Problems Charging Your Phone? Apple Will Replace Your iPhone 5 Battery for Free
Apple has announced that certain iPhone 5 owners can get a free battery replacement, depending on the phone's serial number.
Here is part of a note posted on the company's website:
Apple has determined that a very small percentage of iPhone 5 devices may suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more frequently. The affected iPhone 5 devices were sold between September 2012 and January 2013 and fall within a limited serial number range.
If your iPhone 5 is experiencing these symptoms and meets the eligibility requirements noted below, Apple will replace your iPhone 5 battery, free of charge.
To find out if your phone falls within the specified serial-number range, tap the Settings icon, then tap General, then About. From there, scroll down until you find the Serial Number slot. (More here.)