If I upgrade my iPhone, can I transfer my AppleCare?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by AdventurousJosh, Sep 15, 2016.

  1. AdventurousJosh macrumors 6502

    Aug 11, 2008
    I haven't had my iPhone 6s Plus for very long, but I had to throw down a deposit and I'm at 52% paid off and eligibile to upgrade. I dig that new iPhone camera.
    Just trying to lose as much money as possible. I can also buy my phone out right and then sell it, unsure what kind of money I could expect from that.

    That brings to my question: my Apple care Ian that old, can I transfer this to myself on an iPhone upgrade?

  2. CaptOblivious macrumors member

    Sep 29, 2014
  3. heyyitssusan macrumors 65816

    Feb 9, 2014
    Actually, believe it or not, you can. When i spoke to AppleCare, they said I had the option to transfer it to my new phone (but I didn't it'd only be coverage for 1 year anyways) or I an get a prorated refund which I did so I can apply that towards AC+ for the 7.
  4. AdventurousJosh thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 11, 2008
    Oh wow! I bought my phone through Verizon however, and not the Apple Store. Is this still valid for me and if so who do you recommend I call?
  5. heyyitssusan macrumors 65816

    Feb 9, 2014
    Yes, definitely. I didn't buy my 6S from Apple either. As long as it's an iPhone you can add AC+ to it. And I would call 1-800-MYAPPLE and say 'AppleCare' when the automated response comes on, they're very easy to get through to because everyone's flooding the iOS or sales lines.
  6. likegadgets macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2008
    I have received prorated refunds from Apple many times when I sell my 1 year old iPhones and iPads with no problem.
    Send an email to: ap_refunds@apple.com Include a PDF of your applecare and Invoice - takes 1 to 2 weeks. If you used the applecare benefit - such as a repair or replacement, your proration may vary
  7. Maggiep67 macrumors regular


    Sep 19, 2014
    You can transfer to another phone or person. Researched this myself today and am irritated because the girl at the Apple store who helped me over the weekend gave me wrong information (said it was "phone specific coverage"). Here's from Apple's own website:

    Transfer your AppleCare plan
    If you sell or give away your Apple device, you can also transfer the ownership of your AppleCare Protection Plan or AppleCare+ in regions that allow it. You can also transfer your AppleCare coverage plan between your own devices that are the same type of product and within 30 days of your original device purchase.

    When we replace your device instead of repairing it, we’ll automatically transfer your plan to your new device. If transfer of coverage isn’t possible, we’ll offer other options.

    Here’s what you’ll need
    • The AppleCare agreement number from the Proof of Coverage certificate
    • The serial number of the device your AppleCare plan currently covers
    • The new device’s serial number
    • Your original sales receipt for your AppleCare plan and both devices
    If you're transferring your AppleCare plan to another person, we’ll also need to know if you bought the device from Apple or a reseller and the new owner’s name and address."
  8. AdventurousJosh thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 11, 2008
    Thank you! That's great. Should I do this before I initiated the upgrade to the new phone or call them before I get the new phone?
  9. ctbaz macrumors regular

    Aug 20, 2014
    Oh wow I thought you needed to buy applecare+ the day you bought the phone. It seems they actually give you 60 days to get it.
  10. heyyitssusan macrumors 65816

    Feb 9, 2014
    It's up to you. Normally it takes about 24-48 hours for their system to process things so maybe you might wanna call them and just let them know when you're planning on upgrading so they can at least create a case for you.
  11. caligurl macrumors 68030


    Jun 8, 2009
    I didn't know you could transfer... I wonder if you transfer.... if you get the new pricing (i.e. $29 screen replacement)?

    If not.. I'll just do as I planned and get a refund for each of our phones and buy again for the new ones...

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