iPhones are great tools that can be useful for a lot of activities besides the actual phone function. However, they are also sensitive and you need to take good care of them. If you have dropped your iPhone into water and the screen starts blinking, there are a few things to know in order to save it. In this article you will find the best water damaged iPhone tips.
If in the past, your options for water damaged iPhone were not very wide, this has changed lately. In the past you could try repairing at a third party repair shop or at the Apple shop. This is because Apple did not release replacements for water damaged iPhones. This situation has changed today.
If you’ve subscribed to the AppleCare extended warranty program (Protection Plan) then you can replace your water damaged iPhone for $199 (starts $129) within the coverage period. However, you need to know that you will not receive a new phone all the time as sometimes you will get a refurbished one. Also, it will be a same generation iPhone and not a new one.
If you are wondering how the Apple team can know that the iPhone is water damaged or not, you should know that there is a surefire way to find out. If you will look into the headphone jack, you will notice a colored dot. If the dot is red or pinkish, than the iPhone is water damaged. On the other hand, if it is white or silver colored the iPhone is not water damaged.
If your iPhone is indeed water damaged you will have a few options to take into consideration. First of all, you can take your iPhone to the Apple repair shop and see the costs of repairing it. In some cases, the price of repairing is less than $199. On the other hand, you can also benefit from the water damaged policy and get another one for $199.
These are good options but they can be rather expensive ones. One of the best methods to deal with water damaged iPhones is by taking them to third party repair shops. This is because there are a lot of chances that you will pay less money than with the other options you have. Also, in many places you will benefit from free diagnose so that you will know exactly how much you need to pay for the repair.