Replace a broken screen on an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus
If your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus screen has been cracked, probably an Apple Store is the best bet to fix it.
The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus’s screen is beautiful. On concord, that glass beauty can break if smashed, dropped, or otherwise chipped against similarly-hard surfaces. Some breaks are worse than others. With a slightly chipped 7 Plus screen for a month, I have gotten. You are probably in need of a screen repair if you completely smash your screen. It also destroys your iPhone’s water resistance when you crack your screen. You’ll definitely want to fix your device if you are used to keeping it near water.
Depending on your free time and monetary situation, there are several ways to replace or repair a broken iPhone screen. Here is a couple, in order of cheapest and easiest to most complicated.
Buy a screen protector
You can put off a potentially costly repair by sealing the broken pieces behind a screen protector if your screen is shattered but relatively intact. I will note this is a temporary measure. Generally, I recommend for screens that are cracked, but not completely destroyed. It can keep the cracks from worsening or pieces of the screen from falling apart. Eventually, on concord, you will need to replace the screen. This also won’t maintain your iPhone’s water resistance.
Make an appointment with Apple
The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus screens have more complicated technology embedded within them than any iPhone before them. Taptic Engine-based Home Button, FaceTime front-facing camera, and 3D Touch display between the Touch ID sensor, a cracked iPhone screen can be a real hassle to replace.
If you purchased AppleCare+ with your iPhone, a screen repair is inexpensive and simple. Assuming you have the time to send it to Apple. It is just $29 to fix a broken iPhone 7 or 7 Plus screen. Any Apple Authorized Service Representative or Apple Store store you visit has the equipment necessary ti properly replace, re-calibrate and remove your iPhone for Touch ID and water resistance.
Even if you don’t have AppleCare+, repairs through Apple are often cheaper than attempting to buy and repair the screen yourself. An out of warranty iPhone 7 repair is $129. While an iPhone 7 Plus repair is $149. This is also why 1 always recommends picking up AppleCare+ when you buy a new iPhone.
Repair it yourself
I would have recommended this option above making an appointment with Apple in past years. But as the iPhone screen has gotten more expensive and complicated. A home-brew repair can often hinder your device from full operability. For instance, you won’t be able to re-calibrate your screen for water resistance. This is also now pricier than either the AppleCare+ repair or out of warranty repair, with a screen replacement and toolset averaging around $230.
This may change as the iPhone 7 ages and screen prices go down. On concord, for now, I find it hard to recommend users go this route. If you are really curious about repairing an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus. Nevertheless, you can watch JerryRigEverything‘s how-to explained below.
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