If you happen to break the screen of your new iPhone 13 then there may not be a ‘jugaad’ to get it fixed for a lesser price. While Apple hasn’t officially revealed the prices of replacing the iPhone 13 series screens yet, you can expect to spend at least around Rs 20,000 to fix it if you visit any official Apple service centre. Given the high cost of repairs of Apple products in India, many users tend to look for third-party repairs to save money. But it turns out that you may not be able to do that with your new iPhone 13.
YouTuber Phone Repair Guru in a video claimed that you will not be able to change your broken iPhone 13 screen from local shops because if you do so the Face ID will stop working. In the video, the YouTuber showcased that it may be easier to replace a broken iPhone 13 screen but you will have to get it done from an authorised centre by Apple.
The moment you put a third-party replacement screen, the iPhone 13 will display a message: “Unable to verify this iPhone has a genuine Apple display.” So, you may replace the iPhone 13 screen for a lesser price but you will no longer be able to use Face ID. For other parts like microphone, light and proximity sensors, you may not face any problems and third-party repairs may work fine.
The video also showcased that there may be a solution to this Face ID problem and you will most likely have to transfer some chips to the new third-part screen. But the issue here is that most third-party repair stores will not be able to do so accurately.
So, if you have purchased a new iPhone 13 or planning to buy any of the new models in the 2021 iPhone 13 series make sure you invest money in a good screen protector and case unless you wish to spend on repair costs.