“Important Battery Message” On iPhone? Here’s Why & The Fix!

You turned your iPhone on and saw a notification you’ve never seen before. It says that your iPhone can’t verify if it has a genuine Apple battery. In this article, I’ll explain why you received an “Important Battery Message” on your iPhone!

Why Did I Receive The Important Battery Message?

You received the Important Battery Message because your iPhone wasn’t able to confirm that it is powered by a genuine Apple Battery. Typically, this notification appears after you replace your iPhone’s battery with a one made by a third-party manufacturer.

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This shouldn’t impact your battery’s performance, or your ability to use your iPhone how you normally would. However, you won’t be able to access any Battery Health data in Settings -> Battery.

Be wary of the replacement batteries you purchase. Some mediocre knockoff batteries can cause unexpected problems once they’re installed in an iPhone.

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Did You Recently Update Your iPhone?

Some users received the Important Battery Message notification after updating to iOS 14.3, even though they purchased their phones directly from Apple. If this happened to you, try restarting your iPhone to see if the message goes away.

On an iPhone without Face ID, press and hold the power button and swipe the power icon from left to right when you see Slide To Power Off appear on your screen. Wait a few seconds, then press and hold the power button again to turn your iPhone back on.

On an iPhone with Face ID, simultaneously press and hold either volume button and the side button until Slide To Power Off appears on your screen. Swipe the power icon from left to right to shut down your iPhone. Press and hold the side button again to turn your iPhone back on.

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It’s also a good idea to check for a new iOS update. If a software bug is what’s causing the message to appear, Apple may have fixed it in a later version of iOS.

Open Settings and tap General -> Software Update. Tap Download and Install or Install Now if an iOS update is available.

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Did You Recently Replace The Battery At A Third-Party Repair Shop?

Third-party repair shops don’t always use Apple parts. If you recently got a battery replacement at a third-party repair shop, it’s probably the reason why you’re seeing the Important Battery Message.

It’s important to keep in mind that an Apple tech won’t repair an iPhone if they see the battery has been replaced with a non-Apple part. You may want to consider going back to the repair shop to see if they can put the original battery back in your iPhone.

If The Message Persists

We recommend contacting Apple’s Support team if the Important Battery Message persists. You may need to have your iPhone’s battery serviced.

Apple offers mail, phone, online, and in-person customer support. Visit their support website to find the best option for you! We recommend setting up an appointment if you plan on going into your local Apple Store. Otherwise, you might wind up standing around for awhile.

Important Battery Message: Explained!

You now know everything there is to know about the Important Battery Message on an iPhone. Make sure to share this article on social media to teach your friends and family about this notification! Leave a comment down below if you have any other questions about your iPhone.

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