But let’s be truthful, the most appealing thing about touchscreen phones is their portability. We take them just about everywhere we go. We toss them in our backpacks, our purses, and our pockets. And sometimes… we pay the price with a broken, cracked or shattered screen.
Protecting Your Screens
Protect your phone when carrying it by putting it in a sleeve, padded bag, or a hard plastic case. This will protect your phone when it falls out of your shirt. Avoid putting larger, heavier objects in places where they can fall or somehow end up on top of your device. Screen damage caused by heavy objects is why it’s never a good idea to put your phone in your back pocket, or toss your laptop bag in the trunk and put suitcases on top of it. If you are traveling with your device, carry it on the plane with you to avoid smashing or damaging it in your luggage.
Pro Tip for Screen Protection
Don’t leave your phone on the bed with you when you sleep. And never place it on the floor. If you do, when it falls off the bed (and it will), or if you step on it when you wake up, you’re likely to damage the screen.
Screens Can and Will Break
If you look at or touch the screen, you might see or feel physical cracks in the tempered glass. Imagine stepping on a frozen puddle in the wintertime and seeing the ice crack under your foot. If you were to run your finger over the cracks, you may feel sharp edges or flakes of glass. Unless you like glass slivers embedded in your flesh, you might want to avoid running your hand across a cracked screen.
Even if the screen is cracked or broken, you may or may not be able to see anything on the damaged screen when it is powered on. This usually occurs when the device is dropped or the screen is flexed past its breaking point. It can also occur if something is banged against the screen.
Screen Damage Happens
Sometimes the glass won’t break, but your screen will appear to have a large splotch of blackness with trails of black that radiate outward like tentacles from the blob. This type of damage is caused by pressure being applied either to the screen itself or to the back of the unit. This damage is common when a device is stepped on or sat upon. The glass doesn’t break, but the chemical inside that renders the image is leaking.
It’s Like a Glow Stick (Sort Of)
At a basic level, your device screen is like those glow sticks you get at Halloween. Inside the plastic tubing is a thin glass container with a chemical. If you apply enough pressure, the container will shatter and the chemical inside comes out. The same principle applies to your LCD screen.
No matter how well you care for your product or how careful you are, accidents will happen, but don’t despair! Contact the pros at North Georgia Cell Phone Repair and get face to face advice, an accurate estimate before any work is done, and a fast turnaround for cell phone repair. Call our friendly repair team today at 770-569-2002 for a free phone screen repair estimate. We can fix that phone!