If you replaced your iPhone battery with a third-party alternative and need your device repaired, you’re in luck: Apple will now service iPhones with third-party batteries, MacRumors reports.
Genius Bar and Apple Authorised Service Provider employees have historically turned away devices with most aftermarket parts, leaving out users who replaced their batteries outside of the Apple ecosystem.
Here are the guidelines for getting your iPhone — with a third-party battery — repaired:
For repairs directly involving the battery: Apple will switch out a third-party battery for the official Apple version and charge the standard replacement fee. They may also replace your entire phone for the cost of a battery replacement in certain circumstances.
For repairs unrelated to battery issues: Apple will service devices as normal and charge the standard repair fee.
These new rules only apply to devices with third-party batteries. Apple will deny repairs on iPhones with most other aftermarket parts, including logic boards, microphones, and headphone jacks (though it will authorise some repairs on devices with third-party screens).
To start an authorised repair, contact Apple Support and choose the product that requires service.
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