If you're experiencing problems with your iPhone, iPad, or Mac, and you live close by to an Apple Store, by far the easiest and quickest way to get it taken care of is to visit your local Genius Bar. To avoid arriving only to find them booked solid all day, you should always schedule an appointment ahead of time. Not only does it guarantee you a spot, it also significantly cuts your wait time down. Not sure how to schedule one? Follow along and we'll walk you through the process!
How to schedule a Genius Bar appointment from your iPhone or iPad with the Apple Store app
The easiest way to make a Genius Bar appointment on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch is with the Apple Store app. It's available for free in the App Store and lets you not only make appointments, but shop for Apple gear. If you don't have it already, grab it from the follow link.
Click the link that says Make a Genius Bar reservation.
Select your state in the drop down menu and then choose a store.
Make sure Genius Bar is selected and click Next.
On the next screen, click the link for Make a Genius bar reservation.
Log in with your Apple ID on the next screen to proceed. For most people, this is the same login you use to purchase things from iTunes and in the App Store.
Select the device you're having issues with and click Next.
Choose the date and time you'd like for your appointment and then proceed to the next page by clicking Next again.
That's it. You should now see a confirmation. You can Add a comment if you'd like or close out the browser. Just be sure to notate your appointment time and date.
If you've never booked a Genius Bar appointment on your iPhone or iPad before give it a try and let me know how it works for you. If you have, what's the experience been like? Any other Apple Store tips to share?