Older iPhone acting sluggish? Here’s how to fix it.
For years now, conspiracy theorists have suggested that Apple was slowing down it’s older model iPhones in an attempt to force you into buying the newer models. And last year, Apple announced that they were indeed slowing them down.
Apple claims that the only reason they were slowing the older models down was to help save battery life. As the battery ages, it loses power faster. Slowing the performance can help preserve the life of your battery. They also claimed that putting a new battery in would bring your phone back up to speed.
In order to mitigate some of the damage done to the company’s reputation (after all, there are currently a dozen class action lawsuits filed against the company), Apple is offering to replace the battery for just $29 instead of the usual $79. Even better news: according to bgr.com, taking advantage of this deal will not exclude you from any legal compensation you may be entitled to.
Here’s how to do it:
Visit the Apple support page and schedule an appointment for battery replacement with the genius bar. If there is not an Apple store or an Apple-authorized service provider. If neither of these retailers are available near you, you can send your phone to be repaired through the mail, but that means going without your phone for a while and honestly, that sounds so much worse than a road trip to an Apple store.