iPhone Back Glass Repair and Replacement

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iPhone Back Glass Repair & Replacement

Accidents happen. If you break your iPhone back glass, we can help.

Apple first introduced glass back in 2010 on iPhone 4, continued similar design on iPhone 4S in 2011, and switched back to metal for subsequent design changes. Apple again reintroduced glass on metal frame starting from iPhone 8 and later models. These design changes were implemented to support the new trend of wireless charging and gain several advantages that come along with it. More importantly, glass is RF transmission friendly. Radio waves can easily pass through, which means that your 5G, LTE, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth signals will not be affected.

iPhone back glass replacement

iPhones are designed to deliver an experience that is simple and easy to use. The back of your iPhone is a hardened glass that is precision cut to seamlessly fit into the frame, which blends into the smooth edges of the metal frame. The back glass is further reinforced by an internal laser-welded steel and copper structure. The glass is fused to the metal frame of your iPhone, which is microscopically sealed for water and dust resistance. Hence, if you break your iPhone back glass, the complete back case assembly must be changed.

Support options

Carry-in repair

We keep most iPhone back case assembly in stock. If you visit one of our stores, we can replace the battery in about 2 to 3 hours. No appointments are required.

Please call the store you will be visiting to check for stock availability before arriving.

Pickup & Delivery

If you are busy at work or unable to spare some time to get your phone fixed, we offer pickup and delivery service for a convenience fee of 30 AED if you are within a 10km radius of the nearest CelMetro Store.


You can opt-in for a courier service if your location is more than a 10km radius of any CelMetro store. Read more

iPhone back glass repair pricing – United Arab Emirates

The pricing in this chart only applies to back case assembly replacement. This repair does not carry any warranty, the back glass assembly does not have any moving parts, nor it has any electronics. We will do a pre-quality test before and after the repair. If you have any other problem with your iPhone, you’ll pay additional costs. We offer a 50% discount on the second part and a 75% discount on the third part used for the same iPhone.

You can refer to the iPhone Repair page to find out more about other repairs.

All prices are in Arab Emirates Dirham (AED) and include VAT.

iPhone 12 Pro Max

AED 850

iPhone 12 Pro

AED 750

iPhone 12

AED 650

iPhone 11 Pro Max

AED 750

iPhone 11 Pro

AED 650

iPhone 11

AED 550

iPhone XS Max

AED 650

iPhone XS

AED 550

iPhone XR

AED 550

iPhone X

AED 550

iPhone SE 2020

AED 400

iPhone 8 Plus

AED 450

iPhone 8

AED 400

Is my iPhone covered under warranty?

Cracked or broken iPhone back glass is not covered under the Apple Limited Warranty. You might be able to repair your iPhone for a fee if you are covered under Apple Care+

Not sure if your iPhone is under warranty? Check if you are covered by Apple Care+ by entering the iPhone serial or IMEI number.

Does it matter if my iPhone back glass is cracked?

Your iPhone will lose its water-resistance if the back glass is cracked. Water and electronics don’t do well together. iPhones have a built-in battery, and water gets through the cracks and into the phone; the electric current can be sent to places that it shouldn’t go and that causes damage. Additionally, wireless charging may no longer work as expected. Cracked glass may even cut your hand if it’s protruding from the corner of the case. Do keep these details in mind if you decide to postpone servicing your device.

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