What is the point of registering my iPhone in Itunes?
I bought my first iphone, a 4s. I wanted to know why should i register my phone. If it matters i already had an existing itunes account tied to paypal. I can make purchases whenever i want to. I have no issues buying apps or anything. I've had my phone for two months and i always click register later. Anyways any info would be appreciated.
- 02-27-2012, 08:12 AM #2
- 02-27-2012, 02:41 PM #3
I agree that if you just enter your itunes info you will be done. What is your exact reason anyway for not wantingto register? Although I am sure once you bought your phone cetainly you registered it or when it was first plugged in to itunes it had to be activated and registered.
Bottom line is you want Apple to have all your info so if I have a problem especially if you bought Applecare + to extend your warranty, you want you problem you may have taken care of and you better make sure it is registered.
Every time i put my iphone on the cradle i get this screen.
What I'm asking is there any good reason to click "continue? and "register my iphone." Is there some benefit that i get from doing this? Do they send me free stuff? I don't want to give Apple (or anyone else) more information then they already have. My phone works fine. Will i be missing something if i click "never register?" I just wanted some feedback before i click "never register."
- 02-27-2012, 03:40 PM #5
- 02-27-2012, 03:47 PM #6
No, i did not have to register my phone when i first bought it. It works find just continuing to hit register later. I've done that for about three months now. It was activated in store. then they handed it to me and it was working already. I came home, plugged it in, saw the screen above, and always clicked "register later."
I don't have any applecare extended warranty. In case you were curious warranties for a retail product like cellphones run from the date of purchase. I have my purchase receipt from the sprint store. That's all I need for warranty service. Additionally there are be implied warranties of fitness and merchantability anyways.
Last edited by 9thWonder; 02-27-2012 at 04:01 PM.
- 02-27-2012, 08:10 PM #9
Are you able to sync your apps to iTunes and all the usual stuff without registering? iCloud, software updates, etc? I skipped the 4S, and don't remember ever seeing this screen on my iP4 or 3G; I'm guessing it only came with the PC-free era of iPhones?
Last edited by 9thWonder; 02-27-2012 at 11:50 PM.
- 02-28-2012, 01:06 AM #11
- 02-28-2012, 01:09 AM #12
I don't believe there is any definitive point in registering your phone (no rewards per se).
It is probably just like any other product one buys and the company asks if you wish to register the product. Sometimes, a company for registering a product will give you a slightly longer warranty or some such gift for registering, but this is not the case here.
Having said that, some may feel better knowing they registered their device, perhaps as backup proof of purchase etc. Just a choice we all make. Once you tell it to not ask you again, it will stop popping up.
- 02-28-2012, 12:47 PM #13
Maybe if there is a recall they can track your device that way and send you an email about it. I had an old 1st gen Nano that Apple replaced for me just this last year with the touch screen Nano because the 1st gen batteries were blowing up on people. They sent me an email out of the blue notifying me that this was going on and then they sent me a return box and two weeks later I had a latest gen Nano.
- 03-04-2012, 05:22 PM #14
- 03-04-2012, 06:51 PM #15
- 03-05-2012, 08:37 AM #16
If you do not do this and need support you will need to manually give Apple the serial number off the phone because they will not know what device you have.
- 03-06-2012, 06:17 PM #17
I had to learn this the hard way!!
- 03-08-2012, 10:44 AM #18