A cracked iPhone is something that many of us fear, and that many proud iPhone holders are likely to wake up in cold sweats about having had anxiety dreams. Anyone who owns an iPhone knows just how much they can transform your life (yes, even more than a BlackBerry) and how much we can come to depend on them. Just as you never knew how much you needed a mobile phone until you had one, so having a cracked iPhone after so long of enjoying one that was working can feel as though a huge and vital part of your life has been torn from you. ‘Normal’ people just wouldn’t understand.
Of course this is something that many of us have to go through and a cracked iPhone is the most common cause of broken iPhones. A cracked iPhone is not terribly rare – precisely because they are so useful and we always have them out (often when we really shouldn’t). At the same time the screen is the main feature of the iPhone, taking up the majority of phone meaning there’s more to be hit. Finally, a cracked iPhone screen doesn’t just damage the output, but the input too as iPhone’s are touch screen.
The good news is, that if you look after your iPhone properly, you should be able to avoid ever being the owner of a cracked iPhone and there are many things you can do to avoid breaking your screen. For instance, if you don’t already have some kind of protection for your iPhone then you should definitely invest in some. There are plenty of cases out there that will protect your iPhone from damage and particularly the screen. When you are looking for your iPhone case, try and get one that juts out at the front meaning that you won’t get a cracked iPhone screen if it lands face down. As well as a case for your iPhone though, you should also get some kind of protection for the screen itself. Screen protectors are normally made of a transparent film that will stick to the front of your phone and this will mean that any scratches that you do get to your iPhone screen won’t be enough to damage the actual screen itself. Imagine your relief when you pull your iPhone out of your bag to find it covered in scratches but then remember that it’s got a screen protector on.
Another good tip for protecting your iPhone is to keep it facing inwards in your pocket. One of the most common causes for a cracked iPhone screen is walking into the corners of tables and things and breaking it through your trousers. If the screen faces in however, then sharp edges will only hit the back of your iPhone – which isn’t a problem (especially if you are using a case as you should be). Another important tip is not to put your keys in your pocket or a bag with your eye phone as these are highly scratchy and will cause a cracked iPhone screen if they push together.
The rest you know – don’t get your iPhone out of your pocket in crowded places (particularly clubs and especially if drunk), don’t hold it precariously while taking photos, and be careful when playing games that require you to swing or quickly move your iPhone.