What to do with a broken iPhone 7 Plus screen?

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Your iPhone slipped from your hand and crashed on the ground, with the screen cracked. This happens sometimes. Good news is that Apple's (sort of) got your back. Broken iPhone screens are so ridiculously common that the company has apparently decided they don't even need to charge that much for the repair -- because, you know, so many people are coming in with the problem that they're making money regardless. So here are your options for fixing (or not fixing) that broken iPhone 7 or 7 Plus screen:

 

Leave your phone screen broken

 

This is only for the state of unclear cracks on the screen. If there is too much or the whole screen is nearly smashed, we suggest you to get your phone fixed immediately. A broken iPhone 7 or 7 Plus screen isn't the end of the world sometimes. If the cracks in your screen are minimal and purely cosmetic, you may want to put off repairs until they're actually problematic. I suggest picking up a glass screen protector -- such as tempered film to keep cracks from spreading (and to prevent any cuts as you slide your finger across the screen). To be noticed, a full round protective phone case is largely keep your phone from damaged at the first place.

 

Get it fixed by Apple

 

The best option for getting your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus screen fixed: Apple. If you have AppleCare+, a broken iPhone 7 or 7 Plus screen may cost a mere $29 to fix. However, AppleCare+ costs $129 and only covers two broken screen incidents per device -- so your first broken screen will actually cost $158, which is more than a broken screen replacement for an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus without AppleCare+, but if you break it a second time the cost-per-incident will go down to $93.50. To check if your device is covered by AppleCare+, go here and enter your iPhone serial number.

 

To get your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus screen fixed by Apple, you will need to take your phone into an Apple Store or send it into an Apple Repair Center. Sending a phone into an Apple Repair Center will cost $6.95 in shipping fees, and your phone will be returned to you approximately three to five business days after the Repair Center receives your device -- so this option could mean as much as a week without your phone. In-store screen repairs usually take about an hour to an hour and a half, but you will need to reserve a spot at the Genius Bar, and you may not be able to get a same-day reservation, depending on how busy your local store is.

 

Tips

 

Take your phone in ASAP: If your phone has a single, hairline crack, Apple may consider the damage to be due to a manufacturing defect and may fix your phone for free. Apple techs will determine whether this is the case -- there's no guarantee that a broken screen, no matter how small the crack, will be considered a manufacturing defect instead of accidental damage.

 

Ask with kindness: You may be able to convince Apple techs to fix your phone for free -- even if you have more than one hairline crack -- especially if there are no other signs of drops or damage (only the screen is broken). Again, this is because Apple will fix screen breaks due to manufacturing defects for free -- but Apple techs are the ones who determine whether your break is due to a defect or an accident. Note that manufacturing defects are only covered if the device is under warranty -- so, within the first year without AppleCare+, or within two years with AppleCare+.

 

Back up your device: It's unlikely that anything will happen to your data during the repair, but it's better to be safe. Here's how to back up your device.

 

Have your Apple ID password ready: You will need to unlock your phone and turn off Find My iPhone before the techs will take your device. You'll need your Apple ID password to do this, so make sure you have it handy, this is especially important if you're taking someone else's phone in.

 

You’d better no go to the third party: If you go to a bad third-party repair shop, you may end up with problems like a home button that no longer recognizes fingerprints or a bricked iPhone whatsoever. And if a third-party repair shop bricks your iPhone, not only will you void your phone's warranty, Apple may refuse to work on your phone at all. So, if you do decide to go with a third-party repair, make sure they offer a warranty on their service and any parts they replace.

 

Next time, be careful about your iPhone 7 or 7 plus because it is easy to break on the screen. Taking the right measures to your broken iPhone screen is also important, too. Cellphone Age is a professional online market for smart phones as well as iPhone repair. Here we offer iPhone 7 plus LED display screen for replacement. Just check this out on our website if you need our help.

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