Battery Health in iOS

Apple Updates Battery Replacement Program Prices for 2019

Apple has quietly updated their iPhone Battery Replacement page today, reflecting the new models that were announced earlier today and updating the pricing.  The new pricing will go into effect on January 1, 2019.  Until then, it is $29 for those devices who’s battery’s are under performing.

The new pricing schedule is straightforward.

  • iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone Xr, and the iPhone X, the battery replacement is $69.
  • iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE: $49
  • All other eligible models:  $79

Of course, if your iPhone is covered by Apple Care+ or is under warranty, then there is no cost to you to have your battery replaced.

After “Batterygate”, when it was learned that Apple was throttling devices with older batteries that were under performing, the company introduced a new Battery Health feature.  That feature will give you a percentage of your battery health and if it falls under 80% of full capacity, it is recommended that the battery be replaced.

Battery Health in iOS

Battery Health in iOS

In iOS 11, Battery Heath was considered beta but when iOS 12 gets here next week, it will be officially supported and out of beta.

If you need to get the complete details on the Apple iPhone Battery Replacement program, head over to the dedicate page on the Apple site.

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