Problems with the battery on your iPhone 6S? Apple will replace it free of charge

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Apple has said it will replace batteries on its iPhone 6S following the discovery of a fault on its 2015 smartphone.

The company has today announced it will repair batteries free of charge on iPhone 6S models that were manufactured between September and October 2015.

The faulty iPhones were found to unexpectedly shut down, despite the device displaying a charged battery. However, the company was quick to point out the fault is not due to a safety issue.

In a statement on its website, Apple said: “Apple has determined that a very small number of iPhone 6s devices may unexpectedly shut down. This is not a safety issue and only affects devices within a limited serial number range that were manufactured between September and October 2015”.

“If your iPhone 6s has any damage such as a cracked screen which impairs the replacement of the battery, that issue will need to be resolved prior to the battery replacement. In some cases, there may be a cost associated with the repair”, the company added.

In order to find out if you iPhone 6S is eligible for repair you will need to take it to your local Apple store or authorised reseller.

Last week, Apple announced a new repair program to fix the so called ‘touch disease’ which affects the iPhone 6S Plus.

Touch disease begins when thin grey lines start to appear on screen before eventually leaving the screen unresponsive to taps or swipes, rendering it useless.

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