As we all know, smartphone batteries degrade over time when used, mainly as we recharge them, and iPhones are no exception. But luckily, you don't have to buy a new iPhone if you have a weak battery. Instead, you can easily replace it.
Why Replace An iPhone 6 Plus Battery?
If your iPhone 6Plus battery isn't as long-lasting as before, randomly shuts down when heavy apps are running, or iOS shows you your battery health isn't that great, you might need a new battery to extend your phone's life and effectiveness.
Last 2019, it was revealed that iOS versions from 10.2.1 onward reduce their peak performance on older iPhone models to prevent unexpected shutdowns on models with degraded batteries. According to Apple, these shutdowns cause older iPhones to draw more power than the battery can produce on a single occasion. The decrease in performance should only be initially noticeable when specific heavy apps are being used.
The iPhones 6Plus use lithium-ion batteries, which are similar to all smartphones, which are quickly degrading due to the battery's chemical components and are only designed to retain their battery to 80% of its original capacity. By replacing your old iPhone's battery, it restores the performance to normal, and your battery could last longer.
You can check your battery's health by following these steps (available on iOS 11.3 or newer versions):
- Open the Settings app
- Tap Battery and then Battery Health
It shows your battery's maximum capacity. If your iPhone's battery performance is being inhibited due to a reduced battery, you can disable it. Disabling the performance throttling can help prevent unexpected app crashes or shutdowns.
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How to make your new battery last longer?
To use the battery longer, when first installing the battery use up all the energy of battery until your phone shuts down automatically by itself, then charge it for up to 10 hours. Repeat this process 3-5 times to get the most out of your new battery.
How To Replace iPhone 6s Plus Battery?
Caution: Discharge the battery below 25% before dissembling your iPhone to prevent accidental fire or explosions (charged lithium-ion is flammable if mistakenly punctured).
- Turn off your iPhone before disassembling.
- Remove the two 3.4 mm Pentalobe screws on each side of the lightning port.
Apply mild heat to the lower edge of your iPhone for about a minute using a hairdryer. By doing this step, the heat helps soften the adhesive that secures the display to make it easy to open.
Apply a suction cup to the lower-left corner of the display assembly.
Apply pressure while pulling up on the suction cup to create a slight gap between the rear case and front panel.
Maintain the pressure on the suction cup and insert the flat tip into the gap, above the headphone jack.
Slowly twist the spudger to widen the gap between the rear case and front panel.
While tightly pulling on the suction cup, slide the edge of the spudger under the bottom left corner of the display.
Slowly slide the tip of the spudger up the left side of the phone, between the rear case and front panel.
Insert the flat tip of the spudger below the right edge of the display, then slide it up to the right side.
Use a plastic tool for the opening to hold down the rear case while pulling firmly up the suction cup to open the phone.
Pull up on the small nub on the suction cup to remove it from the display.
- Carefully grasp the display assembly and lift it to open the phone. Use some clips to act as a hinge at the top of the front panel.
- Open the display to about a 90 degrees angle and lean it against something to keep it stood up while you're working.
- Add a rubber band to keep the display secured in place.
Remove the two Phillips screws (2.9 mm and 2.3 mm), securing the battery connector bracket to the logic board.
Remove the battery connector bracket.
Using a spudger, disconnect the battery connector by prying it straight off the logic board.
Bend the connector back to prevent it from making contact and power the iPhone on while working.
Remove the three Phillips screws (three – 1.3 mm, one – 1.6 mm and one – 3.0 mm)
Remove the display cable bracket.
Use a plastic tool for the opening to disconnect the front-facing camera and sensor cable connector.
Use a plastic tool for the opening to disconnect the digitizer cable by prying it straight up from its socket on the logic board.
Disconnect the home button sensor cable by prying it straight up from its socket on the logic board.
Remove the display assembly.
Peel back the tips of the three battery adhesive strips along the bottom edge of the battery.
Gather the ends of all three adhesive strips in your hand.
- Gently pull the battery adhesive tabs away from the battery, toward the bottom of the iPhone.
- Pull it while maintaining constant pressure on the strips as they slip out from between the battery and the rear case. Pull the strips at a 60-degree angle or less for better results.
- Prepare your opener and apply it to the back of the rear case directly over the battery. You can apply it also by using a hairdryer or heat gun.
- After a minute, flip the phone over and use a plastic card to break up any remaining adhesive behind the battery.
- Thread the floss behind the upper battery corners and bring the ends together. Wrap them around a folded cloth and pull evenly.
Remove the battery.