Our warranty doesn't cover batteries that wear down from normal use. Each incident of accidental damage is subject to a service fee. These fees apply in the United States. Not sure if you're covered? Before you return your Mac to us, be sure to enable FileVault and bac k up your data.
You may need the backup if your Mac needs to be reformatted during the repair process. Apple isn't responsible for lost data. The Apple Limited Warranty covers your Mac and the accessories that come with it against manufacturing defects for one year from the date you bought your product. The Apple Limited Warranty is in addition to rights provided by consumer law. Our warranty doesn't cover damage caused by accidents or unauthorized modifications. See the warranty for complete details.
You can check your coverage status online and update your proof-of-purchase information if there's an error in our records. If our warranty, your AppleCare plan, or consumer law don't cover your repair, you'll pay out-of-warranty fees. Learn more about your consumer law rights. We guarantee our service, including replacement parts, for 90 days or the remaining term of your Apple warranty or AppleCare plan coverage, whichever is longer.
We offer this whenever you get service from us or from an Apple Authorized Service Provider. This is in addition to rights provided by consumer law. Mac Service and Repair Learn how to get your Mac desktop or Mac notebook fixed and how much it will cost. How do I get service for my Mac? How much will it cost?
Battery service If you're experiencing an issue with your battery, your Mac notebook might not require a repair. Get ready for service Before you return your Mac to us, be sure to enable FileVault and bac k up your data. Apple Limited Warranty and proof of purchase The Apple Limited Warranty covers your Mac and the accessories that come with it against manufacturing defects for one year from the date you bought your product.
Check your coverage status. If you are able to take your Apple product to an Apple Store or an Apple Service Provider they might be able to fix it there for you, depending on whether they have the equipment. However, some problems may be more complex and require being sent on to an Apple Repair Centre, in which case it should take from days. Apple advises that iPhone repairs take between days if you send your iPhone to an Apple Repair Centre, for example.
The cost of Apple repairs depends on a number of factors. Generally battery and screen replacements are cheaper than other replacements. You can see all the prices here. More information here. More here. If your iPad screen is accidentally broken, you have the option of replacing your iPad for an out-of-warranty fee. As with the iPad, if your Apple Watch screen gets damaged, you have the option to service your Apple Watch for a fee. The price of a repair will vary depending on the nature of the problem.
Check this page for details. If you would prefer to use an Apple Authorised Service Provider you can locate one here. Apple has this link to information about Apple-certified repairs of the iPhone. In Apple extended a scheme that allows small independent shops to legitimately fix iPhones. Now these workshops can also fix Macs.
If your product is within warranty — which is one year from the point of sale even if you were purchasing a refurbished Apple product — and goes wrong you can get Apple to fix it for free. Other reasons that might help you get a free repair is if your product has been recalled or qualifies in a repair program. As we mentioned earlier, we have a separate articles about the various repair schemes and recalls. Read: MacBook recalls and repair programs — is your Mac included?
When you are choosing a new Apple product you would be wise to take into account how likely it is to get broken and how easy it will be to repair. One of the main killers of smartphones these days are batteries, another is the ease at which we break the screens — despite all the technical advances of the glass used in the manufacture of smartphones.
Apple has improved the repairability of the iPhone in terms of the screen and battery, but what of its other products? Replacing a screen on an iPad is not as simple as on an iPhone, for example, and the price is a lot higher. Hopefully that will change. The EU backed Right to Repair movement and is aiming to put in place laws that will make it compulsory for new devices to be easier to repair due. Hopefully leading manufacturers to build products with removable and replaceable parts.
As a result of this campaign, French legislation has already forced Apple to label products to show a repairability score. The result of the changes should lead to more reparable products with extended lifespans so that they are less likely to end up in landfill early. The repairbility of a product should be part of the decision when choosing a new product to buy, and thanks to the French legislation Apple is now being forced to reveal this information.
The company includes a repairability score for many of the products it sells on its French Apple Store. Luckily the glass front of the iPhone is pretty simple and relatively inexpensive to repair, but replacing the glass back could be an expensive job. Another thing to bear in mind is that there comes a time in every Apple products life when it becomes Obsolete or Vintage.
Once a product is vintage Apple will only repair it if it has the parts and then at a price, obviouly. Once a product is Obsolete then there is no possibility that Apple will repair it. With Apple adding the MacBook to the vintage list the list of unsupported products is growing. Read more here: How long do Macs last? Wondering what is the easiest iPhone to repair? However, since launch of the iPhone XS and XR, repair companies and home fixers have found that it is no longer possible to change the battery without finalising the change using System Configuration, an online tool Apple makes available to its own stores and authorised repair companies.
In favour of the range of iPhones is the easy access for screen and battery replacement and the fact that most components are modular. The main criticism is the glass back — the problem being that if the back glass breaks, it is necessary to remove every component and replace the entire chassis.
Apple gives the XS Max 4. Apple gives the iPhone X 4. Apple gives both the 8 and 8 Plus 6. Here the improvements offered by the solid state home button was noted as a point in favour, because the old mechanical button was a common point of failure in older models. Apple gives the iPhone 7 6. Looking for a new Mac and wondering what is the easiest Mac to repair? The problem with many Mac laptops is the fact that Apple uses a lot of glue and solder to stick components down.
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All Mac models, $ 99, $ Need to repair your Displays? Make an appointment at an Apple Store or an Apple Authorized Service Provider. Find out how much it will cost and how long it. Your out-of-pocket costs for Mac repair of a busted or defective screen on your MacBook will set you back $99 for a cracked screen.