How to Add AppleCare Plan After Purchase

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When it comes to protecting your Apple devices, nothing beats having an AppleCare plan. With an AppleCare plan, you get extended repair coverage and technical support from Apple experts. But what if you missed the 60-day window to buy an AppleCare plan when you first purchased your device? Don’t worry—you can still add an AppleCare plan after purchase.

In most countries and regions, you have up to 60 days after buying your device to purchase an AppleCare plan. This applies regardless of whether you bought the phone from Apple or whether you got it from a carrier or anther retailer. After 60 days have passed since your device purchase, you can no longer buy an AppleCare plan for that device.

To add an AppleCare plan after purchase, you’ll need to povide proof of purchase for the device. If you bought it from Apple or a participating retailer, then the receipt should suffice as proof of purchase. However, if you received the device as a gift or through a trade-in program, then additional documents may be required in order to prove ownership.

The next step is to contact an Authorized Service Provider (AASP) in your area and schedule a diagnostic inspection of your device. During this inspection, a certified technician will evaluate the condition of your device and determine if it is eligible for coverage under an extended warranty program such as AppleCare+. If they determine that your device meets the criteria for coverage, then they will help facilitate the purchase and provide instructions on how to register for coverage with Apple Support.

Finally, once you have registered for coverage with Apple Support, keep in mind that any repairs or oter services covered by the extended warranty program must be performed by authorized technicians using genuine parts and products supplied by Apple or its affiliates.

Adding an AppleCare plan after purchasing your device is possible but not without certan restrictions and guidelines that must be followed in order to ensure eligibility for coverage. Nevertheless, knowing how to add an extended warranty program like this can give extra peace of mind when using valuable devices such as iPhones and iPads.

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Can AppleCare Be Added After Purchase?

Yes, AppleCare+ coverage can be added after purchase within 60 days of the device purchase. To add an AppleCare plan after the initial 60-day period, you must contact Apple Support directly. You will need to provide proof of purchase to complete the transaction. Please note that certain countries and regions may have different requirements for adding AppleCare+ coverage after purchase.

Adding AppleCare Retroactively

No, unfortunately it is not possible to retroactively add AppleCare to your iPhone. AppleCare+ must be purchased within 60 days of receiving your iPhone in order to be valid. If you bought your iPhone from Apple or a carrier, you can purchase AppleCare+ within 60 days of the initial purchase date. If you purchased the iPhone from another retailer, you can purchase AppleCare+ within 60 days of receiving the phone.

Cost of AppleCare After Purchase

AppleCare+ provides two different levels of coverage for Apple products: Standard AppleCare+ and AppleCare+ with Theft and Loss.

Standard AppleCare+ is an upfront fee of $199 for 2 years of coverage, or you can choose to pay monthly at $9.99 per month. This plan covers manufacturer defects, battery replacements, and technical support for eligible devices.

AppleCare+ with Theft and Loss prvides the same coverage as Standard AppleCare+, plus protection in the event that your device is lost or stolen. This plan costs $269 upfront for 2 years of coverage, or you can choose to pay monthly at $13.49 per month.

No matter which plan you choose, you will also receive 24/7 priority access to Apple experts via chat or phone shold you need assistance with any technical issues.

Adding AppleCare After 60 Days

If you wold like to add AppleCare+ protection to your device after the 60-day period has ended, you can bring it into an Apple Store for an inspection. The technician will evaluate your device and determine if it is eligible for AppleCare+. If they approve it, you can sign up in person at the store. Please note that this must be done within one year of purchase.

Can I Purchase AppleCare Plus After Device Damage?

Yes, you can get AppleCare+ for your iPhone even after damage. It includes unlimited incidents of accidental damage protection, so you can still get coverage for any future incidents that may occur. Each incident is subject to the service fees listed below, plus applicable tax. You’ll also get Express Replacement Service and 24/7 priority access to Apple experts by chat or phone.


Adding AppleCare+ after you purchase your device is a wise decision and can save you money in the long run. It prvides additional coverage and support beyond the standard warranty, and can help protect you from costly repairs or replacements. Furthermore, if you purchased your device within the past 60 days, you can buy AppleCare+ and still benefit from extended coverage. Ultimately, adding AppleCare+ ensures that your device stays in excellent condition for years to come.

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Sanjeev Singh

Sanjeev is the tech editor at DeviceMAG. He has a keen interest in all things technology, and loves to write about the latest developments in the industry. He has a passion for quality-focused journalism and believes in using technology to make people's lives better. He has worked in the tech industry for over 15 years, and has written for some of the biggest tech blogs in the world. Sanjeev is also an avid photographer and loves spending time with his family.