Although I’m always happy to fix a broken iPhone or Android screen, I know how frustrating it is to have a damaged phone for even a short amount of time. Because no one wants to be stuck with a phone that’s not working properly, I put together this guide in the hopes that it will make it easier for you to keep your cellphone safe:
Get a Great Case
What makes a great iPhone case? One of the main factors is it needs to provide full protection for your device. Since there are so many different cases on the market, I want to highlight the five that are commonly regarded as the best of the best:
- Otterbox Defender: With its combination of a soft silicone bumper, hard polycarbonate and screen protector, the $40-$50 Defender sets the standard for comprehensive protection.
- Case-Mate Tough Cases: Case-Mate makes a wide range of Tough cases. In addition to its iPhone models, there are also options available for many Android phones.
- Otterbox Commuter: If you want great protection without a hefty price tag, this $35 case is a great choice.
- Twelve South BookBook: Looking for a case that’s just as attractive as it is functional? Then the $60 BookBook is probably for you.
- Magpul Field Case: For reliable protection at the absolute lowest price around, you can’t beat what this case offers for under $15.
Know How to Find Your Phone If It’s Lost or Stolen
If your screen is damaged, the worst case scenario is you can bring it in to me and I will be able to fix it for you. That will save you from needing to buy a new phone. But if your phone is lost or stolen and you don’t have a way to track it, you’re going to be out of luck.
That’s why if you have an iPhone, it’s so important to go into Settings, then iCloud. Once you’re there, check to make sure the Find My iPhone option is turned on. And if you’re using an Android, go into the Android Device Manager and ensure that the Remotely Locate This Device option is turned on.
Turn On Your Passcode
The simplest but most effective way to discourage other people from messing with your phone and potentially damaging it is to turn on a passcode.
Protect Your Screen from Damage
If the case you choose doesn’t have its own screen protector, it’s definitely worth picking up a invisishield screen protector and adding it to your phone.
Pay Attention to What’s in Your Pockets and Purse
Keys and coins are just two examples of the types of items that can damage your phone if they’re in the same pocket or part of your purse. Before sliding your cellphone into any storage areas, be sure there’s nothing that’s going to scratch them.
Although these are all fairly simple tips, if you put all of them into practice, it will significantly decrease the likelihood of your phone being damaged!