Damaged screens come with different levels of severity—from light scratches to spider web-like patterns, to a loss of glass chunks. It can also range from a shattered display to a simple cosmetic issue. Either way, the first thing you should do is assess the damage. This can be done by moving your iPhone to a solid surface and under good light, and give it a thorough look. This way and with a bit of stress-testing, you’ll be able to know if the screen is repairable or not.
However, the time it takes to fix an iPhone screen depends on whether you are doing the repair yourself or by a recommended store and it can also depend on the level of the damage done.
Recently, I broke my iPhone 6s’ screen and went searching for my replacement options. I weighed up my options and replacing the screen seemed a better option because the iPhone was still buzzing with life. Apple said I would have had to pay $149 and wait over a week for an appointment at the nearest store in my area. Also, replacement services are offered by many third-party companies, but they generally get mixed consumer reviews.
I used a home replacement kit that cost me about $60 for the iPhone 6s as well as kits for other phones, tablets, computers, smartwatches and drones. The package included everything I needed for the repair, including the tools and a new screen. I spent below 50 minutes completing the repair, and it was a surprisingly simple process. I followed the guidelines strictly and the result was amazing.
If you are creative enough to have been dealing with electronics in the past, then taking this step will not be a hard task for you. A cracked iPhone screen is one of the major reasons why people take their phone to the Apple Store to solicit a replacement.
As with the battery, there’s a readily available system to arrange the repair of your phone, but at a cost.
To fix an iPhone’s broken screen on the aforementioned AppleCare+ plan, will cost as much as £25 and that is if you are on warranty. It can cost as much as £286.44/$279 for out-of-warranty repairs to the iPhone X; £176.44/$169 for the iPhone 8 Plus, 7 Plus and 6s Plus; £156.44/$149 for the iPhone 8, 7, 6s and 6 Plus; and £136.44/$129 for the iPhone 6 or iPhone SE.
If you’re considering a third-party option, you need to be very careful as there have been several reports of malfunction of the iOS version of iPhones. Third-party screens of versions of iOS 11 fitted by other firms have been known to stop working. The True Tone feature that adjusts colour and brightness concerning the lighting conditions often stops working. This has been the major issues that plague the replacement of damaged screens by third-party handlers.
So, several factors can influence the amount of time spent fixing your damaged iPhone screen. If the conditions are satisfied accordingly, then you should be able to fix it in no time.
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