Last year, to the surprise of relatively few people, we discovered that Apple’s iPhones are designed to slow down as their batteries get older. Anyone who’s owned an iPhone for a year or so already knows this of course – older iPhones like the 6S need to be charged far more often, and they just don’t run as well as they did to start.
Most people just accepted this as the way things are – after all, with Apple always coming out with a new model, it seems natural that their old models would die out by the time the new one hits the market.
Of course, you can take your phone in to Apple and have them replace your battery, but if your iPhone 6S is out of warranty, it’s still going to cost a pretty penny. Buying an iPhone 6S battery from Apple will run you $49, which to be fair is still about 10% of what it would cost you to buy an iPhone 7.
The truth is you can get a new battery for almost a fifth of that from an independent seller as long as you’re willing to put in the half-hour it will take you to swap the old for the new.
If you buy iPhone 6S battery replacements from independent mobile part stores, you won’t have to worry about trekking out to the local Apple store just to find out they don’t have any spare batteries in stock – a problem many people have faced in recent months.
You also won’t have to worry about your very expensive electronic packed with all your personal data getting lost in the mail, as you would if you decided to send it into Apple.
Buying the battery itself and replacing it on your own puts all of the power in your hands and leaves a lot more cash in your bank account. Plus, it’s a lot easier than you might think.
At any mobile parts online store or e-commerce stores like Amazone & Flipkart, you can order an iPhone 6S Replacement OEM Battery for just $9.75. That includes an 8 piece tool kit of screwdrivers, pry tools, picks, and a suction cup to help you open your iPhone 6S up and swap out the old battery for the new one, and all of it is brand new and covered by a 6-month warranty.
Even if you bought this battery replacement packaged every six months when the warranty ran out, it would still take two and a half years and five replacements before you’d spend as much as Apple charges for one battery replacement.
Don’t get us started on comparing a battery replacement to the cost of upgrading to a new iPhone model. The iPhone 7 can cost 50 times more than a 6S battery. You’d have to buy iPhone 6S battery replacements for 25 years to spend that much!
If your iPhone is in good shape but running slow thanks to an old battery, replacing the battery yourself is the most cost-effective option. Once your iPhone 6S Replacement OEM Battery and toolset arrive, all the guidance you need to swap the batteries out is just a quick Google search away.
There are hundreds of videos online that walk you through the process. In essence, all you need to do is unscrew the screws holding the whole phone together, suction cup the screen and pry it away from the display assembly, unscrew a few more screws and take out a couple of things that are connected to the battery, then swap in your new one and put it all back together.
So long as you do it when the phone is off and at less than 25%, and don’t mix up your screws, you’ll be all set, and your phone will run as good as new!