happens to the best of us. You loosen your grip on your phone, it falls, and
when you pick it up, there’s now a crack on your screen. But even though you
didn’t choose to get insurance or an extended warranty for your phone, there’s
no reason to worry.
what you need to do right away after cracking your phone screen:
1. Make sure
your phone is switched off.
The reason for this is because you can inflict more
damage on your phone when the screen is cracked. However, before doing this,
it’s important that you back up the data on your phone, such as contact
details, images, and other types of files that you need.
If you already back up your data and personal files
regularly, then you can go ahead and turn off your phone. You should also
remove your SIM card and SD card for good measure.
Take a close look at where the screen is cracked and
how big the cracks are. These can either be small or big cracks, or that your
phone’s screen might be completely shattered and there are pieces.
Keep in mind that the damage done on your phone may extend to more than just the screen, so as much as possible, avoid moving around your damaged screen.
your phone screen.
While your manufacturer will be unlikely to repair
your phone for you, a cellphone repair shop will replace your screen. However,
you should still take your phone to the latter since they know their own
You should also keep in mind that manufacturers will
often void the warranty if the phone is tampered with by a third-party outlet,
which might be a problem for you in the future.
If you do decide to go to a repair shop, be sure to
get a clear quote before agreeing to it and handing over your phone and money.
4. Trade in
your phone for a new one.
This should be considered as a last resort only if
your phone will no longer work and if the warranty or insurance covers it. Many
phone insurance policies often cover accidental damage, which includes cracked
However, if the damage is too extensive that your insurance policy doesn’t cover it, your last option might just be to replace your phone entirely.
Should You Fix It Yourself?
best to do this only if you’re confident and skilled enough to replace your
screen, since you might end up damaging it even more than it already is. For a
safer option, it’s better to leave it to a professional phone repair.
will need to find a good repair kit if you want to fix your phone yourself. If
you do, be sure to check if your seller is trustworthy.