Apple Finally Paying Out Settlement From 2017 Class Action Lawsuit (Check Your Accounts!)

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Apple is finally paying the settlement from a 2017 class action lawsuit.

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Apple is paying up! Settlements from old class action lawsuit go out this month.

A 2017 class action lawsuit against Apple is coming to a close. The lawsuit stems from complaints that IOS 10 updates slowed the performance of older i06 and iO7 model phones. The final appeal from the lawsuit was dismissed in December 2023 and it was announced that Apple would begin paying out the settlement in January 2024.

The settlement was to be no less than $310 million and no more than $500 million. To receive a payment, you had to file a claim prior to the October 6, 2020 deadline.

Those who filed a claim have been waiting years for their payment, which was previously expected to be around $65. However, according to comments on the MacRumours website, some claimants have recently received payments in the amount of $92.17!

Be on the lookout for your money to arrive. When filling out the claim submission form in 2020, you indicated your preference for how you prefer to receive your payment. If you chose via ACH, keep your eyes on your bank account to check for the funds being deposited. Otherwise, look in your mailbox this month for a paper check.

What was the class action lawsuit about?

The settlement stems from a class action lawsuit from December 2017. This lawsuit claimed that certain iOS 10 upgrades diminished the performance of iPhones with older, low-capacity batteries. These phones were used prior to December 21, 2017. Models include the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s Plus, and iPhone SE. It also impacted iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus which ran on iOS 11.2 or later.

Many customers complained that the reduced performance prompted them to upgrade their phones when they could have received a more affordable battery replacement instead. Apple claimed that the slowdown was to prevent these lithium-ion batteries from shutting down once the battery degrades. Though Apple claims to have done no wrongdoing, the company did agree to a settlement.

In order to receive a portion of the settlement, you had to file a claim by October 6, 2020.

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Have more questions?

If you have questions regarding this lawsuit or the settlement, you can visit the settlement website to see answers to frequently asked questions.

You can also contact the claims administrator via email at or toll-free by phone at 1-833-649-0927.

Shutterfly & Verizon are also paying out settlements. Find out if you’re eligible!

About the writer:

Kara is a writer and photographer from the Midwest. Her creative work has appeared in various publications over the past decade. With a background in finance, she loves to be money-savvy.

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Comments 18

  1. Gene

    I got my $92.17….Had no idea what it was for!!!

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Yay! Glad to hear your payment came through for you, Gene. ❤️

  2. zack lee

    It just keeps telling me there is an error processing my request, when I click on the online claim form.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi Zack! Unfortunately, to receive a payout on this, you had to file a claim prior to the October 6, 2020 deadline. Sorry for any confusion. 💓

      • zack lee

        Thank you for the response!

  3. Andrea

    Is there a way to know if you signed up?

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Great question, Andrea. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like there’s an option to see if you submitted a claim. You may have received an email confirmation when filing, though it would be a few years old now, in case you may have saved it in an email folder. The other option is to keep an eye on your mailbox or bank account. 💕

      • Andrea

        Thank you! I did sign up and save the email

        • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

          Yay! Great to hear that! I was searching my inbox for similar keywords to find the email address it came from, but I may have not signed up for this one. Glad you spotted yours! 🤗

        • Mirela

          Hi can you please tell us where the email came from? Thanks in advance!

  4. Victor

    Does anyone know if you change the address then where will the check come?

  5. Jenny

    Glad this is posted, I got 2 checks today in my mailbox, almost threw them away thinking it’s a scam! Glad I checked

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      YAY for two checks, Jenny! 🙌 So glad you didn’t throw them away as well. 💞

  6. Amber

    Got two checks today. I told my sister to be expecting hers soon too. Thanks!

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Sweet! Glad you received them, Amber! Hoping your sister’s arrives soon for her too. 🥰

  7. Amber This was the original link to file a claim. I got my claim confirmation email from “” if you want to use that as a search phrase. I was able to find it just searching “SmartphonePerformanceSettlement”.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Sure appreciate you sharing these additional tips! 🙌💞

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