Apple says that it will replace batteries on some models on the iPhone 6S that could unexpectedly shut down, but pose no safety risk.
The company says the smartphones that are affected were manufactured between September and October of last year. If your phone is affected, Apple will swap in a new battery for you free of charge. The battery issue involves “a very small number” of iPhone 6S models, according to a support page on Apple’s website, detailing steps on how to replace the device’s battery.
Apple Stores are able to check handsets against a list of serial numbers and will either replace the battery or refund the cost of a new one if the original has already been replaced by its owner.
Reports of iPhone 6S devices unexpectedly shutting down date back to October of last year, weeks after Apple launched the smartphone, along with the larger iPhone 6S Plus.
Apple is not the only company having to deal with issues related to their smartphone’s battery. Earlier this year, Samsung discontinued the Galaxy Note 7 smartphones after reports overheating batteries could cause the device to catch fire or explode.