It can be pretty tempting to just keep using your phone as usual if you’ve got a cracked phone screen – after all, you may not want to drop the extra cash or run out and get it fixed in the middle of the workday. Add to that the fact that the damage may appear minor at first, and you’ve got the perfect recipe for procrastination – not that most of us need much help putting off a chore.
The thing is, there are a number of hazards to ignoring a cracked phone screen, and while some of them may seem like common sense, there are quite a few that might surprise you. Read on for our list of five risks to using a phone with a cracked screen.
The problem can get worse - quickly
That crack on the corner of your screen may not seem like a big deal – but that can change quite quickly. That’s because the daily stress that your phone goes through in your pocket or bag will soon make even a small crack start to spread. Each step you take puts a small amount of pressure on your phone – you may have seen or experienced something like this with the Apple iPhone 6, which experienced touchscreen problems or bent completely, just from everyday use.
The iPhone 6 was a bit of an anomaly, and this kind of daily pressure is something that an uncompromised handset is built to deal with. But if your screen is cracked, it has lost the integrity that keeps it together, and things can deteriorate rapidly.
You can easily cut yourself
Putting off fixing a cracked phone screen may not seem like a big deal – until you consider the fact that according to research reported by Business Insider, the average phone user touches their phone 2,617 times a day. For the top ten percent of users, that number more than doubles to 5,400 times daily.
That means that you risk cutting your finger on the exposed shards of glass over 2,600 times on the first day alone.
We’re able to come to you wherever you are and have a technician fix your phone while you go about your business, but if for whatever reason you absolutely can’t get your phone fixed right away, you may at least put a strip of clear tape or a screen protector over the crack in order to prevent injury. This won’t stop your phone from being prone to damage, but it can at least help keep your fingers in one piece.
It leaves your phone exposed to the elements
It may not be super obvious, but a phone’s screen functions as more than just a display – it also works as part of a hermetic seal, purposely constructed to protect your phone’s insides from moisture, dust, dirt, and other foreign objects which that your device encounters on a daily basis.
Even the moisture in the air can cause a cracked phone screen to have negative effects on your phone’s health over the long-term, causing damage to the hardware that may not be fixable.
It can cause your display to malfunction
Even if at first your touchscreen display continues to work as usual, a crack can before long cause your phone’s touch properties or display to malfunction or cease completely. Between the pressure on the display and the exposure to elements such as dust, moisture, or even the oils from your fingers, a cracked phone screen can quickly go from bad to worse.
It causes eye strain and complicates navigation
Not only can it be a strain on your eyes to try and decipher what lies underneath that veritable roadmap of cracks on your telephone’s display – it also can make your actual roadmap and directions impossible to read. Following GPS directions can already be hazardous enough while speeding down the road – but simultaneously struggling to figure out what’s on the screen puts you in harm’s way and at risk for a traffic accident.
Don’t delay – Puls can fix it in no time
Whether it’s a cracked phone screen, a broken headphone jack, home button malfunction, or any other issue you might have, there’s no reason to procrastinate – we will come to you and fix your phone in minutes. In fact, a Puls technician can come meet you virtually anywhere, as soon as the very same day.
With our upfront pricing plan, you can see our fair and competitive prices for yourself – there are no hidden fees and all repairs include our free lifetime guarantee on parts and service (and a one-year guarantee on batteries).
Just go online, book a time slot that suits your needs, and one of our top-notch techs will come to your desired location – be it the gym, office, or your home – as soon as same-day. Of course, unlike conventional phone repair options, our on-site repairs aren’t limited to screen repair.
We handle the gamut of smart phone issues such as battery replacement and headphone jack repair. For quick, professional service with a quality guarantee, book an appointment with us today and you’ll be back with a fully functional phone in no time.