Last year Apple announced an iPhone 5 battery replacement program. For those unfamiliar with the program, basically there were a small percentage of iPhone 5 owners who were affected by bad batteries. This led to their phones draining noticeably faster than others which in turn required them to charge their phones more often.
The program stated that they would accept iPhone 5 units up to 2 years after purchase meaning that iPhone 5 owners had until the 1st of March 2015 to get their phone batteries swapped, if their handsets were the affected ones. However according to a recent update Apple made to the website, it seems that they have extended their battery replacement program.
The new date has been extended until January 2016 meaning that if you bought your iPhone 5 at a later date or if you’re hearing about this for the first time ever, you’ve still got a little under a year to head on over to Apple to get your phone battery replaced, assuming you have not gotten a new model by then and if your handset is one of the affected models.
If you’re wondering if your iPhone 5 is one of the affected units, just head on over to the Apple support page, enter your handset’s serial number to see if you qualify for it.
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