How to Transfer AppleCare Ownership or Get a Refund
Did you know you can transfer ownership of your AppleCare, AppleCare+ or AppleCare+ with Theft and Loss plan or get a refund? Here’s how to do both so you’re not stuck paying for a warranty you no longer need.
How to transfer your AppleCare or AppleCare+ plan to a new owner
If you live outside the United States, check your coverage to make sure it’s possible to transfer AppleCare or AppleCare+ ownership in your region.
How to get a refund for AppleCare or AppleCare+
If you don’t want to transfer ownership of your AppleCare/Plus plan, you can request a prorated refund from Apple:
- If you make your request within 30 days of your original purchase, you will receive a full refund (less the value of any provided services)
- After 30 days, Apple will provide a refund based on the percentage of unexpired coverage period less the value of any service provided under the plan AND a cancellation fee of $25 or 10% of the pro-rata amount (whichever is less)
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This means if you paid for two years of AppleCare+ and request a refund after one year, you will receive a refund for the remaining 12 months less the cancellation fee. If you had your iPhone repaired under the plan, the value of the repair will also be taken out of your refund.
To request a refund for your AppleCare/Plus plan:
STEP 2: Call Apple at 1-800-275-2273 and request your refund.
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Once your AppleCare or AppleCare+ plan has been transferred or refunded, you can sell or give your phone to someone else. If you’re transferring ownership of the plan, you might want to include its remaining value in the purchase price to recoup the remaining portion of your warranty cost.
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