How to Fix a Cracked Phone Screen
If your smartphone doesn't have a protective case, scratches and cracks on the screen are inevitable. There's no shortage of screen repair shops, but knowing how to fix (or at least deal with) a cracked phone screen yourself could save you a few thousand naira.
How to Fix a Cracked Screen on a Smartphone
You may have several options for repairing your cracked screen depending on the severity of the damage:
1. Use packing tape. Cut out a small piece of packing tape and place it over the cracks. If the damage is along the phone's side, use an X-Acto knife to trim the tape.
2. Use super glue. Cyanoacrylate glue, better known as super glue, can seal small cracks. Use as little as possible, and carefully wipe up excess glue with a cotton swab or cloth.
3. If the touchscreen still works, you can replace the glass yourself for about N2500-N5000. The tools required will depend on your type of phone.
4. Ask the manufacturer to fix it. If your phone is still under warranty, the manufacturer may replace your device for free. Even if the warranty has expired, the manufacturer may fix it for a price. Most manufacturer warranties don't cover accidental damages, but you can purchase secondary warranties that do.
5. For iPhone users. If you have an iPhone, Apple offers some options to repair cracked screens on iOS devices.
6. Ask your mobile carrier to fix it. Your mobile provider may offer phone repair services at a discount to customers. Call customer support or visit a local store for help.
7. Take it to a repair shop. Depending on your device's model, screen replacement can run about N7000-N100000 or more. If the touchscreen functionality is damaged, there will be an extra charge.
8. Sell it. If you're due for an upgrade, you might as well trade-in your broken device and use the money you get to buy a new one. Websites like jiji or phone repair shops may buy your broken phone for about half the price you paid for it or less.
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