Apple Watch Express Replacement Service

Learn more about Apple Watch Express Replacement Service.

What is Express Replacement Service?

We know how much you rely on your Apple Watch. If you need to replace your Apple Watch immediately, our Express Replacement Service offers speedy delivery. We can send you a replacement Apple Watch right away and include packaging to return your original product. Meanwhile, you can start using your replacement Apple Watch. Your replacement won’t have any customization, such as engraving.

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

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How much does Express Replacement Service cost?

Your AppleCare+ for Apple Watch coverage includes Express Replacement Service. You’ll pay related costs, such as out-of-warranty or replacement fees, only if they apply.

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How fast is Express Replacement Service?

You’ll get a replacement Apple Watch with factory settings approximately two to three business days after you request it.

Is my product eligible for Express Replacement Service?

Express Replacement Service is a benefit of AppleCare+ and is available for most Apple Watch issues.

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See Express Replacement Service Terms and Conditions

How do I get Express Replacement Service?

Contact an Apple support advisor online or by phone to make an Express Replacement Service request. We’ll let you know if your product qualifies.

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How do I return my original product?

We’ll send your replacement Apple Watch with shipping materials and instructions. Return your original Apple Watch to us within 10 business days of your request to avoid paying late fees.

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What should I do before 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 when you get your replacement.

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What other charges will I pay?

When you request Express Replacement Service, we put a temporary authorization on your credit card to cover the replacement value of your product. This authorization will expire if your repair is covered under warranty, AppleCare+, or consumer law and we receive your original product on time. In that case, you won’t pay repair or late fees. 

For issues that aren’t covered by warranty, AppleCare+, or consumer law, we’ll charge you the out-of-warranty service fee. If your Apple Watch is severely damaged and unrepairable, we’ll charge you the replacement value.

Situation

Associated fee

Under warranty, AppleCare+, or consumer law

No charge if the issue is covered

Not under warranty, AppleCare+, or consumer law

Out-of-warranty service fee

Returned late (10-20 business days)

Late fee

Never returned

Replacement value 

Unrepairable

Replacement value

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Late fees

When we send you a replacement Apple Watch through Express Replacement Service, you need to return your original Apple Watch to us within 10 business days. After 10 days, we'll charge you the replacement value. 

If your original Apple Watch arrives late, we’ll remove the charge for the replacement value. You’ll pay only a late fee. A late return is between 10 and 20 business days after we ship you the replacement.

If your Apple Watch is severely damaged and unrepairable or if we never receive it, we’ll charge you the replacement value.