Does AppleCare Cover a Cracked Screen? ANSWERED (2023)

Accidents happen, and that’s why insurance exists. But even if you are the most careful person in the world, there’s always a chance something will happen to your device. If you have an Apple device that breaks, do you know what coverage you have? Does your iPhone warranty cover cracked screens? Read on to find out more about AppleCare+ and cracked screens.

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What Is AppleCare+?

AppleCare+ (also known as AppleCare) is Apple’s warranty program for its devices. The cost of repairing your broken iPhone screen depends on whether or not you have AppleCare+.

AppleCare+ is Apple’s extended warranty that covers damage like broken screens and back glass damage.

AppleCare+ also has an option called AppleCare+ with Theft and Loss that is more expensive but covers the case if someone steals your phone or you lose it.


What Is The Difference Between The Limited Warranty and AppleCare+?

Apple has a one-year limited warranty program for all of its devices. 

AppleCare+ is the extended warranty program for Apple devices that covers damage like cracked screens.


Does My iPhone Come With AppleCare+?

When you buy your iPhone, it comes with one year of a limited warranty and 90 days of free tech support. The limited warranty does not cover cracked screens – if you want that, you’ll need to buy AppleCare+.


How Do I Get AppleCare+ for iPhone?

In most countries, Apple lets you buy an AppleCare+ plan within 60 days of your device purchase. If you think you might need to use AppleCare+ coverage while you own your phone, you need to move quickly to set it up after you buy your iPhone.


How Do I Check If I Have AppleCare+? 

If you cracked your screen and now you can’t remember whether you bought AppleCare+ when you got your iPhone, don’t worry. You can check online if you have AppleCare+.

  1. Go to Apple’s Coverage Check tool
  2. Enter your device serial number
  3. View the results that show your AppleCare+ warranty status.


Does iPhone Warranty Cover Cracked Screens?

Whether or not Apple covers your damaged screen depends on which version of the warranty plan you have – the standard limited warranty or AppleCare+.

AppleCare+ covers cracked screens. Read on to find out how much it will cost and how to replace it with Apple.


Screen Replacement If You Have AppleCare+

Good news: AppleCare+ benefits will cover your iPhone screen replacement! The deductible for cracked screens is only $29 if you have AppleCare+.


Screen Replacement If You Don’t Have AppleCare+

If you only have standard AppleCare and not the extended AppleCare+ warranty, Apple will still repair your iPhone’s cracked screen. It costs more than if you have AppleCare+, but the process to fix it is exactly the same.


How Much Does It Cost To Fix A Damaged Screen?

You’re probably wondering, “how much does Apple charge to replace a screen”?

It depends on what kind of device you have and what level of warranty you have on your iPhone, but don’t worry – it’s easy to find out how much it costs to repair your cracked iPhone. 


What’s the AppleCare+ Screen Replacement Deductible?

If you have AppleCare+, the deductible for an iPhone screen replacement or back glass damage is $29. If you frequently damage your phone or want extra peace of mind, purchasing AppleCare+ might be worth it.


How To Get A Price Estimate For iPhone Screen Replacement

Use Apple’s cracked screen repair estimate tool and put in your product, model, and year.

The tool will give you an official price estimate from Apple about how much your iPhone screen replacement will cost. You’ll notice that AppleCare+ has a different price. The price difference is because AppleCare+ covers a cracked screen, while the standard warranty does not.


How To Replace iPhone Screen With AppleCare

Now that you know how much it will cost to repair your screen with your version of AppleCare, it’s time to fix it. Here’s how:


How To Get a Broken iPhone Screen Fixed

You have four options to get Apple to replace your broken screen.

  1. Schedule a visit at an Apple Store or Apple Authorized Service Provider.
  2. Mail your product directly to Apple.
  3. Schedule an onsite iPhone screen repair service to come to your home.
  4. Contact an Apple Support Advisor online if none of the other options work.


How To Make Sure A Repair Shop Takes AppleCare+

No matter which option you use, Apple or an Authorized Service Provider will verify your AppleCare benefits to ensure you’re paying the best price to fix your cracked screen.

Make sure that you always get your screen fixed with Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider. If you use a different business to fix your phone, they won’t take AppleCare.