How to Check the Warranty Status of Your Mac

There's no doubt about it... your Mac is an investment (both in terms of time and money). As with any other investment (home, car, equipment, etc), you want to protect it. This is especially important for portable devices. The more portable the device, the more likely it is to fail.

Apple offers a 3-year hardware/software warranty called AppleCare. This is available on any device from ultra-high-end Mac Pros down to iPods (prices vary depending on the product). I've been fortunate enough to rarely take advantage of my AppleCare, but I do sleep better at night knowing that I have it. Regardless of whether you have AppleCare or not, it's always nice to know where you stand with your warranty. There are several ways to check the status of your Macs warranty, but in today's post, I will show you the easiest way.

Options for checking your Mac's warranty status include a phone number (800-275-2273) and website ( A third option, which I believe is the quickest and easiest option) is to simply use the "About This Mac..." feature. This is where you can learn all kinds of useful information about your Mac like storage utilization, specifications, display information, etc.

To access this information, click on the Apple logo in the top left-hand corner of your Mac, then click on "About This Mac...".

Once the window opens, you are welcome to browse the information across each tab. When you're ready to check your warranty status, click on the "Service" tab.

You'll notice several links that will take you to some really good information about your Mac and service options related to it. To check the status of your AppleCare Warranty, click on the "Check my service and support coverage status" link. This will take you to an site with the information you need.

Notice the green checks next to the various support options. This indicates that I am covered under a full warranty until the date of expiration listed (October 28, 2016, in my case).

You will also notice two support contact options to the right of this information. "Contact Apple Support" takes you to a page listing contact information. "Set Up a Repair" will begin the repair request process. Both are very useful links.

Posted on March 2, 2015 and filed under How To, Mac, Opinion.