How to check the warranty status on your iPhone, iPad, iPod, or Mac

How to check the warranty status on your iPhone, iPad, iPod, or Mac

Every iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Mac comes with a one year warranty against manufacturing defects and hardware failures. If you choose, you can also extend that warranty for additional years with AppleCare. Regardless which warranty you have, you can easily find out whether or not your Apple products are currently covered. Here's how:

How to check your AppleCare coverage on an iPhone, iPad, iPod, or Mac

  1. Find the serial number of your Apple product. If you aren't sure where it is, Apple has a support page to help you locate it - Click here to find your serial number
  2. Go to the following link in Safari on your Mac, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch: Apple Warranty Status
  3. Type in the serial number or IMEI of your Apple product that you found in step 1.
  4. You should now see a page letting you know whether or not you're in warranty.

If you haven't extended your product coverage with AppleCare, you can purchase a plan online by clicking on the button to extend your coverage under the AppleCare coverage section. If you're within warranty you can also set up a repair using this page or contact AppleCare support.

For those of you with multiple Apple products, do you always buy AppleCare plans? I find myself always buying it for Macs since I keep those a lot longer but not for iPads and iPhones since I upgrade those every year. What about you? Let me know in the comments!

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How to check the warranty status on your iPhone, iPad, iPod, or Mac


Actually there is. AppleCare for 2 more years for a MacBook Air costs 11-13 k depending on where you buy it from. I know because I have purchased it for my MBA.

We keep our phones for at least two years so I always get AppleCare for them as well as the iPads.

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I upgrade my iPhone and iPad every year. I usually get the AppleCare + for the accidental damage coverage. Cheaper than Verizon's insurance, and adds a little value when I sell it on EBay to find the next phone. For my Macbook I bought my AppleCare Warranty through BH Photo, gets me the coverage at a much lower price. Got it for my wife's Macbook as well.

You are correct! It's tied to the serial number, and transferable. That would certainly give it some added value in my mind if I were purchasing on eBay.

When I purchased my iPhone, I did not even know it only comes with a 1-year warranty. Every other-branded phone I have ever bought has had a 2-year warranty. Yet the iPhone is the most expensive phone I have ever got, priced at 1000 USD. I guess that is the value one thousand bucks buys you. Will I be buying Apple again at this value ratio? Of course not. I keep my phone for 2 years, so now I am "naked" the other half. Darned if it breaks during the second year!

I bought my iPhone 4S 16gb in July 2012 without AppleCare and despite being dropped off a couple of times it's still functioning really well.

I bought my iPad 3 64gb in November 2012 without AppleCare and I've been always using it with covers from couple of brands and it's still functioning very good.

I bought my Macbook Pro 15 inch in May 2013 without AppleCare and it's been a year and it's still functioning normally as if I just bought it yesterday.

To me, AppleCare is just another name of another method Apple applies to fork more money out of you.

They build superb quality products. Use their product with complete awareness and within the boundary of common sense and you are good to go without need to even mention AppleCare.

It does happen to people, I purchased a MacBook Pro from Best Buy and 18 months later the logic board decided it wasn't going to work anymore. Of course I did not elect to purchase Apple Care because I had the same thought that Apple builds top quality hardware but as with most electronics some WILL fail and mine did. I'm not slamming Apple, it was my fault for not purchasing the extended warranty but I now have a 1400 doorstop, logic boards cost way more than Apple Care :)