How much does it cost to fix my broken iPhone?

How much does it cost to fix my broken iPhone?



It is no secret that iPhones are extremely popular. With so many people happily toting around Apple devices on a daily basis, quite a few of us end up accidentally dropping or otherwise damaging our expensive pieces of tech. Since modern iPhones are essentially comprised of two slabs of thin glass sandwiching a strip of metal and delicate electronics, even minor mistakes can result in the need for costly repairs.

Luckily, a little bit of damage to your iPhone doesn’t always mean that it’s time to start shopping for a replacement. In fact, most types of cell phone damage can be fixed by qualified repair technicians, and repair is often significantly cheaper than getting a replacement. But since there are many types of cell phone damage and repair, figuring out what to do on your specific iPhone can get a bit tricky.

Keep reading to learn about the different types of cell phone damage, how much it costs to fix your broken iPhone through the Swappa Repair Network, and whether repair makes sense for you.

 

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How much does it cost to fix a broken iPhone 7 or 7 Plus?

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are some of the most popular smartphones on the secondhand market. Despite being a few years old now, both iPhones are still extremely capable thanks to their powerful processors and excellent cameras. So when something goes wrong and you end up with a broken iPhone 7 or broken iPhone 7 Plus, what should you do?

Since there are many types of iPhone damage, determining the right course of action depends on which model you have and exactly what’s wrong with it. In general, fixing a broken device only really makes sense if it’s significantly cheaper than getting a cheap replacement iPhone on Swappa. So let’s take a closer look at how much it costs to fix various kinds of cell phone damage, as well as the price to pick up a cheap replacement.

Replacement Screen Repair Battery Charging Port Power Button Water Damage
iPhone 7 Starting at $125 $50-100 $30-70 $20-90 $50-100 $59-100
iPhone 7 Plus Starting at $199 $40-110 $30-70 $20-90 $50-100 $50-100

As you can see in the table above, fixing certain types of iPhone damage such as a cracked screen, broken power button, and water damage can get a bit costly. Having Apple fix your cracked screen will cost $169 for the iPhone 7 Plus and $149 for the iPhone 7. This doesn’t make as much financial sense because you can pick up a replacement iPhone 7 for as little as $125. Luckily, third party repair shops in the Swappa Repair Network can take this down to as little as $50.

Battery replacement is a similar story. Although Apple will generally charge $50 for repair, you can get it for as little as $30 by finding the right cell phone repair shop on the Swappa Repair Network. Just keep in mind that with replacement costs as low as $125, it may still be worth it to pick up a cheap used iPhone on Swappa instead — especially if your phone has multiple issues or you’ve been looking for the right time to upgrade.

 

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How do I fix my broken iPhone 8 or 8 Plus?

Launched in 2017, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus offer healthy spec boosts compared to their predecessors. And along with the all-new iPhone SE 2, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are the very last iPhones with a physical home button and traditional user interface.

Due to the relatively modern internal specifications and the presence of Touch ID fingerprint authentication, many are hanging on to their iPhone 8 or 8 Plus as long as possible. So how much does it cost to fix an iPhone 8 or 8 Plus?

Replacement Screen Repair Battery Charging Port Power Button Water Damage
iPhone 8 Starting at $200 $50-110 $40-70 $50-100 $50-120 $59-100
iPhone 8 Plus Starting at $265 $50-120 $50-70 $50-100 $50-120 $59-100

Fixing a cracked screen on an iPhone 8 or 8 Plus can get pretty costly. Apple will happily charge you $149 to fix your iPhone 8 or $169 for your iPhone 8 Plus. However, you may be able to get this down to $50 through a local repair shop on the Swappa Repair Network. Similarly, Apple charges $50 for battery replacement on these two phones. A local third-party repair shop near you may be able to take this down to $40.

Since replacement costs start at $200, you’re probably better off fixing your broken iPhone 8 or 8 Plus unless your phone needs more than one type of repair or you’re already thinking of upgrading to something a bit newer.

 

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How much does it cost to repair iPhone X or XR?

Launched in 2017, the iPhone X was Apple’s first phone with a nearly bezel-free, all-screen front face. Along with iPhone XR, which arrived the following year, these phones are currently the most affordable entry points into Apple’s vision of gesture-driven smartphone navigation.

Given the advanced technologies used in these two phones, replacement parts are a bit more expensive than for older models. This naturally leads to higher repair fees. But at the same time, these modern iPhones command a higher price on the second hand market. So does it make sense to fix your broken iPhone X or iPhone XR?

Replacement Screen Repair Battery Charging Port Power Button Water Damage
iPhone X Starting at $350 $70-200 $50-80 $20-110 $60-150 $59-100
iPhone XR Starting at $355 $70-160 $40-80 $20-125 $60-150 $59-100

With its 5.8-inch Super Retina HD OLED screen, fixing a broken screen on an iPhone X isn’t exactly cheap. Apple will charge $279 for this, while local repair shops listed in the Swappa Repair Network will typically charge between $70 and 200. Fixing a cracked screen on an iPhone XR is a bit less expensive, with Apple charging $199 and third-party repair shops asking between $70 and 160.

Battery replacement for these two devices is a bit less expensive. Apple will install a new battery into either device for $69, with some third party repair shops able to bring this down to as low as $40. Because you have to pay at least $350 for a replacement iPhone X or XR, you’re probably better off getting your broken iPhone fixed unless it is in need of multiple repairs.

 

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How much does it cost to fix a broken iPhone XS or XS Max?

Launched in 2018, the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are Apple’s 12th generation flagship phones. Both iPhones offer refreshed internal specifications compared to the iPhone X, and follow in its footsteps by continuing the nearly bezel-free design paradigm.

Just like their predecessor, these phones are often expensive to repair due to relatively high component costs. But at the same time, resale value is also quite high, which means that getting a replacement isn’t always the best option. So how does iPhone XS repair stack up to the best deals on used iPhones?

Replacement Screen Repair Battery Charging Port Power Button Water Damage
iPhone XS Starting at $400 $70-300 $40-80 $20-125 $60-150 $59-100
iPhone XS Max Starting at $480 $80-300 $60-80 $50-135 $60-150 $59-100

Due to the high-end OLED screen used in the iPhone XS and XS Max, fixing a cracked screen isn’t cheap. Apple will charge you $279 for an out-of-warranty screen replacement for the iPhone XS, whereas a third-party repair shop will charge between $70 and 300. Repair costs for the larger iPhone XS Max are slightly higher, with Apple charging $329 and third-party repair shops charging between $80 and 300.

If your battery can’t hold a charge, you likely need battery replacement. This is generally much cheaper than screen replacement, with Apple charging $69 and third-party repair shops charging as little as $40.

Just like with older iPhones, determining whether to repair or replace your broken device comes down to a combination of convenience and price. Although repairing a broken iPhone XS or XS Max is generally cheaper than getting a replacement, this only holds true if there’s only one thing wrong with it. So if you have a cracked screen and you have been getting less than stellar battery life, you’ll probably be better served by getting a cheap replacement or upgrading to a newer model.

 

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How much does it cost to fix an iPhone 11, 11 Pro, or 11 Pro Max?

Now we’ve arrived at Apple’s current generation of iPhones. Featuring the very latest in processor, screen, and camera technology; these phones command a relatively high value on the secondhand market and thus aren’t cheap to replace. And as a result, it’s almost certainly in your best interest to fix your broken iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Pro Max.

Replacement Screen Repair Battery Charging Port Power Button Water Damage
iPhone 11 Starting at $475 $100-425 $59-100 $50-150 $150 $59-100
iPhone 11 Pro Starting at $750 $100-425 $69-100 $150 $150 $59-100
iPhone 11 Pro Max Starting at $839 $100-450 $69-100 $175 $150 $59-100

Just like with other models, getting your broken iPhone 11 fixed at the Apple Store costs more than getting it repaired by a local repair shop on the Swappa Repair Network. Apple will gladly charge you $199 to fix your cracked screen, versus local repair shops that can get the job done for as low as $100. The story repeats itself with the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max, which cost $299 and $329 to fix at the Apple Store — both substantially higher the price at a local shop, which can be as low as $100! Battery replacement can also be cheaper at local repair shops. Apple charges $69 for out-of-warranty battery replacement, whereas third-party shops can often do this for a bit less.

Due to their high resale value, you’re almost certainly better off repairing your broken iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Pro Max. But rather than simply going to the Apple Store, you can often save hundreds of dollars by getting your broken iPhone fixed by reputable repair shops that you can find using the Swappa Repair Network.

 

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How much does it cost to fix an iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, or SE?

Finally, we have legacy devices such as the iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, first generation iPhone SE, and older models. Unlike the newer iPhones we covered above, it’s almost always in your best interest to simply pick up a cheap replacement iPhone on Swappa for less than it would cost to repair your existing phone.

Alternatively, we also recommend checking out our iPhone Buyer’s Guide to help you determine whether upgrading to a newer model is an even better option.

Replacement Screen Repair Battery Charging Port Power Button Water Damage
iPhone SE Starting at $50 $35-90 $30-70 $30-60 $30-70 $59-100
iPhone 6S Starting at $79 $40-90 $30-70 $20-70 $50-80 $50-100
iPhone 6S Plus Starting at $102 $50-100 $30-70 $20-70 $30-80 $50-100
iPhone 6 Starting at $65 $40-80 $30-70 $20-70 $35-70 $59-100
iPhone 6 Plus Starting at $105 $45-90 $30-70 $35-70 $35-70 $59-100
 

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With over 50 million cracked screens every year, it’s no surprise that many of us find ourselves in need of cell phone repair. Although Apple is well equipped to fix your broken iPhone, it’s often quite difficult to even get a same-day consultation at the Apple Store. And assuming you don’t mind waiting, Apple generally charges quite a bit more to fix your broken phone than a third-party repair shop. However, not all repair shops are created equal.

This is where the Swappa Repair Network comes in. With over 2300 repair shops spread all across the country, you’re never far away from quality cell phone repair. And since all shops listed in the Swappa offer a 30-day guarantee, you can rest assured that your broken iPhone will be fixed right the first time.

Whether you decide to repair your broken iPhone or get a great deal on a cheap replacement, Swappa has your back. If you decide repair is right for you, make sure to check out our iPhone Repair Guide as well as guide on how to prepare for repair. Then, click the button below to find a quality cell phone repair shop near you.

 

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