Apple announced an iPhone 5 battery replacement program last year, and at the time, it said the program would last for two years. However, it appears Apple is now extending the program for an extra year.
However, as spotted by iPhone in Canada, Apple today updated the copy on the page to state that replacements would be accepted for an additional year. The page now says that users may return their defective units until three years after the date of purchase, pushing the end date for the program back to January 2016 for those who bought their phones near the end of the time when affected models were sold.
There are a limited number of iPhone’s that are covered by the program, so you’ll need to enter your iPhone 5′s serial number at Apple’s website to find out if you can get a replacement battery. If you’re eligible, you can get a replacement at any Apple Retail Store, Apple Authorized Service Provider, or via Apple Technical Support.
To find out if your iPhone 5 is eligible for the battery replacement program, plug your iPhone 5’s serial number into the checking tool at the Apple website. To get your iPhone 5’s serial number, just go to: “Settings” -> “General” -> “About.” You can then tap and hold on the serial number until the “Copy” balloon appears. Tap “Copy” to copy the serial number to your device’s clipboard.