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Apple could replace your faulty iPhone 5 battery if your phone qualifies

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There’s nothing worse than your cell phone battery going dead at exactly the wrong moment. And you know it always happens when you have to make an important call, are waiting for a meaningful text or you're in the middle of your best game ever. However, according to Time magazine on Aug. 23, you just might qualify for a new iPhone 5 battery, courtesy of Apple.

Most versions of the iPhone 5 have a decent battery with a fairly long life. The problem seems to come with the ones sold between Sept. 2012 and Jan. 2013, according to Apple. Some of these models could have been affected by charging problems. “Apple has determined that a very small percentage of iPhone 5 devices may suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more frequently,” Apple said in a note.

How do you know if your phone qualifies for a free Apple battery replacement? If you think your iPhone 5’s battery life is too short and you purchased it in the time frame Sept. 2012 to Jan. 2013, you can put your phone’s serial number into this page on the Apple site. CLICK HERE.

If your phone qualifies for a free replacement battery, you can get one beginning Aug. 22 in the U.S. and China. For all other countries, the free battery replacement will begin on Aug. 29. The page where you put in your phone’s serial number has instructions on how to obtain your free replacement battery.

If your iPhone 5 qualifies, be sure and get your free replacement battery. To whet your appetite, though, rumors have leaked about the iPhone 6 and what it can do for you. Check out the page HERE to see what you may be in for if you wait just a little while longer to upgrade.