3 Ways to Tell if You Need a New iPhone Battery

While the iPhone was built to last, after a period of time, the battery will begin to degrade. This can cause quite a few issues related to your iPhone’s performance and general health. It is highly advisable that you replace the iPhone battery if any of the following is true.

The Battery is Too Big for your Phone

One of the most obvious signs that it is time for iPhone battery replacement is when the battery begins to swell. It is pretty obvious that this point that you need to get a new battery. The most important thing here isn’t so much getting a new battery in your phone. It is important that you take immediate action to dispose of the battery safely. As it swells, there is an increased risk that the battery can get punctured, which will release very toxic chemicals. It is best to suspend use of your phone and bring it to a repair shop in order to dispose of the swollen battery properly, and for it to be replaced with a new one.

The Battery Dies Sooner than Usual

The iPhone is engineered to have a battery that works at full capacity for up to 18 months. After a year and a half you will probably need to think about changing it out for new battery.`One of the first signs of a bad battery is when the iPhone will not hold a charge for its usual amount of time. Eventually, the phone will be able to hold a charge at all and will only work when plugged in. There are other factors that might contribute to a decrease in battery performance. For example, some apps will use up the battery power more than others. If you are unsure, the best thing to do is reset your phone to factory settings. This might stop the battery drain problem. If not, it’s time to replace your battery.

The iPhone Takes Forever to Fully Charge

The normal battery in an iPhone takes about 3 hours for a full charge using a standard USB wall adapter. If you notice that it is taking much longer than that to charge, or, the battery never completely charges to 100%, this is a sign that your battery needs to be replaced. While this can be frustrating, the bottom line is that replacing the battery is the only way to get your phone to charge to 100%, and to restore the usual charging cycle amount of time.

What Do I Do Now?

Once you find that you are in need of a battery replacement, the best thing to do is bring it into an iPhone repair shop. You also have the option of buying a battery online and installing it yourself. This is not recommended as replacing the battery on an iPhone requires the use of special tools and working with the tricky and sensitive components within the iPhone. If you bring it to a shop, it takes about 15 minutes to completely swap our your battery. Schedule an appointment with us today to expedite your battery replacement.