What to do if the iPad Screen is Cracked, but it Still Works?

What to do if the iPad screen is cracked, but it still works

There is a common misconception that cracked iPad screens create issues. Believe it or not, the iPad functions with a cracked screen, it even works with a shattered screen, but visibility is a clear issue. There are many types of cracks, and the response to them depends accordingly.

Types of iPad-Cracked Screens:

1. The chipped end or a tiny crack.

These barely noticeable cracks are usually found in the corner of the iPad. They are usually half to one inch long. They do not pose any threat. One is mostly clueless about their occurrence. In such a scenario, it is advisable to leave them untreated as they will not create hindrances in your daily iPad Functions. Still, it is best to keep an eye on them and use the gadget with care. Also, It is the best time to invest in a glass screen protector if you haven’t applied any yet.

2. Cracks with spider legs/ Spreading Cracks.

Your iPad has encountered a fall leaving some spreading cracks. Though the visibility and touch have not been compromised, one still feels uneasy about using them. In this scenario, it is advisable not to go for a screen replacement and weigh your chances. Replacing an iPad screen will cost you a hefty amount, whereas visiting third-party repair shops will leave you with no guarantee. Thus choose wisely, as it is best to leave these cracks as it is.

3. Cracks spread from one end of the screen to another.

Such big cracks mostly run deep and create hurdles while using your iPad. They cause a hindrance, and the 3d touch experience won’t is the same thus, it is best to get your iPad screen replaced. As it is a costly repair procedure, it is best to give yourself time and use the iPad as much as possible before replacing the screen.

4. Spider Web Cracks.

Finally, the spider web cracks give you a danger sign. They are the worst cracks that continue to spread and cause touchscreen performance issues. If your touch screen stops recognizing your finger movement, then it is time to opt for a screen replacement.

But where should we get the iPad screen replaced? There are various options. Let us have a look at them.

Places Where iPad Screens Can Get Replaced:

No matter how careful we are, accidents are bound to damage your iPad screen and ruin your day. In this blog, we will discuss various ways through which one can get an iPad screen replaced.

1. Visit the manufacturer’s customer care center

As soon as you notice the crack, it is best to visit the apple service center and see the options they provide for your problem. For example, you should know that accidental damages are not covered in Apple care, and they are also not covered by the initial one-year warranty. If you have purchased Apple care plus than too, accidental damages are covered twice a year, that too with a nominal fee. Apart from that, if you plan to get your repairs from the Apple service center, it will cost you a hefty amount. Also, the cost of ipad repair service differs from model to model. For example, the Apple iPad pro 12.9 inches will cost you an out-of-repair warranty of $ 649, whereas the iPad pro 9.7 inches will cost you $379. 

2. DIY( Do it yourself).

If you happen to drop your iPad face down, then doot panic. You can also replace the screen yourself. This option is not for the faint-hearted. Thus, if you are mechanically inclined and would like to give it a try, then there are DIY kits available in the market. By watching their tutorial, you can give it a try at your own risk.

3. Contact Third-Party repair shops.

If your warranty has expired, then visiting a cellphone repair shop like Fix My Gadget will provide you with cheaper repair alternatives. Remember to visit a reliable cellphone repair shop known for using authentic spare parts and providing a warranty on their services. Otherwise, do not take the risk of turning in your precious gadget.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can a cracked iPhone screen be fixed?
Yes, an iPhone screen can be replaced by the Apple store itself and also by Third-Party repair vendors.
Can I put a screen protector on a cracked screen?

Only in a few circumstances, a screen protector will adhere to a cracked display screen. For example, if the glass pieces are too small then they won’t stick to the glass protector. Thus, applying one will be useless.