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Change the iPhone screen: everything you need to consider

Change the iPhone screen: everything you need to consider

Hamza Abbasi631 22-Jan-2020

If unfortunately the screen of your iPhone has broken, you have different alternatives within your reach to fix it. We tell you the options you have at your disposal, their prices and the advantages and disadvantages of each of them.

The screen is one of the most fragile components of our smartphone, and it can crack or break easily in case of a fall or accidental impact.

If it has happened to you, surely you wonder if repairing the screen of your iPhone is a service covered by the warranty or by Apple Care, what is the price of replacing the panel in case the warranty does not cover it, where you can make the repair and many other questions.

In this article we will answer all these questions so you know what to do if your iPhone screen has broken and what are the alternatives you have available to fix it. 

Is iPhone screen repair covered by warranty or Apple Care? 

If you wonder if your IPhone screen repair is covered by the warranty, we are sorry to tell you that in most cases it is not. Apple will only be responsible for replacing the panel in case it has been broken by a factory defect, but, as the corporation states, most screen repairs are caused by accidental damage, so they are not covered by Apple's warranty.

Change iPhone screen in a third-party repair service 

Another alternative you have at your disposal is to change the iPhone screen in a third-party repair service . Most likely, in repair shops that are not related to Apple they offer you a cheaper price for the replacement of the broken panel, which allows you to save a lot of money.

However, cheap can be very expensive . One of the problems you may encounter is that you may be installed a poor quality screen, so the display will be resentful.  

On the other hand, if your iPhone is still covered by the warranty period, replacing the screen in a third-party service can cause problems . As can be read in the text of the Apple warranty , the coverage does not apply in case of "damage caused by the use of the item with a component of another manufacturer that does not meet the specifications of Apple Products", or nor"

damage caused by a service (including updates and extensions) by a person who is not a representative of Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider (AASP)." In addition, it also states that "opening the Apple product or removing the protective caps may cause damage that is not covered by this warranty.. 

Therefore, if your iPhone is in the warranty period, it is not advisable to replace the screen in a third-party service, as it could cause you problems in case you need to carry out another repair that is covered by the warranty.  

In case your smartphone is no longer under warranty, if you wish you can change the screen in a third-party service. Of course, it is recommended that you go to a trusted place, that they inform you of the characteristics of the component that they are going to install and that they offer you a minimum guarantee in case something stops working well after replacing the component.

The price for changing the iPhone screen in third-party workshops varies depending on the establishment you go to, the quality of the panel and the model of the device. Before deciding on one site or another, in addition to the cost compare the benefits of the component and the guarantee they offer you.

Change the iPhone screen on your own 

If you have knowledge of electronics and think you are able to change the iPhone screen on your own , what you can do is buy a panel of your iPhone model and replace it yourself. Of course, as in the previous case, it is only recommended that you do it when the device is no longer under warranty, since otherwise it could cause you problems if you need some coverage.

To help you change the iPhone screen yourself, on the Internet you will find countless tutorials that show you how to do it step by step. You can buy the spare part in online or physical stores , as well as in second-hand stores, but before purchasing the screen make sure it is a quality panel.

Updated 22-Jan-2020
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