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What to do if your Apple Watch is cracked or broken

Apple Watch with a cracked screen

In today’s day and age, Apple Watches are some of the most popular tech devices in the world–and there are hundreds of millions of Apple Watch owners to prove it. From their built-in fitness trackers, various other impressive features, and ability to keep users connected to their messages and calls even when away from their phones, most users would agree that Apple Watches live up to the hype–unfortunately, however, they’re also pretty easy to break, and Apple Watch screen repair costs can be expensive!

While it’s important to know what to do for your Apple Watch when the screen is cracked, it’s even more important to make sure you’re prepared with an extended warranty plan. Apple Watches are expensive purchases, and there’s nothing worse than having to spend extra money to repair or replace your device when an accident happens. Not sure where to start? Subscribe to Mulberry Unlimited to get coverage for all your Apple products and accessories under the same product protection plan.

In this article, we’ll take a look at what to do to repair Apple Watch screens and how to prevent further damages from happening in the future.

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Check your AppleCare coverage

First, it’s helpful to check AppleCare to see what coverage you qualify for. Apple offers one year of free AppleCare for Apple Watches, but unfortunately, accidental coverage (the coverage you would need to replace a cracked watch screen) is not included.

However, if you have the paid extended warranty version of AppleCare (AppleCare+), you can repair your screen for a highly discounted rate (between $69-79 per incident). This is a steal compared to the hundreds of dollars in repair costs you’re likely to pay without AppleCare+.

Purchase a refurbished Apple Watch

If you don’t have AppleCare+ or another extended warranty plan, the cost to repair your Apple Watch may be pretty expensive–and you might even start to wonder if it’s worth replacing your device altogether. However, if you don’t have room in your budget to replace your Apple Watch right now, try shopping for a refurbished Apple Watch. Many refurbished Apple Watches are in great condition, and you can get them for a fraction of the price of a new Apple Watch.

If you decide to replace your Apple Watch but prefer not to purchase a refurbished device, there are plenty of other ways to get discounts on Apple Watches. Try shopping on special discount days, such as Prime Day, Black Friday, or Cyber Monday. Many retailers, such as Target, Walmart, and even occasionally the Apple Store offer steep discounts a couple of times per year. Best Buy Apple Watches, for example, tend to come on sale on days like Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Memorial Day, and Labor Day. If you’re willing to wait, you can purchase a brand new Apple Watch for an amazing price, making the cost of repairing your original Apple Watch a little less appealing.

Purchase an Apple Watch screen protector

Lastly, don’t forget to purchase an Apple Watch screen protector to prevent damage from happening in the first place. For example, with a glass screen protector, your Apple Watch can handle scratches and heavy impact without any damage to the actual screen. As a bonus, glass screen protectors are generally pretty inexpensive–for example, there are tempered glass screen protectors on Amazon for only $15.99!

Final thoughts

Although it’s frustrating when your Apple Watch screen cracks, rest assured that there are plenty of ways not only to get it fixed, but to prevent it from happening altogether. With a few of the tips in this article, you’ll be able to get your Apple Watch back to functioning in no time.

And of course, don’t forget to invest in an extended warranty plan for your Apple Watch. Subscribe to Mulberry Unlimited to help ensure you get the most longevity out of your purchase. You can get thorough coverage for all your Apple products and accessories for an incredibly low price, and in the event of an accident, you’ll enjoy a quick, easy, and hiccup-free claims experience.

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Kim Miller

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Kim Miller is the Head of Marketing at Mulberry. She is passionate about building products and brands that make consumers happy, save them money and make their lives easier. Have an innovative idea for Mulberry you'd like to share? Give her a shout! She'd love to chat about anything from fintech and UX to gardening and antiquing.

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