If you’re among the iPhone 6s owners whose handsets have been spontaneously powering down in recent weeks, then you’ll likely be ecstatic to know that Apple recently launched a program offering free battery replacements exclusively for you.
Expanding on the program, Apple on Friday subsequently released a helpful new tool — available for iPhone 6s users via Apple’s iPhone 6s battery replacement web portal — which will allow them to quickly enter their iPhone 6s’ serial number to instantly determine if they’re eligible for a free battery replacement.
How to Find Your iPhone’s Serial Number
If you still have your device’s original packaging in your possession, then the serial number can be found printed directly on the barcode label that’s affixed to the rear-side of the box.
If you don’t have your device’s original packaging on you, that’s okay, too! You can also find your serial number by navigating to Settings > General > About > and then scrolling down to Serial Number. Once the number is located, all you have to do is make sure you enter it correctly in the form on Apple’s support web page to get an instant answer.
According to Cupertino, the iPhone 6s units beset by this spontaneous shut-down issue were manufactured between September and October of last year — meaning, in other words, that they were among the first batches of units to hit store shelves shortly after the iPhone 6s’ launch in September, 2015. Apple has offered to replace the battery in devices affected by this issue, free of charge; however, the company was quick to note that any extraneous damages — such as cracked screens, water damage, etc. — will have to be rectified, at the customer’s expense, prior to a battery replacement being executed.
So if you’re the proud owner of an iPhone 6s that’s been acting kind of funky lately, then you might want go mosey on over to Apple’s website to see if you’re getting a free iPhone battery for Christmas this year.
Are you eligible for a replacement iPhone 6s battery? Let us know in the comments!