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Ways to Keep Your iPhone Screen from Breaking

When was the last time your phone’s screen cracked?

What a heart-sinking feeling that can be.  

If you’re like most people, your smartphone is always on you, perhaps even while you sleep. When that happens, it is more susceptible to breaking―most commonly when it is dropped face down on a hard surface.

According to a survey conducted by SquareTrade, 40% of iPhone consumers have cracked their display at least once and had to visit an iPhone screen repair technician.  That adds up to a whopping 60 million broken iPhones. That’s quite a lot of broken phone screens!

Many screens are designed to break upon impact, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any other options for protecting your phone. Here’s how you can do it:

1. Use a phone case

A case protects the screen from everyday bumps and scratches, but it doesn’t protect it from drops. If your phone has a protective case and you’re still worried about a drop, go ahead and get a case with the built-in screen protector.

This is especially important if you carry the phone in your pocket or purse.

2. Don’t leave your phone on the edge of tables

It’s tempting to put your phone down on the edge of a table while you’re scrolling through Instagram. But that could be all it takes to send it crashing down to the floor below. Instead, move it away from the edge, so it doesn’t fall off by accident.

3. Use a screen protector

If you don’t want to ruin the look of your phone with a big bulky case, consider using a screen protector instead. These thin plastic films really do protect screens from shattering when dropped, but they aren’t as durable as cases. They can also protect your screen from dirt and scratches.

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4. Hold the phone by its edges

That’s right, don’t hold it by its corners or sides, which puts extra stress on the screen. Wrap your fingers around the edges in a way that looks like you have several hands holding onto one phone.

5. Don’t expose it to extreme heat or cold

Too much heat or cold can cause the screen to crack or shatter more easily. Keep your phone in a temperature-controlled environment as much as possible.

6. Don’t put heavy items on top of it

This will prevent the screen from cracking under pressure from heavy objects such as books or other electronic devices like laptops that may be sitting nearby.

7. Keep Your Phone Away from Kids and Pets

Children and pets are curious creatures who want to explore everything, even your phone. This can lead to your device falling off a highchair, getting stepped on or being dropped in the toilet.

It might seem like a no-brainer, but you should always keep your phone in a safe place.

While extended warranties from AppleCare+ can cover accidental damage to your iPhone, it doesn’t come cheap.

So, if you want to get your broken iPhone screen repaired or replaced without breaking the bank, contact Computer Repair Plus, for reliable phone screen repair services in San Antonio, including iMac screen and battery replacement near you with a money-back guarantee!

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