It’s easier to break a phone screen than to repair it. Breaking iPhone screens seems like a common thing nowadays. But there isn’t anything more frustrating than to damage the screen of a brand new iPhone, months after you’ve bought it from the Apple Store. Furthermore, it’s very expensive to replace it, hence why people are reluctant to do it.
But a broken screen could further damage the phone itself. One crack leads to another and it could result in an entire screen blackout if not properly taken care of.
Before we tell you how to fix your iPhone screen, you must first assess the damage.
Assessing the Damage
In most cases, a broken screen is a result of dropping it on a hard surface such as concrete. There have been cases where the screen has been damaged due to falling in water. But regardless of what caused the damage, you have to assess it first before repairing it.
The damage could be categorized into complete damage or small cracks. In the case of the former, pieces of glass could be found sticking out of the screen and this is not a good sign. If this indeed is the case, then you should cover your screen with something that will prevent you from cutting yourself. We recommend you use packaging tape, which is a temporary solution to the problem.
In the case of the latter, small screen cracks, you might just about make it without needing repairs. Although the cracks will still be there, it’s something that you can live by, unless you want to spend money and repair it.
Now that you’ve assessed the damage, let’s move onto the next step.
Backing Up Data
In the case of having your entire screen broken and in need of fixing, backing up is the most important thing to do before taking it for repairs, according to Platinum Phone Services.
Backing up data from your iPhone is a very straightforward thing that can be done in a couple of ways.
The first one would be to do it via iTunes. To do this, simply open the app, click on the iPhone button that’s located in the upper left-hand corner of the app, and press the “Back Up Now” button which is located in the center.
Once you’ve pressed it, a bar will appear at the top of the app and will start filling up. The backup is finished once the bar is complete, upon which a “Latest Backup” will appear displaying the time it took.
Fixing Your iPhone Screen
Unfortunately, there is no DIY fix when it comes to repairing or replacing phone screens unless you actually know how to repair phone screens. But for the rest of us mortals, the only option we have is to eighter take it straight to one of Apple’s stores and have them repair it, or take it somewhere else. If your phone is covered by AppleCare+, then taking it straight to Apple would be your best course of action. However, if you’re not covered by AppleCare+, then its considerably cheaper to have it someone else repair it, a repair company that specializes in smartphone repairs.