iPad Charging Port Repair Cost

iPad charging port not working? You’re probably wondering how much it costs to repair an iPad charging port (also known as a lightning port). The answer depends on your model and which repair option you choose. Here’s a comparison of the iPad charging port repair cost for different models and options.

Estimated iPad charging port replacement costs

iPad ModelAppleCare+Carrier InsurancePro Repair ServiceDIY Repair
iPad Pro 12.9 3$49$149 to $200$649$15 to $20
iPad Pro 11-inch$49$149 to $200$499 to $549$15 to $20
iPad Pro 12.9 2$49$149 to $200$149 to $599$15 to $20
iPad Pro 10.5$49$149 to $200$159 to $449$4 to $10
iPad Pro 9.7n/a$149 to $200$129 to $379$4 to $10
iPad Pro 12.9 1n/a$149 to $200$149 to $599$5 to $10
iPad Air 3$49$149 to $200$379$4 to $10
iPad Air 2n/an/a$129 to $299$3 to $10
iPad Airn/an/a$109 to $249$3 to $10
iPad Mini 5$49$149 to $200$299$4 to $10
iPad Mini 4n/a$149 to $200$149 to $299$3 to $10
iPad Mini 3n/a$149 to $200$99 to $299$3 to $10
iPad Mini 2n/an/a$89 to $199$3 to $10
iPad Minin/an/a$89 to $199$2 to $10
iPad 6$49$149 to $200$179 to $249$4 to $10
iPad 5$49$149 to $200$109 to $249$4 to $10
iPad 4n/an/a$85 to $299$3 to $10
iPad 3n/an/a$89 to $299$3 to $10
iPad 2n/an/a$89 to $249$2 to $10
iPadn/an/a$75 to $279$5 to $10

iPad charging port repair options and cost

Costs vary by model and your selected repair option. Here’s what to expect.

Warranty repair: $0

Apple offers a one-year warranty on all new iPads. The warranty provides free repairs for covered defects, so you could get your charging report repaired free if you’re still within the warranty period. The warranty does not cover accidental damage, however, so if the charging port issue isn’t a manufacturer’s defect you’ll need to pay for repair.
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AppleCare+ repair: $49

If your iPad is covered by AppleCare+, you can get your charging port fixed for $49. Keep in mind that AppleCare+ only covers two incidents of accidental damage and coverage lasts just 24 months after your original purchase. AppleCare+ costs $129 and must be added when you purchase an iPad. Note that Apple might send a replacement instead of your original iPad.

Carrier insurance: $149 to $299

Verizon Total Mobile Protection costs $12 per month and has a $149 to $199 deductible for iPad charging port repairs, depending on your model.
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AT&T charges $11.99 per month for its Mobile Protection Pack, which has a $225 to $299 deductible for iPad repairs. Sprint Complete costs $13 per month and has a $200 deductible for iPads. T-Mobile Protection 360 costs $12 to $15 per month. It comes with AppleCare, so if you’re within 24 months your iPad will be serviced by Apple at its $49 deductible. After that, the deductible is $150 to $175.
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If you file a carrier insurance claim, you might get a replacement or refurbished iPad instead of your original device.

Professional iPad repair: $75 to $649

Professional iPad charging port repair costs vary considerably depending on the model and parts. Apple and its authorized repair centers use OEM parts, so they tend to cost more than independent repair shops that use cheaper aftermarket parts. For example, Apple charges $299 to fix an iPad Air 2 charging port, but you can get the same repair for $129 at iResQ – a $170 difference. In general, repairs are cheapest for older iPad models and more expensive for recent models. Reference the table above to see how much pro repair centers charge for iPad charging port replacement.
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DIY iPad repair: $2 to $20

At those prices, you might be tempted to fix your own iPad charging port. Be forewarned: the repair can be difficult, and you run the risk of causing more damage. You might also void any warranties and insurance policies.
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If you still want to go the DIY route, you can find iPad replacement charging ports on sites like Repairs Universe, FixEZ and iFixit. Repair toolkits run between $5 and $50, depending on the number and quality of tools, and you can find iPad charging port replacement guides on sites like iFixit and YouTube.

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