How to: Check iPhone, iPad, Mac Warranty Status
Dead pixels? Janky keyboard? Balky home button? Before you take iThing to your local Apple Store for service, it can’t hurt to first find out your iPad, iPhone, iPod or Mac warranty status — it’s fast, free and pretty darned easy to do. Let’s get started…
If you have registered all of your Apple products, then go to the Apple Express Lane Support Site, click “Your Products” and, if necessary, login with Apple ID.
To check the warranty status of a device, simply click “View Coverage” in that item’s listing.
Warranty Status: Manual Method
If you haven’t registered your iPhone, iPad, iPod or Mac with Apple, you will need to locate its serial number.
That said, on your Mac, go to the Apple Menu > About This Mac > More Info… > System Report and click Hardware — your Mac’s serial number is second from the bottom of the list — double click it and press Command + C (copy).
To find an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch serial number, go to Settings > General > About. Then tap on the serial number and hold until the “Copy” button pops up — tap it and your iThing’s serial number will copy to the system clipboard.
Next, go to the Apple Express Lane Get Product Page, select the product type you’d like to check. For example, if you’d like to the check the warranty status of you iMac, click Mac > Mac Desktops and look for the words “Coverage Status” (image above) a serial number” and Command + V (paste) in the serial number you located located/copied above.
Apple will dutifully report your device’s warranty status.
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