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Is It Worth Fixing a Cracked Phone Screen?

Batteries Plus Blog - Tech - by Bryan Veldboom - updated on 8/15/2022

Phone with cracked screen on a table

We all know how easy it is to damage your phone. All it takes is one clumsy moment and you've got a shattered screen on your hands. If you're one of those people currently texting with a broken screen, here's some good news. Batteries Plus offers fast, affordable cell phone repair service from certified experts.

Can I Still Use My Phone if the Screen is Cracked?

You might be wondering if you even need to repair your phone. Sure, a broken screen is inconvenient, but as long as it's still working you can just keep using it as is, right? Not necessarily. Here are a few reasons why you should get your phone fixed as quickly as possible.

  1. You can injure yourself - This is pretty obvious, but if you're constantly running your hands across a broken glass surface, there's a very good chance you're going to cut yourself.
  2. Screen malfunction - When a screen breaks, its touch screen capabilities are compromised. You may find that your phone doesn't respond as quickly as it used to and, after a while, it may stop working altogether.
  3. It can damage your phone further - A shattered screen opens your phone up to the elements. This makes it much easier for water, dirt, debris and even oil from your hands to get inside, which can cause even more damage.
  4. It can cause eye strain - Reading off a broken screen is a frustrating experience at best. Depending on how bad the damage is, you may find yourself squinting and straining to read your latest texts, which can be very difficult on the eyes.

Should I Repair My Phone Screen Myself?

In order to deal with their broken phones, many people are turning to DIY cell phone repair kits. These kits range wildly in price and can be purchased either online or from certain retailers. That's great news, right? After all, why should you pay someone to repair your phone, when you can just do it yourself.

As it turns out, these DIY kits can be more trouble than they're worth. For starters, when purchasing one of these kits, you have no way of gauging the quality of the tools and parts that you're receiving. The biggest issue though, is that these kits don't teach you how to use the tools properly. If you're a trained technician, that isn't a problem. If you don't know what you're doing though, you could end up making the problem even worse. For more information on this, read our blog entitled "Should I Buy a Glass Repair Kit for My Phone?"

Why You Should Have Your Phone Screen Repaired at Batteries Plus

There are plenty of retailers offering cell phone repair; so why choose Batteries Plus? For starters, our repair technicians are certified according to the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association's   WISE certification program. The WISE (short for Wireless Industry Service Excellence) program certifies a technician's ability to perform important repair functions by testing them according to a set of industry standards.

That means when you bring your phone to one of our stores, you know that it will be repaired by a trained, certified expert. Because of the training they receive, our technicians work fast and can complete most screen repairs in 45-60 minutes. Read our blog entitled "What is WISE Certification and What Does It Mean for Cell Phone Repair?" for more information on the certification process.

Can a Samsung Phone Be Repaired at Batteries Plus?

At Batteries Plus, we repair tablets and phones from all major manufacturers, including Apple, Samsung, Google and more. If you're a Samsung user, you should know that Batteries Plus is also a Samsung Independent Service Provider. This partnership gives us access to official Samsung parts, tools and training. That means when you bring your broken phone to one of our stores, we'll repair it using components that come directly from Samsung. Please note that Samsung repairs are performed using genuine Samsung parts only at participating locations and when parts are available.

How Much Does It Cost to Fix a Cracked Phone Screen?

The cost of a repair will vary depending on the brand, model and year of the device, but will fall somewhere between $100 and $600. New phone models are generally more expensive to fix, with repairs becoming less expensive as a model ages. Schedule your repair appointment online to receive a $10 discount.

Schedule Your Repair Appointment at Batteries Plus

It's easy to have your phone repaired at Batteries Plus. Simply schedule your appointment online or stop into your nearest location. If you're looking to protect your phone, we have plenty of phone cases and screen protectors available on our Phone Essentials page. For more troubleshooting tips, check out our blog. Some of our most popular cell phone topics include "Is It Worth Upgrading to a 5G Phone?" and "How Do I Stop My iPhone from Restarting?"

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