It happens to us all. One moment our phone is fully functional with a beautifully smooth and touchable screen. The next, we’re staring at shatters and shards, and parts of our phone screen is no longer touchable or smooth. What do we do now?
This article covers the breakdown of what you should do when your phone screen cracks. Is phone repair shops worth it? Reputable? Can you pull a DIY and fix your phone yourself? When is a crack bad enough to be repaired? Should you try to deal with phone cracks and wait to get it repaired? Should you just replace your entire phone? Put your questions to rest, this article covers them all.
Determine the damage
First thing’s first, determine the damage of your phone’s screen. No matter how minor or how awful the damage is, a repair shop will definitely have you covered. Typically when phone screens break, the damage that’s been done can affect more than just the screen itself. Do a thorough examination of all the damage that’s been done, including rather or not your phone will turn on, and if it does, rather or not the screen is still touchable.
If your screen has only scratches or spider-like breaks the damage may not be too bad. But if you find missing pieces of glass, you’re phone’s functionality may not be working at all.
Once you have completed your assessment, you have a few options – some of which are not recommended, but we will mention.
Hiring a professional
Here is the first and best option that is absolutely worth it for several reasons. First off, there are a lot of companies in Sydney that are ready and waiting to fix your phone. No, not all companies are willing to cut you a break and give you a discount, but you can always compare companies and decide which one will give you the best service for your money.
On the other hand, you want to make sure the company you choose isn’t cheap as far as services. You want to make sure the company has great reviews and is high-ranking. This will ensure you’re dealing with professionals who know what they’re doing.
Before going to a professional, and if your phone is functional enough to do so, you need to make sure you back up your phone’s data in case anything is lost during the repair process. That means downloading all your photos, videos and anything important data onto a laptop or thumb drive. If your phone is not working properly and you are unable to backup your data, then the professional your hire should be able to grab the data from your phone and back it up for you.
Options that do not require a professional (not recommended)
If you have decided not to go to a professional, then let’s go over a few DIY solutions to give you ideas and to help you weigh out if it’s really worth it or not.
- Screen protector – waste no time, if you do not plan to repair your phone and it’s already cracked, then you need to get a good quality screen protector to make sure no more damage is done. Depending on how badly your screen is cracked, this may hardly be a solution at all. And it definitely won’t help functionality.
- Replace the screen yourself – this is actually possible but not likely a solution. You can look up “how to fix a phone screen DIY” online and see what you get. But we recommend you go to a professional and at least look at the prices. In the end, a good job that lasts is definitely worth it and something you won’t regret.
No one loves when their phone screen cracks, and no one wants to pay to have it fixed. But in the end, hiring a professional who knows what their doing will save you time and money. It is easy to find a Sydney based phone repair shop, and many technicians are friendly and will even offer you discounts. Just remembers to look at reviews to ensure you’re dealing with professionals who will deliver amazing outcomes.