If you bought an iPhone in 2016 or earlier and your phone has been running slow, you can get a fresh new battery for $29 installed. Rarely will any phone maker replace a battery for this cheap.
This works for anyone with an iPhone 6, 6s, 6 Plus, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus, and SE. Owners of iPhone 5 models (and older) are out of luck, unfortunately.
With a fresh new battery, you may not feel the need to upgrade your iPhone for a while. This is because: Your phone will run faster. Up to 100% faster, according to The Washington Post. Your phone will hold a charge for longer, and charge faster. Analysts predict Apple will sell 16 million fewer iPhones by offering the $29 battery replacement alternative.
Here is our suggestion on the best way to get the deal: Call Apple Tech Support at 800-694-7466 and request a battery diagnostic and $29 replacement. There's no advantage to having the diagnostic done at a store, and will take more time out of your day. According to TechCrunch, your phone will qualify if its battery tests below 80% of its original capacity. Phones over 15 months old should be this way. The rep will schedule a date/time for your battery to be available for install at an Apple Store (probably a 2 week backorder due to high demand). Be sure to backup your phone using iTunes on a computer or iCloud, before having the work done at the Apple Store. If Apple breaks your phone and replaces the equipment at no charge, you will need that backup to preserve your contacts, photos, apps, and settings. Apple says this $29 battery replacement program will last through December, according to MacWorld. So if your iPhone 6 or newer works fine now, know that you may have the $29 new battery anytime this year.