DIY – Replace Your iPhone’s Battery

If nothing I posted yesterday will work in prolonging your iPhone’s battery life, there are always other measures you can take. Along with taking your device in to your local Apple store, DIY battery replacement is also an option that you may want to refer to if you want a cheap[er] solution to your problems. The problem with that is the possibility that you could mess up while inside your iPhone. And in that case, there’s no one to blame but yourself.

Apple’s devices are pretty straightforward: hardware-wise, getting to know your iPhone is no biggie. However, Apple makes it difficult to do anything inside your iPhone (replace battery, change bezel, etc.) because they want you to go to them. Though if you’re up for the task of replacing your iPhone’s faulty battery, there are a few DIY solutions available (not new news).

One ideal option is iFixIt, a website that will provide you with a new battery, guaranteed to last at-least 6 months and the tools you’ll need to get into your iPhone’s hard outer shell. This includes the battery itself ($24.95), a 5-point pentalobe screwdriver ($14.90), some plastic opening tools ($2.95) and a thin Phillips head screwdriver ($4.95). According to a few sources I’ve looked through, the guides also provided on the website are dead-accurate, and the whole process of disassembling for replacing the battery isn’t too complex.

There are also a ton of other battery replacement kits sold on the internet. A simple search of “iPhone battery replacement” or “iPhone battery DIY” on Google should return a few batteries.

If you’re going to attempt any of the above, please do so at your own discretion. We and the companies providing replacement batteries are not responsible for anything that goes wrong with your iPhone. Make up your mind before doing anything, to make sure you’re ready to take the risk of opening up your iPhone, in urn exposing its inner components. If you’re not comfortable you can schedule an appointment with your local Genius Bar. If your phone is out of warranty, you’ll pay a bit extra than above, but you’ll also receive an authentic Apple battery and the guaranteed safety of your iPhone in return – in the end, it’s your call.

[Via iFixIt]