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Aaron Maurer

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iPhone 6 Battery Replacement
« on: December 02, 2018, 01:29:39 pm »

Just wanted to know if anyone replaced their iPhone 6 battery and were they happy with the outcome?  Thinking of upgrading but all the newer phones have ditched the 1/8” output as we all know. If you did get it replaced were was it done and how long?  I am headed to the Apple Store tomorrow to weigh my options. Can’t see spending another $6-800 on another phone when I am happy with what I have. I have until the end of the year to get the discount replacement of $29.
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Re: iPhone 6 Battery Replacement
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2018, 02:08:15 pm »

Just had mine replaced about 2 weeks ago. Had it replaced at a SimplyMac store in Athens, GA. Same phone, new battery. Not a lot to say. My phone had gotten where it was dying by lunch each day. Now it holds on charge (relative to use) as you would expect. I had to make an appointment a couple days ahead and drop the phone for a couple hours. Seems a lot of people are having batteries replaced.

Just like the iPhone 5 I had before, I am trying to get every drop of use out of my 6 before I upgrade.

Doesn’t Apple offer an 1/8” adapter for the new phones? I know recently someone handed me a phone with that type of an adapter to play music from.

My 2 cents would be if you are happy with the phone, get a new battery. Why not wait until you’re pushed to upgrade or until a product comes out that you really want.

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Re: iPhone 6 Battery Replacement
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2018, 04:34:17 pm »

My wife had the battery in her iPhone 5s replaced at Battery’s & Bulbs. No appointment, just left it for a few hours. $50.



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Re: iPhone 6 Battery Replacement
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2018, 05:26:27 pm »

Well worth the minimal hassle! I feel the replacement extended the life of my phone for a couple more years.


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Re: iPhone 6 Battery Replacement
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2018, 05:31:14 pm »

I had Apple replace my iPhone 6 battery. After 3 months the phone was back to randomly dying and the battery status indicated there was an issue. I took it back and they said "There must be something wrong with the device hardware itself that's causing the batteries to die. We can offer you a replacement iPhone 7 for $xxx".

I purchased another battery online and installed it myself and it's been fine for 9 months since.

I'd do it myself again given the option. It takes less time and less hassle. There are tool kits that include most of the things you'll need for $10. But you'll need a heat gun or at least a hair dryer to get the battery glue to release.
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Weogo Reed

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Re: iPhone 6 Battery Replacement
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2018, 10:54:22 pm »

Hi Aaron,

You might want to take a look at:
 https://ifixit.org/

Good health,  Weogo
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Brian Bolly

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Re: iPhone 6 Battery Replacement
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2018, 04:37:31 am »

Just wanted to know if anyone replaced their iPhone 6 battery and were they happy with the outcome?  Thinking of upgrading but all the newer phones have ditched the 1/8” output as we all know. If you did get it replaced were was it done and how long?  I am headed to the Apple Store tomorrow to weigh my options. Can’t see spending another $6-800 on another phone when I am happy with what I have. I have until the end of the year to get the discount replacement of $29.

I had the battery on my personal phone replaced exactly 7 months ago, 100% under warranty (my 6s had the recall).  I'm now down to 92% battery capacity, and I started noticing the battery performance drop about 2 months in.  In comparison, my work phone is at least 15 months old, has the original battery and is down to 94% capacity.  Granted, it only gets used 5 days a week so it's also charged less frequently, but it's certainly held up better.

I'd been thinking I just got a bad replacement battery, but some of the comments here make me wonder.  Since it's only $29 I'm tempted to do it again to see if it improves, or if it really is hardware related.

Otherwise, I have no reason to replace the phone.  Mechanically it's in fine shape, I've got plenty of storage space left, and it still has the 1/8" jack which I would rather keep than "upgrade".
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Re: iPhone 6 Battery Replacement
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2018, 10:09:41 am »

Just wanted to know if anyone replaced their iPhone 6 battery and were they happy with the outcome?  Thinking of upgrading but all the newer phones have ditched the 1/8” output as we all know. If you did get it replaced were was it done and how long?  I am headed to the Apple Store tomorrow to weigh my options. Can’t see spending another $6-800 on another phone when I am happy with what I have. I have until the end of the year to get the discount replacement of $29.

I had a Apple 6S that I had the battery replace on at a local provider of repairs in Springfield, IL., BLH Computers.  Cost me $35 took about 2 hours and works fantastic.

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Re: iPhone 6 Battery Replacement
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2018, 11:00:47 am »

I had the battery on my personal phone replaced exactly 7 months ago, 100% under warranty (my 6s had the recall).  I'm now down to 92% battery capacity, and I started noticing the battery performance drop about 2 months in.  In comparison, my work phone is at least 15 months old, has the original battery and is down to 94% capacity.  Granted, it only gets used 5 days a week so it's also charged less frequently, but it's certainly held up better.

I'd been thinking I just got a bad replacement battery, but some of the comments here make me wonder.  Since it's only $29 I'm tempted to do it again to see if it improves, or if it really is hardware related.

Otherwise, I have no reason to replace the phone.  Mechanically it's in fine shape, I've got plenty of storage space left, and it still has the 1/8" jack which I would rather keep than "upgrade".

As an aside...
The fact that your phone has the headphone jack doesn’t mean you should not be prepared for the client with a modern one.


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Re: iPhone 6 Battery Replacement
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2018, 04:05:27 pm »

Have an appointment for Wednesday to get it fixed at the Apple Store.  Rob you are correct I will need to get the dongal for the newer version phones. Another adapter for the junk drawer! 
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