How much does it cost to replace an iPhone battery?

In this article, we list, by iPhone model, all of the current costs of replacing an iPhone battery

By Moses Johnson - Editor
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Many users hold onto their iPhones for several years, but one component that may not age as gracefully is the battery. For a more convenient and reliable solution, it’s often recommended to have the battery replaced at an Apple store or an authorized service center. If you’re wondering about the cost of an iPhone battery replacement, we’ll provide that information in the following sections.

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The iPhone battery replacement cost varies from $49 to $99. AppleCare Plus subscribers can get a free battery replacement if the device’s battery health is below 80 percent. This article assumes you do not have an AppleCare plan. Apple’s standard warranty does not cover battery replacement. The standard warranty only offers a one-year warranty if you have a defective battery. If you are out of warranty, Apple will replace your battery for a fee. Here is how much.

iPhone 15 battery replacement cost

  • iPhone 15 Pro Max: $99
  • iPhone 15 Pro: $99
  • iPhone 15 Plus: $99
  • iPhone 15: $99

iPhone 14 Battery replacement cost

  • iPhone 14 Pro Max: $99
  • iPhone 14 Pro: $99
  • iPhone 14 Plus: $99
  • iPhone 14: $99

iPhone 13 Battery replacement cost

  • iPhone 13 Pro Max: $69
  • iPhone 13 Pro: $69
  • iPhone 13: $69
  • iPhone 13 mini: $69

iPhone 12 Battery replacement cost

  • iPhone 12 Pro Max: $69
  • iPhone 12 Pro: $69
  • iPhone 12: $69
  • iPhone 12 mini: $69

iPhone 11 Battery replacement cost

  • iPhone 11 Pro Max: $69
  • iPhone 11 Pro: $69
  • iPhone 11: $69

iPhone X Battery replacement cost

  • iPhone XS Max: $69
  • iPhone XS: $69
  • iPhone X: $69
  • iPhone XR: $69

iPhone 8 Battery replacement cost

  • iPhone 8 Plus: $49
  • iPhone 8: $49

iPhone 7 Battery replacement cost

  • iPhone 7 Plus: $49
  • iPhone 7: $49

iPhone 6 Battery replacement cost

  • iPhone 6s Plus: $49
  • iPhone 6s: $49
  • iPhone 6 Plus: $49
  • iPhone 6: $49

iPhone SE Battery replacement cost

  • iPhone SE (3rd generation): $49
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation): $49
  • iPhone SE: $49

iPhone 5 Battery replacement cost

  • iPhone 5s: $49
  • iPhone 5c: $49
  • iPhone 5: $49

Does AppleCare cover iPhone battery replacement?

Every iPhone comes with a limited warranty that includes one year of hardware repair coverage and 90 days of tech support. There are a couple of instances where Apple will replace your iPhone battery for free under the standard warranty. This is primarily if your device has hardware problems like a defective battery. Or if it shows faster-than-expected degradation, which drops your iPhone battery health to below 80 percent within the first year.

With AppleCare Plus, you can get long-term extended coverage and a free battery replacement if the battery health drops below 80 percent. You can subscribe to AppleCare Plus within 60 days of buying a new phone, with annual and three-year plans available. You can renew your AppleCare Plus protection for iPhones with annual plans after the initial coverage ends. Prices vary depending on your model, and it is expensive. But it is worth it for everything that the extended warranty covers.

How to know if a iPhone battery needs replacing

According to Apple, batteries of iPhone 14 models and earlier are designed to retain 80 percent of their original capacity at 500 complete charge cycles under ideal conditions. Batteries of iPhone 15 models are designed to retain 80 percent of their original capacity at 1000 complete charge cycles under ideal conditions. However, performance issues are a good indication that it’s time to replace your iPhone’s battery. You might want a new battery if the device is overheating, you see unexpected shutdowns and reboots, or if the iPhone is slow.

Apple considers a battery healthy if its maximum capacity is above 80 percent. To find out your iPhone’s battery health, open the Settings app, and go to Battery > Battery Health & Charging. Here, youll see Maximum capacity. You should get a battery replacement message if the maximum capacity is below 80%.

If your iPhone is old, it may need more than a battery replacement. In this case, consider trading in your iPhone for a trade-in offer or Apple Store credit. It’ll make upgrading to a new model a little more affordable.

How to get a battery replacement

If your peak performance is at less than 80%, there are three ways to replace the battery:

  • You can mail your iPhone to Apple. If you choose this option, there will be a shipping cost (in the USA, it is $6.95) regardless of warranty status. Apple usually ships back your device within 3 to 5 days.
  • Make a genius bar appointment and take it to an Apple Store. They will probably replace it while you are there. It is usually a quick process.
  • If you do not want to mail it or if there isn’t an Apple Store around, the third option is to take it to an Apple authorized service location. You can ask Apple about the store nearest you.
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By Moses Johnson Editor
Moses Johnson is the Editorial Director of GeeksChalk.com, who has a keen eye for news, rumors, and all the unusual stuff around Apple products. Moses is commonly referred to online as The Professor, with decades of experience in tech under his belt.
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