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Faulty Apple Watch Series 2 battery? Apple will fix it for free

Faulty Apple Watch Series 2 battery? Apple will fix it for free

Apple is now offering Apple Watch Series 2 models with expanded batteries or which are having troubling turning on.

Apple will fix some Apple Watch Series 2 devices if they have a swollen battery or don't turn on, according to a new service policy seen by MacRumors.

"Apple will service eligible devices free of charge", it added.

This week, Apple has launched a new service program that offers free out-of-warranty repairs to Apple Watch Series 2 owners whose device suffers from a swollen battery. In addition to this, the company is said to provide assistance for up to 3-years after the initial purchase of the wearable.

Eligibility is limited to 42mm-sized Apple Watch Series 2 models, including Edition, Hermès, Nike+ and Sport variants, pending a visual-mechanical inspection. Moreover, any 38mm variant of the Apple Watch is also not eligible to apply.




A line of code unearthed in Apple's latest watchOS 4.3.1 beta release suggests a future version of the operating system will allow third-party developers to deploy customizable watch faces, a feature for which many users have pined since Apple Watch debuted in 2015. Apple will also fix watches when the display pops out of place due to the same issue.

Users on forums such as Reddit and Apple's support website have noted of instances where their Apple Watch battery seemingly expanded without reason. The company will now fix swollen batteries for free.

This is all for now, folks.

Customers have three years from the original date of purchase to take advantage of the free fix, after which they'll have to pay for the service (£82.44 in the UK). Let us know down in the comments!