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After a few good years of performance, your oldjust isn’t what it used to be. Maybe your display is cracked or your camera is foggy, but aside from the cosmetic damage, there might also be hardware issues, mostly from age, that are affecting how useful your phone is.
And if your iPhone is slow to charge, has trouble maintaining a charge throughout the day or is unexpectedly shutting down, you might have a battery health problem. It’s a common issue to have, because all batteries degrade over time, but is it enough of a problem to consider replacing your battery?
In this story, we’ll show you how to easily check whether or not you need to replace your iPhone battery, as well as what you can do to prolong its health.
Your iPhone battery becomes less effective over time, but you could also have a faulty battery on a brand-new iPhone. To quickly check if there’s an issue with your battery health, go to Settings > Battery > Battery Health & Charging. If you’re running anything below iOS 16.1, the latter will appear as just Battery Health.
At the top, you’ll see the maximum capacity of your battery, which should be 100%, or close to it, if you have a relatively new iPhone.
However, what you want to look at is Peak Performance Capability and the sentence underneath that. If you see Your battery is currently supporting normal peak performance, you don’t have any recognized battery issues and you shouldn’t need a replacement.
If you see any of the following messages, you may need to replace your battery, or at the very least make an appointment with Apple or an authorized service provider to check your battery out:
Depending on whether you have insurance (third-party or AppleCare+) or not, you may not have to spend any money at all to replace your iPhone’s battery. If your iPhone is new, you have at least a one-year warranty to replace a defective battery. If you do not have insurance, Apple charges an estimated $49 to $99 to replace your battery. Additionally, you can check out the Apple Service Programs page to see any replacement or repair programs are available for your device.
The quicker your go through your daily battery life, the quicker your battery’s overall lifespan degrades, so here are some tips to follow, according to Apple:
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