Faulty Apple Watch Series 2 battery? Apple will fix it for free

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Apple has released a new service policy regarding the Apple watch Series 2.

Apple Stores and Authorized Service Providers are now servicing Apple Watch Series 2 models with swollen batteries or that won't power on. The company will now fix swollen batteries for free.

Eligible devices are any 42mm Series 2 Apple Watch models in the Sport, Nike+, Hermès, and Edition lines.

Don't worry if your Apple Watch Series 2 suddenly won't turn on because you might be eligible for a free fix by Apple. It is also important to note that the length of time for the service is three years from the time of purchase.

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According to the notice, "Apple will service eligible devices free of charge".

Notification of the new fix policy was sent to service providers in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe, suggesting the initiative is a worldwide effort. Apple will also fix watches when the display pops out of place due to the same issue. Like most lithium-ion battery packs, the pouches used to power Apple Watch are susceptible to swelling and expanding when punctured, overcharged, overheated or otherwise damaged.

Users on forums such as Reddit and Apple's support website have noted of instances where their Apple Watch battery seemingly expanded without reason. 42mm Series 2 models plagued by either of these issues, including swollen batteries that have dislodged the display, are eligible for free repairs. Not included in the program, however, are any 38mm models, or Series 1 and Series 3 Watches.

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