You’re holding your iPhone scrolling through Instagram when, for some unknown reason, your phone falls out of your grip. You watch as it tumbles to the floor and cringe as you hear the crunch of impact. After you pick up your iPhone and turn it over to get a full look at the damage, you realize that your screen has turned from a sleek interface to a spiderweb of broken glass.
When you get hit with unexpected iPhone screen damage, the last thing you want to do is shell out the cash for a screen repair. We get it. It can be super tempting to try to save a buck or two by watching a Youtube video and attempting the repair yourself. However, we recommend leaving it to the iPhone repair experts. Here’s what you should do when you shatter your iPhone’s screen.
Assess The Damage
Deciding whether or not to repair your screen at home largely depends on the extent of the damage. From small cracks that are purely cosmetic to a completely shattered screen, the risk of an at-home repair can be significant. For any type of screen damage, you should seek the help of an iPhone repair expert. If there is glass sticking up out of your screen, do not attempt to fix it yourself. You could damage your screen further, and injure yourself in the process.
Contact A Local iPhone Screen Repair Technician
You might have seen those DIY iPhone screen repair kits floating around the internet. Usually, these kits are not in the best interest of you or your phone to purchase. Not only do you have to buy a kit, pay for shipping, and wait for the kit to get to you, but then you have to do the repair yourself. The worst part? The parts included in these kits are usually the cheapest kits available and have high defect rates. These kits don’t really save you any money, because the cost is almost the same as what a screen repair at a repair shop will cost you and you’ll probably end up needing to fix your at-home repair. Why spend a lot of time and money to do a repair yourself when you could spend less time and around the same amount of money for a professional to do the repair for you? On average, screen repairs by an experienced iPhone technician take around 30-45 minutes. It’s a win-win.
Consider An iPhone Upgrade
When life gives you lemons, it might just be the universe giving you a free pass for a phone upgrade. If your broken iPhone is paid-off, a few models old, and was already running out of juice, it might be a smarter decision to just invest in a new phone. At Elite Device Repair, we carry pre-owned and factory refurbished iPhones.
If your older phone is still in good condition despite your cracked screen, you should contact a reputable iPhone repair technician. Often screen repairs on older models of iPhones are cheaper than their younger counterparts. For example, at Elite Device Repair a screen repair on an older model iPhone like the iPhone 7, iPhone 6, iPhone SE, and older runs anywhere from $69 - $89. That’s a lot cheaper than purchasing a new phone!
Contact Elite Device Repair with questions about repairing your iPhone screen. We repair anything from the iPhone X to the iPhone 5, and iPhone 7 screen repairs are our most popular service. We would love to repair your cracked or shattered iPhone screen!