Apple Offers FREE iPhone 5 Battery Replacement for Some Faulty Devices
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Do you have an iPhone 5 and have noticed that battery life on it has been horrible lately? My iPhone 5 can barely last half a day without needing a charge.

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.

Simply bring your eligible iPhone 5 into an Apple Store and they will replace the battery of those iPhone 5′s completely free.

To prepare your iPhone 5 for the battery replacement process, please follow the steps below:

  • Back up your data to iTunes or iCloud
  • Turn off Find my iPhone
  • Erase data and settings in Settings > General > Reset > Erase all Content and Settings

Important: If your iPhone 5 has any damage, such as a cracked screen, which impairs the replacement of the battery… that issue will need to be resolved prior to the replacement. In some cases, there may be a cost with the repair.

To find out if your device is eligible, visit

On a related note, Apple is set to announce the iPhone 6 on Tuesday, September 9, 2014.