According to a report from Reddit, the OnePlus India branch is offering a free battery replacement to select models. The models included in this offer are the OnePlus 3, the OnePlus5 series and the OnePlus6 series. In this offer, users will not have to pay a single rupee for the battery. However, the company will charge a nominal labour charge for the battery replacement. Although the user on Reddit also mentioned the service costs ₹473 for the OnePlus5T.
The reason behind this is apparently due to a large number of spare batteries for these models in stock. In addition, the OnePlus is trying to clear the same. The battery replacement offer is also a good opportunity for those whose devices have aged fairly. Over time, the battery health reduces as per the usage, resulting in a faster drain.
How to claim free battery replacement for older OnePlus devices?
According to the post, you can claim the free battery replacement service when you walk into any official store in India. Users can alternatively book a replacement for 50 per cent of the total cost. Furthermore, the user states that is a walk-in service only.
Although not completely free, you will still end up paying far less for a battery replacement than was the case previously. All the OnePlus devices mentioned above are at least 3 to 5 years old launches. If you own any of these devices and have never replaced the battery, this might be the best time to do so. As we know, batteries drain out faster with frequent and continuous usage.
Users can check the battery health of their device through the OnePlus Diagnostic app. In the app, you need to check for “View Battery Status” on the main screen. Tap on the option and you will see the battery health of your device at the bottom. If the battery health is less than 70 per cent, it is advisable to get it replaced. Doing so will not only offer more longevity but also could result in more screen-on time.