iPhones have come a long way since they were first released a decade ago, but one thing that has remained constant is the fragile nature of the screen. If you or someone you know has ever owned an iPhone, then you know just how easy it is to crack the screen. If you happen to be reading this on your very own cracked screen, then Rosedale Computers list of things to check before you repair your screen may just come in handy.
Where to Repair Your Screen
There are many places that say they can fix broken phone screens, but it’s important to make sure you choose the right one. Your first option is to find a certified Apple repair shop. These are locations that have been vetted by Apple and are ensured to give you the best service for your phone. For other third-party locations, make sure that you check reviews prior to taking your phone in for servicing.
Know Your Screen Quality
After you choose which store you will have your phone repaired, you will need to find out what type of screen they plan to use as a replacement. Aftermarket screens are less durable and prone to defects, while OEM screens are the same quality as the original. While OEM screens may cost a bit more, they are also better quality and much more durable than aftermarket options.
Warranty on Service
Any reputable company will offer you a limited warranty on their service. In most cases, it will be a one year warranty on their parts and labor. There is no way to prevent a person from dropping their phone and cracking it again, but there should never be a problem ensuring that the parts used and the labor given is not the best possible. Shops that don’t offer a warranty usually are ones that use aftermarket screens which are prone to defects.
Speed of Repair
Everyone has their own schedule, and the shop you choose should offer you a reasonable turnaround time on your screen replacement. In general, replacing a screen should not take more than 2 days depending on the current backlog of that repair shop. Shops that send your phone directly back to Apple may have longer times to account for shipping and processing, so make sure you know what type of shop you are hiring when asking about their turnaround times.
A lot of your choice will boil down to cost at the very end. After hearing about the screen type they plan to use and the turnaround time, you will need to find a shop that has repair charges that fall within your desired budget. You can expect locations that offer a warranty and use OEM products to have a slighter higher rate than others, but not outrageously so.
After following all of these steps, make sure you choose a company that works best for you. Here at Rosedale Computers, we always use OEM products in each of our repairs, and we offer some of the most competitive rates in the Toronto area. If you are ready to replace your iPhone screen, give us a call at 1 (416) 921 ROSE (7673) today for more information.