Apple will now lock iPhone if you replace battery from outside..
Apple is now taking device security quite seriously and has recently made a big move by deciding to ship hacker-friendly iPhones to security researchers.
Apple has also taken another big step by deciding to discourage third-party repairs of batteries. iPhone users will not be able to get their batteries replaced from any other place other than an official Apple store. This includes installation of third-party batteries or even the installation of original batteries on its own.
If you try to replace your iPhone XS, XS Max, or XR battery with a non-official one, you will get an error message on your iPhone. The message will read that the iPhone can’t verify if the battery is original and will permanently stay on the iOS. Moreover, the iPhone which has a self-installed original battery, or a third-party battery will not give any information about the battery’s health as well. The same message will popup even if you try replacing an original iPhone battery from a third party service centre.
Apple is using a microcontroller of the battery to authenticate if you have installed an original battery. The microcontroller sends information to the iPhone and verifies with Apple’s proprietary versions of the chip. This authenticates the battery and pairs it with the iPhone logic board. Only an official Apple repair centre can authenticate these details while installing a new battery.
Even in the past, Apple has made several moves to block third party or home repairs on the iPhone. Right from ‘error 53’ bricking issue that hit iPhone 8 and iPhone X users, Apple has tried to curb the use of hardware developed by third-party spare suppliers.
Apple says that it has been making sure that its customers always have confidence in its products. The company wants to ensure that its products will be repaired in a safe and correct manner. The only way around this is getting your iPhone battery replaced from Apple authorised service providers.