Exchange a device under warranty

Learn how to exchange new, AT&T Certified Pre-Owned, or AT&T Certified Restored devices that are still under warranty.

Confirm warranty and support info

Look for signs of physical or liquid damage that aren't covered by your warranty. No signs of damage? Get details about your warranty.

  • New Apple® devices (or devices replaced by Apple): These usually have a one-year warranty. Questions about your iPad® or iPhone® bought from or replaced by Apple? Contact Apple Support.
  • New Samsung devices: Samsung devices usually come with a limited one-year manufacturer warranty. You may be scheduled for repair or replacement of your device through a Samsung Repair Authorized Service Provider. Questions about your warranty? Contact us
  • New devices (other than Apple or Samsung): You usually get a one-year manufacturer warranty, but some new devices have a two-year manufacturer warranty. Learn which devices have a two-year warranty (PDF, 93KB). Have questions about your device? Contact us
  • AT&T Certified Pre-Owned and AT&T Certified Restored: You get a limited 90-day warranty that starts the day you buy the device. Contact us for questions about your warranty.
  • Asurion replacement devices, including Apple devices:

Good to know: Your device warranty may cover accessories, too. Find out if your accessory is covered

Make a warranty device exchange

Contact us to do a warranty device exchange, if it's under warranty. (This doesn't include tablets; wearables; devices replaced by Apple, Google®, Motorola®, or Microsoft®; and Apple devices bought as new). Call us from a device that isn't the one giving you problems.

When you call us

  • For devices bought as new, we'll make the warranty device exchange on behalf of the manufacturer. Check your device manual or contact the manufacturer for warranty info. Your replacement device will be similar or better. It can take up to six business days to arrive.
  • For AT&T Certified Pre-Owned or AT&T Certified Restore devices, we'll send you a similar or better replacement device. It can take up to six business days to arrive.
  • For AT&T Prepaid exchanges, we’ll charge your credit or debit card for the full replacement value of the device. You'll get that amount credited back when you send us your defective device.

Once you get your replacement device

  • You get either a 90-day warranty or the rest of your original device warranty, whichever is greater. Not sure which one is greater? Contact us
  • You have 30 days to return your defective device. Your replacement device package includes return shipping materials.
  • If you don't return the defective device in time and you have:
    • AT&T WirelessSM: We'll bill you the full replacement value for the device.
    • AT&T Prepaid: We won't credit your card for the return.

Find out how to return your defective device

When we get your return package

  • We'll check your device for warranty eligibility. If the device has liquid or physical damage, we'll bill you the full replacement value for the device.
  • For an AT&T Prepaid device, if it qualifies for an exchange, we'll credit the full replacement value to your debit or credit card. It can take up to two weeks to credit your card after we receive your device.

Cancel warranty orders

Want to keep your current device instead of replacing it?

  • Return the replacement device to us within 30 days.
  • Use the prepaid return label and shipping materials we sent in the replacement device package.

Contact us if you can't find the prepaid shipping label.

Last updated: April 17, 2024

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