When does the warranty start for my iPad?

I heard it's when you "register" it with Apple, i.e.: when you start using it and sign in with your Apple ID.

Am I right?

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Warranty Period is defined as

a period of ONE (1) YEAR from the date of original retail purchase by the end-user purchaser

which is purchase date, not first use date.


Check your own country warranty in case it’s different.

  • Hi, that doesn't seem to be the case. I just received an iPad and activated it (entered the Apple ID and set up) and checked the warranty in checkcoverage.apple.com it's exactly one year from today. In fact I purchased the iPad 8 days ago from a "black market" site (which is why it took this long to arrive). So the Warranty seems to start when you activate the device. Mar 30, 2022 at 15:35
  • That's for UK @grg
    – Thinkr
    Jun 12, 2023 at 11:24

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