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

Apple will repair Series 2 watch batteries for free

According to the document, "some" Apple Watch Series 2 models will not power on or exhibit swollen batteries "under certain conditions".

"A swollen battery can prevent an Apple Watch from switching on or cause the screen to separate from the unit's frame", notes digital outlet MacRumors.

According to an internal document first obtained by MacRumors, which was distributed to certain Apple Stores and authorised service providers, the fix covers only 42mm-sized Series 2 units covering all its models - Sport, Edition, Hermes and Nike+. Like most lithium-ion battery packs, the pouches used to power Apple Watch are susceptible to swelling and expanding when punctured, overcharged, overheated or otherwise damaged.

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

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Apple alerted its stores on Friday about this Apple Watch battery issue.

Since the Apple Watch's original release in 2015, nearly all of the device's personalization has been tied to the swappable wrist bands. Repairs are available to owners for a period of up to three years after purchase, even if the device is not covered by Apple's add-on warranty. 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.

Apple advises that customers inquiring about a refund for a previous Apple Watch Series 2 battery replacement should contact its support advisors. 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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