If you own an iPhone and you’re a human being, chances are you need a screen repair! Either you dropped your phone on the kitchen floor, your kid got a hold of it, or it fell out of your pocket – no matter the amount of “UE”s, Apple iPhones are known for easily cracked screens.
Before you decide that you can live with your cracked iPhone 8 screen, consider these points.
It only gets worse
With one or two cracks in your screen, the problem will spread into a webbing of cracks that will soon hinder or halt the phone’s use altogether. At this point, it might even be more cost-effective to purchase a new phone.
You might run into other problems
As the cracks in your screen widen, they allow for water and grit to slip in. At this point, not only will you struggle to read your screen, now you’ll also have to wrestle with water damage and malfunctioning beneath your screen. When you do take your phone into a repair shop, you could rack up quite the bill on a screen repair and a phone water damage repair.
It’ll be harder to sell the phone
While you may not be thinking about trading in your old iPhone 5S for a new iPhone 11 just yet, the overall appearance – and hence, vendibility – of your phone should be important to you. Unfortunately, the accrued damage may cause the costs of a phone screen repair to outweigh the benefits. At that point, finding a buyer ready to accept your overwhelmingly damaged phone might be too much of a headache.
It looks unprofessional
You might also consider that using an obviously cracked iPhone or Samsung Galaxy actually leaves a negative impression with those around you. You can have the Maserati, the executive job, or even the perfect wardrobe. But a banged-up phone can still do some serious social damage.
Hopefully, you now understand how impactful your cracked screen can be. There are several ways you could protect your screen from further damage if it’s already suffered some bumps and bruises. Or maybe you’ve gone through a screen repair before, and you’re wondering what steps you can take to prevent it happening again. Let’s check out a couple of ways of doing that.
Tips on Safeguarding Your Smartphone
Use a screen protector
While a screen case is great (we’ll discuss that in the next section), investing in a screen protector is another one of the best ways you can safeguard your phone. You can avoid several coffees-worth of iPhone 8s screen repairs by simply purchasing a screen protector with your phone and having an experienced tech install it for you. Or, you can also install it yourself if you’re confident in your skills. (But we highly recommend coming out to iDoctor Kiosk to have one of our guys give your phone the TLC it deserves.)
Invest in a quality screen case
Nothing says “fix my phone” like a cellphone without a case. Would you really purchase a brand new car and not park it safely in your garage? Similarly, a good quality phone screen case guarantees longer device life (and fewer heart attacks when you inevitably drop your phone again).
Ensure your device with a protection plan
Some phone repair shops offer premium protection packages when you repair a phone through their services. Just as with the screen case and screen protector, the long-term benefits of the plan are well worth the cost. Some protection plans even include a screen protector!
Although we certainly hope you never run into this issue, you might be in need of a screen repair already. Do yourself a favor and stop by iDoctor Kiosk for a fast, professional repair that won’t leave you with more damage than you started with. We’ll make sure you and your phone have a repaired, fresh start.