Just purchased a new Apple product, or want to check the service and support coverage remaining on an existing Apple product? If so, then checking the status of your device’s Apple service and support coverage couldn’t be simpler.
Simply open a web browser and navigate to the Apple “Check Your Service and Support Coverage” web page, which can be found here. Then enter in the serial number of your Apple device, in my instance I recently wanted to check that my new home iMac’s service and support coverage had been started (note: upon starting up and completing the OSX install process of the iMac automatically kicked off the service and support converge from that particular date).
Finding the serial number of your average Apple product is pretty straight forward, for example; an iMac just requires the following basic steps.
From the top left Apple icon on the screen, select “About This Mac”
Next up, after being presented with the “About This Mac” window, click on “More Info…”
From the default “More Info” screen you will see the Serial Number presented – take note of this.
Now to check the status of the Apple service and support cover on the iMac (as shown in this example), open a web browser and navigate to the Apple “Check Your Service and Support Coverage” web page (URL: https://selfsolve.apple.com/agreementWarrantyDynamic.do).
Within the “Enter your hardware serial number” text box enter in your device’s serial number, and then click the “Continue” button.
You should now see a screen similar to the one above providing details on your Apple device’s “Telephone Technical Support” and “Repairs and Service Coverage” status. Depending on how recently you purchased the product you may also have the ability to purchase the extended AppleCare Protection Pan. I generally don’t bother, and have been lucky with the reliability of my Apple devices so far though I may consider it for any future expensive Apple purchases.
This is pretty straight forward stuff I think you’ll agree, though I thought I’d put this post together, if nothing else, to save me trying to find the Apple URL every time I want to check the status of one of my Apple products. 🙂