Faulty Apple Watch Series 2 battery? Apple will fix it for free

Faulty Apple Watch Series 2 battery? Apple will fix it 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.

Apple is certainly no stranger when it comes to battery-related issues concerning its products, ranging from battery shortages impacting the company's ability to fix older MacBooks to an iPhone battery overheating and smoking in an Apple Store, forcing its evacuation.

To remedy the problem, Apple says it is offering to service eligible devices for free. The fix umbrella will cover up to three years after purchase in other words, you likely have until 2019 or 2020.

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.

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Eligible devices are any 42mm Series 2 Apple Watch models in the Sport, Nike+, Hermès, and Edition lines.

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 notes, however, that all models will be subject to a "visual-mechanic" inspection prior to service.

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.

Apple implemented a similar policy regarding those as well.

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