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If your iPad screen is broken it is a major problem, just ask the kids! No annoying baby videos, unable to get the latest emails and no addictive games.
In this short article we will explain what you can do when your iPad screen is broken and suggest how to get it fixed ASAP.
It's worth considering the extent of the damage to your iPad, before immediately Googling 'iPad screen repair near me', is it still in some semblance of usable condition? A hairline crack can be covered up by a good quality tempered glass screen protector and you'd soon would forget it was there. (We have heard of rare instances where the Apple Store will replace for free due to defective glass and no sign of any impact damage - but this may be akin to a blue toned moon).
The iPad probably still works perfectly fine so why go to the expense and inconvenience of getting it repaired anyway.
A serious EDA (Electronic Device Accident - official term) on the other hand which has resulted in the screen being smashed to jaggedy bits probably does warrant a repair. After all a broken display or non functioning iPad touch screen isn't much good to anyone especially a whining child. Unfortunately accidental damage isn't covered under the Apple One Year Limited Warranty.
Apple is not necessarily the most cost-effective way of repairing your iPad, it's here you notice the real cost of that big screen, but if you do decide to get your screen replaced by Apple, the screen will be covered by a 1 year warranty even if your iPad is out of warranty.
Apple's cheapest screen repair for an iPad is £186.44 for the iPad Mini or iPad Mini 2 and it's northwards from here.
The iPad, iPad 2, iPad Air, iPad 5th generation, iPad 6th generation cost £236.44. The iPad 3rd generation, iPad 4th generation, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4, iPad mini (5th generation) and iPad Air 2 cost £276.44 for the screen replacement. The iPad Pro 9.7-inch, iPad Air (3rd generation) will cost a hefty £356.44 but that's just under half the cost of the new iPad Pro 12.9 (3rd generation) which comes in at a whopping £616.44 for a screen replacement.
(iPad Pro 10.5-inch: £416.44, iPad Pro 11-inch: £476.44, iPad Pro 12.9-inch, iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation): £566.44)
No not the iconic London skyscraper, but the dangerous piece of screen glass that keeps catching your delicate digits, if you have little ones around then the iPad definitely should be covered, even resort to using cling film if it helps. This is probably the main push factor to getting your skates on and getting the iPad fixed.
The first rule with phones and tablets is to back up. Despite your iPad screen being broken, you can still sometimes back it up. We definitely recommend backing it up NOW-ISH if at all possible, you never know just what might happen on the technicians operating table. It's rare but any repair comes with inherent risks attached, so attempt to save any precious pictures, videos and data that's stored on it while you have the chance.
Should you have an AppleCare+ plan in place, just arrange an appointment at the Genius Bar, this is easily the best option for you. If not then Apple charge a hefty sum for out of warranty iPad repairs. Here you are minded to avoid Apple, the repair may end up costing more than you paid for the device!.
As far as iPad screen repairs in Birmingham goes give celltech a try. They have a very good reputation for iPhone screen and iPad screen repairs (read reviews).
Not only are the engineers at celltech fully au fait with mobile phone repairs but they specialise in all iPad repairs, including iPad Pro screen repairs.
Their quality service and fast turnaround service means you can get back your now shiny (almost new again) iPad the very next day. There is more preparatory work involved with an iPad screen repair, so consequently takes longer to fix compared to an iPhone screen change, which they can polish off in 30 minutes!.
During less busy days if the iPad is handed into store in the morning you may even get it back the same day!, how's that for service with a smile.
If you are not based in Birmingham or if you can't get to them, the most convenient way is to mail in your iPad. celltech offers iPad screen repairs across the whole of the UK. So whether you're in Penzance or Aberdeen you can get your iPad screen repaired and back in your hands in 48 hours.
celltech will also provide a peace of mind 12 month warranty with any iPad repair. celltech iPad repairs start at £44.97. Click here for more pricing celltech iPad screen repair prices. Take that Apple Store.
Another choice is to attempt to carry out the repair yourself. We do not recommend this unless you are well versed with highly complicated and delicate electronics - you may well end up causing additional damage! or making your iPad way beyond economical repair if you don't know exactly what you are doing.
Manual dexterity and patience are basic prerequisites for fixing iPhone and iPad screens, not to mention specialist tools and a clean flat surface. So it's probably wise to leave it to the experts. Just in case here's an article from the Mirror discussing D.I.Y iPad screen repairs.
If this is something that really appeals to you then we suggest purchasing scrap, non-working iPads to experiment on or even enrolling yourself onto an accredited repair training course.
iPads have changed our lives and we seem inseparable from them, the problem is we realise just how much attached we have become when there's a problem and the screen breaks, hopefully you now can't plead ignorance as we have detailed what to do, so please share with family and friends and collegues when they need their iPad screen replacing quick.
Please don't hesitate to reach out to us if you have any iPad repair questions or queries.