Computers, Laptops & Tablets Apple How to Check Your iPad Warranty Status Worried about breaking your iPad? Check its warranty first by Luis E. Chavez Saenz Writer Luis Chavez is a former Lifewire writer and a System Administrator with 5+ years' experience writing about technology for end users. our editorial process Luis E. Chavez Saenz Updated on June 25, 2020 Apple iPad Macs Tweet Share Email 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. Locate the serial number of your iPad by opening the Settings app and selecting General > About. Write down or copy the number adjacent to Serial Number on the About screen. Launch your preferred browser. Enter https://checkcoverage.apple.com/ in the URL bar and press Go, return, or enter. Enter the serial number of your iPad in the field provided. Enter the code shown in the image in the appropriate field and select Continue. 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.