Low iPhone Battery Life? Now Replace It For Rs 2,000; Here’s How
Apple last year faced one of their biggest controversies when the company deliberately decided to slow down the performance of older iPhone models.
This decision was made because so that random shutdowns can be prevented since the batteries were also ageing with time. The company didn’t want to manufacture more batteries of these old iPhone models as investing in it would have turned out to be a waste.
In fact, the company rather decided to launch a whole new programme where they replaced old iPhone batteries at discounted prices beginning from December 2017 lasting till December 31, 2018, which means that after the end of this year, prices of iPhone batteries will be raised once again and if you haven’t availed the offer until now, you probably should do it until you get too late for it.
Apple not only announced this new programme but also apologised for deliberately slowing down the older iPhone models. Consumers can get a battery replacement for their old iPhone at Apple retail stores or Apple Authorised Service Providers.
The battery replacement program that Apple announced in December last year cut down the cost of out-of-warranty battery replacement from to approx Rs 1,800. Anyone who possesses older iPhone models namely, iPhone SE, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X. Newer iPhone models like the iPhone X and XS are unlikely to see any major battery-related issue right now.
After December 31, Apple will revise the price of replacement of iPhone batteries to normal. After the offer ends, replacing the battery of an iPhone 6 or later model will cost approx Rs 3,500. For the iPhone X, Apple will charge $69 to replace the battery. This replacement program which was introduced last year is basically valid worldwide including our country. Earlier this year, Apple rolled out an update on iOS 11 that offered a Battery Health feature to offer more transparency regarding the health of their iPhone’s battery.
According to this new update, iPhone users who are on iOS 11.3 or later version will be able to see the health of their battery by going to the Settings option that falls in Battery section. If you find the percentage of your battery capacity low, you may want to get the battery replaced at a low cost before December 31, 2018.