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Apple devices are usually expensive. Also, getting an iPad or iPhone repaired after you drop it, bump into something or break it will not come cheap.

All devices sold by Apple come with a one-year limited warranty, so you're protected in case of a manufacturing flaw. Though, you can choose to purchase AppleCare+ to get additional accidental damage protection, a more extended original warranty, and free technical help. But what are the specifics of Applecare+? What is it? What does it cover, and how much will it cost? Can you buy it after 60 days?

In this article, we will attempt to answer these questions and provide you with other relevant information.

Can you buy Apple Care+ warranty after 60 days?

No, you wont be able to get it directly. Usually,within 60 days of purchasing your iPhone, you can purchase AppleCare+ in most countries and regions.

In Japan, you can purchase AppleCare within 30 days of purchasing your device.

On the Chinese mainland, AppleCare+ can be purchased on your device within seven days of purchase or in an Apple Store within 60 days of purchase. Before the purchase, they'll inspect the device at the Apple Store, and you'll need to provide proof of purchase.

Also, within a year of purchasing an eligible Mac, Apple TV, or other product, you should be able to purchase an AppleCare Protection Plan in various countries and regions.

What differentiates AppleCare+ from the normal Applecare warranty that comes with Apple products?

Apple refers to its limited warranty programs as AppleCare. Every Apple product comes with it, and it has free phone/chat support and technical warranty, usually one year for the warranty and 90 days for the phone support. With AppleCare+, you get to extend that protection for longer.

Can you use the Apple Watch without the iPhone?
Yes, you can use an Apple watch without an iPhone. However, you need an Apple Watch cellular that works with an eSIM to connect to the internet without needing your iPhone.

Do I have to purchase AppleCare+ along with the product?

No, but if you already know you want it, it's a good idea to get AppleCare+ along with the item so you won't forget later on. When you purchase your device from or the Apple store, you will be provided with the option to purchase AppleCare+. Authorized Apple resellers should also be able to sell it to you.

Though you still have time to make a choice. Apple offers a page where you can check the eligibility of your specific device, and in general, you have 60 days from the date of purchase to buy AppleCare+ (30 days if you're in Japan).

If you're still eligible, the most recent iPhones and iPads will display an AppleCare+ enrollment prompt right there at the top of Settings. You can tap on it to see the number of days remaining to get AppleCare+ (with or without Loss and Theft insurance) directly for your device.

How can I get AppleCare+ for items I didn't purchase directly from Apple?

Online is the simplest option. The service and support page on Apple's website allows you to check if you can still purchase AppleCare+. This is done by entering your device's serial number, and Apple will check its database for eligibility. It will guide you through the buying and registering processes if you are still eligible.

Remember that purchasing an AppleCare+ package after the eligible period frequently necessitates running a diagnostic test on the device. This is done because Apple needs to be certain that you aren't trying to purchase coverage for a defective product.

So, if you intend to have an Applecare+ warranty cover, it's best to purchase one now.

Does AppleCare+ require a down payment?

No, Applecare+ does not require a down payment, but it offers a flexible payment plan. Apple provides a 24-month recurring monthly payment plan for AppleCare+. Pricing varies based on how much AppleCare+ for your device costs, but you'll pay $9.99 per month for a $199 plan or $14.99 per month for a $299 plan.

In other words, if you pay monthly for AppleCare+, your final cost will be more. It is much better to pay the complete cost outrightly.

AppleCare+ for Apple Watches

For the Apple Watch, Apple offers two levels of AppleCare+. The special edition watches (Edition and Hermès) already have two years of warranty protection since they are so expensive. AppleCare+ extends that to three years, while for other Apple Watch Nike and Apple Watch Ultra, Applecare+ extends their coverage to 2 years and will include unlimited coverage of accidental damage protection.

What is the price of AppleCare+ for Apple Watches?

Depending on the Series, it costs $49 for Apple Watch SE and more for later models of Apple watches.

For an Apple Watch SE, it costs $49.

For an Apple Watch Series 8, it costs $79.

For an Apple Watch Ultra, it costs $99.

For an Apple Watch Hermes, it costs $149.

However, the cost of AppleCare+ may differ from time to time, depending on economic conditions.

How do I answer a call on y Apple Watch?
Raise your wrist to check who is calling when you hear or feel the call notification. When answering a call, you can carry out several actions:

Frequently Asked Questions on buying Applecare+ after 60 days

What does AppleCare+ cover for Apple devices?

AppleCare+ extends coverage for the included limited warranty and covers unlimited incidents for accidental damages. Although, each incident repair will attract a service charge plus tax. You will also get technical support from experts on phone and by chat.

Why am I unable to purchase AppleCare?

It may be because your device is not eligible. Remember that you have 60 days from the date you buy your device to purchase AppleCare+. Therefore, if you purchased your iPhone more than 60 days ago and cannot get AppleCare+, your device will have to undergo a vetting process. Japan is the lone exception, where you only have 30 days to purchase AppleCare+.

Can I repurchase AppleCare when it expires?

You can purchase a new coverage within thirty days after your current plan expires. Visit and follow the on-screen instructions to see if you qualify for the new coverage.

How can I tell if I'm eligible for AppleCare?

To verify whether Apple's limited warranty or an AppleCare+ package covers your device:

  • Please visit
  • Type in the device's serial number and press enter.
  • Follow the directions displayed on-screen.


AppleCare+ warranty is essential for your Apple devices, and you should have it in place from the day you purchase your phone because of the unforeseen.

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