Don’t Buy New – Renew! The Truth About iPhone Battery Replacement
If your phone is laggy after a couple of years this is normal….for a number of reasons.
Firstly, batteries are made of Lithium Iron that degrades over time and therefore doesn’t work properly. As a battery breaks down some of it becomes unusable. So when you battery health (if your phone has this feature, says 60%, it means that only 60% of your battery is working.. And when it’s 100% charged – onky actually 60% is charged to 100% meaning you have 40% less life than you used to.
Secondly as manufacturers push the limits of the Phone processor with new updates that makes older phone processors work harder to achieve the same results causing the battery to work harder ands often drain more quickly as it’s trying to do things a few years before it wasn’t designed to do.
And of course..
Planned obsolescence, Apple were fine a few years ago admitting their updates can cause battery problems and were fined for it in France after admitting it.
“These updates, released during 2017, included a dynamic power management device which, under certain conditions and especially when the batteries were old, could slow down the functioning of the iPhone 6, SE models. and 7.”
The investigation followed Apple’s admission in 2017 that it slows down some older iPhones with degraded batteries during times of peak power usage in order to prevent unexpected shutdowns.
In the fast-paced world of technology, our trusty iPhones have become indispensable companions in our daily lives. However, as we all know, even the most reliable gadgets can experience wear and tear, and one of the common culprits is the battery. Many iPhone users believe that once their battery starts showing signs of fatigue, they’re left with no choice but to purchase a brand new device. Contrary to this popular misconception, iPhone battery replacement is not only possible but also more accessible than you might think.
It’s not uncommon to hear people express their skepticism about replacing iPhone batteries. Some believe that Apple intentionally designs their devices to be non-user-serviceable, creating a myth that the batteries are irreplaceable. The truth, however, is that iPhone batteries can be replaced, and there are a couple of convenient ways to go about it.
DIY Battery Replacement:
Thanks to the vast treasure trove of knowledge available on the internet, iPhone users can embark on a do-it-yourself journey to replace their Apple batteries. Platforms like YouTube host a plethora of tutorials that guide users through the process step by step. With the right tools and a bit of patience, anyone can replace their iPhone battery in the comfort of their own home.
It’s important to note, though, that DIY battery replacement might not be suitable for everyone. Apple’s devices are known for their intricate design, and attempting repairs without the right skills and tools can lead to unintended consequences. However, for tech-savvy individuals with a knack for precision, this could be a cost-effective solution.
Professional iPhone Battery Repair Near Me: The words to search Google for…
For those who prefer to leave the technicalities to the experts, and with lithium iron batteries liable to explode if pierced, especially when old and volatile we suggest a professional iPhone repair service that are readily available. A quick search for “iPhone repair near me” will likely yield a list of reliable repair shops equipped with the necessary tools and expertise to replace your iPhone battery.
Opting for a professional repair service offers peace of mind, as trained technicians can ensure a smooth and reliable battery replacement. Many reputable repair stores also provide warranties on their services, adding an extra layer of security to the process.
If you want to know what we charge you can CLICK HERE
Beyond Batteries: Screen Replacements:
While we’re on the topic of iPhone repair, it’s worth noting that battery replacement is not the only service offered by repair shops like ourselves. damaged screens, another common woe of smartphone users, can also be replaced efficiently by professionals. So, if you find yourself with a cracked or malfunctioning screen, fear not – there’s a solution for that too. You can see our prices for those too RIGHT HERE
We get a lot of people asking us for the cost of a screen repair for the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus phones and the latest S10 and S20’s. Replacement screens that are genuine Samsung Service Packs are very expensive, and this has to be reflected in the price we charge. Along with all the other repair technicians we partner with, most customers tell us it’d be cheaper to buy a second hand phone or upgrade their contract.
On hearing this, many people understandably point out that it’s only the glass that’s damaged- not the screen itself- and want to know whether we can replace that alone. Unfortunately, the bad news is that we can’t. We’ve written this article to explain why.
Why Replacement Screens Are Expensive…
Simply because Samsung screen repair costs are based on the high cost of Samsung genuine parts
Samsung mobile phone screens are notoriously expensive, and often the cost of a replacement is nearly as much as a second-hand phone. The reason for this is that the manufacturing cost is high; most Samsung screens use AMOLED (active matrix organic LED) technology and are made by Samsung themselves. Manufacturers of compatible third-party displays (mainly based in China) have not yet succeeded in making their own equivalent and these screens as cheap as they may be are cheap for a reason – they are poor copies and dont work as well .
And what you get with a Samsung Service Centre pack is a genuine part with a new frame and in a lot of cases a brand new battery, so the lifespan of your phone is significantly better. Literally you are getting a new phone other than your motherboard and the vibration motor in a number of cases.
Options for Replacement Screens
In general, there are three options for replacement of Samsung screens:
While “copy” screens for older Samsung phones (like the S4 and S5) are available from China, they aren’t very reliable and use LCD technology instead of AMOLED. Official screens are available via Service Packs that are sold by Samsung to distributors, but stock of these is usually limited, especially for newer models.
Official Samsung screens are also available via recycling, having been taken from handsets and refurbished in factories in China. Due to supply and demand, the resale value of a broken Samsung display is very high, which in turn bumps up the price of recycled displays. The official Samsung Service Pack is the best quality product, and this is what we tend to use where possible. (Unfortunately, this option is only available for the newer phone models.) These are brand-new Super AMOLED displays produced by Samsung and used in their service centres. Usually, these will come with a new frame and all the correct adhesives required to give the repair a factory finish and, as you would expect, this product commands the highest price. Some other stores may use refurbished Samsung displays, and these usually come without the correct adhesive and frame. This means you need to transfer the old frame from the broken display- if not done correctly, this can cause issues at a later date. For example, the display can lift from the frame causing it to break, or if the old frame isn’t cleaned correctly, it can result in a pink line appearing on the display. (If you returned to the store with the pink line they would refuse a warranty claim on the basis that you broke it).
The other issue with refurb displays is that there’s can be a massive quality difference depending on who refurbished it. Some screens may have imperfections or dust trapped inside, but more importantly, the glass might not be the same quality as Samsung use typically it will be thinner and break more easily. Screen replacements for the S6 Edge, S7 Edge, S8 and S8+ are expensive. This is because the official screens cost a lot to buy new, and even variable-quality refurbs can be expensive due to supply and demand. A lot of owners ask us if we can do a glass-only repair cheaper. Unfortunately, we can’t. There are people that do it, but expect a 5-10 day turnaround time.
Why Can’t I Get a Glass-Only Repair?
It often doesn’t help that many people know you can buy a Samsung S7 Edge glass replacement kit on eBay for around £20… but what they don’t know is there’s a very nasty catch. All you get id a sheet of glass, some pointless tools and some Loca glue, they don’t tell you that you also need about £3500 worth of technical refurb equipment to strip the old glass. Replacing glass in general requires a lot of skill. Replacing the glass on a curved screen like the S7 Edge’s is near-impossible, even for an experienced technician-,without breaking the lcd itself.
update : there are some reputable refurbishing companies now doing glass only repairs for a lot, but not all of the Samsung range . You can have it done as long as your LCD isn’t bleeding and all the areas of the screen have working touch . All you need to do is google mobile phone screen refurbishing and find someone with with good reviews .
If you choose us ?
If you choose us we only use Samsung Service Centre parts, we know they work, we buy direct from an authorised retailer and give a 12 month fault warranty, Copy screens do not work as well. We do use refurbished screens where we can that are genuine to keep some prices down but not all displays refurb well so not all are available. We don’t carry them in stock as there are so many models on the market and often in different colours so we need payment upfront as it’s a special order and we need your commitment for the repair. If you don’t show up it costs us money to send it back. Some models we’ve only repaired once in the last year as possibly only 1 in 10 customers accept the cost. I think a lot of people think we are trying to rip them off but that’s not our style. We use genie parted and as we’ve explained they are expensive to buy.
If you’d like us to repair your Samsung call us on 01430 338906 to book an appointment.