Battery Service and Recycling

All rechargeable batteries have a limited lifespan and may eventually need to be serviced or recycled. Your own battery’s lifespan will vary depending on how you use your device as well as the settings you choose for it.

Use Apple or an authorized service provider for service.

If you need to charge your battery more and more frequently, it might be time to service it. For products with built-in lithium-ion polymer batteries, the batteries should be serviced by Apple or an authorized service provider.

iPhone Owners

Your battery is designed to retain up to 80% of its original capacity at 500 complete charge cycles. The one-year warranty includes service coverage for a defective battery. If it is out of warranty, a battery service may be available through your local Apple authorized service provider. Prices and terms may vary.

iPad Owners

Your battery is designed to retain up to 80% of its original capacity at 1000 complete charge cycles. The one-year warranty includes service coverage for a defective battery. If it is out of warranty, a battery service may be available through your local Apple authorized service provider. Prices and terms may vary.

iPod Owners

Your battery is designed to retain up to 80% of its original capacity at 400 complete charge cycles. The one-year warranty includes service coverage for a defective battery. If it is out of warranty, a battery service may be available through your local Apple authorized service provider. Prices and terms may vary.

MacBook Owners

Your battery is designed to retain up to 80% of its original capacity at 1000 complete charge cycles. The one-year warranty includes replacement coverage for a defective battery. Apple offers a battery replacement service for all MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro notebooks with built-in batteries. You can purchase replacement batteries for older models of Apple notebooks:

We'll recycle your battery responsibly.

Putting any battery directly in the trash is dangerous for the environment and for those who live in it. By servicing your Apple batteries only through Apple or an Apple authorized service provider, you can be sure they’ll be recycled with respect for the earth. You can recycle your entire device with us, battery included — you might even qualify for a credit to use toward a new Apple product.

Learn more about Apple’s recycling program