How to check your iPhone’s warranty in the Settings app

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Every iPhone sold has at least one year of warranty in the US, with other jurisdictions like the EU and Australia increasing this to two years. You can check your iPhone’s warranty expiration right in the Settings app.

How to check the status of your warranty in settings

You can check the warranty status of your iPhone using the Settings app. This will tell you if you are covered by the basic one-year limited warranty, AppleCare +, or if your coverage has expired.

To check, grab your iPhone and launch the Settings app, then tap “General.”

General iPhone settings

From there, tap “About”.

Tap About in iPhone settings

You should find an option between “Serial Number” and “Network” that describes the current status of your warranty. Tap on it to see more information.


This option will say “Limited Warranty”, “AppleCare +” or “Expired Coverage”. On the next screen, you will see the expiration date of any coverage you have.

IPhone Cover Information

If your device is no longer covered, you may still be able to get repairs and phone support from Apple, which will be listed on this screen. You should also be able to find a link to the Apple Support app for help.

How to check your warranty on the Apple website

If you’d rather check your coverage on Apple’s website, you can do that for virtually any Apple device at Open the website in a browser, then enter the serial number of the device you are trying to register in the box.

Check Apple Coverage Via The Web

On an iPhone or iPad, you can find the serial number under Settings> About> General. Tap the “Serial Number” field and a “Copy” option will appear. Tap on it and you can paste your serial number into the box (or paste it from a linked Mac) instead.

To check your Mac, click on the Apple logo in the upper left corner of the screen and choose “About This Mac.” The serial number will be listed under your hardware and you can copy it just like you would on a web page.

But what about other connected devices, accessories, AirPods, etc.? If you’ve paired them with your iPhone, you’ll be able to find them in the Settings app. Launch Settings, then tap your name.

Check other devices in the Settings app

Scroll down to your list of paired devices. This can include headphones from AirPods and Beats, Apple Watch, HomePod and HomePod mini, Apple TV, and even your Mac. Each device has its serial number listed, which you can tap to copy.

Understand what is covered by your warranty

Apple’s one-year limited warranty covers manufacturing defects, including poor battery performance or defects resulting from regular use. It does not cover accidental damage, such as a cracked screen caused by dropping. Apple will check certain markers (like strips that detect moisture inside the chassis) to determine if any damage was caused by user error.

AppleCare + provides additional coverage, including two incidents of accidental damage, for two years. Costs vary by device, with the more expensive iPhone 12 Pro costing $ 200 ($ 270 with loss protection) and the standard iPhone 12 costing $ 150 ($ 220 with loss protection).

Each AppleCare + plan covers you for two incidents of accidental damage. If you break your screen, you will need to pay a service charge of $ 29. For other damages, the cost is $ 99. It might be worth checking if you already have content insurance or coverage with your credit card that can cover incidents like these as well.