How to Check your Apple Warranty
Wondering what the warranty status is of an Apple Product? You can easily check.
Sometimes troubleshooting your problems just isn’t enough and you need to take your hardware in for service, but before you do so, you might want to check on your Apple warranty status. This is very easy to do for any hardware, including Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple Watch, Apple TV, all you need is the devices serial number to check the warranty of that device.
How to Check the Apple Warranty Status of Hardware
This applies to checking warranty status on all Apple hardware:
- Locate the devices serial number
- Go to Apple’s Service & Support Coverage check
- Enter your serial number, click on “Continue”
You’ll now see a screen like this, which gives you details on your hardwares Apple Care warranty status, including time left with phone support, if you’re eligible for repair coverage, and if you’re eligible for extending the warranty:
Pay special attention to the remaining time left on your AppleCare warranty, and eligibility to buy an AppleCare+ warranty plan. If this is about to expire soon, it may be a good idea to buy an extended AppleCare coverage plan for your device.
If you want an AppleCare extended warranty today, you need to purchase it within the first 60 days of ownership of the product, in most cases.
Previously the extended warranty was eligible within the first year your Apple hardwares ownership, but that policy has changed.
Once upon a time you could get discounted extended warranty plans through Amazon and third party resellers, but now it appears that Extended AppleCare warranty plans and AppleCare+ are only available through Apple.
You can check out other Apple deals on Amazon and you can still find the old boxes for sale on Ebay and Amazon, but they don’t necessarily work and so that’s important to point out.