Dodgy iPhone 6S battery? Apple will now give you a replacement
Last week Apple finally admitted the ‘touch disease’ problem with certain iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models, and now it has acknowledged a battery issue with the 6S.
The company is offering to replace batteries in phones manufactured between September and October 2015, as some have been shown to shut down at random.
A page on the Apple website details the new scheme, saying: “Apple has determined that a very small number of iPhone 6s devices may unexpectedly shut down.
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“This is not a safety issue and only affects devices within a limited serial number range that were manufactured between September and October 2015.”
If you have a phone made during that brief period, you can take it down to an Apple store or Apple service provider to have the serial number checked.
Once the number has been checked and shows the phone was from the batch of faulty devices, you can get a replacement battery free of charge.
Before sending the phone for a replacement, Apple advises users back up their data, turn of ‘Find My Phone’, and erase data and settings in Settings > General > Reset > Erase all Content and Settings.
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The program covers affected iPhone 6s batteries for three years after the first retail sale of the unit, so you’ve got some time to get your phone in for a replacement cell if you think it’s affected by the battery issue.
Just last week Apple finally acknowledged an issue with iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices that has been dubbed ‘touch disease’ and involves a a flickering gray bar appearing at the top of the phone’s screen before the display becomes unusable.
The company began to offer repairs for the issue last week, but will be charging customers £146.44, while US customers will have to shell out $149
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