Apple has begun an iPhone 5 Battery Replacement Program to replace the batteries. A small percentage of iPhone 5 units that has faulty batteries, resulting in a shorter battery life and longer, more frequent charging times.
iPhone 5 Replacement Program
Few iPhone devices sold between September 2012 and January 2013 belonging to a limited serial number range exhibited battery issues. They are now eligible for a free battery replacement. iPhone 5 users can input their serial numbers on Apple’s replacement site to find out whether their phones need a new battery. Those who do have a faulty battery can get a replacement through an Apple Authorized Service Provider or an Apple Retail Store. Apple may restrict or limit repair to the original country of purchase.
Apple will initiate a refund if user have already replaced the battery on their own one of these defected devices. Replacements are available beginning today in the United States and China, with the program beginning in other countries on August 29. If you think your device have some battery issue and do check it here.