Let’s face it — no matter how careful you are, dropping your cell phone is practically inevitable. While you might get lucky and avoid shattering your screen on the first fall, multiple unplanned encounters with the pavement will eventually result in a cracked screen.
Approximately 50 million Americans crack their phone screens every year, but a cracked screen isn’t the end for your device. Keep reading to learn how much it costs to fix a cracked iPhone screen — and more importantly, whether cracked iPhone screen repair is worth it.
How much does iPhone screen repair cost?
Before you take your iPhone in for repair, you must first find out how much it costs to fix a cracked iPhone screen. However, figuring out exactly how much you’ll pay isn’t always straightforward because iPhone repair prices vary from store to store. In practice, iPhone screen repair could cost as little as $49 for an older iPhone screen at your local repair shop to upwards of $329 at the Apple Store.
Does the Apple Store fix cracked screens?
Let’s start with Apple Store iPhone repair prices. All new iPhones come with one year of warranty coverage from Apple. But according to the terms and conditions, accidental or incidental damage is not covered. In other words, unless you paid extra for an AppleCare+ extended warranty when you originally bought your iPhone, you’re stuck paying Apple’s costly out-of-warranty repair prices.
|iPhone 12 Pro Max||$329||As low as $1049|
|iPhone 12 Pro||$279||As low as $965|
|iPhone 12||$279||As low as $699|
|iPhone 12 mini||$229||As low as $600|
|iPhone 11 Pro Max||$329||As low as $650|
|iPhone 11 Pro||$279||As low as $568|
|iPhone 11||$199||As low as $435|
|iPhone XS Max||$329||As low as $375|
|iPhone XS||$279||As low as $310|
|iPhone X||$279||As low as $289|
|iPhone XR||$199||As low as $298|
|iPhone 8 Plus||$169||As low as $249|
|iPhone 8||$149||As low as $167|
|iPhone 7 Plus||$169||As low as $160|
|iPhone 7||$149||As low as $105|
|iPhone 6S Plus||$169||As low as $115|
|iPhone 6S||$149||As low as $80|
|iPhone 6 Plus||$149||As low as $99|
|iPhone 6||$129||As low as $65|
|iPhone SE 2020||$129||As low as $210|
|iPhone SE||$129||As low as $60|
As you can see, iPhone screen repair costs vary significantly. And oftentimes, getting a replacement iPhone on Swappa ends up cheaper than iPhone screen replacement at the Apple Store.
Save money on iPhone repair
Fortunately, AppleCare isn’t your only option. Third-party repair shops can usually perform similar repairs for less than you’d pay at the Apple Store. In addition, local repair shops generally offer same-day turnaround time for cracked iPhone screen repair, making them a far better option for people who simply can’t live without their phones.
Is it worth it to repair an iPhone screen?
The last point to consider is whether it’s actually worth it to fix your broken iPhone screen. iPhone screen repair only really makes sense if it’s cheaper than the cost of a replacement device. In general, it’s only really worth repairing newer iPhones with high resale values. On the other hand, if your iPhone is a couple of years old, you are probably better off getting a cheap replacement iPhone on Swappa instead.
In order to make it easier to determine how much repair will cost and whether it’s worth it, we’ve created the Swappa Repair Calculator. Our online repair estimator helps you figure out how much repair costs for your specific iPhone and whether cell phone repair is worth it.
Using the Swappa Repair Calculator is simple. Just select your iPhone from the dropdown menu, storage size, and the type of repair you are looking for. The Swappa Repair Calculator does all the heavy lifting by telling you how much your current phone is worth, and how much you can expect to pay to get it fixed.
A cracked iPhone screen is never fun, but Swappa is here to help — regardless of whether that means connecting you with a local repair shop near you or helping you get the best deals on a cheap replacement iPhone. Head over to our iPhone Screen Repair Guide to learn more about iPhone screen repair, how to back up your iPhone locally or perform a cloud backup, and much more.
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