We’ve all been there. You accidentally drop your phone on the ground, hear the dreaded clink, and pick your phone up to find your screen completely shattered. It’s disheartening to say the least, but did you know it’s dangerous? A cracked phone screen isn’t just ugly. It can cause real problems if you choose not to get it fixed. Keep reading to discover the hidden dangers that you’ve been ignoring all these years.
Potential cuts and splinters
If you’re not already aware, a phone screen is made of glass. Once it’s cracked, you’re putting yourself at risk for actual physical injury. Glass splinters can make their way into your fingers or the shards can actually cut you if you’re not careful. Additionally, if you’re not cautious about where you put your phone (pocket, purse, bag), the shards themselves could fall out and you could find glass in a rather unpleasant way in any of these spots. This isn’t the first thing people think about when they crack their phone screen, but it’s concerning and should be taken care of nonetheless.
A survey found that roughly 90 percent of people said they used their smartphones while out on the road. While that’s already dangerous, that’s nothing on the risks if you’re also having trouble with a shattered screen. Shattered screens mean that you’ll be staring at your phone for even longer. You won’t be able to look at your phone and instantly read the content or map. It’s likely you’ll need to scroll and reorient your phone in order to see what you need. Add a couple more seconds onto this already dangerous practice behind the wheel and you’re making some seriously dangerous decisions.
Loss of protection
This may be the most intuitive danger of all. Since your screen is now cracked, you’ll no longer be able to allow your device to interact with water at all. The inner workings of the machine are exposed. While you may crack your screen and think, “This sucks but at least I still have a work a working phone,” it might not be for long. A lot of people engage in risky behavior with their phone as it is. They keep it around water when they’re in the kitchen or bathroom, they clean it with a damp cloth, they accidentally drop it outside in poor weather conditions. You’re human and it’s natural that all of these things should happen. Yet, your phone’s former invincibility is no longer as strong when you take away the strength of its casing.
Not everyone cares about this, but we live in a world where phone upgrades are the name of the game. If you’re dependent on your phone’s current value to trade it in at your next upgrade, then you should absolutely make the choice to fix the screen when it shatters. Preserving the long-term value of your phone might come with a few extra fees along the way. Just make sure that you invest in a good screen protector next time, so it doesn’t happen again!
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