Can I Return my iPhone 5s for the iPhone 6?

For Apple fans, that has always been one of our worst pet peeves: you don’t keep up with product update cycles of products, then you might have been unlucky enough to buy an iPhone 5s right as the iPhone 6 was announced, It’s annoying. However, the world isn’t ending just yet. Depending on where you bought the device, many places will accept returns without a problem.

Sometimes the best laid plans can go horribly, horribly wrong.  The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are Apple’s latest efforts in the profitable product line. Both are similar in design with curved lines all around. The iPhone 6 has a not-too-large 4.7 inch display while the iPhone 6 Plus is rocking a 5.5 inch screen. Do you go big with the iPhone 6 Plus and get a bigger display, a camera with optical image stabilization, and vastly superior battery life? Or do comfort and one-handed use take precedence with the iPhone 6?

Luckily, a lot of places are pretty good about returns, but you only have a short window for which you can return an iPhone and get your money back, so here’s a quick guide on how to return your iPhone 5s, as well as how long you have to return it at different stores.

Apple Store:

Apple gives its customers 14 days to return an iPhone that they purchased from an Apple Store, either online or at one of its physical retail locations. This is less time than the company previously offered, which allowed customers 30 days to return an iPhone.

One thing to be aware of is that the company doesn’t accept returns at a physical location for an iPhone that was purchased online, so if you bought one online at, you’ll have to ship it back to the company in order to return it.

The move to a 14-day return policy puts Apple on par with most of the wireless carriers. Which brings us to…


Most carriers have a 14-day return policy for iPhones and other smartphones, but each carrier has their own restrictions and requirements when returning devices.

Verizon: Allows customers 14 days to return an iPhone, but there’s a restocking fee of $35 (except for in Hawaii).

AT&T: Provides customers a 14-day return policy if they want to return their iPhone. There’s also a restocking fee that costs “up to $35,” but unopened iPhones are waived of this fee.

Sprint: You have 14 days to return an iPhone, but a $35 restocking fee will be applied, but unopened iPhones will have the restocking fee waived.

T-Mobile: Customers have 14 days to return an iPhone, or 20 days if it was bought online at You also “may have to pay a restocking fee” of $50.

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