How to Cancel AppleCare+ on iPhone or iPad

Introduction

AppleCare+ is a great way to protect your iPhone or iPad. However, that protection comes at a hefty price. Whether you’re switching to a different warranty program for your iPhone or iPad, or you no longer want that coverage, Apple makes it easy to cancel AppleCare+. The biggest thing to keep in mind when cancelling AppleCare+ is that after the service expires you can’t re-enroll your device in the program.

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Steps to Cancel AppleCare+ on iPhone or iPad

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad. You’ll land on the Settings screen.
  2. Tap the section featuring your name and profile pictures displayed at the top of this menu. Your Apple ID screen is shown.
Tap the section featuring your name and profile pictures displayed at the top of this menu.
  1. Tap “Subscriptions” in this menu. The Subscriptions screen is displayed, where you’ll see a list of all of the subscriptions associated with your Apple ID.
Tap Subscriptions in this menu.
  1. Tap “AppleCare+” in your list of subscriptions. The next screen gives you an overview of your AppleCare+ subscription.
Tap AppleCare+ in your list of subscriptions.
  1. Tap “Cancel Subscription.” A Confirm Cancellation window pops up letting you know what date your AppleCare+ subscription expires, and that AppleCare+ can’t be renewed after it expires for that device.
Tap Cancel Subscription.
  1. Tap “Confirm.” Your AppleCare+ subscription is now cancelled and will not renew. To be clear, you’ll still have it through the expiration date.
Tap Confirm.

Reasons to Cancel AppleCare+ on iPhone or iPad

1. Cost Savings

AppleCare+ can be seen as an expensive service. Its cost depends on the device type and coverage duration. For some, the potential benefits might not justify the expense, particularly if their device experiences few issues. Budget-conscious users may choose to save these funds. The perceived value of AppleCare+ might also be lower for those who prefer to self-troubleshoot minor issues.

2. Selling the Device

People often sell their old iPhones or iPads when upgrading to newer models. In this case, AppleCare+ cancellation might be desirable. This decision should consider the potential benefits to the device’s resale value. AppleCare+ is transferable, which can be an appealing selling point. However, some sellers might prefer to cancel and request a prorated refund where applicable.

3. Limited Use of Coverage

AppleCare+ shines in circumstances such as accidental damage. Users who rarely drop their devices or have few technical issues might see limited utility in the service. For these users, cancellation might be more financially sensible. Instead, they might prefer to pay out-of-pocket for rare, incidental repairs.

4. Alternative Insurance

Some users may find alternative insurance plans more appealing. These plans might offer better coverage, lower prices, or both. In such cases, continuing with AppleCare+ may not make sense. Users might choose to switch to a plan that better suits their needs and risk tolerance.

5. Change in Financial Situation

Financial situations can change abruptly. In such cases, non-essential services like AppleCare+ might be among the first expenses to go. Canceling AppleCare+ could be a part of broader cost-saving measures, helping users adapt to their new financial reality.

6. Lack of Satisfaction with Service

Customer satisfaction is key in any service. Users might cancel AppleCare+ if they find the coverage insufficient or customer service unsatisfactory. Those who’ve had negative experiences with service appointments, for example, might choose to explore other options.

7. Using Corporate Device

Corporate devices often come with their own coverage, making personal AppleCare+ plans redundant. Employers or schools usually handle repair or replacement costs. Hence, users of corporate devices might prefer to cancel their personal AppleCare+ plans.

8. Device Infrequently Used

Secondary devices or infrequently used devices are less likely to need repairs. The reduced risk could make AppleCare+ seem unnecessary. Users might choose to cancel their AppleCare+ on these devices, keeping it only for devices they use regularly.

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