Apple Watch Service and Repair

Learn more about Apple Watch service options, warranty, and pricing.

How do I get my Apple Watch fixed?

Many Apple Watch issues can be resolved by restarting the device. You can also unpair your Apple Watch from your iPhone and then pair it again.

If these steps don’t fix the issue, you can arrange to send your Apple Watch to an Apple Repair Center. We’ll give you shipping instructions. You can also have your Apple Authorized Service Provider or Apple Store technician send it in for you. 

Be sure to unpair your Apple Watch from your iPhone before you get service. After we receive your Apple Watch, we’ll repair or replace it as soon as possible. If you have a gold Apple Watch Edition, contact Apple or make an appointment at an Apple Store.

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How much will it cost?

There’s no charge if the issue is covered under warranty, AppleCare+, or consumer law. If your issue isn’t covered, the price depends on the type of repair.

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How long will it take?

Depending on the type of service, your repair or replacement might take up to 5 business days.

After we receive your Apple Watch, you can check the status of your service request.

Apple Limited Warranty coverage

The Apple Limited Warranty covers your product against manufacturing defects beginning on the original purchase date. The warranty period varies by model. The chart below shows your Apple Watch model’s warranty period. Our warranty is in addition to rights provided by consumer law.

Model Warranty period
Apple Watch (Aluminum),
Apple Watch (Stainless Steel),
Apple Watch Nike+
One year
Apple-branded Watch accessories (excluding bands) One year
Apple Watch Hermès Two years
Apple Watch Edition Two years
Apple Watch Edition in-box accessories Two years

Our warranty doesn't cover damage caused by accidents or unauthorized modifications. You can check your warranty status online and update your proof-of-purchase information if there's an error in our records.

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Can I buy additional coverage for my Apple Watch?

AppleCare+ gives you expert telephone support and additional hardware coverage beginning on the original purchase date, and the coverage period varies by model. The chart below shows your Apple Watch model’s additional coverage with AppleCare+. 

Model AppleCare+
Apple Watch (Aluminum),
Apple Watch (Stainless Steel),
Apple Watch Nike+
Up to two years
Apple Watch Hermès Up to three years
Apple Watch Edition Up to three years

You can buy AppleCare+ together with your Apple Watch or within 60 days of your Apple Watch purchase. Your Apple Watch must not be damaged if you buy AppleCare+ after you’ve bought your Apple Watch.  Call us to confirm the condition of your Apple Watch and your purchase date.

You might also have consumer law rights. Apple Limited Warranty and AppleCare+ benefits are in addition to your rights under consumer law.

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Out-of-warranty service

Service is considered out of warranty and comes with a fee when:

  • Your Apple Watch is beyond the eligible warranty term.
  • Your Apple Watch has an issue that’s not covered under warranty or consumer law, such as accidental damage.
  • Your Apple Watch service isn’t covered by an AppleCare plan.

We might be able to fix or replace your Apple Watch for an out-of-warranty fee. In some cases, you might need to pay the full replacement value fee, such as for catastrophic damage or unauthorized modifications. 

Your replacement Apple Watch will have factory settings and will be new or equivalent to new in performance and reliability.

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Battery service

If your battery has a manufacturing defect and it's covered by the Apple Limited Warranty, AppleCare+, or consumer law, we'll service your Apple Watch at no additional cost.  

Our warranty doesn’t cover batteries that wear down from normal use.  We offer out-of-warranty battery service for a fee. If your Apple Watch battery holds 80 percent or less of its original battery capacity and it’s covered by AppleCare+, you might get  Apple Watch battery service for no additional charge.

We might need to test your product to find the cause of your battery issue. 

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Screen damage

If your Apple Watch screen breaks accidentally, you can replace your Apple Watch for an out-of-warranty fee. The Apple warranty doesn’t cover damage caused by accident or abuse. 

If your screen cracks due to a manufacturing defect, it’s covered by the Apple warranty and consumer law.

The final cost to service an accidentally damaged screen depends on your Apple Watch model, any additional damage, and if you have AppleCare+ coverage.

If you have AppleCare+, it covers up to two incidents of accidental damage. Coverage does not include cosmetic damage, such as scratches. Each incident has a service fee. You can use an incident for screen damage. If you don’t have AppleCare+, see our out-of-warranty fees.

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Apple accessories

Apple-branded accessories are covered by our warranty and consumer law. The accessories that come in the box with your product are also covered by AppleCare+. Before you bring in an Apple Watch Edition Magnetic Charging Case, take out and keep all the loose parts in the case. Contact Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider for service details.

We can help with returns or exchanges of third-party accessories that you bought from Apple. For service or support, contact the accessory manufacturer.

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International travel with your Apple Watch

If your Apple Watch has an electronic SIM card, it won’t support cross-border roaming with your existing plan. To optimize the performance of your Apple Watch during an international trip, you can turn off the LTE features on your device.

See our support article for more information on setting up your eSIM.

Learn more about Apple Watch cellular features

Get ready for Apple Watch service

  • Charge your Apple Watch.
  • Unpair your Apple Watch from your iPhone.
  • Remove your band and keep it along with your charging cable and other accessories. You’ll need these after your Apple Watch service.
  • Make sure you know your Apple ID and password.

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After service

When you receive your Apple Watch, set it up the same way you’d set up a new Apple Watch.

We guarantee our service, including replacement parts, for 90 days or the remaining term of your Apple warranty or AppleCare plan coverage, whichever is longer. We offer this when you get service from us or from an Apple Authorized Service Provider. This is in addition to rights provided by consumer law.

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Express Replacement Service

Express Replacement Service is a benefit of your AppleCare+ plan.

See the Apple Watch Express Replacement Service page