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How to fix a broken iPad screen

18 Aug 2022

The iPad is a powerful device that can help you stay organized and connected, but it can also be fragile. If your iPad screen is broken, there are a few things you can do to fix it. If you have an iPad 2 or 3, you can replace the screen yourself. If your iPad is newer, Apple may repair it for you for a fee.

If you don't want to take the time to replace the screen yourself, or if your screen isn't broken, there are other ways to fix it. You can use a monochrome display adapter or a third-party screen protector.

Apple’s Warranty

If your iPad screen is cracked or shattered, you'll need to take it in for repair. You can try to fix it yourself, but unless you have a lot of experience with electronic repairs, chances are you'll end up with a worse screen than when you started.

To get an estimate on the cost of repairing your iPad screen, first, check if it's covered by Apple's one-year warranty. If not, then factor in the cost of an iPad screen replacement and any additional fees (i.e., for taking the device in for repair).

If your iPad is covered under Apple's warranty, then the company will send you a box to send your iPad in for repair. Inside the box, you'll find instructions on how to send your iPad in for repair and a return shipping label.

Once your iPad has been shipped off to be repaired, Apple will send you an email letting you know the status of your device and when you can expect it back. If your iPad screen is not covered by Apple's warranty, then you'll need to pay for a replacement screen.

Don’t Try To Fix It Yourself

If your iPad screen is broken, don't do it yourself. A broken screen can be a frustrating experience, and it's not easy to fix. If you need to get your iPad fixed, there are a few places to go. If the screen is just cracked, you can usually fix it without too much trouble. However, if the screen is completely broken, you'll likely need to get a new one.

Ø To fix a cracked iPad screen

·        Remove any SIM card or other removable storage from the device by sliding out the tray on the side. SIM cards must be inserted in order for cellular service to work while the iPad is off-line.

·        Gently pull up on the sides of the device until it separates from the front panel.

·        Clear away any debris or shattered pieces with a vacuum cleaner and/or a brush before replacing any parts.

·        Locate and replace the front-panel assembly (which includes the display, digitizer, and home button). Be sure to reconnect the side connectors.

·        Reattach the device to the electrical outlet and insert a new SIM card if necessary.

Ø To fix a broken iPad screen:

·        If you can still use the iPad, turn it off by holding down the Sleep/Wake button until the red slider appears, then release it.

·        Pry up on the rear panel near the top with a flathead screwdriver while pressing down on one end of the iPad so it doesn't move. The rear panel should come loose after some effort.

·        If there's any liquid or broken glass inside, clear it away with a vacuum cleaner and/or a brush before continuing.

·        Gently pry up on one corner of the display and disconnect the cables connected to it (the other end of each cable attaches to a connector on either side of the rear panel). Carefully remove the display from its housing.

·        Replace any damaged parts with new ones and reconnect all cables, being sure to orient them correctly in their sockets. Replace the rear panel and screws, then press down firmly on each corner of the display to hold it in place while tightening screws in opposite directions (use force if necessary).

Deal With What You Got

If you're dealing with a broken iPad screen, there are a few things that you can do to make the best of what you've got. If the cracks are around the boundaries of the screen glass screen protectors are a good option because they offer protection from scratches and drops and don't damage your phone's display.


If you've ever had your iPad break, then you know just how frustrating it can be when fixing it becomes a priority. Luckily, there are a few things that need to be done in order to repair an iPad screen — all you need is some basic knowledge about the device and a little patience. If you're not sure whether or not you should attempt to fix your iPad screen yourself, call an authorized technician instead. Thanks for reading!