If something goes wrong with your iPhone, Apple can help you out. In most cases, you’d take your gadget to an Apple Store or an approved service center to have it repaired. However, many Apple Stores around the world are still closed during COVID-19. What options do you have? There are only a few alternatives accessible at this time. Apple will repair the phone if you send it to them. Staples is open for business and provides in-store repairs. If none of these options suit you, independent repair shops may still be available in your area.
Which Option Should I Choose?
If your iPhone is still covered by Apple’s warranty or you have the AppleCare+ protection plan, you should stick with them. Screen repairs on covered devices are only $29, while other types of hardware damage is only $99 on covered smartphones. If your iPhone is no longer under warranty and you don’t have AppleCare+, a screen replacement will set you back between $129 and $329, depending on the model. Other forms of hardware repairs range in price from $149 for an iPhone 4 to $599 for an iPhone 11 Pro Max. Because Staples is not an authorized Apple service center, if your phone isn’t covered, this is a potential choice. The cost of replacing the battery on some iPhone models starts at $29 at Staples. Repairing a screen might cost anything from $90 to $180. Many independent phone repair shops are not Apple authorized service providers. Naturally, repair rates vary by shop, but they are usually less than those paid by Apple or Staples.
If you own an iPhone, it comes with a one-year limited guarantee that covers hardware repairs. Check the warranty’s fine print to see if your particular damage is covered. AppleCare+ insurance gives two years of coverage from the date of purchase, as well as 24/7 tech support.
The cost of protection varies depending on the gadget you own, with the iPhone SE costing $99 to protect. The cost of protection for the iPhone 6s, iPhone 7, and iPhone 8 is $129. The iPhone 8 Plus, 7 Plus, and 6s Plus are priced at $149, while the iPhone X and above models are priced at $199. AppleCare+ provides coverage for two incidents of unintentional damage, each of which costs $29 for screen damage and $99 for any other sort of damage. Within 60 days of purchasing your phone, you can get AppleCare+ protection.
Examine Apple’s Warranty Coverage
Visit Apple’s iPhone support page and sign in with your Apple ID to verify your warranty status. You can also click the Enter the Serial Number of Your Device link under the Sign In button as an option. The information you require may be found in Settings > General > About > Serial Number on your iPhone. You can then click on Continue after entering the number and the Captcha code.
Notification of Warranty
Your service and support coverage is displayed in the next window. If you’re covered by the manufacturer’s one-year warranty or AppleCare+, you should be able to avoid major repairs. You’ll have to pay the out-of-warranty price if you don’t. Set up a repair in the Repairs and Service Coverage section.
Set Up a Repair Case
If you want to set up an Apple repair case, you should go to your Apple Support website and select the iPhone that needs to be repaired. Set up a repair in the Repairs and Service Coverage section.
Pick What is Wrong
The following page inquires as to what is wrong with your phone, asking you to select one of the several support options. If your iPhone has suffered physical damage, go to the Repairs & Physical Damage section.
Describe The Damage
After that, you’ll be prompted to choose the option that best describes the type of physical damage you’ve sustained. It might be a cracked screen, broken buttons, an unresponsive phone, or something else. We’ll use Cracked Screen in this example.
Send To Be Repaired
The next screen inquires as to how you would like to receive assistance. The options that appear are determined by the type of physical damage that you chose. Assuming you want to mail your phone to Apple for repair, click Send in for Repair.