Indicators an iPad Mini Requires Screen Replacement

Feb 1, 2022

Today's iPad users utilize their devices for a huge range of purposes, and having a quality screen that's free of blemishes is vital for many of them. If there are any issues with your screen, you may be wondering whether they're significant enough to warrant a screen replacement.

At FixIT Mobile, we're proud to offer a wide range of screen repair and related services in the realm of tablet repair, smartphone repair and other device repair solutions. Focusing specifically on the iPad Mini for today's exercise, what are some indicators that this device may require screen repair or replacement? Here are a few.

Small Cracks

During the earliest phases of iPad Mini screen cracking, especially in cases where the cracking has come about naturally over time rather than due to some specific impact, cracks will be very small and will mostly be seen in the corners of the screen. At this point, the cracks are unlikely to significantly interfere with your ability to utilize your iPad Mini.

This doesn't mean you should ignore them, however. These cracks aren't simply going to go away -- rather, they're going to get worse and worse with time. At minimum, you should consider investing in a screen protector or case to help slow down the process of natural wear and tear.

For some, however, even these minor cracks are enough to warrant a screen replacement. While the cost associated with this procedure is still relatively low compared to some other options, it can make your iPad Mini more vulnerable to damage in general.

In addition, especially if your iPad is on the newer side, it may be covered under warranty. In these cases, your screen replacement options will be limited to those that are deemed to be the result of defects in materials or workmanship, as opposed to being a general byproduct of natural wear and tear.

Cracks Spreading

If you choose not to take any action when you notice the first signs of small cracks on the iPad Mini, those cracks will inevitably begin to spread and become more visible. These won't always affect screen responsiveness -- there are some cases where you can continue to use the screen even with noticeable cracks present.

However, they will obviously make your iPad Mini's appearance look far less crisp and pristine than it would without cracking/screen issues. And if the screens starts to become more difficult to effectively view or use, you'll want to consider whether it makes sense to invest in a replacement now.

In particular, if any of these cracks are significant enough to hurt your finger or hand as they're pressed against the edge of the device, you should definitely consider a replacement. In addition to being more difficult to view and use, cracks that have spread in this way can be very distracting from an aesthetic standpoint.

Side-to-Side Cracks

If you've begun to notice deeper cracks that run fully side-to-side on the iPad, now you've truly entered problematic territory. Not only might these cracks interrupt several of your most common uses of the device, they can also be very dangerous if you happen to drop your iPad Mini.

At this point, it's time to consider a screen replacement as soon as possible. Continuing to use the device might risk not only its long-term quality, but also your own well-being, because there's a good chance that even a minor impact could cause the screen to shatter into several pieces. In this case, it might be best simply to have your iPad repaired by professionals rather than continuing to risk damage on your own.

Color Distortion Cracks

Another form of crack that signals severe issues with the iPad Mini screen involves specific distortions to color and other elements of the display screen. These cracks can sometimes arise based on simple wear-and-tear, but are much more common after specific impacts or drops.

If you've noticed that colors are becoming muddled or distorted, this is a pretty clear indication that there's some damage beyond the general scope of what would be considered routine wear and tear. Be aware that these sorts of cracks can begin to interfere with your ability to view certain functions on your iPad Mini (such as watching videos), so it's time to consider whether you might need a screen replacement.

Multiple Cracks Simultaneously

And in the worst-case scenario, once again often due to impact or damage of some kind, your iPad Mini will be dealing with multiple significant cracks on the screen at once. This is not only a sign that you might need to replace your device, but also an indication of how necessary it is to resolve the problem as soon as possible.

Utilize Professionals

If you've determined that your iPad Mini needs a new screen or some level of screen repair, it's important to utilize the services of trained professionals so you know the repairs or replacements will be done to the highest possible standard.

If your iPad Mini has only recently become damaged and you're still under warranty, it's likely that Apple can solve the issue for you with a replacement device. If this is not an option, however, professionals like ours at FixIT Mobile have a long track record of providing high-quality iPad Mini screen replacement at great prices.

So if you've been using your device as normal, but realize it's time to replace the screens for quality and/or safety reasons, make sure you do so as soon as possible -- before those cracks spread even further.

For more on this, or to learn about any of our tablet repair, phone repair or other device repair services, speak to the staff at FixIT Mobile today.