They told and showed.
In December 2017, it became officially known, that the performance of the iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, iPhone SE and iPhone 7 decreases as their batteries run out or smartphones are in the cold. Replacing the old battery with a new one, thus, allows not only to significantly increase the battery life of these iPhone models, but also greatly increase the speed of work. It is important to understand that the battery in the iPhone is strongly recommended to be replaced with the original one. In this manual, we talked about the most simple, but effective ways to distinguish the original iPhone battery from a fake.
Appearance will give out a fake
The easiest way to identify a fake battery for iPhone is to carefully examine it and compare it with the original model. Craftsmen, mainly Chinese, sometimes quite accurately copy the appearance of Apple batteries, but of course they cannot achieve complete identity.
First, we’ll show you how original batteries look for various iPhone models. Comparison of the photos below with the purchased batteries in most cases will be enough to identify a fake or, conversely, to verify the authenticity of the battery.
iPhone 6 Plus
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iPhone 6s Plus
iPhone 7 Plus
iPhone 8 Plus
What to look for when visually inspecting the battery for iPhone? For all. All labels, logos, font and its size must be identical to the original. Any discrepancy will mean that before you is a fake.
Recent doubts will help dispel the inspection of contacts. The original iPhone batteries are golden, shiny and, of course, clean, without even a hint of dirt.
Also, when buying a battery for the iPhone, it is strongly recommended to clarify its capacity. For official models, it is written on the front panel of the battery. If the capacity of the purchased battery differs from the officially declared for your model, then this is a fake.
The official battery capacity of all iPhone models:
- iPhone 2G. 1400 mAh,
- iPhone 3G. 1150 mAh,
- iPhone 3GS. 1219 mAh,
- iPhone 4. 1420 mAh,
- iPhone 4s. 1430 mAh,
- iPhone 5. 1440 mAh,
- iPhone 5c. 1510 mAh,
- iPhone 5s. 1560 mAh,
- iPhone 6. 1810 mAh,
- iPhone 6 Plus. 2915 mAh,
- iPhone 6s. 1715 mAh,
- iPhone 6s Plus. 2750 mAh,
- iPhone 7. 1960 mAh,
- iPhone 7 Plus. 2900 mAh,
- iPhone 8. 1821 mAh,
- iPhone 8 Plus. 2675 mAh,
- iPhone X. 2716 mAh.
- iPhone XR. 2942 mAh.
- iPhone XS. 2658 mAh.
- iPhone XS Max. 3174 mAh.
Do I have to buy an original battery?
I bought a battery, how to change it?
If you are confident in your repair skills, then you can replace the iPhone battery on your own. The instructions below detail how to replace the battery in your iPhone at home:
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