Apple iPhone warranty support is one of the primary reasons people pay high prices. Every iPhone comes with a 1-year warranty which you can further extend to up to two years using AppleCare (requires additional payment). But how do you keep track of its warranty?
Suppose something goes wrong with your iPhone. How do you know if Apple will fix it for free or you’ll need to shell out more money? Thankfully, there are 4 ways to check your iPhone’s warranty status. Let’s have a look.
1. Using the iPhone Settings app
- Open Settings and tap General.
- Tap About.
- Depending on your purchase date, you may see Limited Warranty, AppleCare+, or Coverage Expired. Tap to learn more.
- If you have a warranty left, you will see a date when it expires.
2. Using Apple’s Check Coverage website
This method works for all Apple devices like iPhone, iPad, Mac, AirPods, etc. All you need to do is get the device’s Serial number and paste it on Apple’s official check coverage website.
Here is how to do that for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Go to Settings → General → About.
- Long-press the Serial Number and copy it.
- Visit the Check Coverage page.
- Paste the serial number here, enter the code, and tap Continue.
- You will see your service and support coverage status.
3. Using the Apple Support app
The official Apple Support app makes it easy to view coverage of all your Apple devices that have the same Apple ID. You can also contact support effortlessly via this app.
- Download the Apple Support app and open it.
- You should see your iPhone and some helpful topics. Tap Device Details.
- Under COVERAGE INFO, you will see the relevant warranty details.
4. Check warranty using your Apple ID
Finally, you can also check your device coverage via the web, using your Apple ID. Here is how.
- Visit mysupport.apple.com on your Mac, PC, iPhone, iPad, etc.
- Under My Devices, choose your iPhone (or one of your devices).
- Under Coverage, you will see all the warranty details.
What information you get on the warranty screen and what it means?
You see the following pieces of information.
Here is what they mean;
- Device details: You will see your device name, model, and serial number.
- Date of Purchase: Since every iPhone has a one-year warranty, the purchase date gives you an idea of when the warranty expires. If the purchase date is not validated, you may see an option to update it.
- Eligible for an AppleCare product: This lets you know if you can still buy AppleCare+ or not. If yes, you may purchase one or contact Apple Support for more help.
- Valid Purchase Date: This helps in getting warranty services.
- Telephone Technical Support: Every new purchase of an Apple device has 90 days of telephonic technical support.
- Repairs and Service Coverage: This lets you know if you have a valid warranty left or not. See the ‘Estimated Expiration Date‘ here. As mentioned above, when you have a warranty, several problems can be fixed for free. If you still have a warranty left, you can contact Apple Support or schedule an appointment to get the problem fixed. If you do not have one, you can still get your device fixed, though it may be chargeable.
This is how you can check the warranty of your iPhone and other Apple devices. I hope this guide helped you.
Note: On many sites, you may see an option to check coverage using iPhone’s IMEI. I would strongly urge you not to use any third-party websites or apps and enter your IMEI there. It may not be safe. Use the above methods to check your iPhone warranty.
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