iPhone Screen Repair and Replacement

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Accidents happen all the time. If your screen gets cracked and need your iPhone screen repair and replacement, the best option is to contact Apple to fix your phone.

You can bring your damaged phone into an Apple store, a licensed service provider, or Genius Bar. The Apple store and most of its authorized service providers offer same-day service for screen replacement.

Alternatively:

Schedule on-site service 

If you schedule for on-site service, Apple authorized service provider will come to your office or home and replace your damaged screen. Note that on-site services are limited to a few locations, and you may have to pay a site-visit fee. The fee is waived if AppleCare+ covers your phone.

Worth noting is onsite repair may not be available for the foreseeable future due to Covid-19.

Send in for repair

Email your phone to Apple in a shipping box provided at your request. We recommend emailing your phone if you live in an area without access to Apple stores or partnered locations as you may have to wait for about a week to receive your phone.

For a smooth repair process, make sure to back up your iPhone. That way, in case anything happens to your phone, you will still have access to your content.  

iPhone screen repair and replacement costs in the United States

The prices below only apply to screen damages. You will pay additional costs for other damages. If AppleCare+ covers your phone, click here to learn more.

The out-of-warranty prices apply only to repairs made by apple. Apple authorized service providers may offer different rates.

iPhone 11Screen repair (out of warranty)
iPhone 11 Pro Max$ 329
iPhone 11 Pro$ 279
iPhone 11$ 199
iPhone XScreen repair (out of warranty)
iPhone XS Max$ 329
iPhone XS$ 279
iPhone X$ 279
iPhone XR$ 199
iPhone 8Screen repair (out of warranty)
iPhone 8 Plus$ 169
iPhone 8$ 149
iPhone 7Screen repair (out of warranty)
iPhone 7 Plus$ 169
iPhone 7$ 149
iPhone 6Screen repair (out of warranty)
iPhone 6s Plus$ 169
iPhone 6s$ 149
iPhone 6 Plus$ 149
iPhone 6$ 129
iPhone SE Screen repair (out of warranty)
iPhone SE (2nd generation)$ 129
iPhone SE$ 129
iPhone 5Screen repair (out of warranty)
iPhone 5s$ 129
iPhone 5c$ 129

You will pay an additional $6.95 if you need to ship your iPhone and it is not covered under AppleCare+ plan or warranty. Apple’s warranty does not cover accidental damage but covers screen issues caused by manufacturing defects. 

Does AppleCare+ cover your iPhone?

AppleCare+ covers screen repair for up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage every 24 months with only a $29 fee added for screen repair. In case you don’t have an AppleCare+ plan, you will pay the out-of-warranty fee. If you request on-site visit services and AppleCare+ covers your device, the additional fee is waivered.  

Click here to check if you have AppleCare+ coverage! 

Apple vs third-party repair

If you bring your iPhone for repair to Apple Store or Apple-authorized service provider, you will pay $29 for screen repair if it is under AppleCare coverage. If out of warranty, you will have to part with $129 to $329 to replace your screen plus additional cost for other repairs. 

Third-party companies may charge you less and often have a faster turnaround time. So if your iPhone does not have a coverage plan and running on a tight budget, consider contacting third parties for replacement.  

Keep in mind some third party repair joints may use lower-quality screens or what’s known as “copy” parts. The best way to gauge the quality of their parts is by looking at the quality of their reviews online.

Many repair stores use refurbished screens that are just as good as the parts Apple uses so don’t expect the extra cost you pay at Apple to necessarily translate to a better repair job.

We also don’t find that Apple-certified stores are any better than repair stores that are not certified. Here again, a simple judgment call can be made by peeping their reviews.

FAQs:

Where can I get Apple-certified repairs?

You can access apple certified repairs and services at Apple store or in any of the Apple authorized services providers. You can also email your phone to an Apple repair center for the best services. 

How long will it take?

Apple store and most authorized service providers offer same-day services for repair such as screen replacement. You may have to wait a bit longer to receive your phone if your technician sends your phone to an Apple repair center. 

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