The iPhone 7 battery may need to be replaced if it slows down or doesn’t hold a charge as well as it once did. A new battery can restore performance and extend the lifespan of an iPhone 7.
We will provide instructions on how to replace the Battery on an iPhone 7 and provide tips for checking its health.
How To Check On Your iPhone Battery’s Health
If you are considering purchasing a new iPhone, it is important to consider the battery’s health. Powering and maintaining your device depends on the battery.
Over time, your iPhone battery loses its ability to hold a charge and power your device as effectively. Consequently, the battery life of the phone may be reduced, charging times may be longer, or performance may be affected.
In order to determine if your iPhone’s battery needs to be replaced, there are several ways to check its health. Using the Settings app on your iPhone is one of the easiest ways to do this.
You can view the current capacity and charging status of your Battery in Settings > Battery > Battery Health & Charging. It may be time to consider getting a new battery if your current one doesn’t charge as quickly as it used to.
When You Need To Replace An iPhone Battery
It’s important to replace an iPhone battery only when it’s necessary. Keeping an iPhone charged requires a battery to provide power. Batteries need to be replaced when they cannot hold enough charge. There are several reasons why this might happen, including:
- A battery failure caused this iPhone to shut down unexpectedly. You have manually disabled performance management protections to prevent this from happening again.
- This iPhone cannot determine battery health. Apple Authorized Service Providers can service batteries. Service options are explained in more detail.
- A significant amount of damage has been done to your Battery. An Apple Authorized Service Provider can replace the Battery to restore full performance and capacity.
How To Replace iPhone 7 Plus Battery
Apple iPhone 7 Plus Battery Replacement Tools
- Screwdriver Phillips #000
- iPhone P2 Pentalobe Screwdriver
- Tri-point Y000 Screwdriver bit
- Opening Picks
- I Opener
- Suction Handle
Ensure your iPhone 7 Plus Battery is below 25% discharged before replacing it. In any case, you run the risk of it catching fire or exploding if you puncture it.
Step One: Preparation
- The waterproof seal of the iPhone 7 Plus will be compromised until the repair has been completed, so wait to expose it to liquid until then.
- Make sure the Battery is less than 25% discharged.
Step Two: Open It Up
- At the bottom of the phone, remove two 3.4 mm screws (pentalobe)
- For 30 seconds, place the iOpener in the center of the microwave.
- For approximately 2 minutes, apply the heated iOpener to a long edge.
- Apply the suction cup to the lower half of the front of your iPhone 7 Plus (avoiding the home button) once the adhesive is softened.
- Until a small gap appears between the phone’s front and back, pull on the suction cup
- Using a spudger, insert the flat end.
- To widen the opening, twist the spudger
- To reach the volume buttons, slide the spudger along the phone’s sides, starting at the lower left corner.
- Take off the spudger and slide the bottom right corner towards the top.
- Open the suction cup by pulling up on it and raising it no higher than 10 degrees.
- Take off the suction cup.
- On the phone’s top edge, slide the opening pick underneath the screen.
- Lift the phone’s screen slightly.
- Open the iPhone 7 Plus screen by sliding it to the left like a book.
- The lower cable bracket is secured to the motherboard by four tri-point Y000 screws. Remove these screws.
Step Three: Start the Repair
- Disconnect the cable bracket from the lower display.
- Lift the battery connector from the logic board socket using a spudger.
- Please make sure the connector cable is bent so that it does not accidentally power up your iPhone while it is being repaired.
- Remove the two lower display connections from the logic board using the flat end of a spudger.
- Press one end until it clicks, then the other end – never the middle – to reattach
- On the front panel sensor bracket, remove the tri-point Y000 screws (there should be three).
- Be sure to remove the bracket.
- Connect the logic board to the front panel sensor.
- Push the ends together one by one to reattach
- Remove the display assembly.
- Reapply adhesive around the edges when putting it back on.
- Remove the two Phillips screws attached to the barometric vent using a Phillips screwdriver.
- Break up the adhesive by pushing the barometric vent towards the Taptic Engine.
- Make sure the vent is removed.
- Separate the Taptic Engine connector from the logic board with a spudger’s flat end.
- Remove three 1.5 mm Phillips screws.
- Taptic Engine is to be removed.
- On the lower bottom of the Battery, peel back the (three) adhesive strips using a tweezer.
- When pulling the last strip, hold the Battery down while slowly pulling each tab away from the Battery at a 60-degree angle.
Using your iOpener, melt the adhesive underneath the Battery for approximately 60 seconds, then use a plastic card to pry it up from the left side of the phone if adhesive strips break underneath.
Step Four: Start the Replacement
- The Battery must be removed
- Install the new iPhone Plus 7 battery using the new adhesive strips
- Reverse the steps to reassemble the phone
Iphone 7 plus Battery replacement cost:
If you have insurance (third-party or AppleCare Plus), replacing your iPhone’s Battery may not cost you anything. New iPhones come with a one-year battery warranty. For those without insurance, Apple charges $49 for the iPhone 7 Plus Battery.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How Many Years Does An iPhone 7 Battery Last?
Lithium-ion batteries in iPhones typically last 500 charge cycles, or about two years, before they degrade to 80% of their full capacity.
At What Percentage Should I Replace My iPhone Battery?
The message “Your battery’s health is significantly degraded” will appear when the battery capacity drops below 80%. For full performance and capacity, an Apple Authorized Service Provider can replace the Battery.
Why Is My iPhone 7 Plus Battery Draining So Fast?
Several factors can contribute to your iPhone’s Battery draining rapidly. Check your Battery’s health in the Settings app to see if it needs to be replaced. Additionally, you can control your screen brightness, disable location services, and see which apps drain your Battery the fastest.
Is It Better To Get A New iPhone Or Replace The Battery?
The battery upgrade will be more worthwhile for iPhones with poor battery health. Waiting until the fall release is likely the best option for users looking to upgrade. Additionally, the new technology will reduce the price of older models.
It is always a good idea to keep your iPhone’s Battery in good condition by regularly replacing it if it starts to slow down or if it doesn’t hold a charge as well as it once did. A new battery can restore performance and extend the lifespan of an iPhone 7.
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