Target Apple Watch Return Policy (All You Need to Know)

Target stocks a variety of Apple products at its stores for customers who love to use Apple’s devices, including the highly popular and feature-rich Apple Watch.

However, what if you’re not satisfied with an Apple Watch you bought from Target and want to return it back to the store? Here is everything I’ve found out about Target’s Apple Watch return policy!

Target Apple Watch Return Policy

You can return the Apple Watch to Target in-store or online within 15 days of purchase, or 45 days if you paid via Target RedCard. You must provide the receipt or an alternative proof of purchase, especially if you have opened the Apple Watch already.

If you want to learn more about the process of returning an Apple Watch to Target, whether you can return an Apple Watch without a receipt, and much more, keep on reading!

Can I Return My Apple Watch To Target After 15 Days?

While Target usually offers a lenient 30-day return policy for electronics, Apple Watch and similar Apple products must be returned within 15 days of purchase for a refund or exchange.

According to online research, it seems that Target will refuse a refund or exchange for your Apple Watch after this period, and will issue you a merchandise return card that is only valid in Target stores.

The card will have the same value as the lowest price of the Apple Watch within the last 90 days.

However, there are some exceptions to this. If you purchased your Apple Watch from Target using a Target RedCard, you will have 45 days to return your Apple Watch as per Target’s RedCard policy.

Additionally, if you purchased your Apple Watch from Target during a holiday or event such as Black Friday, it may have a modified return policy.

This modified return policy will be noted on the receipt, on the website, or on the digital receipt if you bought the Apple Watch from

Can I Return My Apple Watch To Target Without The Receipt?

It is always beneficial to have your receipt when conducting returns, but if you have lost your receipt from Target you may still be able to return your Apple Watch.

Excluding cash payments, the Target till system has a method to trace your purchase depending on your method of payment.

You can ask a store employee to find your Apple Watch purchase at Target if you used any of the following payment methods:

  • Credit card
  • Personal check
  • Target RedCard
  • Target Gift Card (which you must have retained)

If your Apple Watch was bought online from, you should have a digital receipt or barcode within your account to allow you to return or exchange the item conveniently.

Can I Return An Opened Apple Watch To Target?

Can I Return An Opened Apple Watch To Target?

Although opened electronics purchased at Target are ineligible for returns, Target may accept returns on opened Apple Watches, according to shoppers on online forums.

However, you must have the original receipt, be within the returns window of 15 days, and have a valid government-issued photo ID.

Also, make sure you have all the equipment and nothing is missing from your Apple Watch box (such as chargers and watch straps) before you return to Target.

Note that returns of an opened Apple Watch are at the discretion of each individual Target manager, so check with your local Target about your Apple Watch’s eligibility by contacting the Guest Services Desk.

How Can I Return A Faulty Apple Watch To Target?

If the Apple Watch you bought from Target is faulty or damaged, it can be returned to Target with no stocking fees.

For in-store returns, simply take your damaged Apple Watch to the Target Guest Services Desk with your receipt.

Alternatively, you can contact Guest Services at 1-800-591-3869 to schedule a refund collection for your damaged item.

Keep in mind that damaged Apple Watches without a receipt or proof of purchase may be denied a return by Target as per their rights.

How Do I Return My Apple Watch That I Bought In-Store?

To return an Apple Watch bought in-store, simply take it back with the receipt to the Guest Services desk at any Target store within 15 days, and bring a valid government-issued photo ID for verification.

Once your purchase is verified, Target will refund your money back to you via the original method of payment. So if you paid using a credit or debit card, remember to bring the same card with you.

Depending on your payment method, the refund can take anywhere from 1 to 5 days to process and finally reach you.

How Do I Return My Apple Watch Bought On

You can also return an Apple Watch purchased on to any Target store with the receipt or shipping label for a full refund.

Alternatively, your Apple Watch can be mailed back to the Target Online Returns Centre, but it may take up to 5 days for your refund to process.

If you are mailing the Apple Watch to Target, you may be liable to pay return shipping fees unless the Apple Watch is damaged or faulty.

To learn more about returning alternative products to Target, you can see our other guides on the Target car seat return policy, the Target computer return policy, and the Target headphones return policy.


As long as it is within the returns window (usually 15 days) and you have your receipt, Target will offer a full refund or exchange on your Apple Watch in-store, or online through the Target Online Returns Centre.

Make sure you have your receipt or an alternative proof of payment to take to Target to claim for your return, otherwise you may be denied a return and given a merchandise return card as an alternative for your Apple Watch.

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Marques Thomas

Marques Thomas graduated with a MBA in 2011. Since then, Marques has worked in the retail and consumer service industry as a manager, advisor, and marketer. Marques is also the head writer and founder of

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