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How much does an iPhone screen replacement cost?
It’s the worst feeling; seeing your expensive iPhone take a fall and picking it up to find a cracked screen. As gut-wrenching as this scenario is, it’s not the end of the world. You can get the screen replaced, even if it may cost you a good amount of money. But how much does an iPhone screen replacement cost? It depends on where you get the device fixed.
The iPhone screen replacement cost will vary depending on your iPhone model and where you get the service. If you go straight to Apple and have an iPhone 13 or iPhone 14 series device, prices range between $229 and $379. You only have to pay $29 if you have an Apple Care Plus plan, though.
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Do I have to get my iPhone repaired by Apple?
You aren’t forced to have Apple replace your iPhone screen. We have the right to repair, after all. There are also Apple Authorized Service Providers. There aren’t many, and they are usually large stores like Best Buy, but some smaller participants exist. Additionally, Apple has an Independent Repair Provider program for those who want to provide repairs out of warranty.
Of course, there is also an excess of third-party technicians and shops that will do screen replacements for you. Apple has become more accepting of these businesses, and will actually respect your warranty as long as any future damage isn’t related to, or caused by, what the third-party tech repaired (in this case, the screen). That said, we would be very wary about taking iPhones to third-party repair businesses.
While they may be knowledgeable and capable, there’s also the chance some aren’t. We’ve also heard plenty of horror stories about such businesses not using genuine screens and parts. And even if they do, some users have experienced Face ID problems and other issues. We won’t tell you not to go to these, but we also won’t advise that you do. If you choose to do so, just do your research, read reviews, and do everything you can to ensure you’re working with a good business.
If you want to save some money, you also have the option of doing the repair yourself. Yes, Apple allows this and supports it! More on this later in the article.
How much does it cost for Apple to replace my screen?
The price to replace a screen depends on your phone model. Let’s take a look at some prices from the latest iPhone releases.
|iPhone model||Price to replace screen|
iPhone 14 Plus
iPhone 14 Pro
iPhone 14 Pro Max
iPhone 13 Mini
iPhone 13 Pro
iPhone 13 Pro Max
iPhone SE (2nd generation)
iPhone SE (3rd generation)
What if I have Apple Care Plus?
Those with an Apple Care Plus plan will only pay a flat fee of $29 to replace their screens. If you want to find a good Apple Care alternative, we have a list of the best phone insurance options available.
Those with an Apple Care Plus plan will only pay $29 to replace an iPhone screen.
How much does it cost for Apple Authorized Service Providers to replace my screen?
What about Apple Authorized Service Providers? Surely, they charge more, right? The cost of operation is not the same for Apple compared to some of these smaller authorized stores. This means that they often have to charge more. However, this is not a set rule that applies to all service providers. Best Buy is one of the biggest Apple Authorized Service Providers, and its prices are actually identical to Apple’s. Likewise, those with Apple Care Plus will only pay $29 for iPhone screen replacements at Best Buy.
The short answer is: expect to pay very similar prices, but some authorized shops may charge a bit more.
Is there anything cheaper?
As mentioned in the first section of this guide, you can opt to go with third-party technicians and repair shops. These will often be cheaper. For example, the one closest to my house will charge $145 to replace an iPhone 13 screen. That’s much less than Apple’s $279. As mentioned before, though, we wouldn’t recommend these services. We’re sure there are some good ones, though. Just do your research first.
You can also replace the screen yourself!
Apple announced its Self Service Repair program in late 2021. This basically allows users like you and me to make an iPhone screen replacement ourselves. Those willing to take matters into their own hands will get a manual with step-by-step instructions, dedicated tools, and components. You can buy them straight from selfservicerepair.com/order. Also, go to Apple’s Self Service Repair page for more details.
Just keep in mind it isn’t exactly cheap to do this, either, even if it will cost less than taking it to Apple or an Authorized Service Provider. Let’s say you want to fix an iPhone 13 Pro Max screen. You’ll have to pay $315.86 for the repair kit. Apple will then refund you $33.60 if you return the broken screen. This totals $282.26. It’s still cheaper than the $379 you would have paid Apple to do this, but it isn’t exactly the deal of your life.
We have our thoughts on why self-repair programs aren’t exactly a victory in the right-to-repair dilemma. Give it a read for more insight into the matter.
Not necessarily, but you should try to get any repairs straight from Apple or one of its Authorized Service Providers. This will ensure you get the best service and genuine parts.
Apple has become very understanding about third-party repairs. Your warranty won’t necessarily be void if you fix an iPhone with a third-party shop. Still, Apple likely won’t cover any future repairs if the third-party repair causes the damage. If it does, it will often charge the standard non-warranty fee. This is especially the case if the technician uses non-genuine parts.
Yes! Apple has launched its Self Service Repair program in some markets. It will provide manuals, tools, and genuine parts for you to take matters into your own hands. Apple will actually respect the screen warranty, too, as long as you got all the authorized equipment and do things correctly.
Those with an Apple Care Plus plan will only have to pay a flat fee of $29 per screen replacement. This is regardless of the iPhone model.