iPhone Battery Warranty - All you need to know in 2023

Modified June 29, 2023, 7:33 p.m.


Apple warranty about iPhone battery is cleared, here is what you need to know about it, and what changed in 2023.

A new iPhone unboxed on a table

For how long is iPhone battery replacement covered under warranty?

Once you buy a new iPhone, there is a warranty by Apple of 1 year from the date of the retail purchase of the new product. The iPhone warranty is for defective products when used normally.

If you have any issues with your iPhone, or any parts that look defective and should not be, then you can get in touch with Apple and ask for a replacement of the defective part.

It does not mean that Apple will replace everything without charge for this first year, you can learn more about the iPhone warranty in this document on the Apple website.

It’s specified that the iPhone battery warranty is only working if the battery looks defective, for example, if your iPhone battery is swelling. If the battery is just aged after normal usage, then the iPhone battery replacement won’t be covered by the warranty.

However, if you think that your iPhone battery health is really low only a few months after the date of purchase, then you can still get in touch with Apple to see if the battery need to be replaced.

But if the battery is still above 90%, even 80%, or if your iPhone battery has more than 500 cycles, the battery replacement won’t be covered by the iPhone warranty.

Apple made a check coverage tool for you to know if your iPhone is still under warranty.

For how long does AppleCare + cover battery replacement?

There is no end of battery replacement covering with an AppleCare+ warranty. As long as you keep your subscription to AppleCare+, the battery replacement will be covered.

If there is no limit on the date, you can’t ask for a battery replacement whenever you want. Apple won’t proceed with the replacement of the battery with still good capacity.

For Apple to replace your battery, your iPhone battery health will need to be under 80%, which should be reached after 500 battery cycles, as they specify here under Hardware Coverage.

If the conditions are fulfilled, then you can get in touch with Apple to take an appointment for the battery replacement. You won’t have to pay anything, there is no fee for battery replacement for iPhones under an AppleCare+ warranty.

The battery replacement is not taking that long, and could not only improve the battery life but also the power capacity of your iPhone, so do not wait and do it.

How much does Apple charge for an iPhone battery replacement?

If your iPhone battery is not faulty and you did not subscribe to an AppleCare+ warranty but you still want to replace your iPhone battery, then you will have to pay for it.

Since the 1st of March, Apple increased the cost of battery replacement for iPhones, iPads, and Macbooks by 30%. You can still change the battery yourself, here are the best iPhone replacement batteries.

Depending on your model, the cost of your iPhone battery replacement will change. Here is the cost of a battery replacement in the Apple Store depending on your iPhone model.

iPhone battery replacement cost depending on the iPhone model
iPhone Model Cost
iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max $99
iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 112 Pro Max, iPhone X, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max $89
iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 5s $69
iPhone 5, iPhone 5c $49

When should you replace your iPhone battery?

There is no general rule about when to replace your iPhone battery, I would say to change it only if you’re having trouble related to the battery, such as bad battery health, or your iPhone is getting slow because of the weak battery.

You can either take an appointment at the Apple Store and ask for a battery replacement or replace your iPhone battery yourself which is not so difficult task and is way cheaper using these replacement batteries.

Note that you will have a new 1-year warranty for your battery if you are going to the Apple Store, which you won’t have with other replacement batteries.



Maxime Levesque is a technical engineer with more than 5 years of professional experience. He is an expert in computer and phones, mostly on Apple products. Maxime is also the founder of TechBrowser.

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