Apparently a Free Battery Replacement is not the only thing that Apple would do these days for my old and trusted iPhone 5! After successfully replaced my battery, I went back to the geniuses at the Apple Store to get my broken Sleep/Wake (On/Off) button fixed … for FREE!
This time though, I had to back up and wipe out my content and settings. And instead of a few hours service, I had to leave the unit with them for a couple of days. But fret not because they ‘lent’ me a spare iPhone 5 while mine was in service so I didn’t have to be out of touch without a phone! Sweet!
A few days later, quicker than I had thought, I got the email saying that my iPhone was ready for collection. So I went to pick it up.
When I got my iPhone 5 back, the staff told me that not only they had replaced the sleep/wake button, they also replaced the camera and the battery too! WOW .. a 3 in 1 service!
Needless to say, I went home feeling that I just got a new iPhone 🙂
So, how can you get this cool service too? Read on!
Am I eligible?
First you need to check whether your iPhone is eligible for the free replacement or not. Go to the iPhone 5 Sleep/Wake button replacement program page and select the country where you live from the dropdown list on the page.
Then enter your iPhone 5 serial number into the eligibility test box and press the submit button. Read my other review post to find out how you can get your iPhone serial number.
If your iPhone serial number is eligible, congratulations! The only thing you need to do now is to read the instructions on that page on how you can do the replacement and where. In my case, I could bring my iPhone personally to the Apple Store, which was what I did, or send the iPhone in through the post.
Good luck! And let me know if you manage to do it as well!
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