Walking into your local Apple Store and getting a battery replacement for your iPhone is pretty cheap at the moment. Just $29. But when 2018 comes to a close, that temporary pricing — introduced in response to last year’s throttling controversy that affected iPhones with aging batteries — will be going away.
- iPhone XS, XS Max, XR, X: $69
- iPhone 8, 8 Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, 6, 6 Plus, SE: $49
- All other eligible models: $79
People with iPhones under warranty or covered by AppleCare+ won’t have to pay anything for battery replacements.
Battery Health, a software feature that Apple implemented after the throttling mess, is now out of beta in iOS 12 and provides a percentage estimate of your battery’s overall condition. When that number drops below 80 percent, it’s usually a good time to change out the battery.