There are high chances of the shattered screen when your iPhone accidentally slips down on a hard surface. Not all the drops are serious but in some cases, it might be hard to operate the device with a cracked screen. What to do in such a case? Is it good to go to a third party for screen replacement?
A lot of service providers other than Apple offer cracked iPhone screen repair or replacement. Remember all the low-cost shops that offer Apple services are not Apple authorised. If you go to them for the cracked iPhone screen repair, your warranty with Apple is voided. You won’t be able to access the services that fall under the warranty once your device is repaired by a non-Apple service centre. Before you make any decision, just read the whole article and try considering the possible points.
Check for warranty
The regular iPhone warranty does not cover accidental damage, means broken iPhone screen repair is not included in the warranty. TO get your iPhone’s screen repaired or replaced, check whether your iPhone is still under warranty. If yes, you can reach the Apple support directly, go to the phone company from which you purchased the device, or ask for help from a certified Apple reseller.
A benefit of getting your iPhone fixed at Apple stores is that they will replace the screen at one place without sending it out for service and it won’t take much time.
Apple Care Extended Warranty
Having an Apple Care extended warranty means you’ve got yourself saved for up to two incidents. They might charge you some amount but it would definitely not be more than the amount an unauthorized repair shop will charge. Also, it might result in void of your standard and Apple Care warranty if you seek repair services at a non-Apple store.
Many people purchase insurance at the time of buying a new product. There are many policies available in the market that covers the accidental damage to the iPhone. Some insurance policies only include an accidental cracked iPhone screen. Before buying any, do ask your insurance company about the terms and conditions in the detail. You might have to pay some amount for repair but that would be less than replacing the iPhone.
This is an available option, but we personally don’t recommend this. Many users have complaints about bad experiences when they use insurance for these kinds of repairs.
If your iPhone is out of warranty
If your iPhone’s warranty period has expired and you don’t have the insurance coverage, look out for other options. In this case, you should find a certified iphone repair shop that offers cracked iPhone screen repair or replacement. But make sure the technicians are well qualified and trustworthy. An untrained person can cause more damage to the device and that might force you to buy a new phone.
Bonus tip to protect your iPhone’s screen in future
There’s no hundred per cent surety or strategy to protect the iPhone from damage. But you can follow some steps to keep it safe and reduce the chances of cracked screens. Use the screen protectors as they offer extra defense against scratches and cracks. Use the iPhones cases that provide screen protections too.