The more you use your phone, the higher chance you have of it slipping out of your hands and onto the ground. Even if you’re super careful, accidents do happen. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
If your phone is cracked right now, these are some of the things that you can do to make sure that it doesn’t crack any further.
The first thing you should do is make sure your phone is switched off. If you continue using it you could cause more damage, and even put yourself in danger if the glass breaks further or falls off while you are handling it.
Don’t Touch It
When your phone cracks, you may feel the need to touch the crack or even push on it to try to get it back into place. You should resist this urge and keep your hands off of it. The more pressure you put on a cracked screen, the more likely it is that the damage will become worse.
If you are going to use your phone, try not to apply pressure on the edges of the screen where it is cracked. This is because pressure on these areas can cause the cracks to spread or even worse, flake off.
Don’t attempt to remove or pry out pieces of glass that are sticking out from the screen. This can also cause more damage to the display and put you at risk for cuts and injury.
Don’t Use Your Phone in Extreme Temperatures
If you have a cracked screen and live in an area where cold temperatures are common, use caution when taking the phone outside. The cold can cause the glass to shatter more easily.
Get a Screen Protector
As long as your screen is not cracked all the way through, you can prevent further cracking with a quality screen protector. In addition to protecting your phone from future cracks, these protectors will also keep your screen clean and help you avoid scratches.
Hold Your Phone Properly
If you want to keep your screen from cracking any further, you need to be able to handle it with care. The best way for you to do this is by keeping your phone in a case at all times. A secure case should protect your phone from future falls, which will help preserve your screen as much as possible. This is especially important when you own a glass-backed iPhone since the glass on both sides of your device could crack.
Get It Fixed
It’s also important to get your screen repaired as soon as possible if your screen is cracked or has a spiderweb effect, since this can make your phone harder to use and may lead to further damage over time.