Apple will fix Apple Watch Series 2 for free

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

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.

The repairs will be free of charge for Series 2 watches that will not power on due to the battery swelling. All variants of the 42mm Series 2 Watch are covered, including the Sport, Edition, Hermes, and Nike+ models.

Additionally, force-restarting the device, done by pressing and holding both the side button and digital crown for 10 seconds until the Apple logo appears.

Apple will fix some Apple Watch Series 2 devices if they have a swollen battery or don't turn on, according to a new service policy seen by MacRumors.

Apple released the Apple Watch Series 2 in September of 2016, so the oldest models at this point are around 19 months old. Fortunately those criteria are mainly that the Apple Watch be a 42mm Series 2 model. Moreover, any 38mm variant of the Apple Watch is also not eligible to apply.

To provide assistance to users, Apple is now offering required services for the aforementioned issues for free on eligible devices. Apple has noted that all models of the Apple Watch Series 2 will be a subject to "visual-mechanic" inspection before the inspection takes place. It is also important to note that the length of time for the service is three years from the time of purchase. There will be more to the story, so be sure to stay tuned in for more details. Let us know in the comments.

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