How much time do you spend with your mobile device in your hands? Probably a lot, right? Numerous surveys show that the phone is the most commonly used electronic device and this is no surprise. The average person will spend more than 2 hours a day performing different activities on their mobile device.
As you can imagine a device with that much daily usage may get worn out or damaged. Probably it has happened to you as well to drop your smartphone on the floor at least once in your life. There are manufacturers that use very resilient materials when they design their products but as durable those materials are, no device is fully immune to damage.
The cracked screen
Reports and experience claim that the most common damage that can happen to a mobile device is cracking or scratching the screen. Seems like it is the most vulnerable part of the phone and that is completely reasonable – it is the most fragile component of every mobile device.
Luckily, a damaged screen does not always mean that the device will stop working. Most of the time it does not result in a malfunction, but it negatively affects the overall user experience. The good news is professionals working at repair shops should be able to fix or replace the screen.
Do it yourself repairs
All of us have heard and some have tried the famous do-it-yourself hacks and tricks. It is true that fixing something on your own can save you a certain amount of money and make you feel really good about yourself.
There are a lot of do-it-yourself methods for fixing a damaged phone screen. And today we are going to look at some of the most popular ones.
The toothpaste method
People have come up with this way of repairing a cracked phone screen by using toothpaste. What you need to do is rub some of it on the cracks and leave it for a few minutes. After that wipe out the remaining toothpaste around it.
This is another repair technique that involves a widespread household object. Simply rub some vegetable oil onto the cracks on the screen. This should more likely disguise the problem rather than fixing it and the approach should be repeated as the oil will gradually disappear.
Another online remedy suggests making a paste from mixing baking soda with water. People claim that rubbing the mixture on the cracks should help in fixing and covering them.
The good old adhesive tape. Some Internet users recommend using transparent tape to cover up the cracks and repair the mobile device. The screen needs to be cleaned with rubbing alcohol in order to remove any dust and dirt and the tape should then be applied over the cracks.
These were some of the most popular DIY methods that are going around the Internet. There are a lot of controversial comments regarding them. Some people claim that they are helpful and some – the complete opposite.
Of course, you should always keep in mind that there is a higher chance of making things worse rather than resolving a problem when it comes to troubleshooting electronic devices on your own. The same applies for the fragile and sensitive phone screens. Even if you succeed in covering up the scratch, you may end up damaging the sensitivity of your screen.
In case you need your screen checked out by a certified professional, do not hesitate to give us a call!