The Cupertino-based giant – Apple has stretched its faulty iPhone 5 Battery Replacement Program up to 2016. The battery replacement program from Apple iPhone 5 was officially scheduled to end on March 1st, to provide consumers of faulty equipment a full three years of component coverage.

Apple made a small amendment on its official web page signifying that the iPhone 5 Battery Replacement Program covers defective devices for 3 years after the first retail sale of the units mentioned above. Previously, Apple pledged to free replace faulty iPhone 5 batteries for 2 years after the first retail sale or until March 1st this year, as stated by iPhone in Canada.

Apple has now extended the deadline to January 16th, 2016 for selected units, which is worthy news if you still have an iPhone 5 and have seen the stints between charges is getting continually tinier.

Apple has stated that they found a “very small percentage” of iPhone 5 devices sold within a five-month period between September 2012 to January 2013 and fall inside a limited serial number range. Applying the new 3 year coverage to those dates, iPhone 5 battery replacement program is estimated to run through January 2016.

Present Apple iPhone 5 holders who bought their smartphone within the period mentioned above and are facing battery issues can check if their device is eligible for battery replacement through Apple’s official iPhone 5 Battery Replacement Program website.

Eligible handset can then be taken to an authorized Apple Store to have their Apple iPhone 5 battery replaced for free of cost. If you’re still adhering on to the iPhone 5, then it’s worth trying out.