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Is It Dangerous to Use a Cell Phone with a Cracked Screen?

Tech - by Bryan Veldboom - updated on 2/10/2023

man looking at a cracked phone screen

According to new research  , one in every three Americans has a cracked phone screen. If you're one of those unlucky people, you may be wondering, is it safe to use a cell phone with a cracked screen? It turns out, using a cracked screen can be bad, both for you and for the phone itself. Here's some good news. It's easy to get your phone repaired at your local Batteries Plus. Our technicians are fast, efficient and certified according to the WISE repair standards. Here are a few reasons why you should get your phone repaired as soon as possible.

Why You Shouldn't Keep Using a Phone with a Cracked Screen

  1. The Glass from Your Cracked Phone Can Cut Your Fingers
    It may sound obvious, but running your finger along broken glass is a good way to get cut. Even worse, the longer you use a broken screen, the more likely the cracks are to spread, increasing the chance that you'll get cut.
  2. Oil & Dirt Can Get Inside Your Phone
    A cracked screen exposes your phone's internal components to dirt, dust and moisture, which can cause further damage.
  3. The Touchscreen Will Become Less Responsive
    Even if your screen continues to function after it's been damaged, it's likely to become less responsive to touch. Apps may take longer to respond and, eventually, the touchscreen may stop responding altogether.
  4. Reading Off of a Cracked Screen Can Cause Eyestrain
    Browsing with a shattered screen is not a great reading experience and can be very tough on your eyes.

Why You Shouldn't Try to Repair Your Phone Yourself

The internet is full of DIY repair ideas, such as using nail polish or toothpaste to seal up a broken screen. This is a bad idea for multiple reasons. Not only can this throw off your touchscreen's sensitivity, but the substance can also leak into your phone's interior and damage its screen assembly.

Do Cell Phone Screen Glass Repair Kits Work?

Many retailers sell DIY glass repair kits, complete with the parts and tools you need in order to fix a phone screen yourself. There are a number of problems with these kits. If you're purchasing a kit with aftermarket parts, you have no way of knowing whether the components inside are trustworthy or not.

Even if the repair kit comes from a reputable manufacturer though, you still probably don't know how to use it. If you're incredibly tech-savvy, a YouTube walkthrough may be all you need to repair your phone competently. If you don't know what you're doing though, it's very easy to damage your phone even more. For most people, it's better to trust the experts instead of trying to save a few dollars fixing the problem yourself.

How Do You Fix a Cracked Phone Screen?

At Batteries Plus, we can repair your phone screen quickly. Here's what you can expect:

  • We begin by opening the phone and removing the screen.
  • Next, components are transferred from the original phone screen to the new screen assembly.
  • The device is then reassembled with the new screen and then closed back up.

Does Batteries Plus Repair Other Phone Issues?

The experts at your local Batteries Plus offer a variety of additional cell phone services, including battery replacement, camera repair, back glass replacement, plus additional fixes for broken speakers, buttons, headphone jacks and charging ports. Why wait? Schedule your appointment online today, or stop into your nearest Batteries Plus location.

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