08/24/2014 12:31 pm ET Updated Aug 25, 2014

Apple May Give You A New iPhone Battery For Free


Is your Kim Kardashian game draining your iPhone battery too quickly? You may be eligible for a replacement from Apple.

In a post on its website, the company announced that it will replace the battery packs for free in some phones sold between September 2012 and January 2013. A flaw in a "very small percentage" of devices sold during that window causes the phones to suddenly lose charge and need to be plugged in frequently. The company started replacing the batteries on Aug. 22.

To find out if you're eligible, Apple has a serial number checker here. The company also said it would refund customers who have already paid to replace faulty batteries.

But, Apple noted, don't get all crazy and think it's going to give you a freebie after you accidentally dropped your phone on the dance floor last weekend. Broken screens and other damages can make it difficult to replace the battery, so even if you're eligible for a replacement, you might be on the hook for other costs, the company said.

Apple did not immediately respond to a request from The Huffington Post for comment on Sunday.

(Hat tip: 9to5Mac)



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