If your iPad screen breaks, this is what you have to pay — 2022

Unfortunately, accidents are part of life and no matter how careful you are, it can happen that your tablet falls to the ground or suffers a blow in any way that ends up partially or completely breaking the screen. If the damage is significant enough for you to consider repairing it, you can go to Apple and they will change it there. But how much does it cost to repair an iPad screen at Apple? We answer this and other questions.

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The first place that comes to mind to repair an iPad screen is at Apple itself. The company offers official support for these products both in its Apple Store and in its remote repair service, with which you can request the collection of the device from home and through a courier service it is delivered to the technical service and they return it to you later. in the same way. Here are a few key points to keep in mind when going to Apple.

What does the warranty say about it?

When you buy an electronic device, regardless of its location and model, you will be subject to the warranty law for electronic products. In Spain, since the entry into force of a new law on January 1, 2022, a minimum of 3 years in which certain damages are covered that the brand may or may not extend. As a general rule, the first year of this period will be the manufacturer who covers this guarantee, being Apple in the case of iPads. During the second and third year you will have to go to the place where you bought it and if it is Apple, it will be the company that takes care of it again.



It should be noted that if you had bought the iPad before 2022, they will be 2 years warranty with Apple coverage during the first and with the seller during the second. In any case, you should know that the signature of the apple does not cover screen damage as a general rule, except for some specific cases that we will see in other later points.

Therefore, it will not matter if it is a minimal breakage or if it has been caused by a fall, a small bump or anything else. The moment you go to technical support you will find that you will have to pay for the screen of the device if you want it to be repaired. The only thing that can lower the cost in the end is to have contracted AppleCare + , Apple's extended warranty service, which in any case does not imply that this type of damage is covered one hundred percent.

Free repair?

As we said before, there are cases in which the repair can be at zero cost. It is not usual for numerous products to be affected by a factory problem, but it is not impossible either and in fact it has happened on occasion. It may have been the case that a certain batch of iPad had a manufacturing defect that affects its screen and therefore it is more prone to breaking than usual without having to be dropped or hit.

Also covered are those damages that come from the factory and that manifest themselves in various ways. For example, if the screen has spots , if he color is not balanced o si there is hardly any shine . These faults that are not breaks as such respond to quality problems of the panel that, if it is shown that they are not due to a blow or something similar, are fully covered.

In most of these cases it is Apple itself that reports this fact and opens a free repair program which may have a certain term. If your screen has begun to crack for no apparent reason, we recommend contacting the company's experts to be able to make sure that it is a factory fault and, in that case, to be able to access a repair. In many of these cases it will not matter if the iPad has already passed its legal guarantee, although we insist on emphasizing that this type of failure is not common.

It will not be substituted, but you will be given a replacement

Like a mobile, the panels with which the iPad screens are made are very sensitive and can register different types of failures in case of breakage. On one hand we have the Touch panel , which is essential to be able to handle the interface with your finger or with a stylus. On the other hand we find a protective glass that in some models is incorporated as standard and that is almost negligible. To this we add a series of internal materials that help to form the screen in its entirety.

In all cases, regardless of whether the damage is greater or it is an almost negligible hit, the entire screen must be replaced. However, we must say that Apple does not have in its policies the screen changes of an iPad as it happens in the iPhone. What the company does is offer a refurbished ipad in perfect condition and with specifications identical to yours.

If it were the case that do not have stock of your iPad model Two options could be given. The first and most likely is that they will give you an iPad identical to yours, but brand new instead of refurbished. The other possibility is that if your iPad is already discontinued, they offer you one that is of a later generation, but identical in specifications.

Apple will keep your broken iPad and it is likely that internally if they repair it and make it ready to serve as refurbished for other customers. If in the end it is going to be the same, you may wonder why they have not directly repaired yours and the cause could be fundamentally due to saving time for the consumer, that is you.

You could get the iPad in good condition at the same time without having to wait and having the technicians specialized in it work on the repair of the one you deliver without any time pressure. In fact, you will already ignore it. And based on this, you should know that the iPad you get will have a new IMEI that, in any case, will be linked to your Apple ID, being reflected in your history that is your property as a substitute to the previous one.

iPad screen repair prices

If the damage to the screen of your iPad is accidental or presents some other damage caused by unauthorized repairs, it is considered that it is not covered by the legal guarantee and therefore you will have to pay for its repair. If you have insurance AppleCare + You will also have to pay for the repair, although in this case it will be much cheaper. The cost of this repair is the one that has the complete replacement, since we remember that they do not repair the screen as such.

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    iPad
      iPad (4th generation):49 euros with AppleCare + and 331.10 euros out of warranty. iPad (5th generation):49 euros with AppleCare + and 281.10 euros out of warranty. iPad (6th generation):49 euros with AppleCare + and 281.10 euros out of warranty. iPad (7th generation):49 euros with AppleCare + and 281.10 euros out of warranty. iPad (8th generation):49 euros with AppleCare + and 281.10 euros out of warranty. iPad (9th generation):49 euros with AppleCare + and 281.10 euros out of warranty.
    iPad mini
      iPad mini 2:49 euros with AppleCare + and 221.10 euros out of warranty. iPad mini 3:49 euros with AppleCare + and 331.10 euros out of warranty. iPad mini 4:49 euros with AppleCare + and 331.10 euros out of warranty. iPad mini (5th generation):49 euros with AppleCare + and 331.10 euros out of warranty. iPad mini (6th generation ):
        Wi-Fi version:49 euros with AppleCare + and 391.10 euros out of warranty. Wi-Fi + Cellular version:49 euros with AppleCare + and 437.10 euros out of warranty.
    iPad Air
      iPad Air 2:49 euros with AppleCare + and 331.10 euros out of warranty. iPad Air (3rd generation):49 euros with AppleCare + and 421.10 euros out of warranty. iPad Air (4th generation):49 euros with AppleCare + and 451.10 euros out of warranty.
    iPad Pro
      iPad Pro (9.7-inch):49 euros with AppleCare + and 421.10 euros out of warranty. iPad Pro (10.5-inch):49 euros with AppleCare + and 491.10 euros out of warranty. iPad Pro (11-inch – 1st generation):49 euros with AppleCare + and 541.10 euros out of warranty. iPad Pro (11-inch – 2nd generation):49 euros with AppleCare + and 541.10 euros out of warranty iPad Pro (11-inch – 3rd generation):
        Wi-Fi version:49 euros with AppleCare + and 541.10 euros out of warranty Wi-Fi + Cellular version: 49 euros with AppleCare + and 601.10 euros out of warranty
      iPad Pro (12.9-inch – 1st generation):49 euros with AppleCare + and 641.10 euros out of warranty iPad Pro (12.9-inch – 2nd generation):49 euros with AppleCare + and 641.10 euros out of warranty iPad Pro (12.9-inch – 3rd generation):49 euros with AppleCare + and 691.10 euros out of warranty iPad Pro (12.9-inch – 4th generation):49 euros with AppleCare + and 691.10 euros out of warranty iPad Pro (12.9-inch – 5th generation):
        Wi-Fi version:49 euros with AppleCare + and 751.10 euros out of warranty Wi-Fi + Cellular version: 49 euros with AppleCare + and 817.10 euros out of warranty

If you have a iPad not on this list , it is because the company already considers it a team obsolete and therefore will not carry out any type of repair. They are the following:

  • iPad (1st generation)
  • iPad (2nd generation)
  • iPad (3rd generation)
  • iPad mini (1st generation)
  • iPad Air (1st generation)

What the company offers for these other devices is a recycling service , although they will not pay you anything for your device. Perhaps in other unauthorized establishments you can carry out the repair of this device, since in the end you will not lose the guarantee because it is already completely past or find the possibility of repairing any component officially.

How to request repair at Apple

If you have downloaded the Technical Support app, you can access the repair from it, by going to the corresponding technical support tab and following the necessary steps to request an appointment at an Apple Store or request a pick-up at your home, in which case you will have to pay €12.10 additional shipping costs.

In this mentioned case, you should know that the times could increase, since not only the time that the specialists spend in reviewing the iPad must be taken into account, but also the time that the transport service takes. Therefore, although it may be the most comfortable, it is not the most immediate.

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If you prefer, you can go to the apple support website to start the process in a similar way to how it is done in the application. You also have the possibility of requesting the repair by phone or by going in person to an Apple Store and making an appointment, although you should know that in most cases there are usually no free spaces for that same day.

Repairs at other stores

Obviously there are more ways through which you can carry out an iPad repair besides Apple. Next we will analyze the most important thing you should know about them before you go with your tablet.

On the Apple SATs

SAT stands for Authorized Technical Service . They are a series of stores that are not owned by Apple, but nevertheless obtain certification from it to act as official support. In them you will find qualified professionals to carry out repairs, as well as one hundred percent original components. In fact, it is possible to make appointments in them through the same methods explained to do it in an Apple Store.

Have the same guarantees , although its main advantage lies in the fact that some repairs could be cheaper, so we advise you to consult it beforehand to see if it can be cheaper. These establishments can also be advantageous due to proximity, given that in many cities there is no Apple Store as such and they are the fastest way to carry out this type of service.

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Of course, in some of them the repairs are carried out in the same way as in Apple. That is, they do not actually repair the device, but offer refurbished models. In any case, it is convenient that you specifically consult the procedure and guarantees to be completely sure of what they offer without having any doubts. They will be able to clarify any doubt regarding the process at no cost, although logically they will charge you for labor if they have to execute it.

Other unauthorized stores and services

There are also other stores specialized in technology that offer repair services including iPad screens. And in most of them yes they repair the screen as such , keeping the same body of the device. You can request on these sites all the information you want about the prices and terms of the repair, as well as the quality of the spare parts, since in the end each one is different and there is no standard that can be set as a general rule. .

Of course, you should know that the quality of the panel may not be the same when not be original components and especially in those excessively cheap repairs. Although in the same way, we must say that there are establishments that offer very good quality screens, despite not being original. Of course, in these last cases the cost of the repair is usually higher and even very similar to what Apple offers.

Then there are the smaller shops owned by small business owners, which can offer very cheap repair services. These places can also be valid for a repair, although you will have to take into account that the quality of the screen will be far from what they can offer you in other stores with original parts. All this without counting that you will lose the warranty with Apple , something that you should take into account if your device is still within the term and that will also happen with the aforementioned large establishments.

And how about doing it on your own?

You may be surprised that the price of the screen is too high for your pocket. These materials are probably the most costly of all repairs. However, there are times when it can be more than considerable to go to repair if the device is used frequently and does not have much use. However, it may be the case that your iPad is already somewhat old, although it is not considered obsolete.

Therefore, the option of buy the parts yourself is there. It will be enough to look at stores like Amazon or eBay or other more specialized ones. In them you will find replacement screens for practically any iPad. It is even possible that the necessary tools for removing the old panel and placing the new one are included in the pack, but you should know that in no case are original screens. And it is important to clarify the latter, even if it is specified in the product description. They can be good panels, yes, but they will not be of the same quality and much less so if their price is extremely low.

Now, if you decide to make this decision, you must take into account several aspects negatives that we already mentioned when talking about unauthorized services and that is that you will lose the guarantee with Apple if you had it. In addition to the fact that it will be essential that you have certain skills to carry out the process, since any false step could render unusable your device.