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3 Things To Do After Breaking A Smartphone Screen

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So you’ve broken your smartphone’s screen. Now, what? It’s a heartbreaking experience, especially when it’s a new device.

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We’ve broken enough iPhones to know that getting AppleCare on an iPhone is worth it. We’d insure our Samsung devices but our Canadian TelCo’s are awful to deal with.

Insurance is a moot point if you’re already staring at a broken smartphone screen. Here’re three tips for you when it comes to dealing with your cracks on your smartphone. If you’re wondering how we’ve come up with these tips, we’ve had a lot of experience breaking screens and screen protectors in the last few years. Check out the compilation video at the bottom of the page.


If you have a screen protector on it already, keep it on! If you try to take it off, you’re going to end up pulling off some of the glass off the touch screen. In the video, we show the back of a Zagg HDX screen protector that didn’t protect the iPhone’s touchscreen. You can clearly see shards of glass stuck to the back of the protector. Nothing good can come from removing the screen protector as you won’t be able to put it back on. The usability of your device is going to take an even bigger hit.

As a side note, if you think your screen protector is cracked, spend a few minutes looking closely at the cracks to see if you can see if the accident managed to damage the devices screen. If the screen protector is cracked and the screen looks fine, try to remove it. Glass screen protectors have an adhesive film which should allow you to pull it off. Protect your work area with applying tape to the screen protector before removal will help limit glass shards from going everywhere.

If you break it inside a case with a removable screen protector (like an Otterbox Defender), you can probably remove the device from the case and use Tip #2. However, if it is an adhesive based screen protector (Like the Speck MightyShell or Thule Atmos X4), don’t remove it because you’ll make the cracked screen even worse.


If you’re planning to replace your broken smartphone screen, adding a couple of layers of clear packing tape will help keep glass shards from going everywhere. It will also keep the glass from cutting your fingers when you try to use your smartphone!

We’ve taped many cracked screens, and we were still able to use the device without any issue. Your selfies will suffer a bit since you’re looking through a pane of broken glass but you won’t lose the use of your iPhone. With this tip, we’ve gotten several more weeks of usage out of a smartphone since the packing tape allowed us to do whatever we needed on the iPhone.


If the damage is minor (i.e. 1-2 cracks), applying a screen protector may help conceal the damage. “Crack Filling” is a selling feature for certain screen protectors but ordinary glass and PET screen protectors will do the same thing.

If your screen is quite severely damage, adding the screen protector won’t hide the damage much, BUT it will still allow you to use your device’s screen for a longer period when compared to packing tape. Using the screen protector is probably a worthy alternative if you can’t afford to get the screen replaced as a $10 screen protector from Amazon will do just fine.
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Jaden Crockett says:

500 likes I just got you your welcome

0770 says:

My screen broke under the screen protector if id remove the protector from my screen it would explode propably.

Ethan Hackett says:

what happens if i splilt water on my ipad and the water goes trough the cracks, what should i do because my ipad is playing up and doing things by its self

Tamara Rogers says:

Monty says… this is the most boring game EVER…. please get a ball to drop!

gabrijela gaspeti says:

can you send me one iphon for free:)

Skye Raven18 says:

I have a question. whenever i drop my phone from a certain distance my phone turns itself off then restarts. What does that mean

Cr3at0rGamer says:

I like your Doggo

Jiří Huser says:

You can put water between cracked screen and screen protector..water will fill it.

Jeff Free says:

none of these fuckin hacks don't work. F.O.H. with ur bull shit.

Cougar TwoLegs says:

<waves> Hi Monty!

Apple Galleposo says:

I wish i have an iphone too

Ayley_ Bear says:

thebdog though.

_MeetMeAtTheGraveyard_ Dziembowska says:

what can i do if i broke my glass on top of my camera on my samsung s7 edge?

Max Bricker says:

Can you give me a iphone

Anjelika Jelly says:

I love how his dog is just chilling next to him watching him talk.

Lina says:

3 things to do after breaking your smartphone screen.
1. Cry
2. Say it was your brother's fault
3. Cry until you full five pools

Christa B says:

Your dog Monty is so good& cute

Super Woman10112345 says:

Aww cute dog

catamarro says:




E-BAG TV says:

BRUH My Phone got thrown against The Wall n it vibrates with this little battery but it won't show Da Screen can u Help ?

T M says:

i cracked my phone on purpose and i couldent cry because my dad said i would get lg g6 and i was outside playing with my friends

Beattrex Crospector says:

what to do if your touch screen doesn't work

Bubble Gum Queen says:

2 reasons why hell NO I'm buying a big fat case:
1.Boi they're ugly
2. my phone screen will break bc of the force anyways
so if ur phone screen breaks, Tell ya momma to go to a store and fix it , or wait till another phone
my screen's broken btw


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