Shopping Tips of Buying a Refurbished iPhone Online

An iPhone is absolutely the most exquisite smartphone in the market and as we all know that a brand new iPhone is very expensive for most of people. In addition, Apple will launch a new generation of iPhone each year and the difference between these models is really that much, which means most of the model, will just fine for the average user. If you have a low budget then it might tough for you to have a new one, but if you can make some compromise and go for refurbished iPhone of relative old model, like the iPhone 6 or even iPhone 5/5c/5s, might be the perfect alternative. Buying one of this kind of phone should be an easy and smart choice, because once you get the phone, you will see it is almost as good as a new one in both function and outlook, in addition, you will save a lot of money from it.

If you do decide to buy a refurbished iPhone 6, the best reliable way is through a manufacture or retailer certified by Apple, but they are still very expensive and the model you can get is limited. So the most common way is through a retailer online. Of course, you can search on eBay and it will take you a lot of time and sometimes it is really hard to tell the credibility, or you can just buy one from CellPhoneAge com. It is reliable and experienced retailer who provide the best quality grading A refurbished machine of iPhone 6/5c/5s. The entire product you get will come with all the accessories and a warranty of a year and the price will be half of a new one or even less.

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Actually a refurbished model is easy to understand, you can just get it from the concept “refurbished”, in another word, it is just about the renewal of the iPhone, however the sources of the materials make it worthy or not. There are two main sources, one is the faculty iPhone that have been return to the manufacturer like Apple or the other certified retailer by Apple, and another source is those sold used iPhone. These defective ones are not the main source and it usually does not come cheap. So most of the renewed iPhone will come from the sold phones and it is the most reliable one. The second source can come in many ways. If you ever have an iPhone or a smart phone, you would know how easily these phones get damaged, you may have it repaired but if it is beyond repair, then what you will do about it, you may throw it away or you can make some extra cash by selling it then you can buy yourself a new one. Sometimes it just get old, and you make an upgrade to a new model, then you can sell your old one. But a stolen one is something you would want to avoid, and this phone can cause your serious problems.

No matter where a refurbished iPhone is coming from, a manufacture or a third party and they may use the different methods or materials, but the result will be the same which is to make sure the device will work and look just like new one. That is to say it is really hard to tell the difference in function when you choosing one, but there is clear criteria about the outlook that can give you're a clear understanding of the difference. If there is no scratches, dent or wear on the surface of a refurbished machine and it looks just like a brand new one, we call it a grading A product. If there is a slight wear and scratches, we call it B-regulation, however If there is a very obvious scratches, we found him a C rule. In addition, there is a difference of about tens of dollars in this three product, which means grading A product is the most expensive. So if you buy a refurbished iPhone as a gift, then you probably want to buy a grading A one.

An iPhone is a device that almost everyone wants to have, but the reality is that a new iPhone is really expensive for most people. But it does not necessarily mean you cannot have one. Buying an unlocked refurbished iPhone 6 could be the answer for you. Those old model will suit the most of the common need like make the calling, texting, suffering internet and using all the wonderful applications.

Besides buying a <a website refurbished iPhone 6 is really good way to own a high quality product and save you a lot of money, and we suggest you to buy one from the CellPhoneAge.

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iPhone battery replacement: 7 things I learned after buying a used iPhone 6

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When I found an iPhone 6 on eBay for only £75 ($95, AU$145), I was delighted. But I was less pleased when I found out the battery had aged to the point where the software throttled its performance. But instead of casting off the phone and getting buyer’s remorse, I decided to buy a replacement battery and tools from iFixit to have a go at replacing the battery myself.

After an hour of work, I swapped out the battery and the iPhone 6 was running perfectly again. I’m not giving step-by-step instructions here — head to iFixit and grab a kit if that’s what you’re after — but I do want to give my experiences, including how easy it was to do, and hopefully answer some of the questions you may have if you also need a new battery.

Note that any maintenance you do on your own devices is done entirely at your own risk.

1. Why do you need to replace an iPhone battery?

Batteries age over time, and considering that the iPhone 6 was released six years ago, it was no surprise that the one I bought wasn’t running in prime condition. One time, the phone unexpectedly restarted while in use, and it flashed a warning dialogue that read, “This iPhone has experienced an unexpected shutdown because the battery was unable to deliver the necessary peak power. Performance management has been applied to help prevent this from happening again.” Even the phone itself knew it had a bum battery.

In short, a phone’s performance can be throttled if it can no longer cope with power demands. There is the option to turn throttling off, but this will result in more frequent crashes. Neither situation is ideal, so a battery replacement seemed like a smart way forward for me. 

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Opening up my iPhone 6.

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2. How much does a replacement iPhone battery cost?

The problem with my situation specifically was that I bought the phone for so little in the first place that spending more money on a battery replacement service negated some of those initial savings. Apple‘s official replacement service costs £49 ($49), which is more than half the price of my iPhone 6 I bought. Being in the middle of the coronavirus lockdown also meant that getting to an Apple store isn’t really an option, and sending it in through the mail would bring the total cost to £56.44.

iFixit, however, sells a DIY replacement pack for £35 (including postage to my home in Scotland). It costs $30 in the US and eBay with shipping costs that comes to $37.96. It’s not a huge saving over Apple’s official replacement, but every little bit helps. 

3. What comes in the iFixit battery fix kit?

iFixit’s kit comes with a third-party replacement battery that is not from Apple, since Apple does not sell its parts separately. It also has all the tools needed to open the phone and remove the old battery. The only additional thing I needed was a hairdryer to heat up and remove the glue.

4. Does replacing a battery void your phone warranty? 

Opening up an iPhone will void the warranty, but if your battery is aged to the point that it needs replacing, odds are you’re already out of the 12-month warranty period. 

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Prying the old battery out was tricky, and I wasn’t always sure I was doing it safely.

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5. Is it safe to replace your iPhone battery yourself? 

This one isn’t so straightforward to answer. iFixit’s guide gives very detailed instructions on the steps involved, but there were a couple of points that made me nervous. One step involved heating up the back of the phone with a hair dryer in order to loosen the glue holding the old battery in place. 

Specifically, it noted that the heat be “slightly too warm to touch comfortably,” which I found a little vague. Especially since that section also warned that “overheating the iPhone may ignite the battery.” But how hot is too hot? What signs would I see if it’s overheating? I could not find this information, and as such wasn’t too sure how close to overheating I may have been.

Shortly after, while trying to pry out the old battery, I accidentally ripped into what looked like the black wrapping around that battery. I was pretty sure that the battery itself wasn’t punctured — there was no smoke or hissing — but I’d have felt a lot more comfortable if I had “emergency” instructions on hand about what to do if the battery did ignite. 

6. Can I replace my iPhone battery myself?

Up to a point, yes, and I’m not normally “handy” in a DIY sense. iFixit’s instructions were easy to follow, and there were only seven internal screws to remove, which were easy to replace. 

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The iPhone 6, old battery removed and all traces of the glue cleaned off.

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What I found a little confusing was that iFixit’s instructions on its web page end at the point where you remove the old battery. The only instruction in the conclusion was to follow the previous steps in reverse order. Admittedly, that wasn’t particularly difficult to do, but I would have appreciated more guidance at that point. 

One issue I ran into independently from iFixit was that, during the removal of the screen, I cracked the screen protector that was in place. I noticed the hairline cracks and was worried that I’d damaged the display itself, but thankfully that was unharmed.

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With its new battery, this iPhone 6 should be running at optimal level again.

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7. Is it worth replacing an iPhone battery?

It really depends on the age and value of your phone. If, like me, you bought a cheap used iPhone and just want to get it back up to speed, then it’s a great way to breathe new life into old tech without spending a fortune. Bear in mind, though, that this wasn’t going to be my main phone, nor did I buy it with my own money. For me, the risk was low and had I done it wrong and ruined the phone, it wouldn’t have been a big problem. You’ll need to consider whether you really can manage without it, just in case the worst happens.

If you’re using a more recent device, like an iPhone X ($900 at Boost Mobile), for example, I’d probably just take it directly to Apple. The savings you’ll get from doing it yourself aren’t so great as to justify the potential cost of damaging a more valuable handset.