Does your iPad Deserve a Repair or a Replacement?
Should I seek iPad repair? Should I have my iPad replaced? If you are asking these questions it is definitely a tough place to be. Here are some keys to help you make the best choice.
1. What’s the Cost to Cost Ratio: iPad Repair to Replace
As a general rule, you don’t want to spend more than 50% of the replacement costs on repairs. When it comes to smart devices, the percentage drops. We recommend looking at somewhere between 33% and 40% of the replacement cost. If it’s more than that, the repair may not be worth it.
If your iPad is no longer under warranty, it can be expensive to seek factory repair. A local repair shop is often much more cost-effective.
Consumer Repots found:
People who used independent repair shops were more satisfied with the repairs than those who used factory service, which is consistent with what we’ve found previously. And repairs cost less, too.
Should You Repair or Replace That Product – Consumer Reports
2. How Old is Your iPad
The second consideration for iPad repair is its age. After 5 years, you can start seeing performance issues. These problems can decrease the effectiveness of the device significantly.
If you heavily rely on apps for work or play, you know, every update to your apps increases their size. As your device is filled with pictures, apps, and documents it can decrease performance. An iOs expert can sometimes help you extend the longevity of your device. If you rely on apps heavily and their performance has declined on an older device, it may be time to replace it.
Another consideration of age is iOs compatibility issues. Eventually, older devices may become difficult to update. This can include the operating system and app compatibility or features. Evaluate your use of the device and the value of these ‘upgrades’.
While battery issues are usually a cost-effective repair, when you combine other issues of an aging device, it might be time to evaluate. A trusted iOs technician can advise regarding the best decision for you.
3. Is Your Device for Personal or Business Use?
There are people who have an iPad for 6 -8 years with no issues. Ultimately, it boils down to how you use your device.
If you run a small business and use your iPad to help run the business, lagging issues and slow response time equals money lost. That doesn’t mean your current machine can’t be optimized for performance and move the cost of a replacement down the road.
For those who mainly use their iPad for personal use, waiting to replace them can make financial sense. If you can make it a few more years because you mainly use your device for personal emails, pictures, and the occasional game, a repair often makes sense.
4. Do You Have a Trusted iPad Repair Expert to Talk to
If you have a friend or family member who is knowledgeable on smart devices, they can be a great resource. If not, the Fixishop is a trusted resource for our customers to help make these decisions.
Here is what a few had to say:
“Stop searching, because THIS IS THE PLACE to GET YOUR IPAD/IPHONE FIXED. My work Ipad screen was absolutely shattered and the shop owner got it fixed in under 3 hours. For just $99! It doesn’t get any better than this, affordable fast and convenient. Will definitely use this repair shop in the future.”
“Although I ended up not needing to get my phone fixed I would highly recommend! Completely honest and upfront about my phone. They were super helpful with advice. Great service. Thank you!”
If you are still having a hard time making this decision, we would be honored to serve you in the process. You can learn more at The Fixi Shop in Fort Worth. Our experts will take a look at your iPad, help you make an evaluation of your situation, and, if needed, get it fixed and back in operation.