iPhone 5 Battery Replacement Program

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.

TSA Will Check To See If Your Device Turns On 

Author: Adelaide Techguy

Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

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  1. Richard, if your phone is doesn’t meet the Apple requirements, where in Adelaide would you suggest i take a iPhone5 for battery replacement? Thank you!

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