Apple has recently disclosed that some iPhone 8 smartphones have a “manufacturing defect” which could freeze the screen or make the device restart unexpectedly.
According to the company, the affected models were sold between September 2017 and March 2018 — the first six months they were on sale– in China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Macau, New Zealand, and the US.
You can now check if you have been impacted by putting your phone’s serial number into a form on Apple’s website. And if you have been affected, Apple will replace your defective logic board for free.
You’ll also be able to find instructions on the same page for setting up a repair, whether it’s in store, by mail, or with an authorized Apple service provider.