Hack That'll Save You Money on iPhone Water Damage Repair
Far too many people have kept their phones in their pockets, only to have them drop into the toilet when they attempt to sit or stand. Whether it was a bathroom mishap or you spilled something on your phone, the water (or liquid) damage can be costly to fix.
Let DoNotPay help you get quotes on iPhone water damage repair so you can pay a cheaper price to get your device working again.
How Much Does Apple Charge for Water Damage Repairs?
Water damage is tricky to fix. In some cases, the phone will start working again in a few days after it's dried out a bit. In other cases, it takes some delicate work to get the device going again. Bring your iPhone to an Apple store and see if they can fix it.
If you have AppleCare device insurance, you may only have to pay $99 to correct the damage. If you don't have insurance, you'll have to pay far more. It can cost up to $599 for the latest models.
|iPhone Model||Repair Cost|
|iPhone 5s, 5c, or SE||$269|
|iPhone 6s Plus||$329|
|iPhone 7 Plus or iPhone 8||$349|
|iPhone 8 Plus, XR, or 13 mini||$399|
|iPhone X, XS, 11 Pro, 12 Pro, 13, or 13 Pro||$549|
|iPhone 12 Pro Max or 13 Pro Max||$599|
How Can I Request a Repair From Apple?
You can request a repair from Apple by going directly into an Apple store in your area. You can also look at the company's website for contact information. Start by going to the Apple support page and selecting "Apple Repair."
You'll see 3 options:
- Send your product to Apple.
- Find an Apple Authorized Service Provider.
- Visit a Genius at an Apple Store.
Click the blue "Start a repair request" button to start filing for your iPhone water damage repair. (You're also able to track the status of an existing repair.) Choose the type of product you're trying to repair (in this case an iPhone) and tell them what's going on, i.e. the phone has been damaged by water or liquid.
Can I Get a Refund Instead?
You're not typically able to get a refund due to damage, especially since most phone damage is caused by the owner. You may, however, be able to receive a replacement phone instead. If you have AppleCare, you may be able to request an express replacement. You'll need to either:
- Sign into your account and handle the request online;
- Chat with a representative to get the situation handled; or
- Call 1-800-MY-APPLE (1-800-692-7753).
Do Cheaper Options Exist for iPhone Repairs?
You may be able to get your iPhone repaired for much cheaper if you choose a third-party service. Get a list of quotes using DoNotPay's product and find the most affordable option. Some local businesses will repair phone damage for around $200. However, it all depends on the extent of the damage and the type of phone you have.
Sometimes, the repair is too much and you will be instructed to get a replacement instead. The liquid is one of the worst things that can come into contact with a phone -- especially if it was fully submerged.
How Can I Avoid Unnecessary Repair Fees?
Rather than bring the phone in for service, you can attempt to repair it yourself. Try some DIY methods for reversing water damage, such as placing the phone in a container of rice to help absorb the moisture. You can also try leaving it off for a few days and then try turning it on again.
If you still plan on working with a repair technician, you should at least be sure to ask upfront about any hidden fees. Knowing what the final balance will be can help you talk them down or find service elsewhere.
Will DoNotPay Find Me Affordable iPhone Water Damage Repair Services?
Absolutely! Work with DoNotPay to get quotes on iPhone water damage repair. We'll generate a report of several competitors in your city who are ready and willing to help. Choose the most affordable selection or go with the one that speaks the most to you.
Here’s how you can start saving on repairs with DoNotPay:
- Search for Quote My Repair on DoNotPay.
- Enter the details of the repair you need.
- Let DoNotPay find competitive rates for that repair in your area and any relevant information to keep you from being overcharged.
Can DoNotPay Help With Other Repairs?
- Get quotes on iPhone screen repairs, Apple watch repairs, and other Apple products, like a MacBook.
- Get quotes on devices or appliances from Samsung or Sears.
- Get quotes on an LG refrigerator or other household appliances.
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