iPhone battery replacement discount ending soon: How to find out if your iPhone needs a new battery

iPhone battery replacement discount ending soon: How to find out if your iPhone needs a new batteryiPhone battery replacement discount ending soon: How to find out if your iPhone needs a new batteryGadgets Now Bureau There were always rumours doing the rounds that Apple used to deliberately slow down its older devices. It used to be restricted to the Internet communities and social media. However, a few months back in 2017, Apple admitted to slowing down the battery performance of its iPhones. As expected there was a big hue and cry and Apple had to apologise. | Updated: Dec 26, 2018, 05:51PM IST

NEW DELHI: There were always rumours doing the rounds that Apple used to deliberately slow down its older devices. It used to be restricted to the Internet communities and social media. However, a few months back in 2017, Apple admitted to slowing down the battery performance of its iPhones. As expected there was a big hue and cry and Apple had to apologise.

More than lip service were needed and the Cupertino-based tech giant swung into damage control mode. Apple firstly reduced the price of an out-of-warranty iPhone battery replacement by ₹3,900 — from ₹5,900 to ₹2,000 — for anyone with an iPhone 6 or later whose battery needs to be replaced, available worldwide through December 2018.

It further revealed that, “Early in 2018, we will issue an iOS software update with new features that give users more visibility into the health of their iPhone’s battery, so they can see for themselves if its condition is affecting performance.” We are in ‘early 2018’ now and true to its word, Apple has released the new update for iOS (11.3) which tells you how to check an iPhone’s battery performance. Here’s how you can find out:


1.
Download and install iOS 11.3 or above if you haven’t done so.

2.
Go to Settings > Battery. Here you will notice a new option Battery Health

3.
Click on it to find out more about your iPhone’s battery performance.

In case you see the following message on your iPhone, then this means that your battery is absolutely fine.

However, if your battery needs replacement and has done its time, then you’ll see the following message on your iPhone:

Follow these steps and you’ll know if your iPhone needs a new battery or not. Do keep in mind that this feature works with iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X.