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The Apple iPhone is one of the best and most expensive phones you can buy, with a retail price of up to £789. If you bought your iPhone on contract you might not realise its true value, and more importantly its replacement cost should you break it or lose it. We offer cheap mobile insurance for all current iPhone models including the iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, and the new iPhone SE from only £6.49 a month. And as soon as it launches we'll be offering iPhone 7 insurance too. So get peace of mind today with our affordable mobile phone insurance! Are you insuring on behalf of a company? Check out our business phone insurance today.

 

What's covered?

We have some of the most comprehensive insurance cover in the UK, with our policies including everything below:

Cracked iPhone screen and liquid damageAccidental damage (including liquid damage)

Covers accidentally cracked screens, dropping your iPhone in the toilet, and any other damage that prevents your iPhone from functioning normally. Accidental damage does not cover general wear and tear or purely cosmetic damage.

iPhone breakdown outside warrantyMechanical breakdown

Covers you for repairs and replacements to your iPhone if it suddenly stops working outside Apple's warranty. By renewing your policy with us you can continue to cover your iPhone for a further 5 years.

Worldwide and holiday iPhone coverWorldwide cover

This policy keeps you covered for the use of your iPhone anywhere in the world for up to 90 days in any 1 year.

iPhone theftTheft

Covers you for any damage or loss resulting from your iPhone being stolen, as long as it is in your possession or stored in a secure place out of sight.

Unauthorised iPhone callsUnauthorised calls

If your iPhone is lost or stolen we will cover up to £2,500 of unauthorised calls.

iPhone accessories insuranceAccessories cover

We'll replace any accessories (up to £150) if they are damaged, stolen or lost at the same time as your iPhone.

Lost iPhone coverAccidental loss (additional £1 a month)

Covers you for the replacement of your iPhone if you accidentally lose it.

To find out more about what we do and don't cover on our low cost mobile phone insurance, please read our terms and conditions. This document lists any key exclusions that might apply to you, plus all of the benefits that you get with your insurance policy.

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Why Tinhat?

At Tinhat we offer some of the best phone insurance in the UK, and pride ourselves on offering policies that are fit for purpose. That's why we offer:

Low excesses when you insure your iPhone
The lowest excesses in the UK

Expensive excess charges defeat the point of getting gadget insurance. At Tinhat, if you make a claim your excess will be just £50 for replacing or repairing your iPhone. It's the same for all types of claim.

Family phone insurance
Cover for use by immediate family

Unlike many insurance companies your iPhone is also covered while being used by immediate family, with no restrictions on their age. This also means that if you want to insure your child's mobile phone you can do so in your name.

Unlimited insurance claims
Unlimited claims

Some insurers impose limits on the number of claims you can make, or have different limits for accidental damage and loss claims. At Tinhat there is no limit to the number of claims that you can make.

Convenient iphone repairs
Convenient Apple Store repairs*

We understand that you want the best for your iPhone, so if when your accidental damage claim is authorised you'll have the option of taking to your local Apple Store for an official repair.

 


*When your accidental damage claim is approved you'll be given the option of getting your iPhone repaired at your local Apple Store instead of sending it into one of our repair centres. You'll need to agree this in advance with our policy administrator, and once you've paid for the repair we'll reimburse you for the cost (minus your £50 excess fee). If you're unsure whether you have a store nearby you can check using the Apple Service Store finder.

You can also cancel your policy at any time, for any reason, and we're also one of the first mobile phone insurance companies in the UK to offer a no claims bonus to our customers. If you don't make a claim in the first year of your policy, we'll reduce the excess by 25%. Each year of no-claims reduces the excess by another 25%, so you won't have to pay any excess at all if you claim after accumulating 4 years of no claims on the policy.

 

Reviews from our customers

We pride ourselves on offering great customer service and reliable mobile insurance. We greatly value our customers' feedback, and here are a selection of our most recent reviews:

 

"Better than Protect Your Bubble on prices!"

"Fantastic cover and very pleased with my insurance cover...thanh you Tinhat" - Natasha, Stourbridge

"Everything I needed from an insurer"

"Helpful, speedy, got my replacement device delivered to me 4 days after confirmation. Couldn't fault it." - Joshua, Buckinghamshire

"Try Tinhat"

"Great value gadget insurance for iPhone and iwatch . Easy to set up and great cover. One of the best providers out there!" - Nigel, Wiltshire

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We really value honest feedback, and are proud to say that our gadget insurance is rated 9.0 out of 10 based on 67 customer reviews at

 

Key exclusions

All iPhone insurance policies have to contain exclusions to help reduce fraud and keep premiums affordable, and ours are no different. Even so, Tinhat policies are designed to be incredibly fair and simple to understand, and so we've highlighted the key exclusions below:

iPhone exclusions

Pre-owned iPhones - we aren't able to insure any iPhones that were bought second hand. This includes iPhones purchased from private individuals and also second-hand goods stores like CeX.

iPhones older than 18 months - you won't be able to take out cover for your iPhone if it was bought more than 18 months ago.

Refurbished iPhones that weren't bought directly from Apple or a UK mobile phone network - there are a few exceptions to this, but in most cases we can't insure your refurbished iPhone unless it was bought directly from Apple or from a UK mobile phone network. This is especially true if it's a Grade B or below refurb.

Claims for incidents within the first 14 days of taking out your policy (unless your iPhone is less than 6 months old) - this is to help us prevent fraudulent claims, which in turn allows us to provide affordable insurance to our genuine customers.

Accidental damage exclusions

Cosmetic Damage - we can't repair or replace your iPhone if the damage to it is simply cosmetic (things like scratches, stains or minor chips to the body). We can repair your iPhone if it's broken, but we can't restore it to new condition.

Theft Exclusions

Theft from inside commercial vehicles - so if you're a taxi driver, this insurance won't cover your iPhone for theft while you're using your vehicle.

Theft from an unattended personal vehicle - unless your iPhone is out of view in a closed compartment and the vehicle is locked.

Theft in a public place where your phone is left unattended - for example, if you leave your iPhone on a pub table and it's stolen while you go to buy a drink. Our insurance still requires you to take reasonable precautions to protect your phone.

To find out more about what we cover, and any exclusions, please read our terms and conditions.

 

How much does it cost?

All iPhone models cost the same amount to insure:

Basic cover includes all of the insurance features above (except for accidental loss) and costs £6.49 a month or £71.39 a year.

Full cover adds accidental loss and costs £7.49 a month or £82.39 a year.

 

How can I pay?

If you decide to pay monthly then you'll just need to enter your Direct Debit details during checkout. If you decide to pay for the year upfront (this gets you 12 months of iPhone cover for the price of 11) then you can pay with any of the following cards using our secure online payment provider:

American ExpressVisaMastercardMaestro

Secure Trading, our payment provider, uses the very latest technology to ensure that your personal details are kept safe.

All premiums are inclusive of Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) which is currently 10%.

 

See how our iPhone cover compares

We have some of the best phone insurance premiums in the market. Check out how we compare to other insurance companies and decide for yourself:

 

Brand Monthly Annual Instant cover No claims bonus
Tinhat £7.49 £82.39 Yes Yes
Know How £7.49 £89.88 No No
Loveit Coverit £7.99 £87.89 Yes No
Row £7.99 £91.09 No No
Organic Protect £8.23 £88.72 No No
Gadget Cover £8.49 £84.90 Yes Yes
i-Digital £8.49 £93.39 No No

Protect Your Bubble

£9.99 £119.88 Yes No
Buy Mobile Phone Insurance £8.98 £107.76 No No
Insure My Pocket £9.99 £99.90 No No
Gadget Buddy £9.99 £109.89 No No
EE £10 £120 Yes No
Vodafone £12 £144 Yes No
O2 £12.50 £150 Yes No

 

*Pricing is for an iPhone 6s Plus 64GB and was last checked 15/08/2016.

 

Apple does offer their own form of insurance called AppleCare+. This is quite different from a standalone mobile insurance policy, and so if you've just bought a new iPhone and would like to understand the differences, read about how Tinhat insurance and AppleCare+ compare.

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When you're comparing the best iPhone insurance policies be sure to check the finer details in the policy terms and conditions to ensure that you get the right combination of affordability and reliable cover. If you'd like to order insurance from us, simply select your model of iPhone below to get started. If you have an iPad too, we also offer iPad insurance to cover you against accidents, loss and theft.

 

Frequently asked questions

Here are a few of our most frequently asked questions, plus some links to more information if you need it:

What models of iPhone do you insure?

We can insure any iPhone model, including the iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus and the iPhone 7 - as long as it was bought new in the UK. It could have been purchased outright from a high street or online shop, or bundled as part of a pay as you go of mobile phone contract from a network like O2, Three, EE or Vodafone. Your iPhone does, however, need to be less than 18 months old at the time that you purchase the policy in order to be eligible for our insurance.

What's mechanical breakdown cover?

If your iPhone develops a mechanical fault and stops working this will usually be covered under Apple's warranty. This usually lasts 1 years from the date that you purchased the phone, and during this period Apple should be your first port of call for this type of issue. If your iPhone breaks down outside your warranty period, your Tinhat policy has you covered. Apple do let you buy extended warranties with some accidental damage cover built in. Click here for more information on how we compare to AppleCare+.

Do you offer multi-gadget policies for families and businesses?

Absolutely. If you'd like to insure more than one phone, simply click the "add another gadget" button once you have a quote for your first mobile and you can add up to 10 different devices to the same policy. If you're buying on behalf of a business then it's best to get in touch with us with your requirements on sales@tinhat.co.uk.

How can I pay for my insurance?

You can pay for your cover in one of two ways. You can pay monthly by direct debit or annually by credit or debit card. If you pay annually you'll get 12 months of cover for the price of 11.

Do you insure refurbished iPhones?

Yes, we can insure refurbished iPhones as long as they are bought directly from Apple or a UK mobile phone network. Click here to find out more about our refurbished phone insurance.

If I buy insurance today, when will my cover start?

If you order your mobile insurance policy today, and your iPhone is less than 6 months old, your cover will start immediately. If your iPhone is more than 6 months at the time you take out the insurance then you won't be covered for any incident occurring during the first 14 days of your policy.

Can I cancel at any time?

Yes! We believe we offer some of the best insurance in the UK, but if you don't need our cover anymore or you decide to leave us you can cancel your policy at any time. If you cancel within the first 14 days of buying your policy then you'll get a full refund of any premium paid. After this period the following applies:

 

  • If you're paying monthly and haven't made any claims we'll simply stop taking direct debit payments and you'll be covered up to the end of your billing month. If however you have made a claim in the first 12 months and decide to cancel you will still need to pay any remaining premiums for the 12 month contract.
  • If you're paying annually and wish to cancel then you'll receive a pro-rata refund, minus a £10 administration fee.

For full details please read our cancellation policy.

Can I insure my child's iPhone?

Of course! If your children are under 18 years old, their iPhones can be insured as long as you take out the mobile cover in your name. They'll be covered as part of the immediate family feature. Click here for full details on our phone insurance for children.

What kind of replacement iPhone do you provide?

If you iPhone is lost, stolen or damaged beyond repair and needs replacing, we will replace it with an equivalent refurbished model. In the majority of cases this will be an identical iPhone of the same model and colour, but unfortunately we can't guarantee this. If your mobile can't be replaced with an identical one of the same age and condition, we'll replace it with one of comparable specification or the equivalent value taking into account the age and condition of the original phone. Where an equivalent refurbished item is not available, we'll it replace with a new one instead.

Can't I just cover my iPhone on my home insurance?

You probably can - but you'll need to specify it on your home contents insurance policy in order to be covered, and this might increase your premium. Home insurance policies tend to have much higher excess charges than dedicated gadget insurance, so while this might seem more convenient it could end up being a lot more expensive when you need to make a claim.

What's the excess?

For iPhones valued up to £250 when new the excess is £25. iPhones valued up to £999 have an excess fee of £50. These excesses apply to any type of claim that you make, and unlike some insurers they don't increase if you claim multiple times, claim early or claim abroad.

Do you sell insurance with no excess?

We don't sell gadget cover with no excess, and aren't aware of any companies in the UK that do. Excess fees are important as they help to cover the administration cost of claims, while keeping premiums low, and ensure that we provide our customers with an excellent service. They also help to deter fraudulent claims, which again helps to keep our insurance policies affordable for our genuine customers.

 

Have any more questions?

Please get in touch with us at sales@tinhat.co.uk or call us on 01865 364390, and we'll be happy to help with any questions you might have.

 


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These iPhone devices haven't been announced yet, but we're preparing insurance policies for them so that you can be covered on launch day:

iPhone 6c insurance

iPhone 6SE insurance

iPhone 7 Pro insurance

iPhone 7s insurance

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