Your Iphone's Battery Wears Out Over Time; Replacing Your Iphone's Battery Breathes New Life Into Aging Iphones
iPhone batteries naturally degrade over time due to the effects of corrosion and build-up of metal on the cathode part of the battery. Generally, your iPhone's battery will show serious signs of degradation when it is around two years old, with signs appearing sooner if you are placing a lot of stress on the battery by using and charging your iPhone frequently. If your battery issues are not repaired, your iPhone's battery will eventually degrade to the point where its natural safety mechanisms that prevent damaged cells from being powered will fail; at this point, your battery will not charge at all and your iPhone will not turn on. If your iPhone's battery capacity has become too low to use comfortably or if your iPhone reports its remaining charge erratically, you will want to have the battery replaced by an iPhone repair specialist after first attempting a full power cycle in an attempt to reset the battery. Since replacement iPhone batteries are inexpensive and the replacement process is quick, replacing your batter is much less expensive than purchasing an entirely new iPhone and can give your phone another few years of life.
Try A Full Power Cycle First To Reset Your Battery
A common issue among all iPhone batteries is that they sometimes show erratic behavior when displaying the percentage of charge remaining in the battery. For example, your iPhone may display that the battery has 70% of its charge remaining, but when you check your iPhone a few minutes later it will display that the battery suddenly has 40% of its charge remaining. In some cases, you may find your iPhone reporting that the charge in its battery decreases by a large amount while your iPhone is plugged in to its charger.
Your iPhone continually receives information about the charge remaining in its battery from a small microchip in the battery itself. If your iPhone's battery charge behaves erratically, this microchip is likely not operating correctly. You can attempt to fix the problem with a full power cycle: let your iPhone discharge all of its battery until it shuts down automatically, then plug it In to its charger and fully charge the iPhone while it remains off. This can help reset the microchip in the battery. However, you should not do this too often, as a full power cycle causes your battery to wear out faster than shorter and more frequent charging sessions.
Take Your iPhone To An iPhone Repair Shop To Have The Battery Replaced
If resetting your iPhone's battery was unsuccessful, you will need to have its battery replaced. While there are many do-it-yourself kits available for purchase online, it's a better idea to take your iPhone to a repair shop in order to have the battery replaced. Unfortunately, Apple does not make it easy for consumers to repair their old iPhones; in order to replace your iPhone's battery on your own, you'll need special screwdrivers in order to unscrew the amazingly tiny screws on the case, lift away some ribbon cables and then unglue the iPhone's battery from its slot.
While this is a relatively easy task for a iPhone repair professional, such as at Refurb Kings, it can be challenging for consumers who are not familiar with working in the small spaces afforded by an iPhone case. To add to that, you are likely changing the battery to save money and extend the life of your phone; if you accidentally sever a ribbon cable or scrape a circuit board with your screwdriver you have a good chance of permanently ruining your iPhone and become forced to replace your iPhone anyway. It is much safer to have an expert replace the battery in your iPhone, and since the procedure is quite quick, labor costs will be inexpensive and you will receive your iPhone back quickly.