Apple might change your iPhone battery for free. Find out if you are eligible!
Remember those times when you charged your Nokia once a week? Eh, good ol’ times. Although it was a big shock for users when trying to adapt to the smartphone novelty, charging your phone at night became something as normal as brushing your teeth.
However, Apple discovered that some iPhone 5 devices “may suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more often”. According to the company, the faulty iPhone 5 was sold from September 2012 (when it was launched) until January 2013.
After this discovery, Apple has launched a program that allows the unlucky customers to have their battery changed for free. Too see if you are one of them, you can go to Apple’s website to check if you are eligible for a new battery. All you have to do is enter your Serial Number.
The program is available through AppleCare, in Apple stores and at authorized providers. For now, this program addresses only clients in USA and China. Other countries will be starting to change batteries after August 29th, 2014.
If you are eligible, before going in to have your battery changed, you need to back-up all your data! After that, erase everything (content and settings) and turn off your “Find my iPhone” feature. If you have some other issue with your phone, Apple will not repair it. Obviously.
“But what if I already paid to have my battery changed?”, some of you might ask. Well, in this case, you can get a refund from Apple. You can find more details here.
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