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Your iPhone 8 not working? Apple might fix it for free for you

Got an iPhone 8 that's acting weird, or just plain broken? You might be in luck because Apple may fix it for you for free.
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Written by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, Contributor on

Got an iPhone 8 -- not iPhone 8 Plus -- that's acting up on you? Maybe it's crashing, the screen is freezing, or won't even fire up? Well, you might be in luck because Apple has just kicked off a repair program.

Also: iPhone not charging properly? Check this!

The program covers iPhone 8 handsets sold between September 2017 and March 2018 in the following territories

  • Australia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Japan
  • Macau
  • New Zealand
  • U.S.

The problem, according to Apple, is that the iPhones suffer from a logic board manufacturing defect. The symptoms are outlined broadly as follows:

  • iPhone unexpected restarts
  • A frozen screen
  • iPhone won't turn on

To check eligibility for a free repair, put the serial number of the affected device into the form here. Don't know how to find your serial number? Here's how you go about that (even if your iPhone won't fire up).

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