Apple Inc. will give a partial refund to some customers who paid full price for iPhone battery replacements in 2017, its latest benefit to placate owners since disclosing it began curbing the performance of some of its smartphones last year to preserve battery life. The technology giant Wednesday said it would give a $50 credit to customers who replaced the battery in an iPhone 6 or older model between Jan. 1 and Dec. 28, 2017. The refund will reduce the cost of the battery replacement from $79 to $29, the rate Apple began... … [Read more...] about Bought an iPhone Battery Last Year? Apple Has a $50 Refund
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Apple Inc. will give a partial refund to some customers who paid full price for iPhone battery replacements in 2017, its latest benefit to placate owners since disclosing it began curbing the performance of some of its smartphones last year to preserve battery life. The technology giant Wednesday said it would give a $50 credit to customers who replaced the battery in an iPhone 6 or older model between Jan. 1 and Dec. 28, 2017. The refund will reduce the cost of the battery replacement from $79 to $29, the rate Apple began... … [Read more...] about Apple Offers $50 Refund for iPhone Batteries Replaced in 2017
(Credit: Apple) In December last year, Apple admitted that is was slowing down older iPhones in order to preserve battery life and avoid crashes. But this information wasn't conveyed to users until someone noticed how much faster their old iPhone became with a new battery fitted. In response, Apple apologized and started a $29 battery replacement program. As 9To5Mac reports, it looks as though Apple isn't honoring this $29 battery replacement pledge for all eligible iPhone owners. Before Apple will replace the battery it checks the iPhone for other damage. If any is found that "impairs replacement of the battery" then it must be fixed first. But users are claiming that even a small crack in the screen , a dent at the edge of the handset, or a broken microphone and speaker are being seen as impairing battery replacement. As a result of this, the $29 you expected to spend can turn into hundreds of dollars as Apple decides your screen/case/parts must be replaced before the battery. … [Read more...] about Apple is refusing to replace iPhone batteries, report says
Last Updated Jun 23, 2016 10:30 AM EDT If you're like the majority of iPhone addicts, you're constantly scanning for outlets the second you walk into a room, hoping to find a spot to charge your phone before it dies... again.But before you find yourself stuck without a cord, available outlet or portable charger, you may want to consider taking a more proactive approach to preserve battery life.Here are 7 ways you could be draining your iPhone's battery without even knowing it:1. Plugging your iPhone into a computer that's not activeWhen you've misplaced your charging block, plugging into a computer seems like an obvious alternative. But if your device is connected to a computer that's turned off or is in sleep or standby mode, that can cause problems. To avoid battery drain, make sure your computer is plugged in and powered on while charging.2. Exposing your phone to extreme temperaturesToo hot: Avoid exposing your iPhone to temperatures higher than 95° F. When your phone is … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo 7 ways you’re completely killing your iPhone battery
If you're wondering if your iPhone's battery has been running out more quickly since you downloaded iOS 11, you're not alone. Researchers have found that the initial release of iOS 11 drains iPhone batteries more than twice as fast as the previous operating system iOS 10 did. The analysis from mobile security company Wandera claimed the average battery decy for an iPhone running iOS 10 under constant use is 240 minutes. For devices that have upgraded to iOS 11, the decay time is just 96 minutes. However, recent patches to iOS 11 appear to have limited the battery drain. Wandera analysed the battery decay of 50,000 iPhones and iPads on its network that were used moderately to heavily. It compared the average battery drain over three days and estimated the average. A drop in battery life is fairly common on older devices that upgrade, since new operating systems often use more power than previous ones. They also have early bugs that are fixed in … [Read more...] about Is iOS 11 draining your iPhone battery?