What Happens When Your AirPods Coverage Expires

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Do you have a pair of AirPods that have recently had their coverage expire? It can be frustrating when you find out that your AirPods are no longer under warranty, but don’t worry! Even tough the coverage has expired, you can still connect your AirPods to a device and continue to get use out of them.

While it’s important to note that once the coverage on your AirPods expires, Apple won’t cover any repair or replacement costs if something happens to your AirPods. However, you can purchase the new coverage wthin 30 days after the original coverage ends from mysupport.apple.com and follow the on-screen instructions. This will give you up to one year of hardware repair coverage and 90 days of complimentary technical support.

In addition, it’s also important to keep in mind that all AirPods typically last about 2-3 years before people feel like they need a replacement due to the lithium-ion batteries used in them. So while it may be discouraging when your coverage expires, remember that even without it, you can still get good use out of your AirPods for quite some time!

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Expired Coverage on AirPods

Coverage expired on AirPods means that the warranty has expired. This means that any technical issues or defects with your AirPods may not be covered by Apple and any repairs, replacements, or services needed for them will need to be paid for out of pocket. Although the coverage has expired, you can still connect your AirPods to a device – you just won’t have the protection of a warranty if something goes wrong. To connect your AirPods, refer to this link: Connect your AirPods and AirPods Pro to your iPhone – Apple Support.

The Consequences of Expired Apple Coverage

When Apple coverage expires, you will no longer be able to use the service. However, you may purchase a new coverage within 30 days of your original coverage ending. After purchasing the new coverage, your service will automatically renew unil you decide to cancel it. To purchase the new coverage, go to mysupport.apple.com and follow the onscreen instructions.

Do AirPods Have an Expiration Date?

Yes, your AirPods can expire. This is because their lithium-ion batteries tend to degrade over time, reducing their capacity and eventually becoming incapable of holding a charge. This typically happens aftr 2-3 years of regular use. You may also find that the sound quality of your AirPods begins to diminish after a few years as well. It’s best to replace your AirPods when they start to show signs of wear or when you notice a decrease in battery life or sound quality.

The Lifespan of AirPod Coverage

AirPods, Beats earphones, and Beats headphones come with one year of hardware repair coverage through their limited warranty. Additionally, you have up to 90 days of complimentary technical support for each set of AirPods or Beats product. This coverage applies to any defects in materials and workmanship when used normally in accordance with Apple’s published guidelines.

Understanding Why Coverage Has Expired

The “coverage expired” message means that your iPhone is no longer covered under AppleCare+ or a similar service plan. This means that if you need to have your device serviced, you’ll need to pay an additional fee to get the repair or replacement services you need. Without the coverage, Apple won’t be able to proide service for your device at no cost.

Extending AppleCare for AirPods

Yes, you can extend AppleCare+ for your AirPods up to a year ater purchase. AppleCare+ for AirPods provides up to two years of technical support and hardware coverage from Apple, including up to two incidents of accidental damage protection every 12 months. So if you’ve recently purchased your AirPods, you can still extend the coverage by purchasing an AppleCare+ plan. You can buy this plan directly from the Apple website or through an authorized reseller.

Does AppleCare Coverage Expire After Two Years?

No, AppleCare does not expire after two years. AppleCare provides two years of coverage from the date the service was purchased for most Apple products such as iPhones and iPads. For Macs and Apple Displays, it adds an additional three years of coverage.

AppleCare coverage includes repair or replacement of eligible hardware components and technical support for the duration of the plan at no additional cost. In addition, some AppleCare plans offer extended benefits like theft or loss protection and a 24/7 Express Replacement Service.

Checking AirPods Coverage

To check your AirPods coverage, go to checkcoverage.apple.com. Enter the serial number of your AirPods and follow the onscreen instructions. You can also find your serial number by going to Settings on your iOS device, selecting General and then About and scrolling to the bottom of the page to find the serial number for each AirPod. If your AirPods are covered by AppleCare+, you’ll be able to see additional details aout your coverage there.

The Lifespan of AirPods

AirPods can last longer than two years depending on how you take care of them. Apple warranties them for one year from the date of purchase, but proper care and maintenance can help extend their life. For example, regularly cleaning them with a dry cloth to remove any dirt or debris, avoiding dropping or otherwise damaging them, and properly storing them in their case when not in use will all help maximize their lifespan. Additionally, taking advantage of Apple’s battery replacement service when available may allow you to get an additional few years out of your AirPods befoe needing to purchase a new pair.

Extending the Warranty of AirPods

Yes, Apple offers an extended warranty program for AirPods. Under this program, affected users can get their AirPods Pro repaired or replaced for free anytime within three years after the sale, which is two years longer than the standard warranty period. Moreover, this extended warranty program is available for all AirPods models, including AirPods Pro and AirPods Max.

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In conclusion, AirPods generally last around 2-3 years. After the original one year of hardware repair coverage provided in the limited warranty expires, users can purchase additional coverage for their AirPods. This new coverage will automatically renew until it is canceled. While having expired coverage does not prevent users from connecting their AirPods to a device, it does mean that any repairs may not be covered by Apple. Therefore, if users want to be sure that their AirPods are protected, they should consider purchasing additional coverage.

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