iPhone Battery Replacement | How A New Battery Can Equal an Upgrade

iPhone battery replacement is often a simple solution for ‘upgrading’ your phone. In today’s cell phone market, carriers are constantly notifying customers: “It’s Time for an Upgrade”.

They then offer savings of hundreds of dollars off the latest, greatest iPhone. It sounds amazing and before you know it you are paying an extra $42/month for the next 2 years. It is marketing at its finest! You initially feel good about the hundreds of dollars you saved, but two years later your back pocket is $1,008 lighter!

Then it happens all over again. You are searching for your lost plug because your battery is dying quickly again and boom, a text message saying: “You are eligible for an iPhone upgrade.” You click on the link and “Wow”, the new one creates 3-D emojis of your dog with your choice of Australian accents! Hello, two more years starting at only $46/month. But…hey! It’s a $500 discount!

iPhone Battery Replacement Can Be a Simple Solution

A few years ago, Apple acknowledged that iPhone performance slows as the battery loses its charge. It is a complex formula written into the operating system to prevent, among other things, unexpected shut-downs.

Apple Support puts it this way:

“This performance management works by looking at a combination of the device temperature, battery state of charge, and battery impedance. Only if these variables require it, iOS will dynamically manage the maximum performance of some system components, such as the CPU and GPU, in order to prevent unexpected shutdowns.”

iPhone Battery and Performance


The bottom line is, as your phone’s battery ages, its peak performance slowly decreases. This loss of performance happens more quickly if you have high levels of battery usage and recharges. These activities eventually alter the chemical make-up of your battery and decrease its performance.

If you are receiving messages that your iPhone’s battery is performance is low then it may be time to evaluate the best way to ‘upgrade’ your phone. If you have noticed your performance slowing you can check your battery’s performance in iPhone Settings > Battery > Battery Health.

Save Money!

We have outlined the cost of an iPhone upgrade through your carrier. The time comes for all of us when this is absolutely necessary. However, deferring the cost of a new iPhone or iPhones for 6-24 months can mean big savings over time.

If your iPhone is doing great, except for battery life or performance issues due to a bad battery this can mean $500 – $800 in saving over the next year. Who couldn’t use that?

At the Fixi shop, most of our iPhone battery replacements can be done while you wait. Our prices start at $55 per battery. When you consider activation fees and point of sale charges you often incur with a new iPhone, that is an immediate upgrade that saves you money for months to come.

Our trusted technicians are happy to evaluate your unique situation. If your best option is a new phone, we will tell you. However, if you can save hundreds of dollars and get excellent performance for another year or two??? Well, that’s why we love what we do.

If you are still wondering if iPhone battery replacement is right for you, give us a call @ (817) 200-6199.  You can also learn more by visiting our website. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you.