Oops! No way! Your iPhone was dumped on the ground, and the screen is now broken.
It’s not just a small crack, however; it’s one of those that takes up the whole of the screen.
You now consider your phone to be essentially useless because you can’t see what’s on the screen well.
This isn’t just frustrating; it’s downright depressing.
Should you try to fix the screen on your own? Isn’t it likely to be the less expensive option? Well, let me tell you from personal experience that replacing the screen on your iPhone is a royal pain in the keister.
If you don’t know what you’re doing, you can end up destroying other parts of your phone.
(My iPhone 5s, rest in bits.)
While your cracked screen is surely breaking your heart (no pun intended), there is some good news.
You may be able to get your screen repaired if you have AppleCare+ and are still within the warranty period.
And I say “maybe” because there are some restrictions, as there are with everything Apple does.
This repair is not covered by the normal AppleCare guarantee, and even AppleCare+ comes with a service cost. When compared to the cost of replacing your screen – or even your entire device – the servicing price appears to be quite cheap.
Let’s take a closer look at the terms of AppleCare+ and how they might be able to assist you cover that cracked screen.
Is AppleCare Coverage for a Cracked Screen Included?
Your Apple device’s cracked screen will be covered by AppleCare+. There is a service cost associated with AppleCare+, and there are some restrictions on how you may use it to get your devices serviced.
What does AppleCare+ entail, and how does it differ from a basic warranty?
What will it be about? What is it not going to cover?
What should you anticipate to spend in terms of a service fee?
What if you can’t get the repairs for your cracked screen covered? Continue reading to learn more about AppleCare+ and how it can assist you in getting your broken screen replaced.
What exactly is AppleCare?
AppleCare is Apple’s standard warranty, and it does not include the “+” indication.
It is included with all new Apple products.
This one-year basic warranty covers manufacturing defects as well as damage caused by natural disasters.
To go along with it, you get 90 days of free phone support.
It makes no difference where you purchase your gadget as long as it is new and purchased from an Apple-approved reseller
When it comes to AppleCare and AppleCare+, what’s the difference?
AppleCare+ is an extended warranty for Apple products. Accidental damage repair has been added to the list of things covered, in addition to extending the warranty coverage duration by a full year.
You also get two years of free phone support, which is a significant benefit.
Nobody wants to be charged for getting help over the phone.
What is AppleCare+ and what does it cover?
AppleCare+ provides far more coverage than standard AppleCare, which is why it’s such a popular upgrade when customers buy new Apple gadgets.
You’ve invested a significant amount of money in your device, so you want to be sure you have the best warranty possible, right?
You might be able to have your cracked screen covered if you have AppleCare+.
Under this extended warranty, you are protected for two occurrences of repairs each 12-month period (for a total of four repairs).
If your iPhone is eligible, a screen repair will cost you only $29.
To accommodate this lower rate, Apple changed its pricing in 2016 by raising all other service fees from $79 to $99.
The following are the fees for various devices and types of repairs:
1.Damage to the iPhone’s screen is $29; any other damage is $99
2.Damage to an iPad costs $49 regardless of the sort of damage.
3.Damage to the screen (or external enclosure) on a Mac is $99; further damage is $299.
4.Any damage to an Apple Watch costs $69 to repair.
5.Any form of damage to the HomePod will cost you $39 dollars.
6.Any form of damage to an iPod Touch will cost you $29 dollars.
You can also acquire AppleCare+ with Theft and Loss for an extra $100 on top of the usual $199 price for AppleCare+.
While it is less expensive than having to replace a lost or stolen equipment, it is not inexpensive at first.
What isn’t covered by AppleCare+?
So, what isn’t covered by AppleCare+? Theft and loss are not insured unless you specifically request it.
It will not, under any circumstances, cover more than two instances of faults or damages in a 12-month period.
In addition, depending on where you live, appropriate sales taxes will be charged.
How can I see how much time is remaining on my policy?
Are you unsure if your one- or two-year warranty coverage is up, soon to expire, or if you have enough time for one more repair? The Apple website allows you to check your service and support coverage online.
To find out how much time is remaining on your warranty, you’ll need to enter the serial number of your device.
What if I’m unable to hide my cracked screen?
Assume you are unable to have your screen repaired through Apple.
Perhaps your warranty has expired, you just have AppleCare, or you’ve never had a warranty and don’t want to pay for one.
If you’ve previously replaced iPhone displays, you shouldn’t have too much trouble with an iPhone.
The Apple Watch, on the other hand, is both smaller and more complicated.
You might want to save yourself some time and money by seeking for a local tech repair business that can handle your device’s screen repair.
You can’t even afford to go cheap with Apple products when it comes to repairs.
AppleCare+ will cover your cracked screen if there is even a glimmer of hope.
In the grand scheme of things, it covers a lot of ground.
Apple will not be able to fix your screen if you only have the basic AppleCare guarantee.
In any event, if you’re not familiar with Apple device screen repair, have a professional replace the screen for you.
These sensitive equipment can be difficult to repair on your own, and if you don’t know what you’re doing, things can quickly deteriorate.