For many people the battery in their smartphone never seems to last long enough. If you own an Apple iPhone 5 smartphone, there may be a reason your battery doesn’t last long enough. Apple has announced that it is recalling “a very small percentage” of iPhone 5 smartphones due to a battery issue.
Apple says that affected devices might “suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more frequently.” Only certain customers in the US and China are eligible for the free battery replacement under the recall. The recall covers iPhone 5 devices sold between September 2012 and January 2013 within a certain range of serial numbers.
A website is available to allow people to enter their serial number to see if their device is covered in the recall. The serial number can be found via Settings-General-About-Serial Number. Once you find the serial number, you can enter it into this website to see if the device is eligible for battery replacement. Battery replacement will begin on August 29 via authorized service providers, Apple retail stores, and Apple tech support. The battery replacement will be performed free of charge on devices covered.
Have a look at our handy guide on how to improve your iPhone and iPad battery life.