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So you can check to see if they’ll change your iPhone’s battery for free

The batteries of the latest iPhones – and we’re not just talking about the iPhone 7 – are increasingly being questioned, because the problems related to this particular component keep coming up and make those of us who have one of these terminals spend the day glued to the charger . We recently learned that battery failures cause your iPhone to shut down with 60 percent battery life or that iOS 10.1.1 drains your battery very quickly. And while Apple promised to fix this, we hadn’t learned any more details.

Now Apple has released a tool that will let us know if we can opt for a free replacement of our battery . However, this system has its restrictions, since Apple has only recognized failures in a series of terminals manufactured between September and October 2015 and only in the 6s model -not including the iPhone 6s Plus-. To find out if your mobile has been manufactured in this period, we can go to Apple’s own website, where we only have to enter our serial number to find out instantly. However, if you are someone rather lazy, you can check it yourself by looking at the fourth and fifth number (or letter) of the serial number and see if it matches one of these:

  • Q3
  • Q4
  • Q5
  • Q6
  • Q7
  • Q8
  • Q9
  • QC
  • QD
  • QF
  • QG
  • QH
  • QJ
So you can check to see if they’ll change your iPhone’s battery for freeSo you can check to see if they’ll change your iPhone’s battery for free

If this happens to coincide, you can consider yourself lucky -within the gravity of having a defective unit-, because there will be a large number of users who are suffering from these problems and who will not find any solution -in warranty- for this inconvenience. For those who will have this possibility, they will probably have to wait until well into December for the Apple Store to have enough spare parts to cope with this flood of requests.

In any case, we’ll have to wait and see if in the next few days there is any news or update of this information from Cupertino’s guys that will bring relief to all of us who suffer with the battery. Until then, we’ll keep you posted on the latest news.