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Old 3rd February 2020, 14:47   #12571
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Has anyone replaced their iPhone 7 battery recently? Any idea how much does it cost in total; & if itís really worth doing the replacement?
Mine had dropped below the 79% threshold & is showing a Ďserviceí condition. Moreover the battery backup has dropped tremendously & needs to be recharged twice a day for an average usage. My iPhone 7 is around 2.7 years old.
At an apple store you should get it for 4 to 4.5k. Other places you can get it for 2k also.
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Old 3rd February 2020, 19:56   #12572
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At an apple store you should get it for 4 to 4.5k. Other places you can get it for 2k also.
By other places, you mean at an unauthorised shop? But I doubt thatíll be a genuine Apple battery.
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At an apple store you should get it for 4 to 4.5k. Other places you can get it for 2k also.

Just replaced the battery on my 6S and it cost ₹5,600.

By the way, the replaced battery doesn't last even a day after being fully charged; maybe few hours. What gives?
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By the way, the replaced battery doesn't last even a day after being fully charged; maybe few hours. What gives?
It's not the battery; it's the software. Your phone must be running iOS 13? The latest iOS + all the current apps will cause the battery to burn out faster. Apple tried to avoid this by throttling down but that opened another can of worms. Simply put, the hardware is too old for the software. Get the iPhone 11 Pro Max, hawk.
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It's not the battery; it's the software. Your phone must be running iOS 13? The latest iOS + all the current apps will cause the battery to burn out faster. Apple tried to avoid this by throttling down but that opened another can of worms. Simply put, the hardware is too old for the software. Get the iPhone 11 Pro Max, hawk.

Very true. My iPhone 7 is still quite fast on iOS 13 but the battery drains at a much higher rate when compared to the previous IOS versions. I had plans to change it to 11 or 11 pro but as I am getting a bike I will have to use it for at least 6 more months 😄
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Just a quick question folks; does it make sense to get a new battery @ 5.5k for my 2.8 year old iPhone 7? Or is it better to just hold on to it the way it is, & pick up the iPhone 11 (or maybe the upcoming iPhone 12 in Sept ‘20).
I am pretty confused as the hardware is already close to 3 years old. Not sure how well it will fair post battery replacement.
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Might make sense to replace the battery for now. Buy the 5g edition next year maybe or the year after.
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Just a quick question folks; does it make sense to get a new battery @ 5.5k for my 2.8 year old iPhone 7? Or is it better to just hold on to it the way it is, & pick up the iPhone 11 (or maybe the upcoming iPhone 12 in Sept '20).
I am pretty confused as the hardware is already close to 3 years old. Not sure how well it will fair post battery replacement.

What is your 7's battery health? I would suggest if it is more than 80% don't go for a a new battery and get the 11/11 pro during Great Indian sale in year end.
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What is your 7's battery health? I would suggest if it is more than 80% don't go for a a new battery and get the 11/11 pro during Great Indian sale in year end.
It dropped to 79% last month, and the battery is draining like crazy for an average day of use. Though I havenít faved any issue of restarts which result in throttling; but the battery is drain is pretty bad.
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It dropped to 79% last month, and the battery is draining like crazy for an average day of use. Though I haven’t faved any issue of restarts which result in throttling; but the battery is drain is pretty bad.

My 2.5 years old 7 shows 84% and yes it requires recharging in the evening. But I am holding on to it till this year end. Will get the 11/11 pro directly. Don't want to spend another 4-5k on it.
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My 2.5 years old 7 shows 84% and yes it requires recharging in the evening. But I am holding on to it till this year end. Will get the 11/11 pro directly. Don't want to spend another 4-5k on it.
Even I feel it doesn't make sense on spending around 5.5K on just a battery replacement on a 3 year old phone. The hardware is already pretty old and the upcoming software updates will do no good.

Anyway, thanks !
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Just replaced the battery on my 6S and it cost ₹5,600.

By the way, the replaced battery doesn't last even a day after being fully charged; maybe few hours. What gives?
did you get it replaced at an authorised service centre?

I got mine changed about 6 months back for Rs. 2000 for my 6s. There was a HUGE improvement compared to how I had to charge it twice a day before that.

One culprit I did identify in spoiling the battery life was - apple car play. I always used CarPlay in my car - and that substantially killed the battery life. It used to charge all the time while being connected.

Maybe apple figures out a way to not charge the battery if it is above 75% or so - that will definitely help in retaining the battery life.
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I got mine changed about 6 months back for Rs. 2000 for my 6s.
Did you get it replaced from an Apple centre for 2k?
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Did you get it replaced from an Apple centre for 2k?

Yup. But maybe because my 6s had some battery issue. The IMEI was listed in their website as a potentially faulty battery.
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did you get it replaced at an authorised service centre?



I got mine changed about 6 months back for Rs. 2000 for my 6s. There was a HUGE improvement compared to how I had to charge it twice a day before that.



One culprit I did identify in spoiling the battery life was - apple car play. I always used CarPlay in my car - and that substantially killed the battery life. It used to charge all the time while being connected.



Maybe apple figures out a way to not charge the battery if it is above 75% or so - that will definitely help in retaining the battery life.

Yep, took it to Imagine in Koramangala.

I got a response from them a yesterday:

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Checked and found battery draining issue, Restored iPhone to latest IOS Post restoration kept the iPhone for observation for the Reported issue found still battery draining, Performed Battery calibration found Battery is normal, found the issue with the Device Hence iPhone needs to be replaced underpaid service to address the reported issue.
Phone replacement price ₹26,496/-
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