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Best ways to repair your cracked iPhone screen.

By : Elisa Basile   /  

How to repair a cracked iPhone Screen?

We know very well how frustrating it can be to live with a cracked iPhone screen now that they have become an essential part in our daily lives. We use them to chat with our loved ones, order food, book a taxi, and find the nearest restaurant!

If you landed here, it means you probably have a problem with your iPhone and fancy finding a way to get it sorted. We have lots of options for you to consider if you are wondering how to repair a cracked iPhone screen and most importantly the cost of a new iPhone screen.

How can I get my iPhone screen repaired?

There are a number of ways to get your iPhone screen repaired, most of the time you can simply book a repair appointment with iSmash.

  • Schedule a visit. Make an appointment with our iSmash repair team, we’re an Authorised Apple Service Provider meaning that we can use Apple branded parts in our repairs.
  • Contact us. Talk to one of our iSmash certified repair technicians today.

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If you are looking for a range of options for having your cracked iPhone screen repaired there are a few other options for you to consider:

1) Head to your Manufacturer

You could get in touch with your handset manufacturer, especially if your device is under warranty. This could also mean that the repair could be carried out free of charge. However, it is important to know that accidental damage is not currently covered by your Apple repairs warranty.

Benefit: By choosing your manufacturer, you’ll get genuine parts installed on your device by qualified experts.

Downside: The repair can be expensive and only comes with a 3-month warranty. Depending on which device you have, the repair can be carried out on the same day, but only if you have booked an appointment. This means it will require a bit of planning ahead.


2) Head to your network provider

Some network providers offer an iPhone screen repair service too. If the device is under warranty or has been insured with them, this could be a good option for you but this can take time and if you want a speedy repair then this may not be the best option for you.

Benefits: As with the handset manufacturer option, a great benefit of repairing your cracked iPhone screen with your network provider is that you’ll get genuine parts installed by accredited professionals and your warranty won’t be void.

Downside: Because of the points above, the total cost is on the expensive side and only covered by a 3-month warranty. The waiting time can be up to 2 weeks as the device will usually be posted to a centralised repair centre, which for most of us would be major inconvenience. iSmash also use genuine Apple part in our repairs as we are an Authorised Service Provider for Apple and so we can offer the same cracked screen repair service for a fraction of the cost.


3) Head to specialists such iSmash

If either the manufacturer or network provider options don’t meet your needs, visiting a tech repair specialist, such as iSmash, might be the best option for you.

iSmash Benefits: We try to suit everyone’s budget by offering 3 screen repair options, including genuine parts. This allows customers to pick the service which suits them the best, get a professional accredited repair carried out by qualified experts, and keep their manufacturer warranty intact. Most of our repairs are done on the same day, while you wait, with an average smartphone repair completed within 30 minutes. We also offer a lifetime warranty option on all our smartphone screen repairs so that our customers have the ultimate peace of mind when leaving our service centres.

iSmash Downside: Although we have over 35 locations and cover 60%+ of the population, we might not have a service centre in your area yet. Check to see where your nearest iSmash store is by using our store locator.

4) Head to a local independent

Local independent repair services can also be an option for you if you’re in a hurry and looking for a cheap phone repair.

Benefits: Most of the time, they can complete the repair while you wait, which is very handy if you are desperate for your screen to be fixed. They are also usually competitively priced.

Downside: On the other hand, these repairs usually don’t come with any warranty, and the parts used are typically not genuine, and are typically on the lower end of the quality spectrum.


5) Repair it yourself

Last but not least, you could have a go yourself. We only recommend this option to anyone with previous experience with electronics as this could result in further damage to the device if you don’t know what you’re doing.

Benefits: You can purchase parts and tools online at a lower cost than you would in a store or from your manufacturer. Quality and turnaround time will depend on your skill level.

Downside: If you are not an expert, there is a risk of damaging the device further, or even permanently. As the repair is not supported by any business, you won’t benefit from any warranty coverage.


Now that you have seen them all, we have summarised some pros and cons in a handy table below.

Option The handset Manufacturer Network provider Specialists such as iSmash Local independents Repair it yourself


3 month

3 month


From NO warranty to up to 1 year

not applicable

Turnaround time

Same day (if you have pre-booked)

Up to 2 weeks

While you wait

While you wait

Same day

Parts offered



3 options available to suit your budget, including genuine.

Tipically low quality afermarket

Depends what parts are purchased

Qualified experts






iPhone XS screen replacement



From £100

From £60

Depends what parts are purchased

iPhone XS battery replacement




From £30

Depends what parts are purchased

We suggest choosing wisely according to your priorities and needs.

Can a cracked iPhone screen be fixed easily?

At iSmash we repair cracked screens for a fee. However, our repair services are likely to cost significantly less than those with your manufacturer. iSmash can repair your cracked iPhone screen easily and within as little as 30 minutes meaning that you can have your device returned to you in full working condition in the very same day as your repair appointment. Simply book your repair appointment online at your nearest iSmash store today.

How much does an iPhone screen cost to fix in the UK?

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On average iPhone screen repair costs in the UK with Apple cost around £180. If you have a warranty cracked screen repair costs can be brought down to £25 but there are many clauses within a warranty policy that can bring additional costs depending on the circumstances of how the damage occured. For example, the Apple repairs warranty does not cover accidental damage and so if this is how you cracked your iPhone screen then you may be asked to pay the full amount.

At iSmash we offer a full iPhone cracked screen replacent service for a fraction of the cost with our prices starting at just £99 all of our repairs come with a full warranty and are usually able to be repaired on the same day as your scheduled repair appointment.

Ultimately, your cots will depend on the type of iPhone you have, and the severity of the damage caused.

Is it worth repairing your cracked iPhone screen?

Whether you need a screen repair or other iPhone repair services you won’t regret having your iPhone fixed. Visiting an iPhone repair shop like iSmash is a great alte4rnative to buying an expensiv new iPhone. It is also a great way to keep all of your data without having to transfer it to a brand new device. It is also good for the environment as having your iPhone repaired instead of buying a new one is likely to reduce the amount of waste and emissions involved in the process.

How long does it take to repair a cracked iPhone screen?  

At iSmash our aim to get your device repaired to a high standard and returned to you in the very same day. Our iPhone screen repair and replacement service appointments take around 30 minutes but can last up to an hour if the damage is severe. This is much quicker than some other repair services can offer but as an Apple Authorised Service Provider you can be sure that your iSmash screen repair will be of a high quality and standard.

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