When buying an iPhone or Macbook, to make sure the right product is new, and warranty from Apple we will check the date of activation of iPhone and Macbook, or check the warranty period iPhone and Macbook. Even if we buy 99%, we still check to see if this machine is real or closed from China. This article will show you how to check the most accurate.
First of all you need to keep the following in mind:
- Check iPhone and Macbook activation dates: Apple account login is required.
- Check iPhone and Macbook warranty: Apple accounts can be used or serial numbers can be used on the computer (no sign-in required).
Sign in to your Apple account
You go to the mysupport.apple.com to sign in to your Apple account. That account must have been signed in on the iPhone or Macbook device you want to check. You fill in your Apple ID and password to sign in.
You'll be asked to enter a verification code to sign in. On which device you're signed in on, use it to check. Make sure the device is connected to the network to receive the verification code.
For example, if that Apple ID is used on a Macbook, your computer will immediately show a message like this. You click Allow.
You will then receive a 6-digit verification code. Please enter the verification code on my Support page to sign in.
If you use an iPhone, you also receive a notification such as a sign-in request with an Apple ID like this. Click Allow and you'll get 6-digit verification. You use it to sign in to My Support.
After you're signed in to My Support, follow the instructions below to check the iPhone and Macbook activation dates.
How to check iPhone activation date
To guide you, I have 2 devices, iPhone and Macbook signed in with the same Apple account. Let's click on the iPhone.
You will immediately be taken to the details page about the iPhone. Date of Purchase is the iPhone activation date. This example is July 28, 2018.
It's very simple, right, next we'll see how to check the iPhone warranty.
How to check iPhone warranty
Check iPhone warranty with Apple account
If you're signed in to My Support, and checked the iPhone activation date, just scroll down a little bit to see the warranty period of that iPhone.
In the Repairs and Service Coverage: Active section, the Estimated Expiration Date is the warranty period of the iPhone, for example, July 16, 2020.
If you're not signed in to your Apple ID, see below.
Check iPhone warranty with Serial Number
Open your iPhone, go to the Settings > General Settings > About app. You'll see where the Serial Number is. Note somewhere or hold down the Serial number to copy it.
You have a Serial number and then you go to checkcoverage.apple.com/vn/en page to check. Please fill in the Serial number in the Enter your serial number box. You fill in the Capcha code in the box below, and then click Continue to conduct a check.
You will immediately see the results of the iPhone warranty check, where the Estimated Expiration Date is located. The same machine should be checked either way that day, in the example of 16/07/2020.
How to check Macbook activation date
Switch to another device, a Macbook. You'll need to sign in to Apple My Support first as you guided above. Now you'll click on your Macbook device to check.
You'll immediately receive your device's information, and Date of Purchase is the macbook activation date. For example, this machine is july 17, 2019.
How to check Macbook warranty
Check macbook warranty with Apple account
If you're signed in to Apple and see the Macbook activation date, just scroll down, you'll see the macbook's warranty period. Estimated Expiration Date is the end of your warranty.
If you don't have an Apple sign-in on that Macbook, check out the way below.
Check Macbook warranty with Serial Number
Open your Macbook, click the apple icon in the upper-left corner, select About This Mac.
An overview window appears, copy the Series number sequence to go through the next step.
You visit the checkcoverage.apple.com/vn/en to check the Macbook warranty. Please fill in the Serial number in the Enter your serial number box. Next you fill in the Capcha code, and then click Continue to conduct a check.
A dashboard about that Macbook will appear, you only care about Repairs and Service Coverage. If there is a warranty, there will be an Estimated Expiration Date line which is apple's warranty period.
Check the activation date and warranty of the iPhone or Macbook quite similarly. It's just different where each device has a different way of getting verification codes and Serial numbers. If you check that there is no activation date, it is possible that the device is closed from China, but if there is no warranty date, it may be just the expiration of the warranty period, or drifting warranty only. Do you have any questions about this issue, please leave a comment below.