At some point in a smartphone’s life, you might find the battery not holding the charge as well as it used to.
Now, iPhones are no different and their batteries definitely have a shelf life. So what are you to do if you find your iPhone not charging one fine day? Well, you might want to check your battery’s health status and see if it is indeed time to visit the Apple repair shop to get a new battery.
In some cases, instead of taking it to the store you might be tempted to buy a third-party battery and attempt to change it on your own.
But it appears that Apple has implemented a kind of mechanism, on iPhone XR, XS and XS Max, that brings up an error message if someone other than an Apple technician attempts to install a new battery in an iPhone. Try to do so a message will pop-up reading “Unable to verify this iPhone has a genuine Apple battery. Health information not available for this battery.”
While all this sounds scary, the fact remains that your phone will still work with an “unauthorised” battery installed but you just won’t be able to access the health information on your battery.
So let this be a warning in advance if you try to do a little Do-It-Yourself action on your iPhone’s battery.