How to Find Out When My Apple Warranty Is Up?


Owners of Macintosh computers and other Apple products, including iPods and iPhones, can easily check the status of their warranty coverage by going to Apple’s website and entering the serial number on their device into the box provided on the service and support page. This page is a ‘one size fits all’ information center that will tell you the warranty status for any Apple product you own. If you do not have access to the Internet, you may call Apple's customer service department for warranty information and further help.

Things You'll Need

  • Serial number from your Apple hardware
  • Working Internet connection
  • Find the serial number on your Apple hardware. Serial numbers can usually be found on the back of your device, or on the "About" screen in the settings folder of your hardware. On Macintosh computers, the serial number can also be found by clicking on the Apple menu, selecting "About this mac" and then clicking on the "More info" tab.

    If you have trouble finding the serial number and have Internet connectivity, Apple's support page ( is the best place to go for help. It contains information on how to find the serial number on any piece of Apple hardware.

  • Once you've identified the serial number of the product you want to check, open Apple's service and support page at

  • Type the serial number of your Apple hardware into the box where it says "Enter your hardware serial number" and click on the "Continue" button. Be sure to type the numbers and letters exactly as they appear on your hardware.

  • A service and support coverage page will load, displaying the status of the Apple warranty. This page will include information about the telephone support warranty and the repairs and service warranty.

  • If internet service is unavailable, or if you have any other questions regarding your warranty, you may call Apple to get warranty information. The phone number for those in the United States is 1-800-676-2775.

    To find phone numbers for international support, go to Apple’s worldwide phone support website at

Tips & Warnings

  • Typically, Apple provides a one-year warranty with its hardware items, including Macintosh computers, iPhones, and iPods. Owners who would like additional coverage can choose to purchase an AppleCare protection plan, which will extend the iPod and iPhone warranty period to two years and a Macintosh computer warranty to three years.
  • Read the terms and conditions of Apple's warranty service closely.

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