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Should I Fix My iPhone Or Sell It?

Is it worth fixing your iPhone or can you make more money selling it broken? Flipsy.com has the answers!

Have a broken iPhone and unsure whether to fix it or sell it? Here, Flipsy.com lists the most common iPhone repairs along with estimated costs for repair shops and do-it-yourself repair. We also show you how to compare how much your iPhone is worth broken and repaired so you can decide whether to fix it or sell it.

Contents

  • How much will it cost to fix my iPhone?
  • Should I fix my own iPhone or take it to a repair shop?
  • Common iPhone repair costs (DIY versus repair services)
  • Should you fix your iPhone or sell it?
  • How to find out how much your iPhone is worth broken
  • How to find out how much your iPhone is worth repaired
  • How to compare and decide whether to fix or sell your iPhone

How much will it cost to fix my iPhone?

The total cost to repair your iPhone depends on what needs fixed and whether you do it yourself or take it to a repair shop.

Should I fix my own iPhone or take it to a repair shop?

If you know what you’re doing and have experience, you can save time and money by fixing your own iPhone. However, if you’re inexperienced you can end up causing additional damage that’s even costlier to repair. Before you decide to fix your own iPhone, consider the following:

  • Your skill level
  • The time and effort you’ll need to devote to making the repair (how much is your time worth?)
  • Lack of guarantees and warranties – most repair shops offer them
  • How much repair shops charge – if the difference is minimal, why not let them handle it?
  • How much tools and parts cost – it pays to compare!
  • How valuable is your iPhone broken versus repaired?

If you opt for the DIY route, be sure to check out Flipsy.com’s free iPhone repair guides.

Common iPhone repair costs (DIY versus repair services)

Not sure how to compare costs? We’ve done the hard work for you!

Cracked screen (LCD plus digitizer)

iPhone 4

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iPhone 5

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iPhone 5c

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iPhone 5s

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iPhone 6

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iPhone 6 Plus

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iPhone 6s

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iPhone 6s Plus

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iPhone 7

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iPhone 7 Plus

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Battery

iPhone 4

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iPhone 5

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iPhone 5c

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iPhone 5s

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iPhone 6

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iPhone 6 Plus

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iPhone 6s

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iPhone 6s Plus

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iPhone 7

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iPhone 7 Plus

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Camera

iPhone 4

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iPhone 5

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iPhone 5c

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iPhone 5s

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iPhone 6

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iPhone 6 Plus

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iPhone 6s

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iPhone 6s Plus

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iPhone 7

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iPhone 7 Plus

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Headphone Jack

iPhone 4

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iPhone 5

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iPhone 5c

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    iPhone 5s

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    iPhone 6

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    iPhone 6 Plus

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    iPhone 6s

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    iPhone 6s Plus

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    Home button

    iPhone 4

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    iPhone 5

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    iPhone 5c

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    iPhone 5s

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    iPhone 6

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    iPhone 6 Plus

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    iPhone 6s

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    iPhone 6s Plus

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    iPhone 7

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    iPhone 7 Plus

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    Volume Button

    iPhone 4

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    iPhone 5

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    iPhone 5c

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    iPhone 5s

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    iPhone 6

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    iPhone 6 Plus

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    iPhone 6s

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    iPhone 6s Plus

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    iPhone 7

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    iPhone 7 Plus

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    Power Button

    iPhone 4

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    iPhone 5

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    iPhone 5c

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    iPhone 5s

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    iPhone 6

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    iPhone 6 Plus

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    iPhone 6s

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    iPhone 6s Plus

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    iPhone 7

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    iPhone 7 Plus

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    Charging Port

    iPhone 4

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    iPhone 5

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    iPhone 5c

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    iPhone 5s

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    iPhone 6

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    iPhone 6s

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    iPhone 6s Plus

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    iPhone 7

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    iPhone 7 Plus

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    Loud Speaker

    iPhone 4

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    iPhone 5

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    iPhone 5c

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    iPhone 5s

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    iPhone 6

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    iPhone 6 Plus

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    iPhone 6s

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    iPhone 6s Plus

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    iPhone 7

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    iPhone 7 Plus

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    Ear Speaker

    iPhone 4

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    iPhone 5

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    iPhone 5c

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    iPhone 5s

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    iPhone 6

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    iPhone 6 Plus

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    iPhone 6s

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    iPhone 6s Plus

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    iPhone 7

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    iPhone 7 Plus

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    Microphone

    iPhone 4

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    iPhone 5

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    iPhone 5c

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    iPhone 5s

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    iPhone 6

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    iPhone 6 Plus

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    iPhone 6s

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    iPhone 6s Plus

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    iPhone 7

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    iPhone 7 Plus

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    Should you repair your iPhone or sell it?

    Now that you know how much it will cost to repair your iPhone, you can compare that cost to the potential payout you’d receive by selling it – both broken and repaired.

    How to find out how much your iPhone is worth broken

    1. Visit Flipsy.com, then search or select your iPhone by model, capacity, carrier, and color
    2. Select “broken” as the condition
    3. Flipsy will show you current trade-in offers for your iPhone

    How to find out how much your iPhone is worth repaired

    1. Determine what condition your iPhone will be in once it’s repaired; “good” condition is probably a fair assessment. Learn more about iPhone conditions
    2. Visit Flipsy.com, then search or select your iPhone by model, capacity, carrier, and color
    3. Select “good” as the condition
    4. Flipsy will show you the current trade-in offers for your iPhone

    How to compare and decide whether to fix or sell your iPhone

    Now, you need to do some easy math. Subtract the cost of repair from the value of your iPhone in “good” condition, then compare that to the trade-in value of your iPhone as-is (broken). The greater number shows you which option offers the highest net payout.

    For example, let’s say you have a 16GB iPhone 6 in space gray on the Verizon network, and it has a cracked screen. Using Flipsy.com, you can see that your iPhone is worth $155 broken and $216 in “good” condition.

    You can create a simple table to compare your options

    ValueSubtractCost of RepairEqualsNet Worth
    $155 (broken)0=$155
    $216 (good)$35 (DIY)=$181
    $216 (good)$130 (repair service)=$86

    In this example, you can see do-it-yourself repair results in the greatest net worth for your iPhone; however, it’s just $26 more than selling it broken. It’s up to you to determine whether the additional $26 is worth the time, effort, and risk of repairing yourself. Professional repair service isn’t worth paying for unless you intend to keep your iPhone for an extended period, since you will make $69 more selling it broken.

    So, should you sell or fix your iPhone? Sometimes it’s best to simply sell; other times, it’s worth making the repair. It’s a numbers game, and by doing the math you can figure out which option will yield the highest payout.

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