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Rory76

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I have paid in full/upfront AppleCare+ (AC+) coverage on my AirPods Pro as well as my Apple Watch. Both plans have less than 6 months of coverage remaining of the two years of AC+ coverage. At the expiration of these plans, I’d like to continue with the AC+ coverage if at all possible. If I recall correctly, a couple of years ago, Apple made the decision to allow owners of certain Apple products with paid in full/upfront AC+ coverage to continue their coverage on a month to month basis at the expiration date of the initial coverage. Is this correct, and if so, is Apple still allowing this? Is it limited to only certain “higher price” items such as iPads and iPhones or is this possible on Airpods, Apple Watches, and other “less expensive” Apple products? Also, how does one go about renewing their AppleCare+ coverage on these items? Thanks in advance!
 

hoo-man-b-ing

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Unfortunately Apple doesn’t offer perpetual AppleCare+ on any of their AirPods, even when purchasing new. I believe the same goes for the HomePods (both the original and mini.)
 

Rory76

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Unfortunately Apple doesn’t offer perpetual AppleCare+ on any of their AirPods, even when purchasing new. I believe the same goes for the HomePods (both the original and mini.)
Thanks for the reply. So, basically you can purchase the 2 yrs of AppleCare+ coverage but cannot renew it?
 

Shanghaichica

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That is what I am seeing as well. My AirPods Pro Applecare+ just ended and it is not allowing me to renew, says it is not eligible.
I have Apple Care plus on both my AirPods Pro 2 and Airpods max. Whilst I don’t expect to keep my AirPods Pro beyond 2 years, I would have liked the option to extend it on my Airpods maX. For £549 I want more than two years out of them.
 

Spinrite

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Oct 31, 2016
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AirPods and Apple care warranties. After Apple care 2 year warranty runs out. YES YOU CAN CARRY THE WARRANTY ON A MONTH TO MONTH, indefinitely until you don’t own them anymore.
 
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Spinrite

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You can extend the Apple care warranty INDEFINITELY as long as you have them under your user account. They only way to extend the coverage is by calling in to customer care.
 
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Rory76

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This is true on for ANY Apple devices that AppleCare can be purchased for.
Can your offer some proof of this? I was advised by Apple that AppleCare+ is not renewable (even on a month to month basis) on AirPods.
 
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Spinrite

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FreakinEurekan

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Apple will renew plans only for iPhone, iPad, Watch, and Mac and only in certain countries. HT210580 explains it. I don’t doubt you were TOLD they’d renew something else - but they won’t.
 
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Spinrite

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Apple will renew plans only for iPhone, iPad, Watch, and Mac and only in certain countries. HT210580 explains it. I don’t doubt you were TOLD they’d renew something else - but they won’t.

Your WRONG FreakinEurekan and I’ll prove it to you right here and right now.

These are the steps to renew any Apple product that you initially paid for Apple care plus warranty. After the initial 2 year period expires you have 30 days to renew via this link, outside of the 30 days your SOL.

Follow this link to renew these products including AirPods.

Click on the link for yourself and try out for yourself.

 

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Spinrite

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All the info is on the Apple site, you just have to open your eyes. I love when members spread wrong information. Don’t tell me it can’t be done, I’ve done it in the past and my buddy has also.
 
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FreakinEurekan

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So first you spoke to 2 different reps, now you’ve done it - and your buddy has too! Amazing. (-‸ლ)

Well, good luck with that. Here in the real world - you can BUY AppleCare+ using that site, on various products for a period of time after purchase. You can RENEW only on iPhone, iPad, Watch, and Mac as shown in the article I posted.

The deciding factor, for anyone who’s interested, is that there has to be an automatically renewable payment option for AppleCare+. For example, on an iPhone or iPad or Watch, the renewal is on a monthly basis; for a Mac it’s on an annual basis. You can start with the 2-year or 3-year plan, but at renewal time you can’t renew for another 2 or 3 years; you set up a monthly or annual plan. As the article states, “Your plan coverage may continue beyond 24 or 36 months, on a monthly or annual basis, until canceled.”

AirPods (the original item asked about) don’t have an auto-renew option. They have only the 2 year program. Same with Apple TV or HomePod. Apple will not sell you an additional 2 years after the expiration of the first program. They might in the future - but today they won’t.
 

Spinrite

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Oct 31, 2016
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So first you spoke to 2 different reps, now you’ve done it - and your buddy has too! Amazing. (-‸ლ)

Well, good luck with that. Here in the real world - you can BUY AppleCare+ using that site, on various products for a period of time after purchase. You can RENEW only on iPhone, iPad, Watch, and Mac as shown in the article I posted.

The deciding factor, for anyone who’s interested, is that there has to be an automatically renewable payment option for AppleCare+. For example, on an iPhone or iPad or Watch, the renewal is on a monthly basis; for a Mac it’s on an annual basis. You can start with the 2-year or 3-year plan, but at renewal time you can’t renew for another 2 or 3 years; you set up a monthly or annual plan. As the article states, “Your plan coverage may continue beyond 24 or 36 months, on a monthly or annual basis, until canceled.”

AirPods (the original item asked about) don’t have an auto-renew option. They have only the 2 year program. Same with Apple TV or HomePod. Apple will not sell you an additional 2 years after the expiration of the first program. They might in the future - but today they won’t.
Your amazing my friend. Believe me, I won’t go into further conversations with you about this.

Even with my explanation on how to extend AC warranty for the AirPods and it’s quite an easy process. It seems like you have a mental block.
 

tincan11

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Dec 5, 2020
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Wow. False information. Please listen to @FreakinEurekan on this one.

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210580 has all the info you need. You cannot extend AirPods, HomePods, and Apple TV as of then as of now or as of two years ago. They used to only have it for a couple countries and also only iPhone, iPad, and Watch. I actually went to their apple.com/feedback and said please add the option for Macs as well. A while later they finally did. I don’t know if it had anything to do with me.

If you want to see it through time find some kind of web archive site and you’ll see it didn’t always have all the current options.

The point is this other user is wrong no matter what they think they heard or were told.

I was searching to see if that information was updated when I found this post.
 

Hey_Apple

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May 19, 2021
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That's too bad you're not able to extend the AppleCare... I guess I will replace my pair right before the AppleCare runs out so they are with fresh batteries. :cool:
 
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