How to Check Your iPad Warranty Status

Worried about breaking your iPad? Check its warranty first

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Like any other device, an iPad is prone to accidents, defects, and performance issues. The good news is you might be able to resolve any of these things issues by taking advantage of your Apple warranty, also known as AppleCare.

What is AppleCare?

AppleCare is the manufacturer warranty service Apple provides for its devices, like the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, MacBook, HomePods, and more. The service comes at no extra cost for the user, but only offers a limited coverage of 1 year and only cover scenarios involving defective hardware or performance issues.

If a year doesn't seem like enough time, Apple provides an extended warranty service known as AppleCare+ for varying prices depending on the length of the service and the type of issue your device might have. For an iPad, if the issue is due to accidental damage like water damage or a cracked screen, you'll have to pay a deductible of $49 plus applicable taxes.

If you didn't get the extended warranty and are wondering if you should get AppleCare+ for your iPad, you have up to 60 days after the date of purchase to get the extended warranty.

How to Check iPad Warranty Online

If you're unsure of the warranty status of your iPad, there's a simple way to check for it online.

These steps apply even if you didn't purchase AppleCare+. You can also follow these steps to confirm whether or not you purchased AppleCare+.

  1. Launch your preferred browser.

  2. Navigate to and enter the serial number of your iPad.

  3. Enter the code shown in the image in the appropriate field and select Continue.

    Apple warranty status and support coverage website.
  4. Confirm the status of your warranty.