Apple increasing its battery replacement service cost for iPhone 13 and older models

Apple is raising the cost of its out-of-warranty battery replacement service for the iPhone 13 lineup and older. The change will go into effect starting in March 2023, which means that now is the ideal time to look into getting your iPhone’s battery replaced.

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Apple’s battery replacement service is about to get more expensive

An iPhone battery, like all smartphone batteries, will gradually lose the ability to maintain a reasonable charge over time. As the battery ages, it may start to hold less charge, crash unexpectedly, or need regular charging. This is why it is advised to get your battery replaced once your iPhone’s battery health dips below 80%.

Apple said today that it is raising the cost of its battery replacement service for all iPhone models other than the iPhone 14, as these phones already charge $99 to have their batteries changed.

The current out-of-warranty battery service fee will apply until the end of February 2023. Effective March 1, 2023, the out-of-warranty battery service fee will be increased by $ 20 for all iPhone models prior to iPhone 14.

For more recent iPhone models like the iPhone 13, iPhone 12, iPhone 11, and iPhone X, Apple currently charges a $69 fee. The price for the iPhone SE, iPhone 8, and older versions is $49. These costs are valid through the end of February, after which they will rise by $20 on March 1 of 2023.

To get your iPhone battery replaced, you can make an appointment at an Apple Authorized Service Provider or Apple Store. You can also mail your iPhone directly to Apple to get it repaired or schedule a home service visit with an Apple Authorized Service Provider.

You can also look into Apple’s Self Service Repair program if you are interested in conducting the battery replacement yourself. Before performing the repair, you will need to look at your iPhone’s repair manual and the specific battery replacement issue on Apple’s website. These manuals can be found on Apple’s support website. From that point on, you will need to order the necessary parts and tools from Apple’s Self Service Repair Store to conduct the repair.

Learn how to check if your iPhone battery needs replacement here.

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Asma is an editor at iThinkDifferent with a strong focus on social media, Apple news, streaming services, guides, mobile gaming, app reviews, and more. When not blogging, Asma loves to play with her cat, draw, and binge on Netflix shows.

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