How to Check Your iPad Warranty Status

Worried about breaking your iPad? Check its warranty first

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

Information in this article applies to iPads running iPadOS 13, iOS 12, and iOS 11.

What Is AppleCare?

AppleCare is the manufacturer warranty service Apple provides for its devices, such as iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, MacBook, HomePods, and more. The service comes at no extra cost for the user, but it offers only limited coverage for one year and covers only 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 a one-time fee. Depending on the type of damage your device has, there may still be an additional fee. For an iPad, if the issue is due to accidental damage such as water damage or a cracked screen, you have to pay a deductible of $49 plus applicable taxes.

If you didn't buy the extended warranty and are wondee whether 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.

  1. Locate the serial number of your iPad by opening the Settings app and selecting General > About.

    General settings screen on iPad
  2. Write down or copy the number adjacent to Serial Number on the About screen.

    Location of serial number in iPad Settings
  3. Launch your preferred browser. Enter in the URL bar and press Go, return, or enter.

    URL for warranty coverage check on iPad
  4. Enter the serial number of your iPad in the field provided.

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

    Apple warranty status and support coverage website.
  6. The status of your warranty is covered on the next screen. This information includes both the free AppleCare coverage and any AppleCare+ coverage you purchased for the iPad, indicating whether it is active or expired.

    Warranty coverage for an iPad
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