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Is It Worth Repairing A Cracked iPad Screen

We are all guilty of not treating our phones and iPads as well as we should, and over time, this wear and tear can start to show on one of the most vulnerable parts of your device: the screen. According to a 2019 survey by Ting, 64% of mobile users have cracked their device screen at some point in their lives. Surprisingly, the survey also found that people who use screen protectors and cases on their devices don't crack their screens less.

It seems that most of us are bound to damage our device screens at some point in time, which begs the question, is it worth repairing a cracked iPad screen?

At imFixed, our answer is always yes; it is definitely worth repairing a cracked screen on any device, including a cracked iPad screen. Here we will be discussing why we believe in prompt repairs, the different ways you can have your iPad screen repaired, and what you should expect to pay.


While many people use their iPad for browsing the internet, streaming movies, listening to music, and playing games, it can also be a great work tool. And although a small crack or scratch may not affect your device too much, most breakages will make not only viewing but operating your iPad extremely difficult or impossible when working.

The processing power of the modern iPad has meant that this device has become an integral work tool in a wide range of industries. In recent years, we have seen iPads being used in educational settings, retail stores, the medical field, the arts and music industries, and so many more. You may find that your iPad is just as important as your phone or computer, and a cracked screen can negatively affect your work.

Repairing your cracked iPad screen can significantly impact your work life, not only in the quality of work, depending on the applications you use, but also on your efficiency. If you use your iPad in a work setting, it is integral that it is in optimum condition to function as it should.

Health Risk

Your iPad screen may only have a few cracks and appear harmless, but the reality is quite different. Cracked iPad screens can seriously put your health and safety at risk, with the sharp glass edges having the potential to cut your fingers. As a temporary fix, you can place Sellotape onto the screen as a precautionary measure, but fixing the screen as soon as possible is key.

Cracked iPad screens can also quickly become a fire hazard, putting you and your family at risk. Depending on the level of damage your screen has sustained, your iPad may struggle to regulate its battery output. If left unchecked, the device can overheat and catch fire, particularly if dust particles fall into the screen cracks.

Finally, one of the lesser-known risks of cracked device screens is radiation emitted from inside the iPad. The WHO International Agency for Research on Cancer has classified radio frequencies from phones as "possibly carcinogenic to humans," and iPads emit this same radio frequency to maintain Wi-Fi connectivity and connect to cell towers if this feature is enabled. This means that if your iPad's hardware is exposed through screen cracks, there could be a greater risk of radiation exposure.

Ensuring that any cracks in your iPad are fixed as soon as they appear can help to significantly reduce these risks and provide you with peace of mind, knowing that your device is safe to use.

Long-term costs

You may be putting off having your iPad screen repaired because of the cost, but you will be saving a lot of money in the long run. The longer you leave your iPad screen, the more likely it is that your device's hardware and software will become increasingly damaged. Screen cracks may appear to be a surface problem, but the issues can run much deeper.

Your screen ensures that your iPad can operate at its full potential, and cracks mean the capacity for touch functionality will be reduced. Over time, dust, debris, oils from your fingers, water, and more will work their way into the cracks and start to damage more than just the screen.

You may start to notice that the screen or colours don't appear as bright, there is a poor touch response, the screen looks dirty, and eventually experience touch breakdown. Without a fully functioning, healthy screen, your device will cease to operate, and you will end up paying much more for the subsequent internal issues to be fixed alongside the screen.

If it is left too long, the cost of repairs may amount to more than the cost of a new iPad altogether, which is why fixing your screen as soon as a crack appears is the wisest financial choice.

Device Health

Having your iPad screen repaired is the best choice for your device's overall health. Not only are you ensuring that the cracked screen does not lead to other internal problems down the line, but you are also providing your iPad with its very own MOT.

If you choose a reputable and experienced tech repair company such as IM Fixed, you are guaranteed to be offered a free fault finding and diagnostic service. You may have brought in your iPad for a simple screen repair, but if any other underlying issues affect your device's overall health, our team will get to the bottom of it.

Our team will ensure that your device keeps looking and working great for as long as possible, which is why addressing your tech and repair issues as soon as they arise is so important for your iPad's health.

Where Should I Have My iPad Repaired?


When it comes to figuring out where to go for an iPad screen repair, you will first want to determine if your device is still within its warranty period with Apple and if you have Apple Care. Unfortunately, their one-year standard product warranty does not cover accidental damage, which means the only chance of getting your screen fixed by Apple affordably is if you are paying for their AppleCare+ warranty.

This service allows you to mail your iPad to Apple directly at one of their repair centres or book an appointment at an Apple store.

Depending on the service, the repair can take anywhere between 5–10 days, which you may want to consider if you need a quicker turnaround time. You can check on the status of your repair via their website, but again, you will need to be mindful that it may take some time.

AppleCare+ covers two incidents of accidental damage, but you will also need to hand over an excess fee of £39.

Having this service means you will also be provided with a replacement whilst your iPad is being fixed. However, without a valid warranty and AppleCare, the cost of getting your iPad screen repaired or replaced will range between £250 and almost £700, depending on the model.

Home Fix

Another option when fixing your phone is a DIY at-home fix that our team never advises, as it is extremely fiddly, time-consuming, and can often make the problem worse.

You can buy replacement parts online for a small fee that will allow you to repair your screen, but without the proper knowledge, skill, or experience, you may end up causing more damage to your iPad. Often, DIY jobs end up with imperfect results and loose screens that, over time, cause more damage to your device.

There are plenty of YouTube tutorials and DIY kits online for you to attempt to fix your cracked iPad screen at home. But, by putting your iPad in the hands of a professional, you will know that your device will come back to you looking and working as it should, with a guarantee on all work.

IM Fixed iPad Screen Repair Services

Whilst you could use Apple or a DIY kit, the most affordable and risk-free solution available to you is to use an independent phone repair specialist like IM Fixed.

For over ten years, IM Fixed has been proud to carry out iPad screen repair services for customers in Bolton, London, and Greater Manchester. We understand how important your devices are, which is why people locally and throughout Manchester trust our team to carry out high-quality, efficient repairs to get their iPads back in top condition.

Our expert technicians have restored hundreds of iPads to full working order, including many screen replacements, all for a fraction of the price of an Apple repair. Plus, for your peace of mind, we provide a no-fix, no-fee service, and all of our repairs come with a 12-month warranty, so if you have any issues, we'll be happy to assist at no extra cost.

We are proud to offer same-day iPad screen repair services to those local to Manchester or Bolton. Simply bring your iPad to our repair centre, and we can have it back to you within one hour.

We also offer a call-out repair service for customers within a 15-mile radius of Greater Manchester. Our on-location repair service allows us to travel to your home, work, hotel, or wherever it is most convenient for you to have your iPad fixed.

Alternatively, if you don't live locally, you can still benefit from our affordable and professional screen repair service by sending your iPad to us in the post. Once we've received your device, we will carry out a full health check and the screen repair before sending it straight back to you.

Get in touch!

If you have an iPad screen that requires a repair, don't hesitate to get in touch with us or book your repair via our website today. Simply select your iPad model, select the repair you require, and add it to your basket.

You can find out more about our iPad screen repair service and other services available at IM Fixed on our dedicated iPad screen repair page.

We pride ourselves on offering our customers a fast, friendly, professional, and reliable service. If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to get in contact with our team at IM Fixed today on 01204 520520, or you can email us at

Our friendly and knowledgeable in-store team will be more than happy to assist you and get your iPad screen repaired as quickly as possible.


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Us To Our Competitors?

Low Price Guaranteed

We ensure that you get the best iPhone repair services at the lowest price possible, and we do that for just a simple reason – We care more about the phone than the money. Our pricing beats every competition around us, yet we are known for excellent iPhone repair services.


To ensure you stay within your budget, we will give you a detailed price quote after our free diagnostic test to know upfront what to expect and compare the services with the pricing.

Free Diagnostic

Our techs perform every repair with Apple diagnostic software for free. With that, you can know the actual fault and the solutions required without dropping a dime—providing accurate solutions is our top priority.


Our highly experienced technicians are also available to give you free professional advice to guide you on using your phone safely to avoid further damage.

Quick Repair Process

We offer super-fast and reliable iPhone repairs regardless of the complexity of the problems. We know how important your iPhone is to you, so we do everything in our power to make sure you get your phone back in the best working condition as quickly as possible.


imFixed is an oasis of experienced and certified technicians who have the expertise to complete even the most complex repairs within a few hours. Speed and timeliness are some of the reasons our clients remain loyal to us.

12 Month Warranty

Do you know why we give a whole year’s guarantee to all our customers? It is because we are confident of our professionalism, experience, and competence. We use only genuine iPhone parts for all our repairs to ensure long-lasting solutions for your iPhone.


Not only that, our technicians work with only Apple-recommended tools. Hence, you can rest assured that your iPhone is in safe hands.

Price Promise

We ensure that you get the best iPhone repair services at the lowest price possible, and we do that for just a simple reason – We care more about the phone than the money. Our pricing beats every competition around us, yet we are known for excellent iPhone repair services.


To ensure you stay within your budget, we will give you a detailed price quote after our free diagnostic test to know upfront what to expect and compare the services with the pricing.