Mistake, you did it again – you lowered the iPhone 7 on the pavement and now the screen is messy.
The good news is: Apple has taken (some) back. The broken iPhone screens are so ridiculous that the company has apparently decided not to charge too much for the repair – because you know that so many people are facing the question of making money anyway. Here are your options for fixing (or fixing) the broken iPhone 7 or 7 Plus screen:
A broken iPhone 7 or 7 Plus screen is not the end of the world. If the cracks on your screen are minimal and completely cosmetic, you can put off repairs until it is actually problematic. We recommend that you take a glass screen protector, such as the ToughGlass for Ventev for iPhone 7 or the Case-Mate’s Gilded Glass Screen Saver for iPhone 7 Plus, to prevent cracks from spreading (and to avoid cutting your finger across the screen).
Make it corrected by Apple
The best option for fixing your IPhone 7 or 7 Plus screen is Apple.
If you have an AppleCare + product, a broken iPhone 7 or 7 Plus screen will only need to fix $ 29. However, AppleCare + costs $ 129 and costs only two broken screen events per device – so your first broken screen costs $ 158 (more than a broken screen refresh for an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus without AppleCare +), but you break It’s the second time he’s gonna hit 93.50. To check if your device is covered by AppleCare +, go here and enter your iPhone serial number.
The cost of fixing the screen damage without AppleCare + (and only the screen damage) is still reasonable: $ 129 for an iPhone 7 screen and $ 149 for an iPhone 7 Plus screen.
To get your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus screen fixed by Apple, you will need to take your phone to an Apple Store or send an Apple Repair Center. The cost for sending an Apple Repair Center call is $ 6.95 and your phone will be returned to you about three to five business days after receiving your Repair Center – so this option may take up to a week without you. In-store screen repairs usually last from one and a half hours to one and a half hours, but you need to book a room at the Genius Bar (and you can not get the same day reservation, depending on how busy you are there).
– Get your phone as soon as possible: If your phone has a single crack in it, Apple may think it is from a manufacturing defect and can fix your phone for free. Apple equipment will determine if this is the case – there is no guarantee that a broken screen will be regarded as a manufacturing defect rather than an accidental damage, no matter how small the crack is.
– Ask compassionally: Especially if there are no other drops or signs of damage (only the screen is broken), you can convince Apple to fix your phone for free – even if it has cracks with multiple lines. Again, this is the reason why Apple can fix manufacturing errors free of charge – but Apple is the one who determines if your malfunction is caused by a fault or an accident. Please note that manufacturing flaws are only valid if the device is under warranty, ie without AppleCare + within the first year or AppleCare + within two years.
– Back up your device: It is unlikely that something will happen to you during the repair, but it is better to be safe. Here’s how to back up your device.
– Keep your Apple ID password ready: Before technicians take your device, you will need to unlock your phone and turn off Bul on your iPhone. You will need to encrypt your Apple ID to do this, so make sure you’re handy (especially if you’re importing someone else’s phone).
(Doing) allow correction by a third-party repair shop
Apple’s screen repair service is cheap – in fact, it’s so cheap that it’s probably not reasonable to go to a third-party repair shop unless you’re stuck. For example, you do not want to live near an Apple Store, and you can not stand for a week without your phone.
Most third-party repair services can not repair the iPhone 7 or 7 Plus screen significantly between $ 129 and $ 149, and there may be no risk of a discount. Third-party repair services often use third-party parts in their repairs – and some of them may not comply with Apple’s normal standard of excellence.
If you go to a bad third-party repair shop, you can end up with problems like a home button or a brick iPhone that now recognizes fingerprints. If a third-party repair workshop makes your iPhone brick, you can never refuse to work with your Apple phone unless you only have a warranty on your phone. Therefore, if you decide to have a third-party repair work, be sure to provide a warranty on their service and any part they replace.