In today’s world, technology is constantly evolving and becoming more and more complex. With that comes the need for reliable and experienced professionals who can help us when our gadgets break. If your Apple Watch has failed, then don’t be so fast to throw it out as you’ve got a few options available.
Whilst it can be frustrating when your Apple Watch breaks, you might not know where to take it to get repaired or how much it will cost. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered, there are a few places you can take it to get it fixed, and in this blog post, we’ll outline some of the best steps to take to repair your Apple Watch so that you can get back to using it as soon as possible.
Can Apple Watches Be Fixed?
The good news, Apple Watches can be fixed. However, it’s essential to know that not every problem can be fixed and that sometimes you might need to replace your Apple Watch entirely. Depending on the severity of the damage and what exactly is wrong with your device will determine whether it can be repaired or not. The first step is to try and identify what’s wrong with your device.
Finding out what’s wrong with your Apple Watch
Now sometimes, it’s obvious, like if the screen is cracked, that there is physical damage that needs to be repaired. However, in other cases, it might not be as clear what the problem is. If your watch isn’t turning on or you see a strange error message, then you might need to do some more investigation. Our technicians have fixed hundreds of Apple Watches, and the most common faults that we see are:
- A cracked screen
- The screen is not working
- The battery isn’t holding its charge
- The crown has stopped working
- The heart rate sensor stops working
Now identifying the issue can be pretty straightforward, especially if your watch falls into one of the above. There is always one confusing issue that can confuse people, and that’s the issue of screens not working.
When your screen stops working, it’s essential to try and figure out which of the below is causing the issue.
- The screen has been cracked
- The LCD has broken
Typically if the screen has been cracked, the watch will still work as expected, but it’ll have a crack in it. And if the LCD is broken, the screen will stay dark, or you’ll have lines across it.
Apple Warranty and getting your Apple Watch repaired by Apple
If your Apple Watch has a physical issue, such as a cracked screen, then you might be able to take it to an Apple Store and get it repaired under the Apple Warranty.
The Apple Warranty covers most issues with the watch, and depending on when it was bought; it might be covered for up to two years. If you’re not sure about your Warranty, then you’re in luck, as Apple have this helpful tool which will help you check the warranty on your device.
If this is the case, your first best bet is to take a trip to your local Apple Store.
They’ll likely repair the device under warranty, assuming it’s a technical issue and not accidental damage.
If your device isn’t covered under warranty or you’ve damaged the device accidentally, then you have a couple of options which we’ve outlined below.
Are Apple Watch Repairs Free?
So, like many things, it depends. If you’re under warranty and the fault is outside of your control, i.e. it stops working randomly, or it has a recall, then nine times out of ten, it’ll be free. If, however, the damage has been caused accidentally, for example, you’ve dropped it, and the screen has cracked, the likelihood is that you’ll have to pay for the repairs.
How Much Do Apple Watch Repairs Cost?
Again this is a tricky one as it all depends on the exact fault and what needs to be repaired. In our experience, LCD screen repairs are the most expensive fix as the repair is quite intrusive and requires a lot of work; however, batter replacements can be slightly cheaper (less than £100)
Places to fix your Apple Watch – third-party repair providers
So if you’ve figured out if your device won’t be covered under warranty, you’ll need to start looking for somewhere or someone to fix your Apple Watch. With this, you’ll likely have two options.
Mobile Phone Repair Shops
It’s expected that high street mobile phone repair shops offer services to fix Apple Watches. The tools and techniques are very similar, so a lot of these shops advertise that they fix screens on all devices. However, we would recommend getting a quote from them before you book your device as they can be pretty expensive. It’s also worthwhile to understand if they offer any kind of warranty as well as their experience and how long the repair will take.
There are many places that specialise in repairing Apple Watches. Here at Gadget GoGo, we offer a comprehensive selection of repairs for all models of the Apple Watch. We only use the highest quality parts, and our team of expert technicians have years of experience. Plus, we offer a 12-month warranty on selected repairs, so you can be confident that your device is in safe hands.
We understand that your Apple Watch is an integral part of your life, and so we’re sure to take good care of your device whilst it’s in our hands.
Mail-in Apple Watch Repair Services
With a lot of repair services, including Apple’s own, our services are mail-in, which means that you purchase the most relevant service and then mail in your device to us. Once we receive the device, we’ll let you know that we’ve received the device and start work. Offering this means that we can typically provide a cheaper alternative to most repair shops because we don’t have to pay high fees for maintaining a shop.
If you have a broken Apple Watch and are looking for a quick fix, take a look at our Apple Watch Repairs for a free, instant quote.