How to get a cheap Apple battery replacement
There are two ways to arrange a cheap Apple battery replacement:
- Take it in to a store. Make an appointment at your nearest Apple store or Apple-authorised service provider. You may be able to get your battery replaced on the spot – if not, the phone may need to be sent off to a repair centre, and you should be able to pick it up again within a week.
- Send it in by post (delivery costs an extra £7.44). You can request a replacement by post via the Apple website. You’ll be sent a box to post your iPhone in. It’ll then be shipped to an Apple Repair Centre, where the battery will be replaced – it’ll be sent back to you within 6-8 days. There’s a £7.44 charge to cover postage there and back.
Apple’s support team has previously told us that to be eligible for the Apple battery replacement, your phone can’t have had any unauthorised repairs – and if your phone has other damage, such as a cracked screen, this will need to be fixed before you have the battery replaced.
After 31 December, the cost of an Apple battery replacement will go up to £45 (£65 for an iPhone X, XS, XS Max or XR).
Some report finding cheaper battery replacements from non-Apple services – but using these may disqualify your device from later Apple repairs or refunds.
If your iPhone is still covered by a warranty or AppleCare+, Apple should replace your battery for free. You can also try asking for a free replacement battery if you believe yours is faulty – see our Consumer Rights guide for full help.