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The Back of My iPhone Cracked – Now What?

May 21, 2021

Apple first introduced the glass-back to allow for wireless charging. While it provides a sleek visual appearance, it does add to the fragility of the device. Accidents happen from time to time and while the glass is extra durable, it can break if dropped in the wrong way, even with the addition of a case. 

Apple has been adding glass shells into the iPhone design on and off for the past decade. Here is a list of iPhones that feature glass backs: 

  • iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13 Mini 
  • iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12 Mini
  • iPhone XR 
  • iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max

Can I Fix My iPhone Back Glass Myself? 

Not only is a shattered back-glass annoying but it can also cause further damage to your iPhone if water or dust is able to seep into your iPhone. 

Fixing the glass is a tedious process. The glass is fused to the inside of your iPhone thanks to a strong epoxy and tiny welds. The glass can be removed by carefully dissolving the epoxy with either extreme heat or cold.

DIY repairs are risky and can create future complications or damage to your device’s components. 

Do not attempt a DIY back-glass repair. It’s next-to-impossible with a big margin of error. 

Leave it to the Pros! 

If you do need a back-glass repair then it is best to entrust it to the pros at Apple or an Authorized Apple Repair shop, such as Digitiqe! 

We have the skills, knowledge and proper tools to quickly and properly repair your device. 

How Much Will an iPhone Back Glass Repair Cost? 

The price varies depending on which iPhone you have and whether you have an AppleCare+ plan. 

Usually, the price will still be much lower from what a third-party repair could cost you, and the repairs are backed by Apple.

If you do break the back glass on your iPhone and have AppleCare+ you are in luck! Apple recently decreased the price for back-glass repairs with AppleCare+ making it even more affordable if you chose this extra protection.

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