Do you have to transfer AppleCare?

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  1. iyiyi macrumors newbie

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    Quick question. I just got a used iPhone X. The previous owner bought the full Applecare+ for it. Does this have to be transferred to my name? I read an article online that says it does, however, I have owned at least a dozen used apple products in the past that came with AppleCare and I never had to transfer it to use the AppleCare. Just curious if something changed.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Starship67 Suspended

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    No. AppleCare follows the serial number of the device not the owner.
     
  3. Furzul macrumors 6502

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    It can be transferred, but as the previous poster said it is not absolutely necessary. If you could get it transferred though, I would.
     
  4. Mike Boreham macrumors 68000

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    Presumably there is nothing to stop the original owner cancelling the Applecare cover at any time and being refunded.

    https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT202704

    I think if I bought a second hand product with Applecare I would want it transferring to my name to prevent this.
     

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