Your new iPhone or iPad comes with a limited warranty. This covers hardware repairs for up to one year and offers technical support by phone for as long as you own the device.
However, you might not be able to recall the exact date you bought your Apple device or if it is still under warranty.
Apple offers a simple solution. In just a few easy steps, you can discover how to do this.
This information can be accessed directly from Apple. You only need the serial number for your iPhone, iPad, or MacBook. This number will be found in Settings > General > About on the iPhone and iPad. If you have a MacBook, click on ‘About this Mac’. The serial number will then be displayed in the overview menu.
Did you take down the serial number? Follow the steps below for a quick check of whether your iPad, Mac, or iPhone is still covered by warranty.
- Go to Apple’s warrant tracker page.
- Enter the serial number for your Apple product
- Enter the secret code or renew it if the current string becomes unreadable
- Select “Continue”
This page will inform you about the type of Apple product that you own, as well as any warranty information. This page has three parts. It first indicates whether your iPhone, iPad, or any other Apple product has a valid date of purchase. This allows Apple employees quickly to recognize your device and provide assistance if needed.
This screen will also show you if you still have access to telephone support. Apple customer support is free for each product you purchase.
This screen displays when your iPhone, iPad or Mac has a warranty. You can also determine the age of your iPhone or Apple product by using the above method. Add one year to the expiration date, and you’ll get the date that the product was sold.