How to buy an AppleCare plan for your device

Most Apple devices come with a limited warranty and up to 90 days of complimentary telephone technical support. If your device is eligible, you can also buy AppleCare+ or an AppleCare Protection Plan for additional coverage.

Make sure that your device is eligible

Before you can buy AppleCare+ or an AppleCare Protection Plan, make sure that your device is eligible. Enter the serial number for your device to find out what additional coverage you can buy. Select the type of coverage that you want listed below, then follow the steps to purchase a plan.

AppleCare+ and the AppleCare Protection Plan aren't available in all countries or regions.

Buy coverage for your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and iPod

AppleCare+ covers your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Apple Watch, for two years from the original purchase date of your device. AppleCare+ also adds up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage, each subject to a fee plus applicable tax. When you buy AppleCare+ with your Apple Watch Edition or Apple Watch Hermès, you're covered for three years from the original purchase date of your device.

You can buy AppleCare+ within 60 days of the purchase of your device (30 days in Japan). Learn more about the benefits of AppleCare+ for your iPhoneiPadiPod touch, or Apple Watch. Before you can buy AppleCare+, make sure that your device is eligible

If you enter the serial number and your device is eligible for AppleCare+, the option to buy coverage is listed under your device.

To buy coverage:

  1. Click "Learn more and buy now."
  2. Review the plan details, then click Buy.
  3. Enter your phone number or email address to confirm that your device is working and eligible for AppleCare+, then click Send. Apple will send you a request to run a diagnostics test on your device. Make sure that you have your device, then follow the steps to complete the diagnostics test.
  4. After you complete the diagnostics test, accept the terms and conditions, then click Buy. Follow the remaining steps to complete your order.

 

Buy coverage for your Mac

If you're in the United States or Japan, and your Mac is eligible, you can buy AppleCare+ to extend your coverage for three years from the original purchase of your Mac. AppleCare+ also adds up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage, each subject to a fee plus applicable tax. You can buy AppleCare+ within 60 days of the purchase of your Mac (30 days in Japan). Find out if your Mac is eligible for AppleCare+. If you enter the serial number, and your Mac is eligible, the option to buy AppleCare+ online is listed under your device.

If you're outside of the United States and Japan and your Mac is eligible, you can buy an AppleCare Protection Plan to extend coverage for three years from the original purchase date of your Mac. You can buy an AppleCare Protection Plan within one year of the purchase of your Mac. Find out if your Mac is eligible for an AppleCare Protection Plan. If you enter the serial number, and your Mac is eligible, the option to buy coverage is listed under your device.

To buy coverage:

  1. Click "Learn more and buy now."
  2. Review the plan details, then click Buy. Accept the terms and conditions, then click Buy.
  3. Follow the remaining steps to complete your order.

Buy coverage for your Apple TV

The AppleCare Protection Plan for Apple TV extends your coverage for two years from the original purchase data of your Apple TV. The AppleCare Protection Plan can be purchased only while your Apple TV is still covered under the standard one-year limited warranty. 

Make sure that your Apple TV is eligible. If you enter the serial number and your device is eligible for additional coverage, the option to buy coverage is listed under your device. You can also sign in to My Support to find out if your Apple TV is eligible for coverage.

Other ways to buy an AppleCare plan

If your device is eligible for an AppleCare plan, you also have these purchase options:

Apple's Limited Warranty, AppleCare Protection Plan, and AppleCare+ benefits are in addition to your consumer law rights. In countries and regions where AppleCare+ isn't available, you might be able to buy the AppleCare Protection Plan for your iPhone, iPad, and iPod. Not all products and buying options are available in all countries or regions.

 

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