Have you accepted that your iPhone’s performance is just going to remain subpar? Has the process of restarting your iPhone after it crashes become part of your day-to-day routine? Are you reflective and envious of the days when all of your apps would load quickly, and you had the ability to continue watching videos until your battery reached five percent?
There’s nothing quite as bad as an iPhone battery that’s not working properly. But, how do you know when it’s time to replace it? Keep reading for some of the top signs you need a new iPhone battery.
The Battery Outgrew the Phone
If your battery has outgrown the case, it needs to be replaced. Even if the swelling isn’t too bad, you need to act fast and dispose of your old battery properly.
However, there is a warning – don’t puncture the pack, which would release the toxic contents. Some of the signs that your battery may be swollen include squishiness on the screen, separation between the body of the pone and the screen, and a hazy white screen.
The Phone Shuts Down Unexpectedly
Does your iPhone shut down when the battery is at 50 percent? If so, the calibration may be to blame. The good news is, you can recalibrate your phone.
To recalibrate do the following:
- Use the iPhone until it shuts down because of low battery.
- Plug the phone into a reliable charger and let it reach 100 percent.
- Once charged, conduct a soft reset by holding the sleep-wake button and the home button until the Apple logo appears.
If that doesn’t help with the battery issues, then you will need to replace it.
Peak Performance Capability Issues
Do you have an iPhone 6 or later? Does it feel sluggish? If you are running iOS 11.3 or later, then you may have been a victim of throttling. You can find out for sure by using the following steps:
- Tap your settings app
- Select the battery option
- Choose battery health (beta)
If you see a blurb under Peak Performance Capability here that talks about unexpected shutdowns due to battery issues, which is two paragraphs long, you can feel confident you are a victim of throttling. If this is the case, battery replacement is needed.
Horrible Battery Life for iPhone 5s or Earlier
If you are using the iPhone 5s or an earlier version, then you aren’t a victim of CPU throttling. The only battery issue here is shortened usage time.
Since a battery is a consumable, the amount of charge they can hold will fall as they age. If your phone doesn’t stay on more than two hours without needing a recharge, replacement is necessary.
Don’t Wait to Replace
Sometimes, replacing your iPhone’s battery is going to improve its operating ability significantly – so much so that it surprises you. Be sure to keep the signs that a new battery is needed in mind, so you know when it is time to make an investment. If you still aren’t sure, then take it in to the pros for help.