Here is a sneaky statistic phone manufacturers don’t tell you about: most phone batteries only have a lifespan of 300-500 charging cycles. If you charge your phone just once per day, your phone’s battery may last less than a year before its charging capacity becomes minuscule. So, unless you want to replace your iPhone 6 battery every year, you’ll have to learn how to change an iPhone 6 battery.
How to Change an iPhone 6 Battery
There are several ways to replace the battery on your iPhone 6, and we’ll detail all of them below.
Do it Yourself
The first, and perhaps most cost-effective method of changing your iPhone 6’s battery is to do it yourself. All you need is a replacement battery and jeweler’s screwdriver (very small) and a spudger.
The first step is to you unscrew the screws on either side of the phone’s lightning cable port and separate the glass screen from the body of the phone. This will expose the phone’s circuitry and battery.
Inside, there will be two screws keeping an EMI shield in place to the right of the battery. Unscrew them and remove the shield.
Then, use a spudger to disconnect the battery’s cable from the circuit board and use tweezers to separate the tape from the top of the battery and roll the tape around the tweezers to remove the tape out from underneath the battery. Once you’ve done that, you can remove the battery.
Then, all you have to do is lay down some new double-sided adhesive tape, place the new battery, reinsert the battery cable into the circuit board, and screw in all of the previously unscrewed screws.
Take it to An Apple Store
Alternatively, you can take your iPhone 6 to an Apple Store and they’ll replace it if you’ve bought into their relatively cheap battery replacement program. The downside of this option is that, unfortunately, there is sometimes a 2-3 month waitlist for certain battery replacements.
So this option is often neither time or cost-effective.
Find a Local Expert
Lastly, if you don’t have the time to go to the Apple store or the confidence to fix your phone yourself, you can always find an expert in your area that will be able to tackle the task for you.
There’s likely an iPhone repairman in your area that has the expertise to not just replace your battery but correct a bevy of issues your phone may have, whether it’s a cracked screen or water damage.
Need to Fix Your Phone?
Hopefully, this post has given you some ideas on how to change an iPhone 6 battery. You have several options, you just need to find one that best matches your money and time constraints.
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