How much does it cost to replace a cracked iPad screen? It depends on your iPad model and how you decide to repair it. Here’s a comparison of the cracked iPad screen repair cost for different models and options.
Estimated cracked iPad screen replacement costs
|iPad Model||AppleCare+||Carrier Insurance||Pro Repair Service||DIY Repair|
|iPad Pro 12.9 3||$49||$29 to $200||$649||$350|
|iPad Pro 11-inch||$49||$29 to $200||$499 to $549||$260|
|iPad Pro 12.9 2||$49||$29 to $200||$379 to $599||$350|
|iPad Pro 10.5||$49||$29 to $200||$209 to $449||$150|
|iPad Pro 9.7||n/a||$29 to $200||$179 to $379||$130|
|iPad Pro 12.9 1||n/a||$29 to $200||$219 to $599||$150|
|iPad Air 3||$49||$29 to $200||$379||$210|
|iPad Air 2||n/a||n/a||$199 to $299||$135|
|iPad Air||n/a||n/a||$99 to $249||$40|
|iPad Mini 5||$49||$29 to $200||$299||$175|
|iPad Mini 4||n/a||$29 to $200||$159 to $299||$120|
|iPad Mini 3||n/a||$29 to $200||$99 to $299||$45|
|iPad Mini 2||n/a||n/a||$99 to $199||$45|
|iPad Mini||n/a||n/a||$99 to $199||$35|
|iPad 6||$49||$29 to $200||$119 to $249||$50|
|iPad 5||$49||$29 to $200||$99 to $249||$50|
|iPad 4||n/a||n/a||$79 to $299||$15|
|iPad 3||n/a||n/a||$79 to $299||$15|
|iPad 2||n/a||n/a||$79 to $249||$15|
|iPad||n/a||n/a||$99 to $279||$40|
Cracked iPad screen repair options and costs
Cracked iPad screen replacement costs vary by model and the repair option you choose. Here’s what to expect.
Warranty repair: $0
All new iPads are covered by Apple’s one-year warranty
, which offers free repairs for covered defects. However, cracked screens are usually caused by accidental damage, which is not covered by Apple’s warranty. If you think your iPad screen was cracked due to a manufacturing defect, you can see if Apple will fix it for free. Be prepared to make your case (it could be difficult to prove you didn’t drop it or step on it). If Apple won’t cover your cracked iPad screen, you’ll need to pay to have it replaced.
AppleCare+ repair: $49
If you have AppleCare+, you can get your cracked iPad screen replaced for a reduced cost: $49 for all iPad models. Note that AppleCare+ only covers two incidents of accidental damage and it only lasts for 24 months after your original iPad purchase. You need to buy AppleCare+ at the time of purchase for $129. In addition, Apple might send a replacement
instead of your original iPad.
Carrier insurance: $29 to $200
For new iPads, Verizon Total Mobile Protection costs $12 per month and has a $29 deductible for unlimited cracked screen repairs.
AT&T’s Mobile Protection Pack costs $11.99 per month and has a $49 deductible for cracked iPad screens. Sprint Complete costs $13 per month for tablets and has a $200 deductible for covered iPad models. T-Mobile Protection 360 costs $12 to $15 per month, depending on your iPad model, and the deductible is $49. The plan comes with AppleCare, so Apple will service any claims made over the first 24 months of your coverage; after that, T-Mobile’s partners will service your iPad.
Note that you may get a replacement iPad rather than your original device when you file a carrier insurance claim.
Professional iPad repair: $79 to $649
Professional iPad screen repair costs vary significantly depending on the model and parts. Apple and its authorized repair centers use OEM parts, so they tend to charge more than independent repair shops that use cheaper aftermarket versions. For example, Apple
charges $299 to replace an iPad Air 2 screen, but you’d pay $249 at iResQ
and $199 at My Broken Phone
. However, Apple charges just $499 to repair an iPad Pro 11-inch screen versus $549 at iResQ, so it’s worth comparing prices before you pick a repair shop. In general, the older the iPad, the cheaper the screen replacement cost. Reference the table above to get a range of what pro repair centers charge for iPad screen repair.
DIY iPad repair: $15 to $350
If you have the skills, you can repair your own iPad with parts from sites like Repairs Universe
. You can even find step-by-step instructions on sites like iFixit
. Repair toolkits cost anywhere between $5 and $50 or more, depending on the quality and number of tools, but you can get by with one of the cheaper sets.
If you decide to go the DIY route, note that it’s much easier to replace the entire LCD/digitizer assembly than to replace the glass alone (even though the glass is slightly cheaper). Of course, you still run the risk of damaging your iPad, plus you could void any warranties and insurance policies. With that said, expect to pay roughly half the professional repair cost. Reference the table above for detailed price estimates.
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