Professional vs. DIY iPhone Battery Repair: Pro’s and Cons

iPhone Battery Repair

In an age where smartphones are indispensable, a dying battery can spell disaster for your daily routine. Constantly charging the battery while using the iPhone can be annoying. Add to that, at times there is something that all people in South Africa love to hate, Loadshedding. When your battery is low and you need to use your iPhone what do you do? Not everyone can afford a Powerbank or has a vehicle that they could use to charge their iPhone.

As an Apple iPhone user, you might have encountered the dilemma of whether to entrust your beloved iPhone to professionals or take matters into your own hands. In this comprehensive guide, brought to you by North Coast Cellular, we delve into the pros and cons, of professional and DIY iPhone battery replacement and repairs.

The Pros of Professional iPhone Battery Repair Services

Expertise and Experience

Professional repair technicians at North Coast Cellular possess the technical know-how to handle intricate iPhone components. Their many years of experience ensures that your device is in capable hands, minimizing the risk of further damage during repair process.

Quality Parts

Reputable repair services utilize genuine (when available) and high-quality replacement batteries. These batteries come with warranties, giving you peace of mind about their performance and longevity.

Efficiency and Convenience

Opting for professional repair means you don’t have to navigate the repair process on your own. Skilled technicians can swiftly diagnose the issue and have your iPhone up and running in a fraction of the time it might take for a DIY attempt.

The Cons of Professional iPhone Battery Repair Services


Professional repair services can be relatively expensive, especially if you’re getting a battery replacement for a newer iPhone model. Labour costs and the use of genuine or replacement parts contribute to the overall expense.

Time Constraint

Scheduling an appointment, dropping off your device, and waiting for the repair to be completed might disrupt your daily routine. This option might not be suitable for those who require an immediate solution.

The Pros of DIY iPhone Battery Repair

Cost Savings

DIY repair kits are often more affordable than professional services, making it an attractive option for budget-conscious individuals.

Control Over the Process

Repairing your iPhone battery on your own gives you complete control over the process. You can choose the replacement battery, tools, and follow the steps at your own pace.

Learning Opportunity

Engaging in DIY repair can be a valuable learning experience. You get to understand the internal components of your iPhone better, which might come in handy for future troubleshooting.

The Cons of DIY iPhone Battery Repair

Skill and Knowledge Requirement

Repairing a delicate device like an iPhone requires a certain level of technical skill and knowledge. Tools needed to open the iPhone is an added cost. Mishandling components can lead to irreversible damage, potentially turning a minor issue into a major one. Many people have cracked their LCD screens, cut the flex cables that control charging, volume or the speakers while some have pierced the batteries which then burnt the motherboards. A simple thing like static can cause your iPhone not to switch on which will result in all of your data lost forever.

Warranty Voidance

Opening your iPhone for repair might void your warranty, which could be a concern if your device experiences unrelated issues down the line.

Quality and Safety Concerns

Replacement batteries vary in terms of quality, and some low-cost options might not meet safety standards. Subpar batteries could potentially lead to longer charging times, quick discharging/draining, overheating, swelling up or other safety hazards.


In the realm of iPhone battery repair, choosing between professional services and the DIY approach involves a careful consideration of pros and cons. While DIY repairs can be cost-effective and offer a learning opportunity, the risk of damage and voided warranties are substantial. On the other hand, professional repair services from North Coast Cellular provide expertise, convenience, and quality assurance, albeit at a higher cost. Assess your own skill level and the urgency of the repair to make an informed decision that aligns with your needs and preferences. Remember, your iPhone’s longevity and performance are worth the investment in reliable repair services.