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

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Apple will repair some Apple Watch 2 models that have swollen batteries or won't power on for free

Apple Watch Series 2 with expanded battery.

Owners of an Apple Watch Series 2 that's experiencing power issues or, even worse, a swollen battery will want to take notice: This week Apple began a new service policy that offers free repairs, assuming the device meets certain criteria.

To provide assistance to users, Apple is now offering required services for the aforementioned issues for free on eligible devices.

Hey, it happens. As it goes, Apple is now dealing with a battery life issue on some of its Apple Watch devices, and is offering free repairs to customers who are experiencing swollen batteries. In addition to this, the company is said to provide assistance for up to 3-years after the initial purchase of the wearable.




It's an issue that's plagued Apple Watches ever since the introduction of the first model, known as the Apple Watch Series 1, back in April 2015 - three years ago. The free fix only applies to Series 2 watches in the 42mm variant and that includes all models of this watch. So The watch do not have to be under any warranty also.

The reasons behind Apple Watch Series 2 not turning on for some users is unclear at this point and the memo does not shed enough light on it as well.

Will you be taking advantage of Apple's revised service agreement? What are your thoughts on Apple offering three-year of fix program for the Series 2 in 42mm size?

Apple specified in the memo that units unable to power on, or experiencing hardware defects, as a result of battery swelling are eligible for the free fix. Let us know down in the comments!

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