WASHINGTON -- Apple will replace some iPhone 5 batteries that have a shorter battery life or need to be charged frequently.
Apple announced last week that a small percentage of the devices sold between September 2012 and January 2013 have the defective batteries.
IPhone 5 owners experiencing battery problems should check their serial number to determine if their phone is eligible for the battery replacement.
Owners can get a new battery by visiting an authorized provider or an Apple store. Apple is also offering refunds if customers already bought a replacement battery.
Cracked screens or other damage may need to be repaired before the battery could be replaced.
Apple has posted more information information on its website.
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