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Question: How much does it cost to replace iPhone 6 battery?

How much does it cost to replace iPhone 6 battery?

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In the U.S., it would cost US$79 plus tax.


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Dec 13, 2017 7:45 AM in response to Lakegirl007 In response to Lakegirl007

If you buy a cheap battery from Amazon and try to do the replacement yourself, you're taking a risk. Once you do repairs on your own phone, Apple will no longer support it, even on an out-of-warranty basis. So, if you make a mistake (easy enough to do if you're not used to working on small electronics) and your phone has a problem, you may be stuck with a non-working phone and few options. Or, if the phone stops working down the line for some other reason, instead of being eligible for an out-of-warranty replacement unit at about half the cost of a new phone, you'll have to buy a new one.


There is an old axiom that applies here: Penny wise, pound foolish.


Best of luck.

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Dec 13, 2017 7:23 PM in response to Stewcrew6 In response to Stewcrew6

Stewcrew6 wrote:


I would check amazon if you need a battery if you have a small budget.


Let's see: A good quality replacement battery (meaning one that won't explode, catch fire, or fail early) should cost around $40. If you pay less than that you are taking a huge risk.


Apple charges $79 to replace a battery, and warrants the replacement and the phone. So you can save about $40 by replacing it yourself. Replacing it is not easy unless you have proper tools and are experienced working on microelectronic devices. In fact, I posted in another thread yesterday trying to help a user who replaced a battery, and now Touch ID no longer works in their phone. Clearly, they broke something unrelated in the process of self-repair, as this is not a usual side effect of a proper battery replacement. But now Apple will not look at the phone or offer a discounted out of warranty replacement phone.


In summary, you are gambling $40 against a phone that would cost $500 or more if you make a mistake in the process of self-repair. Those odds (11 to 1) are not great.

Dec 13, 2017 7:23 PM

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Dec 13, 2017 7:32 PM in response to Lakegirl007 In response to Lakegirl007

Thanks everyone. I agree. The risk to save a few dollars isn’t worth it to me. I took my phone to a local Apple certified repair shop and had them replace my battery that is warranted for life. It ended up costing $65 (inc tax). I was okay with that.

Dec 13, 2017 7:32 PM

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