The technicians at all these locations receive Apple training. Plenty of things in this life more important. Or perhaps not informing the user that the battery has degraded. Apple merely changed the way the phone manages power to mitigate the effects of a degraded battery. The offer comes after to save battery life. That means they can better handle instantaneous performance peaks over a much, much longer portion of their battery life.
In order to prevent unexpected shutdowns in these older batteries, Apple deliberately meters processor power, which may make your iPhone run more slowly. They will tell you the wait when you walk in and if you need to stay in the store the whole time. The company warned customers that supplies would be limited. Puls Make no mistake: Your iPhone battery needs replacing. So if you have an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus then you may need to wait a little longer. Like a jalopy after a Jiffy Lube, a three-year-old iPhone with a fresh battery will not only run longer, chances are it will also run faster. Well, Apple store employee did not do good job.
There are lots of things Apple did wrong. Getting mad and wanting to give someone 'what for' may feel good but, it won't solve anything. I recently paid full price to replace my battery. I never call an Apple store when I have an appointment to know if they are open, if they Genius guy is not sick, if they have a power outage at their site, etc. While this shutdown is intentional from the device perspective, it may be unexpected by the user. So it comes down to this: What's your time worth? Apple should prepare for the rush. Plenty of things in this life more important.
His wife went to Apple Store and had her phone checked by Apple Store employee. My wife got an email confirming her appointment so that should be enough. So are they getting 20 customers an hour at this one store? This is in addition to rights provided by consumer law. Thanks You have 12 months to decide so no rush. I have other damage to my iPhone; is my battery still eligible? The phone will reduce power consumption by cutting the functionality of certain features while still allowing you to send emails and make and receive calls. I am not an Apple employee, nor was I compensated for this review Thank you so much for posting this Dan, I got my battery changed and then 2 months later my phone died completely.
Bottom line: You really have nothing to lose by signing up for Apple's battery replacement program. It happens in your office on your schedule, not at an Apple Store. Other iPhone repairs Do you need a repair for other issues like the Home button or liquid damage? When you shop through retailer links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission — 100% of the fees we collect are used to support our mission. Technology columnist January 4, 2018 Rarely is tech advice this cut and dried: If you bought an iPhone in 2016 or earlier, make an appointment at a Genius Bar as soon as possible. That sounds upsetting — but be mad at Apple for the right reasons. If you send your iPhone directly to an Apple Repair Center or if your technician needs to ship it for you, it will be returned or ready for pickup in approximately 7-9 days.
Will Apple force me to upgrade my software when I get a battery replacement? How much does a new iPhone battery cost? A list of them is provided on Apple's website. Had to drive somewhere used their computer and asked for pen and paper and wrote down instructions — really appreciating my old car gps right then Came back 2 hours later and was ready for pick up. You can do this using iCloud or iTunes. Apple treats the battery replacement in the same manner. So I had them just send my phone back to me.
If your battery is in stock, the procedure should take around an hour; if not, you'll be asked to return for a follow-up repair when the part is in stock. If you live near an Apple store or authorized repair shop such as Best Buy, select one and make an appointment. Lithium-ion becomes less capable after hundreds of charges, which can result in phones randomly shutting down. Am I out of luck? When you make an appointment at the Apple Store, Genius Bar employees will run a diagnostic on your iPhone to see if the battery is below its operational threshold; that said, we've seen multiple reports and received independent confirmation that if the part is in stock, the Genius will replace it for you even if your existing battery is still powerful enough to avoid Apple's power management program. In most cases, Apple says, the technicians at its Genius Bars can complete the job while you wait. You can also send your iPhone to an Apple Repair Center. Many consumers jumped on the deal, snatching up appointments at Apple stores and authorized third-party retailers such as Best Buy.
Our authorized locations use genuine Apple parts. There are a few other options. A tweak to your post. For details, contact your carrier, Apple, or an Apple Authorized Service Provider. In my opinion, people at your local store dropped the proverbial ball.