Apple will fix Apple Watch Series 2 for free

Apple will fix Apple Watch Series 2 for free

Apple Stores and Authorized Service Providers are now servicing Apple Watch Series 2 models with swollen batteries or that won't power on.

Secretly Apple approved a service policy that will fix 42mm Series 2 models for free when they either won't power on or have a swollen battery, including those whose battery has expanded to the point where the display has popped loose according to MacRumors. The new service program began yesterday, according to a leaked internal document...

The new fix program mirrors a warranty update for first-generation Apple Watch models implemented previous year.

"Apple has determined that under certain conditions, some Series 2 devices may not power on or they may experience an expanded battery", wrote the firm.

"A swollen battery can prevent an Apple Watch from switching on or cause the screen to separate from the unit's frame", notes digital outlet MacRumors.

Other details of the service policy include that the Apple Watch doesn't need to be under warranty, and that the repairs are covered for up to three years after the device's purchase date.

Apple implemented a similar policy regarding those as well. Apple will also fix watches when the display pops out of place due to the same issue.

The program is limited to 42mm Apple Watch Series 2 variants, suggesting the same battery issues are not as prevalent on 38mm models. In this case, a visual inspection will determine if there is an actual mechanical defect, and if so, Apple will replace the battery for free.

Has your Apple Watch Series 2 suffered from an expanded battery? Let us know in the comments.

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