At the end of 2017, Apple admitted to purposefully slowing down the batteries of older phone models. This is known as throttling. This led to a lot of Apple’s customers becoming more aware of their phones’ performance quality as well as the overall role that the phone battery plays.
If you’ve noticed chronic performance issues with your iPhone, you may very well need a new power cell. Continue reading and we’ll walk you through the telltale signs to know when to replace your iPhone battery.
If your phone still has some charge left but then unexpectedly shuts down, that’s a problem. It may be a battery issue or the calibration may just be off.
To re-calibrate your phone, use the device until it shuts down on its own. Then charge it with a quality phone charger.
When charging your device, always make sure to use a trusted, high-quality charger from a reputable source you can trust.
Wait until the phone is fully charged. Then perform a soft reset. To do this, hold the home button and sleep/wake button at the same time until the Apple logo comes up.
If this troubleshooting method doesn’t solve the issue, then you likely need to replace your phone battery.
As your phone recharges, the battery generates heat. Those lithium-ion batteries that are inside your phone are designed to internalize that heat. This way it can shield the excess heat from other parts of your phone.
If you start to notice that your phone is hot to the touch, then it most likely needs to be replaced. You want to replace it soon before it starts affecting other parts of the phone. However, if you leave your phone somewhere like a hot car or out on the beach, then it’s probably the surrounding environment that’s making the phone hot.
If you’re using an iPhone 6 or a later iPhone and it seems to constantly be slow and sluggish then it may be time to replace the battery. This is because your current battery isn’t healthy enough to properly power your phone. So when the iPhone is doing something that’s CPU intensive, it doesn’t have the necessary amount of voltage to perform like it’s supposed to.
When your iPhone’s battery seems to be draining faster than your friend’s phone, that may very well be due to a difference in usage. The more you use your phone, the faster it will deplete the battery.
However, if you’re not getting at least six to eight hours of battery life per full charge then that means there is most likely something wrong with your battery.
If your phone dies and then you plug it in to charge, pay attention. If immediately after plugging in, the Apple logo shows up and then your phone turns on and indicates 5% or more of battery, this means your phone isn’t operating at it’s peak performance.
Normally, when the battery drains on an iPhone, you will plug it in and see the battery icon flash. It should then take a minute or two to power up. That means that the battery has drained completely and it’s recycling again to refuel.
But if your device instantly powers up, it means your phone is detecting that your battery isn’t at peak performance and it needed to shut down. You should consider replacing your iPhone’s battery if this occurs.
We rely on our smartphones a lot. And when they don’t function properly, it can really mess up our day. If your iPhone battery isn’t working properly then you probably need to get a new one.
There are several ways to get an iPhone battery replaced. The best way is to go through an experienced third-party repair and replacement service. Here, you’ll get expert quality care for a more reasonable price than at the Apple store.
Since the average lifespan of an iPhone’s Lithium-ion battery is 18-24 months or roughly 500 cycles, battery replacements by these services are fairly common. You should also pick a service that offers a warranty for their repairs so that it’s less risky.
And always remember to back up all of your important data before getting your device serviced.
iParts4U offers a remarkable iPhone battery Replacement service that includes a 12-month warranty as standard. You can either send your phone in using the Send-In service or drop it off at one of our iParts4U Trusted Technicians across the UK.
Ever since iOS 11.3, Apple added a new feature under the Battery tab called Battery Health. This particular section lets you see more information with regards to how your battery health is doing. You can see both at what capacity the percentage your battery is at as well as its performance capability.
Once your maximum capacity drops below 60%, it will no longer be at peak capacity performance. Your device will then be throttled. This is when Apple purposefully slows down your phone so that it can still function with the weak battery.
It can sometimes be a bit scary to get your phone battery replaced. But just like all other handheld devices, iPhone batteries don’t last forever. By knowing when to replace the iPhone battery, you’ll be able to avoid the frustrations that come with a slow and weak phone.
By replacing the iPhone battery every few years, we can keep our phones running at top performance for a long time. Are you interested in getting your iPhone’s battery replaced? Contact us today to learn more!