Apple will fix Series 2 watch batteries for free

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

Apple begins 3-year repair program for Apple Watch Series 2 devices w/ expanded batteries

But there's a (big) caveat: the gratis maintenance service is in place strictly for devices suffering from battery issues, according to a leaked internal document.

Secretly Apple approved a service policy that will fix 42mm Series 2 models for free when they either won't power on or have a swollen battery, including those whose battery has expanded to the point where the display has popped loose according to MacRumors.

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To provide assistance to users, Apple is now offering required services for the aforementioned issues for free on eligible devices. The free fix only applies to Series 2 watches in the 42mm variant and that includes all models of this watch. So The watch do not have to be under any warranty also.

The document notes that "some" Apple Watch Series 2 models will not power on or exhibit a swollen battery "under certain conditions". Apple will also fix watches when the display pops out of place due to the same issue.

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Users have experienced their Apple Watch Series 2 batteries expanding in size without any reason.

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. Most recently, watchOS 4 in 2017 introduced a powerful Siri watch face, a kaleidoscope design with Photos integration and Toy Story character options.

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Customers have three years from the original date of purchase to take advantage of the free fix, after which they'll have to pay for the service (£82.44 in the UK). Let us know in the comments.

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