If you have a cracked iPhone screen, you are not alone. Thousands of people just like you have experienced the dreaded destruction of their iPhone screen. A simple slip of your fingers, a twist of your wrist, a bungled handoff to your wonderful child—it can all lead to disaster for your iPhone. As you gasp in shock and watch as if in slow motion, you pick up your iPhone, which inevitable lands screen-side down, you see the screen on your iPhone has shattered. The first thoughts that pass through your brain are usually “Oh no! Now I have to get a new phone!” But not so fast—sometimes, the phone can be salvaged.
Here is the deal, there is a lot of confusion about iPhone screen repair. To get you some clarity on the subject, let’s toss out some definitions:
- Digitizer – AKA Touch-Screen: This is the part of your iPhone you touch any time you want to use it. Your fingers know the silky feel of this glass very well. Basically, this is the top glass of your iPhone.
- LCD: This is the Liquid Crystal Display that shows all those pretty pictures you are used to looking at. The LCD is located directly under the Digitizer
What usually happens when you drop your iPhone to the ground is that the glass Digitizer shatters. Your phone may still work. But it’s like driving with a crack in your windshield. Things are going to get worse, not better. With those two things in mind, here is where things get tricky.
What does all this mean and why should you care?
Well, confusion reigns in the marketplace and you will find all kinds of folks trying to sell you an iPhone digitizer all by itself or an iPhone LCD all by itself. These separate parts are COMPLETELY WORTHLESS. It’s an unfortunate reality that there are scam artists out there trying to sell you things you don’t need or can’t use, so be certain you understand what you are buying if you try to purchase individual parts to repair your phone.
You can find numerous how-to videos online demonstrating the screen-replacement process. They all make it look fairly easy. What you don’t see is the individual shards of glass that have to be removed, and the need for four hands and a magnifying glass. The iPhone, a miracle of modern technology, is packed with tiny components, including screws that are teeny-tiny.
An experienced repair shop can help you save money and prevent you from purchasing a new device, as well as prevent you from buying parts you can’t even use in the first place. But choosing a reputable shop is vital. A technician who is not skilled in iPhone repair can actually cause more damage to your device.
But you need to be careful.
Be sure to check the reputation of the repair shop through online reviews and find out the qualifications of the technicians before mailing out your iPhone or taking it to a repair shop. If you need to find a shop that can replace your iPhone screen, be sure to only choose one that is certified to work on Apple products.
North Georgia Cell Phone Repair offers assessment and repair services for all iPhone problems. If you have a cracked iPhone screen, contact us today and let us fix your iPhone fast. Call 770-569-2002 to get your free estimate for a cracked iPhone screen. We can fix that phone!