I frequently receive messages from readers asking how they can find out if their Mac, iPhone or other Apple device is still under warranty before they contact Apple Support to request a needed repair.
These warranty-related questions are usually spread out over time, but for some reason I received six of them just within the past week!
That prompted me to write up this short post explaining how to quickly find the warranty status of any Apple device.
Luckily, Apple has made it very easy to instantly retrieve that vital piece of info. Just follow the steps below:
1 – If you don’t already have it at hand, find your gadget’s serial number using one of the methods explained on this page.
2 – Visit checkcoverage.apple.com and type the serial number into the first empty box on the page.
3 – Type the alphanumeric code you see in the shaded box into the empty box that’s located right below it.
4 – Click the blue Continue button and your device’s warranty status will be displayed on the screen.
That’s all there is to it. You’re done!
Now you’ll know what to expect when you contact Apple Support or take your gadget to the nearest Genius Bar.
Note: Apple’s warranty-checking tool will return the status of the regular factory warranty the device originally came with as well as any Apple-provided extended warranty that you might have purchased when you bought the device.
Bonus tip: Do you have a device that’s covered by AppleCare? If so, it might already qualify for a new (free) replacement battery. Click here for more information.