FAQs about iPhones with Shattered Screens

As an iPhone owner, you know that one of the worst things that can happen to your phone is to have the screen shatter. A shattered screen might not seem as if it is impacting your phone's performance but can certainly do so over time. If your iPhone screen is cracked or shattered, here is what you need to know about iPhone repair

Why Should You Have It Repaired?

Although most people will get their iPhone's screen repaired within days of it getting shattered, there are some people who are hesitant to. This is especially true if the functionality of the phone does not appear to be impacted by the screen. However, since the iPhone is a touchscreen phone, failing to have it repaired can lead to trouble down the road. 

Your shattered phone is more vulnerable to outside elements, such as water. As a result, the circuitry within the phone could be damaged. If that happens, you could be left buying another phone. 

The exposure to the elements could also cause the phone to stop responding, which could mean you would be unable to use the phone's camera, apps, and some lettering. You could even find yourself unable to enter your passcode to access the phone. 

Can You Fix It Yourself?

The Internet has dozens of videos of people depicting themselves fixing iPhones with a few easy steps. What you rarely see are the many times that self-repairs of iPhones fail. The circuitry within the iPhone is delicate. For instance, there are sensors connected to the screen that are easy to break. If you do, the functionality of your phone will be greatly impacted. 

You have the option of sending the phone in, which could leave you without a phone for a few days or longer or getting it repaired locally. If your phone is not covered by a warranty, you could be left with a high repair bill to replace the shattered screen. In contrast, local repairs are often less expensive. 

If you do opt for a local repair, look for one that uses original equipment from the manufacturer. Not only will you have the peace of mind that the parts of high-quality, but the repair shop might also offer you a warranty on the work. You also do not have to wait for days to get your phone back. Depending on the shop, you can probably have your phone repaired within minutes.