Published: Sun, April 15, 2018
Research | By Raquel Erickson

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

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

Fortunately those criteria are mainly that the Apple Watch be a 42mm Series 2 model.

"Apple has determined that under certain conditions, some Apple Watch Series 2 devices may not power on or they may experience an expanded battery", states an internal document distributed to Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers, according to MacRumors.

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.

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.

Eligibility is limited to 42mm-sized Apple Watch Series 2 models, including Edition, Hermès, Nike+ and Sport variants, pending a visual-mechanical inspection.


The new fix program mirrors a warranty update for first-generation Apple Watch models implemented a year ago. Moreover, any 38mm variant of the Apple Watch is also not eligible to apply. While not a widespread issue, battery swelling can cause power interruptions, operational issues or, in some cases, dislodged displays.

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.

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

This is all for now, folks. It is also important to note that the length of time for the service is three years from the time of purchase. Let us know in the comments.

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