy?
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