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What Is an Apple Care Plan
AppleCare+ is an extension of the standard AppleCare protection plan and provides up to two years of coverage for hardware repairs and up to three years of technical support for software issues. AppleCare+ also includes coverage for accidental damage, such as water damage or a cracked screen.
AppleCare plans can be purchased when you buy a new Apple product or within 60 days of purchasing the device from Apple. If you decide to purchase an AppleCare plan later on, you will need to bring your device to Apple's Store or a Service provider for an inspection before coverage can begin. The cost of an AppleCare plan depends on the type of product being covered but typically ranges from $60-$200.
AppleCare Plans for Various Devices
AppleCare+ for iPhones extends your coverage to two years from your original purchase date. It provides coverage for two accidental damage incidents; each requires a fee of $19 for screen damage or $49 for other damages, including applicable tax.
- AppleCare+ for Apple TV and Mac provides a three-year coverage on your AppleCare+ purchase date. It covers incidents of accidental damage. Each of them is subject to a fee of $99 for a damaged screen or damage to the external enclosure and $299 for other damages.
- AppleCare+ for iPad and Apple Pencil provides coverage for up to two years from your original purchase date (for the iPad and Apple Pencil) and offers coverage for two incidents of damage, each subject to a service fee of $39 for screen damage.
- AppleCare Protection Plan for Apple Watch extends your coverage to three years from your AppleCare+ purchase date and provides coverage for two accidental damage incidents, and every one of them requires a service fee of $69 for an Apple Watch with an aluminum case or $89 for any other Apple Watch.
How to Cancel an AppleCare Plan
AppleCare covers both hardware and software Apple products. If you've purchased an AppleCare plan, you can easily cancel it by following these steps. First, log in to your Apple ID account page and go to the "Manage Your Apple ID" section. Next, click on the "Subscriptions" link and select the "AppleCare" plan from the list of subscriptions.
Finally, click the "Cancel Subscription" button to confirm your cancelation. Once you've canceled your AppleCare plan, you will no longer be covered for any repairs or replacements. However, you can still contact Apple's customer service for assistance with any issues you may be having with your device.
Reasons to Cancel an AppleCare Plan
For a fee, AppleCare provides up to two years of technical support and hardware coverage for your Apple device. But is AppleCare worth the cost? Here are a few reasons you might want to cancel your AppleCare plan.
First, Apple devices are generally quite reliable, and you may never need to use the AppleCare service. If you've had your device for several years without any problems, it's probably safe to cancel your plan.
Second, even if you do have a problem with your device, Apple typically offers free repairs or replacements for defective products within the first year of ownership. So unless you're planning on keeping your device for more than two years, you may not need the extra coverage that AppleCare offers.
Finally, AppleCare can be quite expensive. If you're on a tight budget, you might want to save your money and put it towards a new device instead of paying for extended warranty coverage.
How to Renew an AppleCare Plan
Renewing your AppleCare plan is easy and can be done in a few simple steps. If you're not sure when your plan expires, you can check by going to Settings > General > About.
Here you will see the date next to "Coverage Expires." If you're within 60 days of this date, you can renew your plan by visiting Apple's website or taking your device to Apple's store.
To renew online, simply sign in with your Apple ID and follow the prompts. You may be asked to verify your device's serial number and confirm your purchase. Once your renewal is processed, you will receive an email confirmation.
If you renew at an Apple Store, a Specialist will help you complete the process on a computer. Keep in mind that renewing your AppleCare plan will extend your coverage by 24 months from the original purchase date of your plan.
How to Change Payment Method for Your AppleCare Plan
If you need to change the payment method for your AppleCare plan, it's easy to do. First, open the AppleCare app and tap on the plan you want to manage. Next, tap on the Payment Method option and select the new payment method you want to use.
You can choose from a credit or debit card, Apple Pay, or PayPal. Once you've selected the new payment method, tap on Update, and you're all set! If you have any questions about changing your payment method, you can always contact AppleCare support for assistance.
Canceling your AppleCare plan is a relatively simple process, but there are a few things you’ll need to keep in mind. First and foremost, make sure you have all of your devices registered under the same Apple ID.
If they’re not, canceling your plan will result in the loss of coverage for all of your devices. Secondly, be aware that if you cancel within 14 days of purchasing your plan, you may be eligible for a full refund.
Finally, remember that once you cancel your AppleCare plan, any accidental damage or theft protection provided by the plan will no longer be valid.