Are you a victim of broken iPhone screens? Do you often find yourself worried sick about dropping your phone again…and again? We’ve all been there and truth be told you can never really get used to it. Dropping your iPhone and breaking its screen happens more often than you know.
Fun Fact: Did you know that within a year of purchase, 30% of all iPhones will have sustained some form of accidental damage? And that’s not all. What’s even more surprising is that more than half of these users will go on to break their phone screens for at least another time before thinking about sending their iPhones for repair.
Does that make you feel a little bit better? It sure does for me.
Damage can happen in many ways – you can drop your phone from your hand, toss it off your lap while standing up or getting out of the car, knock it off the table or your bed – you really can’t predict how it’s going to get damaged but you can make sure you know how to get it fixed.
We’re here to guide you through different iPhone repair options that you can opt for and get your iPhone to look good as new in no time.
1. The Apple Store
The most sure-shot way to ensure your iPhone is back to working condition is to get it fixed by Apple. Schedule an appointment with an Apple Authorized Service Provider or Apple’s Genius Bar. Apple has trained professionals at their end who specialize in repairs. They can fix anything from your iPhone to your Apple Watch so you don’t have to worry about looking for people who know their way around Apple devices.
A lot of repair experts only know their way around Androids and since the structure and build of an Android phone is different from that of an iPhone they tend to mess things up and you’ll probably have to schedule an appointment with Apple anyway. iPhone repair is a tricky business and you should only trust people that are trained and certified to do so.
The experts at any Apple Authorized Service Provider, the Genius Bar, or an Apple Repair Center are trained technicians that only use Apple’s precision tools and original Apple parts. Your repair will be backed and certified by Apple so in case of any mishaps you can bring it right back to them and they’ll take care of it.
Let’s have a look at what Apple charges for screen repairs.
Cost of Repair
iPhone 12 Pro Max
iPhone 12 Pro
iPhone 12 mini
iPhone 11 Pro Max
iPhone 11 Pro
iPhone XS Max
iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone 7 Plus
Phone 6s Plus
iPhone 6 Plus
|iPhone SE (2nd generation)|
Do you have an AppleCare+ plan?
As you can see, repairing your iPhone through Apple can be dicey. If you have an AppleCare+ plan, you can use it to cover screen repair. AppleCare+ gives you expert technical support and hardware coverage from Apple, including accidental damage protection. Each incident of accidental damage is subject to a service fee or deductible, depending on your plan. If you don’t have an AppleCare+ plan, you’ll have to pay the out-of-warranty fee.
2. Electronics Repair Store
If you’re sitting there asking yourself “Where can I find an iPhone screen fix near me?” then you are probably baffled by how much your phone repair is going to set you back by. In such a case, you can look for an electronics repair store that can replace your cracked screen at considerably lower rates and probably won’t take as long since you can physically visit the store, unlike in case of an Apple Repair Center where you’ll have to wait for them to ship it back to you. But of course, time required to fix your phone will also depend on the extent of the damage.
Most repair stores will charge you an upper limit of $200 for a screen repair/replacement but make sure the store you visit has a certified professional to take care of your device. Many a times, users have had to spend a fortune or getting their phones fixed multiple times since it wasn’t done right the first time. Check for authentication benchmarks before you hand your phone over to a stranger.
The best part about repair stores is that they usually take only an hour or two to complete the process so you don’t even have to wait long to get your phone looking good as new.
3. Go DIY
Do you often find yourself taking on DIY projects and fixing things around the house? Then this option is for you. Fixing your iPhone screen yourself is no doubt cost effective and can make you feel loads better than paying a quarter of your salary to a stranger, but it comes with its set of risks.
First of all you’ll have to buy a new screen and if that isn’t available at a store near you then you’ll have to order one online which makes it impossible to verify quality and measurements. A screen is going to cost you $40 to $90 depending on which iPhone you’re fixing and you’ll need a kit and additional spare parts to go with that. All in all you might end up spending over a $100.
Experimenting with your broken iPhone also means rendering your warranty void and if you damage it further you’re looking at a massive blow to your pockets. There are tons of YouTube videos that can help you through it but make sure you don’t go overboard and know when it’s time to hand your phone over to a professional.
We recommend going for this option only if you’re absolute about your abilities or don’t have any other options at your disposal.
A broken screen can also lead to other problems like a damaged digitizer or a distorted earpiece rendering your phone useless. It is best to get it fixed at the earliest to avoid any further damage to your phone.