Apple’s reduced price out-of-warranty iPhone battery replacement program ends this month
Time is running out to take part in Apple’s reduced price out-of-warranty iPhone battery replacement program which sees the American tech giant slash the cost of a new phone battery from £75 to £25 in the United Kingdom.
Following a backlash last year when the company revealed it purposely slowed down older iPhone models with ageing batteries to supposedly prevent performance issues, Apple launched a new program which for a limited time only offered reduced price replacements to customers as a way of an apology, but the service is due to end soon, meaning you’ll have to act fast before prices shoot back up in the New Year.
Customers will have up until 31st December 2018 to make an appointment with Apple to have their battery replaced before the program ends, reports The Apple Post. – After the cut-price program ends the price of out-of-warranty iPhone battery replacements will increase back to £75.
To check the strength of your iPhone battery you simply need to open the Settings app on your phone, scroll to “battery” and tap it. You’ll then see a screen that shows battery usage and a “Battery Health” option that when pressed will show you if your battery should be replaced.
Is my iPhone eligible?
The out-of-warranty iPhone battery replacement program is for customers with an iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, iPhone 7, iPhone 8 and iPhone X. – New models such as the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR aren’t eligible, but customers experiencing problems with their battery on these devices may qualify for a free replacement.