Apple Offering Free Apple Watch Series 2 Repairs Due To Swollen Batteries

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Good news for Apple Watch Series 2 owners: Apple has revised its service policy, introducing a clause that entitles 42mm variants for a free fix. The company will now fix swollen batteries for free.

Apple hasn't formally announced the new policy and you might not want to depend on free repairs right away when some staffers might not be aware of the change.

Has your Apple Watch Series 2 suffered from an expanded battery?

Apple has released a new service policy regarding the Apple watch Series 2.

Users have experienced their Apple Watch Series 2 batteries expanding in size without any reason.

The company will service eligible devices for up to three years after the original purchase.

If you're wondering what models are regarded as eligible devices, you should note it down that the Apple Watch Series 2 in 42mm size which can be the Sports, Nike+, Hermes or even the Apple Watch Edition variant.

This is a bit different than the temporarily discounted battery replacement program that Apple put into effect for some of its iPhone devices.

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

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. 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. If you own one and think the battery is defective, head over to Apple's Support page to schedule a fix.

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