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Technology Apple will replace your iPhone battery even if it passes tests

06:36  03 january  2018
06:36  03 january  2018 Source:   engadget.com

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Apple now has /£25 iPhone battery replacements available as an apology for its approach to handset slowdowns. MacRumors has confirmed an iGeneration report that Apple will replace the batteries on iPhone 6 or newer models whether or not they pass the usual diagnostic test (which

Apple originally planned to only replace batteries for iPhone 6 and later units if they were below 80% capacity. The catch, though, is that your phone had to pass a diagnostic test at an Apple Store. If your phone's battery was still at 80% capacity or above, then, sorry, no battery replacement for you!

a close up of some shoes© Provided by Engadget Apple now has $29 iPhone battery replacements available as an apology for its approach to handset slowdowns. But do you need to wait until your iPhone actually slows down before paying for a fresh power pack? Apparently not. MacRumors has confirmed an iGeneration report that Apple will replace the batteries on iPhone 6 or newer models whether or not they pass the usual diagnostic test (which recommends a replacement if the battery falls below 80 percent of its original capacity). In other words, you can go ahead if your phone just isn't lasting as long as it used to.

Some iPhone owners who jumped on the replacement program during its initial weekend had been denied fresh batteries, since their power packs were otherwise healthy. They shouldn't have a problem throughout the rest of the discount period, which ends in December.

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Last week, Apple reduced the price of out-of-warranty iPhone battery replacements from to , following a wave of Apple has since independently confirmed to MacRumors that it will agree to replace an eligible battery for a fee, regardless of whether an official diagnostic test shows that it

But for Apple 's battery replacement mea culpa, Apple has reportedly decided to waive those test results. For more about old iPhone slowdowns and battery replacements , check out our full FAQ, and here's our how-to if you're looking for a battery replacement yourself.

The no-strings-attached gesture is clearly part of Apple's mea culpa: you can get a fresh power pack if you're even slightly worried. At the same time, it's also helpful if you know you tend to thrash batteries, or if you just want to wring out as much use as possible before you consider an upgrade.

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Without a constant icon at the top of your screen, it's not always apparent if DND is enabled.For example, you can no longer display the battery percentage on the iPhone X's status bar. Instead, you need to swipe down from the top of the screen to view Control Center to check the current battery percentage.

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