Apple says it’s now possible to extend AppleCare+ coverage in Canada on a monthly basis, if you paid upfront for the extra warranty plan.
Apple explains, “In the United States, Australia, Canada, and Japan, when you purchase AppleCare+ coverage for your iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch, you can choose to pay monthly or pay upfront for 24 months of coverage,” adding Apple Watch Edition and Hermes models can be paid upfront for 36 months.
The change says, “If you paid upfront, you can go to mysupport.apple.com to continue coverage on a monthly basis after the 24 or 36 months is over,” adds Apple.
Apple says monthly plans automatically renew until cancelled. It’s worth reiterating this extended option is only available if you paid upfront for AppleCare+, while Apple says you can continue your coverage within 60 days of the end date of your original coverage.
Will you be notified when your upfront and paid for AppleCare+ is about to expire? Nope. “Right now, unless local law provides otherwise, no additional notifications are sent,” says Apple. Time to ask Siri to add a reminder to you calendar, and hope for the best.
Again, this option to extend AppleCare+ on a monthly basis is handy if you have a high-end Apple product prone to accidents, such as an iPad Pro or newest iPhone, which are usually the most expensive to replace.