The iPhone 5 affected devices were sold between September 2012 and January 2013 and are within a specific serial number range, Apple says.
You can check your serial number on Apple’s site to see if your phone qualifies for a free battery replacement.
Apple says that a “very small percentage of iPhone 5 devices” may be experiencing poor battery life, requiring users to charge the device more frequently.
If you have an affected device you’ll have the choice to replace your battery free of charge at the Apple Store, an Apple authorized service provider,
If you have one of these devices make sure you back up your data
Once your battery is replaced, Apple will guarantee the battery for two years after the device’s initial retail sale or March 1, 2015, whichever is longer.
This replacement program starts this Friday
Suggestions For Extending Your Battery Life On Phones
- Turn down brightness
- Shut down Facebook and social media
There is an app called Normal it costs $1.29 and shows exactly what uses your battery and how much each app uses in time
Just A Warning For Travellers
If you are travelling to the United States you may need to show that your smartphone or tablet can turn on when you enter or it maybe confiscated as they have learnt terrorists can make them into a bomb.