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

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

The document, obtained by MacRumors, indicates that select Apple Watch Series 2 models may not power on or may experience an "expanded battery" under certain conditions.

Batteries are the bane of mobile device makers-companies have to ensure that battery life is sufficient, and just as importantly, are well constructed and won't die prematurely or, even worse, overheat and catch on fire and explode.

Secretly Apple approved a service policy that will fix 42mm Series 2 models for free when they either won't power on or have a swollen battery, including those whose battery has expanded to the point where the display has popped loose according to MacRumors.

According to the notice, "Apple will service eligible devices free of charge". 42mm Series 2 models plagued by either of these issues, including swollen batteries that have dislodged the display, are eligible for free repairs.


Eligible devices are any 42mm Series 2 Apple Watch models in the Sport, Nike+, Hermès, and Edition lines. What are your thoughts on Apple offering three-year of fix program for the Series 2 in 42mm size? Apple has nearly always replaced or serviced such devices and generally covers expanded batteries past the 1-year warranty date, regardless of a program such as this.

Apple Watch Series 2 with expanded battery. Not included in the program, however, are any 38mm models, or Series 1 and Series 3 Watches.

Will you be taking advantage of Apple's revised service agreement?

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. Let us know down in the comments!

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