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Bad battery life? Apple will replace some iPhone batteries for free

Bad battery life? Apple will replace some iPhone batteries for free
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Do you have to charge your iPhone 5 a lot during the day just to keep it from dying? Then you might have one of the phones with a defective battery.

The good news is Apple will replace the battery for free. The company says some phones sold between September 2012 and January 2013 have defective batteries. You can find out if you've got a bad battery by typing in your iPhone 5's serial number here.

The replacement program is available at Apple Retail Stores, Authorized Apple Service Providers, and via AppleCare. Apple tells eligible iPhone 5 owners to backup their data, Turn off Find my iPhone, and Erase all Content and Settings before coming in to have the battery system replaced.

Not sure how to erase everything on your iPhone? Click here to find out.

The program is available now and will run through March, 1 2015, so you've got some time to get your free replacement. The program only covers the battery, though. Apple isn't going to fix other defects like cracked screens, and it won't extend your warranty.

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Source: 9to5Mac
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