You dropped your iPhone, and now your screen looks like its covered in spider webs. Use this helpful advice to decide if it’s time for an iPhone screen repair or iPhone screen replacement.

1. Smashed Glass Can Give You Splinters

If the glass on your phone has a few larger cracks, you might not notice glass slivers messing up your fingers right away. When the screen glass on your phone has shattered, touching it can and likely will result in getting small slivers of glass embedded in your skin.

2. Some Cracks Are Worse Than Others

When the screen glass on your phone is cracked off to the side or only consists of a few larger cracks, you may be able to continue using it until the cracks get worse and spread. A completely shattered screen almost always needs to be replaced as soon as possible.

3. It Makes Watching Streaming Videos Difficult

Talk about reading between the lines, good luck trying to read anything through the cracks in your glass, let alone watch videos on YouTube. Smaller videos that people post on Twitter or Facebook can be especially difficult to see through a smashed screen.

4. It Can Alter the Touch Screen Functions

Functions on your touch screen you rely on such as scrolling, selecting, and swiping can become unavailable or jumpy when you’re dealing with a smashed screen. You don’t want to end up stuck on the same website or swiping right when you intended to swipe left.

5. You Might Want to Replace It

While it might be tempting to deal with smashed glass for a time, once your glass has a crack, it will eventually need to be replaced. By getting it fixed sooner rather than later, you can avoid further potential damage to your phone and your fingers.

While iPhone repair can be expensive and inconvenient, charging your phone shouldn’t be. With a portable battery or portable chargers from TYLT, you can keep your phone in peak operating condition. Contact us with questions about our products or for help ordering the tech you need now.