Apple has determined that a number of iPhone 5 devices may suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more frequently. The affected iPhone 5 devices were sold between September 2012 and January 2013.
If your iPhone 5 is experiencing these problems and meets the eligibility requirements, Apple will replace your iPhone battery free of charge.
From August 29th if your iPhone is affected you’ll be able to get a replacement battery using one of the following options :
- Apple Authorised Service Provider : Find one here
- Apple Retail Store : Make an appointment here
- Apple Technical Support : Contact them here
If you believe your iPhone 5 was affected by this issue, and you paid to replace your battery, you can contact Apple directly with regards to a refund.
There’s a few steps you have to follow to protect items stored on your iPhone with regards to removing the battery and you can check them out here.
Have you been affected by this issue? Let us know.
Thanks to Dappy at HUKD for the heads up!