How to Deal with a Broken Phone Screen

In the year 2020, it almost feels as if a bulletproof phone screen is something that should already have been covered in the relentless climb of technological advancement. However, since we still have to wait for it, we’ll still have to deal with a broken phone screen now and then.

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If your phone tends to slip from your hand often or if you’re dealing with a phone with a cracked screen look no further. Here are some ways you can manage the situation in a jiffy!

1. Fixing it Yourself

If you have been using a screen protector then it is safe to say that your work will be a lot easier. However, your work will be different if your phone’s screen is cracked.

First of all, do not neglect a cracked screen because it can slowly get bigger or future damage can lead to more serious consequences.  

Moreover, before attempting your iPhone screen repair on your own, keep in mind that it might go against the warranty. You should also back up all your information to another device or your cloud account so that in the case of a mishap, you will be able to avoid the worst-case scenario.

Make sure your research incorporates different resources because there are some articles and videos which do not provide helpful information. In-depth research will also help you understand the process better.

Furthermore, remember that this measure will not be entirely cost-effective because even if you choose to cut costs on the manpower, you should not do so for the replacement parts. Purchasing good quality original parts will help prolong the use of your phone and protect it from further damage.

2. Check Your Phone’s Warranty

Is your phone’s warranty still valid? Now is a great time to check! If money is not an issue for you, getting your phone fixed by the manufacturer is the best option. Since it is their product, they will be able to take the responsibility to restore the phone to the best condition.

3. Hire an Expert

If you are on a budget and do not want to fix the phone yourself, you can always gather the parts needed for the repair and hire an expert. Stores offering this service probably have a lot of experience and could do a better job than someone with no prior experience.

However, there are a few things you should keep in mind before asking a third party to repair your phone screen. First of all, make sure that the store is trustworthy, look for reviews, or ask a friend for a recommendation.

If the store is not trustworthy, they could do a poor job on your phone, leaving it more damaged than it was when you gave it to them. Furthermore, there is also a possibility of information theft. On the other hand, if you make sure the phone is password protected, this can be avoided.

Even though there are certain risks with hiring a third party to repair your phone, it is still an option that you can take and the risks can be managed with the proper safety measures. 

4. Use an Old Phone in the Meantime

Old is gold, right? Whether someone is repairing your phone or if you are in between devices, it is a great time to take out your old and trusted phones. The great thing about old phones is that, if they are not damaged, it will still have a lot of your necessary information stored in it from before.

If you have stored your phone properly, you don’t have to worry too much about starting from a clean slate.

5. Buy a New Phone

Buying a new phone seems to be the easy way out of this situation but it does not have to be an extremely expensive route.

i. How to get Funds

A great way to get the money to buy a new phone is to sell your broken phone. Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? Well, there is a lot you can do even with a broken phone and your buyer might even be like you, someone who is just trying to find a phone to get by.

However, keep in mind that your device has been damaged, is used, and is probably an outdated model. All of these factors will reduce the price of your phone so you won’t be able to get the entire fund for the newest model, but you might have enough money to buy a phone that can get you by.

Another option is to sell any old phones you have lying around. The outdated model, again, will not get you enough money but it is a good way to add to your funds for a new phone.

ii. Installment Plans

A great way to buy the phone you want is to search for stores that offer installment plans. Granted, nowadays phones are quite expensive. Stores have come up with a great policy where they let you pay a certain amount of money each month so that you can slowly pay for the phone.

This means that even if you cannot afford the full price of the device, you can pay for it in installment every month.

6. Protect the New Screen

Whether you have replaced your old screen or bought a new phone, do not make the same mistakes again. Invest your money in a phone case that will protect your phone and a good quality screen protector.

With the correct protection, your phone will less likely break in the future.

Final Thoughts

A broken phone screen is not the end of the world because there are many cheap ways to deal with it. Sometimes your phone will continue working just fine even if the screen is cracked so you do not have to get stressed out about not having a way to contact people as soon as your phone breaks.

With that in mind, do not neglect a broken screen and take proper care in preventing damage.

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