You dropped your iPhone 7 and now the screen is shattered. It can be hard to decide what to do or which repair option to choose when your iPhone screen is broken. In this article, I’ll explain what to do when your iPhone 7 is cracked so you can get it fixed as soon as possible!
Assess How Bad The Damage Is
The first thing to do after dropping your iPhone 7 is to determine how badly the screen is cracked. Is it a thin hairline fracture, or is your iPhone 7 screen shattered beyond repair?
If it is just a small crack, you may find that it's easiest to simply put up with it. Thin fractures typically don't interfere with the functionality of your iPhone. Additionally, Apple might repair your iPhone 7 under warranty if there's only one hairline fracture on the screen.
However, if your iPhone 7 screen is completely shattered, you’ll likely need to get it repaired or replaced as soon as possible. Before you do, we recommend placing a piece of clear packing tap over your iPhone's display, just so you don't get cut by any of the glass.
Backup Your iPhone 7
It's also important to save a back up of your iPhone 7 before repairing or replacing it. When you drop your iPhone, its internal components can get damaged. You'll want to save a backup as soon as you can just in case something else is broken.
By saving a backup, you'll create an extra copy of your contacts, photos, notes, text messages, and all the other information on your iPhone. You have two iPhone backup options: iCloud and iTunes. Check out our guides to learn how to backup your iPhone to iCloud or to iTunes.
iPhone 7 Screen Repair Options
You have a few options when it comes to replacing or repairing your cracked iPhone 7 screen. One of your best options is the Apple Store, especially if you have AppleCare+. You'll usually be able to get your iPhone 7 screen repaired for at a low price.
However, if other parts of your iPhone were damaged in the process, Apple will have to fix them too. Your low-cost screen repair could turn into something much more expensive!
If your iPhone 7 isn't covered by AppleCare+, the cost to have the screen replaced will be more than $100.
Apple also repairs iPhones through the mail. Visit Apple's support website to learn more!
I Could I Fix It On My Own?
You may be wondering if there’s a way you can fix your cracked iPhone 7 screen on your own. While it is possible with an iPhone repair toolkit, we don't recommend it unless you have experience fixing iPhones.
Fixing your broken iPhone 7 screen yourself comes with many risks, like causing irreversible damage. Check out our article to learn more about fixing your iPhone on your own.
iPhone 7 Screen Repair: Explained!
Although your iPhone 7 screen is cracked, it doesn’t have to stay that way. We hope this article helps you get your iPhone fixed as soon as possible. Leave any other questions you have about iPhones or screen repair in the comments section below.