If you do not have AppleCare+, then you pay the listed costs for screen replacement, or the listed costs for full unit replacement. Note: Apple Covers Hairline Cracks Under Warranty One type of break is actually covered by warranty if you go to an Apple Store — a hairline crack. You can use an incident for screen repair or for other damage to your iPhone. We frequently receive products free of charge from manufacturers to test. If you have an older iPhone, Amazon's clearly the better choice, but owners of the latest-and-greatest iPhones are still better off going directly to Apple, at least to save money. This lowered price also applies to customers who have purchased AppleCare+ in the past as long as they have an iPhone 6 or beyond. Each incident has a service fee, as shown.
Other iPhone repairs Do you need a repair for other issues like the Home button or liquid damage? If you want to see more from Insider Picks, we're collecting emails for an upcoming newsletter. Many will be able to repair your phone in under an hour, and some will even come to your home or office to pick up the device. The cost to replace a battery depends on your iPhone model and if the issue is covered by warranty, an AppleCare plan, or consumer law. We'll deliver your iPhone back to you in 3-5 business days. This does not include accidental damage, which requires a fee.
If this sounds too good to be true, that's because it is. If your screen is absolutely shattered, a glass screen protector will keep you from getting cut, but your phone may still be unusable. If our warranty, your AppleCare plan, or consumer law don't cover your repair, you'll pay out-of-warranty fees. If your iPhone is covered by an AppleCare plan and the battery holds less than 80 percent of its original capacity, we'll service your product at no charge. If your iPhone has no additional damage, we'll charge only the requested screen repair or battery service fee.
We've upsides to choosing Amazon to fix your iPhone's screen, but the biggest ones are that it'll save you time and money. I have a full list of repair costs listed below. If you have an AppleCare+ plan, you can use it to cover screen repair. Apple Authorized Service Providers may set their own prices. Apple created the battery without a protective shell to save room inside, because of this, if you so much as barely dent the battery or puncture it, it will burst into flames and spew poisonous gas into the room. That is half the cost of the phone itself. Furthermore, on the iPhone 5 and newer Apple performs a semi-complex calibration process that must occur on the MultiTouch, Proximity Sensor, and Display that uses a special machine built by Apple.
Each incident of accidental damage coverage is subject to an AppleCare+ service fee or a deductible, depending on your plan, as shown below. Support options Bring it in at an Apple Store or an Apple Authorized Service Provider. Backup Your Device If Possible Make sure that you are so that when you take the step to get your device replaced, you are also able to get your photos and personal data back as well. However, a couple times when I have gone to the Apple Store to replace an iPhone screen for phones without AppleCare+, they have been nice enough to give me a whole phone replacement on the spot. This is in addition to rights provided by consumer law. If you've been putting it off because you thought it'd cost too much, I highly recommend taking advantage of Amazon's repair service while the prices are this low. Lithium-Ion batteries are extremely volatile when disturbed.
You either have to set up an appointment at an Apple store and pay its official repair price, or put your faith in an off-brand repair shop to do as good of a job for a significantly lower price. Because this third-party company will be voiding your Apple warranty, you want to make sure they'll stand behind their work and parts -- the last thing you want is a crack-free but defective screen. In more complex cases, we might need to send it to an Apple Repair Center. If your iPhone has any damage that impairs the replacement of the battery, such as a cracked screen, that issue will need to be resolved prior to the battery replacement. Another repair option is having a cracked iPhone fixed by a third-party service provider, which is often less expensive.
Accidental damage isn't covered by the Apple warranty. You can still get a replacement at the Apple Store, and I strongly encourage you to let Apple handle it. If it has, or if it needs other repairs, you may need to pay an out-of-warranty service fee. Have something you think we should know about? If you don't live near an Apple store, or don't want to send your iPhone to them to get replaced, Amazon Home Services is still a good option. Each incident has a service fee or a deductible, depending on your plan. All of these locations use genuine Apple parts to ensure that your screen works like new after it's repaired. But the deductible for replacing a shattered screen has gotten much cheaper.
AppleCare+ plans include two incidents of accidental damage coverage. I worked at the Apple Store for almost two years and saw many people do this the wrong way and end up with a ruined iPhone and a voided warranty. The impact on you: By making repairs more affordable, Apple is hoping to better compete against third-party solutions—not to mention, it brings added value to purchasing a pricey iPhone, and dispels the notion that the company has a monopoly on repairs. Thumbtack Pro, , shares a bit more in this video about one of the first iPhone 4 screen replacements:. The technicians at all these locations receive Apple training. Not sure if you're covered? Third-party vendors, such as in Columbia, South Carolina, may charge less and usually have a faster turnaround time.