Last updated on October 23rd, 2019 at 03:04 amApple admits that certain iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus units have shipped with faulty hardware. We’re talking about all terminals from this model that have been manufactured between October 2018 and August 2019. A failing component can cause the device not to power anymore and thus become useless. A free repair program has been announced. All that you have to do is check if your iPhone was manufactured in the above mentioned time period.
If your iPhone qualifies for the free repair program you have to bring it to a Service Provider that is authorized by Apple, schedule an appointment at an Apple Retail Store or contact Apple Support to ship your device to an Apple Retail Center. Before, you choose one of the above options be aware that your iPhone 6s and 6s Plus is covered by this free service program for two years since its retail sale. This means that the first devices plagued by this issue will qualify for a free fix until October 2020.
How To Check iPhone 6s and 6s Plus Manufacturing Date
The device’s serial number can be used to identify when the iPhone was manufactured. All that you have to do is to find it and run it through an online checker.
How To Find iPhone Serial Number
First let’s find the serial number. You have the following options:
1. Open the Settings app and browse for General -> About. Serial Number is display in the first section of the screen.
2. If your device isn’t powering anymore you can get its Serial Number from the backside of the packaging unit.
3. The serial number should be printed on the original receipt or invoice.
4. The serial number is also available in the iTunes Preferences options. Check the Devices tab.
How To Decode iPhone Serial Number
After you managed to identify the iPhone’s serial number, using one of the methods described above, you can run it through Apple’s official serial number checker and see if your 6s or 6s Plus qualifies for the free repair program mentioned in this article: iPhone 6s / 6s Plus Serial Number Checker
Fact: If your iPhone comes with a cracked screen or any other major fault that could prevent it from being repaired, you will have to repair the other issue first or pay for the fix at the same Apple service provider, before the free repair program kicks in.
Tip: If you already repaired the No Power issue on your iPhone 6s or 6s Plus and paid for it, before this program was announced, you can ask Apple for a refund, if the repair was done by an authorized Apple service unit.
Related: This isn’t the firs repair program announced by Apple for the iPhone 6s lineup. The same model was plagued with faulty battery hardware back in 2015. Back then all models manufactured between September and October 2015 have qualified for a free iPhone battery replacement.