The latest iOS 12.2 version brought many happy additions and alterations to iPhones and iPads software. There are four new Animojis, improved audio message, Siri tricks, and a few more new features. But there’s a new handy feature that might have gone unnoticed just because you did not know where to look. So, here it is – you can check the warranty expiration date of your iPad and iPhone warranty right there on the device.
So how to check how much warranty time is left for your iPhone / iPad? By following these simple steps:
- Go to the Setting App
- Tap on General
- Then, click on About
Right there, on the top, you’ll find what you are looking for. Can’t find it? It might be because you have an old device or maybe you haven’t updated your iOS software. Also in some case, you’ll find the warranty expiration date right below the device’s basic info – model number, serial number
On my iPhone, I could see the accurate date, i.e. exactly a year from my purchase. However, on my friend’s iPhone 6, running on iOS 12.2, there’s no warranty expiration section. Is this because it’s an old phone and doesn’t support this new feature? Or is it because the iPhone is way out of warranty? Not sure.
FYI: If you have bought AppleCare or AppleCare+ for your iPhone or iPad, this section will show relevant AppleCare date, instead of the standard warranty date.
Wrong Estimated Warranty Date?
If the calculated warranty or AppleCare date is not correct, you can get Apple to change it. The support page on the subject contains all the details on how to get it rectified. The gist is that you have to send them the proof of your purchase to Apple.
The whole purpose of this seems to be that, in the future, Apple can use this section to offer upgrades to AppleCare. That would certainly be easier for us to extend the warranty with a few taps. And even easier for Apple to upsell some extra coverage for the devices.