Apple Warranties: Can You Claim Them Without a Receipt?

If you’re an Apple user, this question probably came to your mind at least once in your life. That’s because one of the most common issues with hardware is that it can fail or break down anytime, and that’s when you need to get the warranty involved. So here comes the question again, can i claim an Apple warranty without a receipt?

This article will help to clarify what you need to do and how to go about it as easily as possible in order to get your iPhone, iPad, or Macbook repaired or replaced by Apple.

An Apple product has one-year limited hardware repair coverage that starts when you purchase it. If your device breaks, gets lost or stolen, or stops working because of a manufacturing defect, you can return it to an Apple Authorized Service Provider or an Apple Retail Store and get it repaired for free.

All new Macs come with a standard one-year limited warranty. Apple also offers up to three years of additional coverage that can be purchased at an additional cost, for example, adding three years of coverage to a new iMac will cost $259 more. For iPhones and iPads, it costs between $69 and $99 extra for two years of coverage, or between $129 and $149 for three years.

Can I claim an Apple warranty without a receipt?

The answer to your question is yes.  If you have lost your original invoice or you bought a product from an Apple reseller, then there are ways for you to make a warranty claim with no proof of purchase.

However, if you bought directly from Apple or if it’s an older product, then you may need some kind of proof of purchase before they will honor your request for service or repair. Buying it directly from Apple won’t be a problem because you will definitely get a receipt in your email.

Warranty status can be identified using your product serial number and date of purchase (or other identifying information) so even without a receipt, they can still check if your product is still within its warranty.

You will also need to know what country you purchased your product in and where you live now.

Here are some examples of questions that Apple support might ask: Where did you buy your item? When did you buy it? Do you still have any packaging materials such as boxes, manuals, and cables? What is the model name on the back of your device? What is the fault? How did it happen?

Are you able to turn it on? Is anything wrong with it? Can you take photos of it and send them to us so we can see what’s wrong? These details will help them determine whether your problem is covered by a warranty.

They may want to speak with you over the phone or chat so they can troubleshoot remotely too. If your issue isn’t resolved over chat or phone, then Apple recommends sending in your product for repair under their standard one-year limited warranty terms and conditions.

What happens if you don’t have proof of purchase?

If you purchased your Apple product from an authorized reseller, then it’s easy to obtain a replacement. However, if you bought it secondhand or through eBay, there are some hoops you’ll need to jump through in order to get a replacement or repair.

Warranty is tied to the product and not the person, so if it’s a second hands product and still under warranty, then it will be honored.

However, in cases where you will need proof of purchase is when there is some concern regarding ownership of the product (an example is if it’s a stolen product)

In most cases, we recommend purchasing your new device directly from an Apple Store or at least getting documentation from whoever sold you the device.

How to make claim for an Apple warranty

When buying a new iPhone, iPad, or MacBook you want to make sure that your device will be protected from defects and malfunctions. When purchasing these products from Apple, your device is covered by a one-year limited warranty.

If you are ready to get started with your claim, here are a few tips you can use:

Contact Apple via email. The first thing you need to do when trying to start a warranty service request is contact customer support.

Depending on where you purchased your item (store or online), there might be different information listed regarding how long it takes for service requests to go through so check which applies to your situation as well. 

Start by explaining that you have an issue with your device and that you would like to begin a service request. Make sure to include all of your contact information such as phone number and mailing address in case they need more details from you.

Also, mention if it’s an iPhone, iPad, or MacBook that needs repair and provide any details about why it isn’t working properly such as what happens when you try turning it on or what specifically doesn’t work correctly.

Once you’ve provided all of your information, ask them if they can send out a replacement right away since you cannot use your device due to its malfunctioning status.

If they don’t agree to send out a replacement right away then ask them what other options are available for getting your device fixed since you aren’t able to wait weeks or months until they decide whether or not it will be covered under warranty.

It’s best to remain polite but persistent during these exchanges. You may also want to reach out to your Credit Card Company or bank if you paid for your purchase using one of those methods instead of directly from Apple.

They may be able to help expedite things with Apple in order to make sure you receive a replacement sooner rather than later.

It is important that you keep copies of all communication between yourself and Apple including emails, text messages, and voicemails. This way you can refer back to previous conversations should anything go wrong or if you need additional assistance down the road.

For example, let’s say that after contacting Apple and providing them with all of your information along with proof of purchase showing that your device was bought less than 12 months ago, they still deny coverage even though everything seems correct based on their website guidelines. In cases like these, having evidence of past conversations may be useful for filing a complaint against Apple.

How do I know if my product is covered by an Apple Warranty

Your Apple product comes with a one-year limited warranty and up to 90 days of complimentary support. However, some special edition and older products might not be eligible for coverage, in which case you may want to purchase an extended service plan (ESP).

To check if your product is covered by an Apple Warranty, visit Apply website. You’ll need your serial number or product ID in order to view whether or not it’s eligible for coverage.

Another way to check if your product is covered by a warranty is to visit an Apple Retail Store or an authorized service provider. If your product was purchased directly from Apple or an Apple Authorized Reseller, you may be able to request service using a photocopy of your dated sales receipt as proof of purchase.


If you have recently bought an Apple product such as an iPad or iPhone and found that there is a fault with it, then you might be wondering if it’s worth returning it to be fixed or not. Or you might also wonder if there is any way that you can get a replacement instead of having to fix your own faulty device.

If your device is still under warranty, just take your phone to an Apple shop, and they will use your phone serial number to check if it’s still under warranty.

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