The iPhone is not cheap. On top of that, your iPhone could still be damaged from falling, hardware issues, and other causes. The cost for repair is not cheap either, especially if the warranty has expired. Luckily, you can protect your iPhone 14 with AppleCare+. But, what is AppleCare+? Can AppleCare+ make your iPhone damage-proof? So, without further ado, here’s how to protect your iPhone 14 with AppleCare+.
Steps to protecting your iPhone 14 with AppleCare+
To understand AppleCare+, you have to understand AppleCare. Every Apple device comes with a warranty called AppleCare. This warranty typically lasted for a year plus 90 days of phone support. Like many warranties, AppleCare will expire. To add more protection and support after the warranty has expired, you can use AppleCare+.
When buying a new iPhone, you will be offered to buy AppleCare+ along with your purchase. If you don’t buy them at the same time, Apple will give you 60 days to decide whether you want to buy AppleCare+ or not. However, be aware that the AppleCare+ warranty will apply on the day you bought your iPhone 14. In other words, you won’t get an extra two months warranty if you buy it at the end of the waiting period.
Here are the available methods to buy AppleCare+ for your iPhone 14 after the 60 days period:
a. Via settings
- Open your new iPhone.
- Go to the iPhone’s Settings and select ‘General’.
- Tap the About option and choose AppleCare+ Coverage Available.
- Check to see whether your iPhone is still eligible for the AppleCare+ plan.
- Follow the instruction to complete your purchase.
b. Via online
- Go to the AppleCare website.
- Since you’re buying a warranty for your iPhone, choose iPhone.
- Enter your iPhone’s serial number. If you’re unable to do that, sign in with your Apple ID.
- Apple will run a remote diagnostic to make sure of the eligibility of your iPhone.
- Finally, you can complete the purchase of your AppleCare+ plan.
c. Via Apple Store
Bring your iPhone to a nearby Apple Store along with the proof of purchase. They will inspect your iPhone to determine eligibility. If your iPhone is deemed eligible, you can buy the AppleCare+ plan.
AppleCare+ offers coverage of two incidents of damage every 12 months, such as a damaged screen or broken back glass. Still, you have to pay a fixed deductible price when you repair your iPhone at the nearby Apple Store. Despite having to pay a certain amount of deductible, the cost of repair is typically cheaper compared to not using AppleCare+.
Other than accidental damage, AppleCare+ also offers loss or theft coverage. However, you need to pay a certain amount to get this coverage with your AppleCare+. If your iPhone is stolen or lost, Apple will immediately send a replacement. This can only be applied as long as you still can use the Find My feature on your lost iPhone.
So, those are the steps on how to protect your iPhone 14 with AppleCare+. If you want to add extra protection to your new iPhone, AppleCare+ is worth buying. However, be prepared for the fees that you need to spend on the plan. For more details, we highly encourage you to visit AppleCare’s website.