My battery was draining very fast even when UNUSED and in LOW POWER MODE. This was happening even in AIRPLANE mode (i.e. overnight, unused, in Airplane and Low Power Modes both enabled).

I got the phone services and the service guy told me the problem was the U2 chip, so I paid to have it repaired. But now it should have the new U2 chip, but it still drains the same (i.e. very quickly).

Can the battery be the problem of fast draining too?

The guy that repaired the U2 chip now tells me the battery is the problem, but now I doubt everything he says.

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    I would argue that the repair shop never really solved your problem. Most micro-soldering repair shops work on a no fix / no fee pricing (I do!) model. If you brought it in for fast discharge. low life, then only when that is solved can a shop charge you. It would appear they never really tested the device for this afterwards. – Minho May 23 '18 at 15:51

Short answer

Yes, a battery's condition can most definitely explain why it is draining fast. iPhone batteries are consumable components that become less effective as they age. They have a limited lifespan and their capacity will decline over time, eventually leading to lower performance for your iPhone.

Long Answer

You will get lots of opinions on batteries, so when it comes to Apple products I always encourage users to read what Apple has to say on the topic.

Apple also recently published iPhone Battery and Performance.

To partially quote Apple:

All rechargeable batteries are consumable components that become less effective as they chemically age.

As lithium-ion batteries chemically age, the amount of charge they can hold diminishes, resulting in shorter amounts of time before a device needs to be recharged. This can be referred to as the battery’s maximum capacity—the measure of battery capacity relative to when it was new.

I would encourage you to read the entire article.

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