It's no surprise, but after we found out that Apple was slowing down iPhoneswith older batteries, we've been getting swamped with questions from people whoare considering doing the battery swap themselves.
So today I'm gonna answeryour most common questions about using ifixit's iPhone battery fix kits.
All right, first question, does replacing my own battery void my iPhones warranty?US law states that third-party modifications like battery replacementscannot void your warranty unless the manufacturer can prove that you'vedamaged the device in the process.
You should look up the Magnusson MossWarranty Act to see what your rights are here.
But really, if your battery's due for areplacement chances are your warranty has already expired.
Apple's standard iPhone warranty only lasts for about a year but batteriestypically last through five hundred cycles or 18 to 24 months.
Next questionWhy is there a shipping charge? Can't you just do it for free?Nowadays there are a lot of goofy regulations around shipping lithium-ionbatteries especially via airplanes.
You can thank the note 7 for that one.
Inresponse to this we'll automatically ship your package UPS ground.
It's a littlebit more expensive but it's more reliable and definitely faster.
You cansee all your battery shipment options over on our blog.
We'll included the link inthe description below.
Wait! Don't other places offer freeshipping? Our battery shipments are securely packaged and properly hazmatlabeled.
When you buy an iPhone battery from someone offering free shippingthey're probably not packaging their batteries correctly and are fibbing tothe carrier to dodge hazmat fees.
So if you feel comfortable buying yourallegedly high quality parts there, don't let us stop you.
But do keep in mind thatif you're gonna send your iPhone to Apple for repairs you're gonna pay sevendollars for shipping there.
How long will it take me to do the repair? Theshort answer is not to long, but it depends on what iPhone you have.
Checkthe battery replacement guide first for your iPhone to get an idea of what'sinvolved.
An iPhone 4s battery can be swapped out by almost anyone in about 10minutes while an iPhone 7 can take up to an hour.
But, regardless of what phone you have take your time and never rush thisrepair.
Are your batteries OEM? Our batteries are made to the samespecifications as OEM batteries but because they're not made by Apple theycan't be called OEM.
Apple doesn't like to sell OEM batteries to anybody sothey're really hard to find.
So, if you see somebody that's advertising aniPhone battery as OEM you should take some caution.
Our parts are brand new,fully tested and come with an industry-leading warranty.
You can learnmore about our parts quality standards over on the blog.
What if I don't live near an apple store and I don't want to do the repair myself?Please believe me the repair is easier than you think, but I understand if youwant to leave it to a professional.
Sso you can go to ifixit.
com/local tosearch for reputable repair professionals in your area.
What if myiPhone is too old to be covered under Apple's battery replacement plan? We'vegot you covered with parts, tools and free repair guides for every iPhonesince 2008.
Can I just make my own iPhone battery? Sure but I'm not gonna tell youthe secret ingredient.
Is it sriracha? Fine, yes, but everything's better withsriracha.
Good luck swapping out all those iPhonebatteries, and be sure to use #ifixit in all of your awesome repair photos.
We want to show the world that you can fix these batteries yourself.