Sometimes, you just can’t prevent a cracked screen. It happens. We get it. But what can be prevented is letting your screen remain cracked. We’ve come up with a list of some of the most important reasons to get your damaged phone screen repaired, and a few ways to help prevent it from happening again!
Reasons to get your cracked screen repaired
A little crack can lead to a whole lot more
You know the saying “it was the straw that broke the camel’s back?” Well that is exactly what can happen to the little crack in your screen. One little drop can turn an existing crack into a completely shattered phone screen.
A cracked screen can physically harm you
Many phones are made with a glass screen or a form of a hard plastic. When those materials crack, or worse, shatter, they pose a potential harm to you. Don’t let your cracked screen be the reason you cut your finger or ear!
Diminished resale value
If you’re thinking about upgrading your phone or making the most of your old smartphone with a cracked screen for top dollar, think again. Trying to trade in your phone or sell it with a not so perfect screen will reduce the resale value, and that is no fun!
Screen damage can decrease the usability of your device
Ever wondered why your phone just isn’t working like it used to when you have a cracked phone screen? Well, there’s a good chance it could be because of the cracked or shattered screen. No one enjoys using a phone that isn’t performing well, just get the screen replaced!
A damaged screen just isn’t a good look
Need we say more? Walking around with a damaged phone screen isn’t a good look for anyone. You wouldn’t want to be the guy or girl who gets turned down for a second date just because you have a cracked screen!
Ways to help prevent a cracked phone screen
Use a screen protector
Choose a screen protector to give your phone an extra layer of protection. Some screen protectors will absorb the shock and retain the crack within the screen protector, so you only have to replace the screen protector and not the full screen. Saving you lots in the long run.
Use a case
A phone case is an added layer of protection to prevent a cracked screen. When looking for a case to protect your phone screen, you will want to choose one with a bit of a lip around the front of the phone. This creates a barrier between the phone screen and anything it may encounter if it lands flat on the display.
Avoid keeping your phone in your back pocket
We get it – it’s an easy place to store your phone… It’s usually a bigger pocket… It just makes sense. But what doesn’t make sense is you might forget you placed your precious device in your back pocket and sit down, or worse, fall on it. Try to keep it in your front pocket or backpack/purse if you can!
Getting a cracked phone screen fixed is important for many reasons, and there are many cell phone repair shops that can make this fix. And don’t forget to consider device protection plans during eligibility periods. We hope these tips will not only help prevent a cracked screen but will also remind you that getting your screen fixed asap is always your best bet!
This article was written by Tiffani Anderson, a TechBuzz contributor. The statements in this article are her own and don’t necessarily represent the positions, strategies, or opinions of AT&T.