Apple begins free repairs for Apple Watch Series 2 with swollen batteries

Eloise Marshall
April 15, 2018

The new service program began yesterday, according to a leaked internal document...

Don't worry if your Apple Watch Series 2 suddenly won't turn on because you might be eligible for a free fix by Apple.

Apple this week initiated a new service program that grants free, out of warranty repairs to Apple Watch Series 2 owners whose device suffers from a swollen battery or refuses to turn on. An exact description of minimum requirements for eligibility was not included, but Apple is offering free repairs to those devices that do fall under the criteria. In addition to this, the company is said to provide assistance for up to 3-years after the initial purchase of the wearable.

The program appears to be limited to Apple Watch Series 2 42mm models, suggesting that the issue is not present on the 38mm models. So The watch do not have to be under any warranty also. If you own the Apple Watch Series 1 or Series 3, unfortunately, you are not eligible to apply for free repairs.

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Will you be taking advantage of Apple's revised service agreement?

The first-generation Apple Watch (Series o) seemingly suffered from the same problem, with Apple implementing a similar 3-year fix program for affected users. In some cases, a defective battery is preventing the Apple Watch from powering on, and in other instances customers are complaining about their timepieces expanding, with a swollen battery pushing against the chassis.

This is all for now, folks.

Customers have three years from the original date of purchase to take advantage of the free fix, after which they'll have to pay for the service (£82.44 in the UK). Let us know in the comments.

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