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iPhone Repair FAQs

If you’re an iPhone owner, you probably know the sinking feeling that comes with realizing that you’ve broken your device. Whether you’ve simply cracked the screen or completely shattered it, it’s only natural to panic and assumes that your device is broken beyond repair. Much of the time, however, that simply isn’t the case. Even if your iPhone’s damage seems severe, you should take it to an iPhone repair service to see if it can be fixed.


If this is the first time you’ve ever damaged your iPhone, you probably have a lot of burning questions on your mind. Fortunately, at Gamers Warehouse, we’ve got the answers. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about iPhone repair—along with the answers.


How much does it cost to repair an iPhone screen?

The cost of iPhone repair will vary depending on the extensiveness of the damage. It also depends on the specific type of iPhone that you own. At Gamers Warehouse, we offer repair of glass screens for the iPhone 8 for just $99. Repairs are $119 for the iPhone 8 Plus and $99 for the iPhone 7. Your best move is to simply bring your device to us and have us diagnose the damage.


Can you repair a water-damaged iPhone?

If at all possible, it’s best to keep your iPhone away from water. If you have simply spilled a little bit of liquid on your iPhone, carefully wipe it off as quickly as possible. If you’ve dropped your iPhone in water, remove it right away and power it down. Remove the case, SIM card, and tray, and wipe it off carefully with a soft, dry cloth. You can use a Q-tip to gently wipe any areas that are too small for your cloth to dry, such as the headphone jack or lightning connector. Let it air dry. If you experience any issues with your iPhone, bring it to us to have it professionally repaired.


Can a wet iPhone be repaired using rice?

There’s an oft-told story that claims that the best way to dry a wet iPhone is to place it in a bag or cup of uncooked rice. This doesn’t work. Not only will the rice not dry your iPhone, but rice grains can actually get inside your phone and cause serious damage. If you have a wet iPhone, the safest way to remove the moisture is to wipe it off and let it air dry. Save the rice for cooking.


How long does it take to repair an iPhone screen?

If your screen is cracked, you should take it in for a replacement right away. In most cases, your broken iPhone screen can be replaced with a shimmering new one very quickly. At Gamers Warehouse, we can fix your iPhone while you wait, so you leave our store with a device that looks and works exactly the way it should.


How do you repair an iPhone battery?

When you bring your iPhone into Gamers Warehouse, we’ll check to see if the time has come to replace the battery. It’s generally recommended that a battery that has been fully charged more than 500 times be replaced. If you have a warranty from Apple, the replacement will be free for you; otherwise, the new battery is $29 for most recent iPhone models.


Can you repair an iPhone camera?

If you’re one of the countless iPhone users who rely on the device to take photos and videos, it can be extremely frustrating if the camera is malfunctioning. First, try resetting and then restarting your iPhone. If your camera is still not working, bring your device to us and we’ll diagnose what the problem is.


How much does it cost to repair the iPhone power button?

It’s easy to overlook how important it is to have a working power button on your iPhone—after all, it’s not good for your device to keep it on all the time. If the button pops off, put it in a safe place and take it to us so we can reattach it for you. If the button simply isn’t allowing you to power up or power down, bring your iPhone in for repair.


Why won’t my iPhone charge?

There are numerous reasons why your device might not be charging the way it should. You might not have the most recent version of iOS, you might need a new charger, or there might be something wrong with your charging port. If you’ve tried to charge your device without success, our team will be glad to take a look at it.


If you’ve got an iPhone that’s in bad need of repair, take it to Gamers Warehouse. We’ll repair your mobile device while you wait, using only the best parts. We offer low prices, and each repair job we do is backed up by a full warranty. Are you a current student at the University of Arizona? You’re in luck—we now accept CatCash! When you have a broken iPhone on your hands, call us today at (520) 477-8822. You can schedule iPhone repair service right here in Tucson.