Other What are the risks of selling an iPhone WITH AppleCare+

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Hieveryone, Apr 28, 2018.

  1. Hieveryone macrumors 68040

    Apr 11, 2014
    I am selling my iPhone 8. I have AppleCare+ but both incidents have already been used.

    All it has now is the extra 1 year warranty for defects.

    It is in my name, and I was going to sell it on Swappa.

    I’m afraid he may be able to look me up by calling Apple or something and charge my account or idk.
  2. ericwn macrumors 68020

    Apr 24, 2016
    Call Apple to verify, but I think all the seller would get is another year of warranty.
  3. akash.nu macrumors 604


    May 26, 2016
    Nobody can just randomly call Apple and get details of people.

    Also, Apple care goes with the device, not the owner. So when you sell the device you need to switch your name with the new owner of the device by contacting Apple.

    In most cases Apple doesn’t even ask if you are the owner of the device. If it comes up on their system that the device is covered by Apple care, they’ll generally just fix it.
  4. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    I'm afraid that your fear is not founded in reality. I'm pretty sure if you contact AppleCare, they will tell you that the AppleCare is linked to your iPhone, with no financial or private information about YOU, and someone who is NOT you will find that no previous owner information would be available through an AppleCare setup.
    It's almost not even worth mentioning that it has AppleCare, if both incidents have been used, and simply adds a year warranty, as the older AppleCare did.

    AppleCare+, AFAIK, does not keep "accounts", as you would pay individually for each incident, and THAT part is now useless to anyone else in any case.
    (Unless you do the dumb step of forgetting to wipe the iPhone before you sell it, then make sure to leave a card in the box with your passcode, and your AppleID sign-in. That all would leave you vulnerable, but not because you have AppleCare + :rolleyes: )
  5. EM2013 macrumors 68000


    Sep 2, 2013
    No, just no..
  6. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    An 8 that has used 2 Apple Care Plus incidents already?
    You live a hard life my friend

    Just don't misrepresent by saying it has Apple Care Plus and lead the buyer to believe it is still covered for 2 incidents
  7. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

    Apr 11, 2014
    No! That’s why I’m thinking of cancelling it completely so there’s no confusion. There are NO incidednets left on the phone!!!! AKA if the buyer drops it they cannot go to Apple and get it changed for 29 bucks using the AppleCare!

    And yes I dropped it again like 2 days after receiving it back from Apple after my first incident lol
  8. DeltaMac, Apr 28, 2018
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2018

    DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    But, if you leave it alone, the iPhone is still covered for factory defects/failures for the extra year. The new owner can't add it, and it is worth at least something. There would be no "confusion" as the iPhone would still be covered for failures.
    Of course, you would be up-front with the new owner that the AppleCare has no incidents left in the coverage. THAT'S how you avoid confusion in this case!
  9. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

    Apr 11, 2014
    I just cancelled it all together. Simple.

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