Is your iPhone battery failing, but your device is now out of warranty? We have good news for some owners of that model of iPhone: Apple has announced a repair program for certain iPhones that have a reputation for bad battery life.
If you bought your iPhone 5 between September 2012 and January 2013, it may be one of the recalled models. On Apple’s site, you can type in your serial number and find out whether you’re eligible for a repair. Repairs can take place at an Apple authorized repair shop, by mail, or of course at an Apple Store.
If you’ve already paid to have your battery replaced, Apple says that “you can contact [them] about a refund.” Note that they don’t say that they will or even that they might give you a refund, just that it is possible to ask about a refund. Make of that what you will.
Of course, if you’re having trouble with your phone battery or any other part and it isn’t covered by a repair program, you have other options as well.