Here is how to get your $29 iPhone battery replacement from Apple

From now through the end of the year, you can replace the weak, old battery that powers your Apple iPhone 6 or later model for only $29 from Apple. That is a 63% or $50 savings off the usual price of $79. If you don't change the cell that powers your iPhone, the CPU on the handset will be throttled to prevent the weak battery from shutting down the entire device. If you want to take Apple up on this offer, here is what you need to do.

The quickest way to replace the battery on your iPhone is to have the procedure done at your nearest Apple Store. Go to and you can schedule an appointment at the Genius Bar. You can also call 1-800-MY-IPHONE (which translates to 1-800-6594-7466) to make an appointment.

If the closest Apple Store to you is a long distance away, you can mail your phone back to Apple to have the battery replaced. Keep in mind that this will take more time. To find out where to mail your iPhone, you will have to go to, and click on the appropriate boxes until you get the information you want. You will need your Apple ID and password. Apple warns that repairs could take up to 5 business days.

Once the battery is replaced, there will be no need to throttle the phone, at least until the new battery starts getting older and can't handle certain tasks without the risk of shutting down the whole device. That won't be for a few years yet, and by the time you need to change the battery again, you probably will have a new smartphone in your hands.

source: AppleSupport



1. darkkjedii

Posts: 31307; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Do em for free for the year Apple, then go to $29.

10. scarface21173

Posts: 700; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

It shouldn't cost the owner of the phone a cent, apple installed the faulty battery in the phone. Why should the owner pay for it.

14. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Technically it’s not faulty, all batteries age.

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31307; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Explain how it’s faulty. The protocol is designed to not heavily stress aging batteries, not faulty ones.

20. guest

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

Of course it's their fault they pushed the envelope so hard to get attention grabbing benchmark scores knowing full well the battery will degrade and their processor design needs tip top voltage to operate. It's a bad design akin to overclocking on a desktop the difference being a desktop has a wall socket so it will always get the required juice. It is obviously their fault as a company the size of apple has all kinds of diagnostic data with regards to components. They know what the expected life is for each part. So please don't pretend like it's not their fault. Any other explanation does not pass the smell test.

21. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Definitely their fault but it's not because the said parts are faulty parts. Their just overworked. I've given up on iPhones and can honestly say fck apple. I do love my iPad pro though lol. I've never had as many issues with a device as I have with my iphones. Saying that I have to disagree that it's not a hardware issue. The issue is iOS. They tweak and tweak it and it doesn't seem to.get better. My wifes 7plus doesn't do much more than my backup SE. The camera is obviously better but that's about it.

28. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Not overworked. Just charged to much. iPhones have to be charged almost twice a day for medium to heavy usage. Which means the battery degrades faster. Considering they are cheap Chinese made batteries, that add to their degradation as well as they are of low quality to begin with. I agree the replacements for the iPhone 6 or 6S should be free for the year and $29 after that for any iPhone period. They already rape you with overpricing. To screw you and the charge you to make a windfall of cash, is just evil.

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 31307; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Fault(y), not fault. Read correctly before running your mouth. I know it their fault Captain Obvious.

23. scarface21173

Posts: 700; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

If it's not right it's faulty, it doesn't have to be smoking to be faulty. I still don't believe that lame excuse to be honest. I believe they slowed down the phones for consumers to buy new phones.

26. troutsy

Posts: 383; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

Slowing down phones saved an equal number of customers from needing to buy a new phone due to low battery, so you could probably let go of that conspiracy theory. And if the phone works normally for the time that Apple promised (1 year warranty), what's not right about it? Consumers have a huge range of usage patterns that Apple would have to design for the 1% to avoid this "issue"... just accept YMMV.

27. scarface21173

Posts: 700; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

You believe the statement they released after they got caught out. Its only took how many yrs to release it. Am sorry it doesn't stick wth me.

29. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

The batteries aren't faulty. They are simply cheap and degrade faster than other brands due to the fact the iPhone has dismal battery-life and has to be charge more often than ANY phone in its price range. There is no way a battery should be failing in just 6 months to a year. I still have an S3 and S4 and they still hold a reasonable charge and still have their original batteries. But as with any product that runs on ANY type of battery, when the battery is weak, the product will not run at its best. That si the part that makes your claim baloney. Batteries don't last forever. As with any toy, when the battery has lower charge, the performance of said toy will begin to show and it will die. Even though lithium-ion batteries do degrade, there are ones that are of BETTER quality than others. Namely those made by LG and Samsung SDI. What Apple did that was wrong, was not tell consumers that their batteries could be the reason their device is slow and instead of encouraging them to bring in the phone and checked and have them replace the battery, the let them buy new phone. That's where they were evil and why the courts should make them refund everyone who buys a battery in 2015, 2016 or 2017, or who owns a iPhone 6/6S/7 They did not make anyone buy a new phone, but they also didn't prevent them from doing so, by telling them a possible alternative. Many people called and posted there phones were slow and it gave Apple ample time to tell customers about this. They didn't. And I hope they get sued to oblivion for it. They will be paying some hefty fines. If any Android OEM had done this, every Apple fan on the planet would be screaming bloody murder, but its their own OEM and they aren't saying anything. Just proves they are the trolls they are. The per usual suspects have not said anything against Apple. Yet they try to jump on people who say bad/negative things about Apple. Its because they do evil crap like this and they deserve any negative thing said. Samsung doesn't do these things which is why you ant say much bad about them. They handle any and every issue with responsibility and respect to its customer and have never blamed the customer. NOT ONCE!

31. jackwong64

Posts: 60; Member since: Apr 23, 2014

When Apple is willing to do it for free, then people will ask for $ back... free upgrade to new iPhone... Apple did something stupid this time, I mean it is a good software design but they have to let us know or give us the settings to change it.

5. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

" to get you can get your $29 iPhone battery replacement from Apple" Burt Gummer: Just a few household chemicals in the proper proportions.

7. amir1999 unregistered

Soooo when will they work on iOS 11.2.5 to release?

11. jonartpop

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

I hope they‘d do the same for iPod Touch 5 lol

13. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

That title tho lol.

22. Amserty

Posts: 8; Member since: May 25, 2017

$29 ? for me , it is high ,The price I usually buy is $15


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

2018! Apple is not relevant anymore!

30. rodex

Posts: 24; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

It is not a simple procedure to just go and get a battery replacement. They waste couple of hours just testing to determine if it needs a battery replacement. Even though your battery jumps from 75% to 37% in a flash, they’ll run the diagnostics that says everything is fine. After wasting 2 hours on everything then they layout options for you. Phonearena should get their s*** together before announcing all these easy options.

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