4IT Blog

4IT has been serving the Miami area since 2003, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Tip of the Week: Cracked Your Phone’s Screen? Here’s What You Should Do Next

Tip of the Week: Cracked Your Phone’s Screen? Here’s What You Should Do Next

WHOOPS! This might be one of the more PG-rated things you would say if you dropped your phone, and perhaps additional colorful words would follow the moment you discovered that your phone’s screen is now cracked. If you find yourself in such a predicament, what do you do next? We’ll help you deal with this unfortunate circumstance in the best way possible.

Here are six measures that you can take when you accidentally crack your screen.

Do Nothing
Yes, this is an option if you don’t want to invest in a new screen. It might be tempting to just deal with the cracked screen, especially if the phone still works perfectly fine. If you must bear with the cracked screen, it’s not the end of the world, especially if your contract has yet to expire and provide you with another option. If you think that the screen might start to fall apart, a screen protector can be used to hold it in place. Of course, if the crack is on the outside and your fingers are swiping against the edge of glass, you might need to resort to the next option.

Ask Around for a Replacement
Smartphones these days are easier to find than you might think. Since they are often replaced prematurely, someone you know might have a spare on-hand that they are willing to part with. In most cases, all you have to do is move your SIM card over to the replacement and you’ll be able to continue using your device. Keep in mind, typically the replacement needs to be on the same or a similar carrier.

Perform a Risky DIY Repair
If you don’t want to buy a new phone or ask around for a hand-me-down, you could always try to replace the screen yourself. There are plenty of resources on the Internet that can help you fix a phone, but only if you’re willing to take some risks. In a way, it’s a very high-risk high-reward investment, so only do this if you want to commit to fixing the device, regardless of whether it works or not. Typically you can find a replacement screen on eBay, but replacing it is about as complex as it sounds.

Get Someone Else to Fix It
If you don’t want to take the risk yourself, you can hire someone to do the job for you. However, taking it to the manufacturer is sure to result in a pricey repair bill. Instead, if you have an IT department or a managed IT provider on your side, they might be able to help point you in the right direction. For companies that are looking to provide smartphones to their staff, a comprehensive insurance plan is important in order to mitigate your organization’s liability. Much like the managed services we provide, insurance will replace the phone with a similar device for a fraction of the cost of replacing it yourself (which will likely cost your business hundreds of dollars).

Trade Away or Sell Your Phone
If you’re willing to invest a bit into a new phone, you can trade it in or sell your old one for a bit of extra cash toward the new one. While this doesn’t really help you fix the screen itself, a new phone can be a gift in and of itself. Just make sure to properly wipe your device of any sensitive data prior to doing so. If you don’t know how, we’d be happy to help.

Keep an Eye Out for a Good Deal
For the average small business, providing your staff with smartphones can boost productivity, even off the clock. You will be surprised just how much communication and collaboration can be done by your workers remotely. Because of the costs involved however purchasing new top-of-the-line smartphones may not be in the cards. You might be able to find unlocked or used devices online which will allow you to get functional and well-kept devices for cents on the dollar (compared to purchasing the phones at retail prices). If you want to buy a new phone(s), however, it may benefit you to look for deals on the Internet rather than shop for them in-store. Most important, though, is that any devices you buy will come without any strings attached, no contract or carrier specificity that could hinder your ability to get the phone connected.

Mobile devices can be a major benefit for the modern business. If you need help choosing which phones are best for your organization, what carrier to use, or to talk to one of our professionals about mobile device management call us today at 305-278-7100.



No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Monday, 21 August 2017
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Mobile? Grab this Article!

Qr Code

Tag Cloud

security Tip of the Week Technology Cloud Best Practices Privacy Microsoft Business Computing Internet software Backup Hackers Hosted Solutions Productivity Business Management Managed Service Provider Malware IT Services Business Google Efficiency Windows Innovation IT Support Hardware Workplace Tips Disaster Recovery Saving Money Miscellaneous VoIP Business Continuity Windows 10 Computer Virtualization Upgrade User Tips Data Mobile Devices Mobile Device Management Server Mobile Computing Email Communication Network Save Money Network Security Alert Quick Tips Information Technology Microsoft Office communications Social Media Smartphones BYOD Going Green Mobile Office Apps Small Business Office Smartphone Health Browser Gadgets Android Application Ransomware Outsourced IT Operating System Tablet Firewall Avoiding Downtime Disaster Managed IT Services Holiday Chrome The Internet of Things WiFi Remote Computing Mobility Unified Threat Management IT Solutions Spam Passwords BDR Productivity Search Managed IT Risk Management Hacking Best Practice Remote Monitoring History Data Management Facebook Hard Drives Saving Time Telephone Systems Employer-Employee Relationship Budget Vendor Management Automation VPN Wireless Technology Cybersecurity Customer Relationship Management Phishing Password Big Data Cybercrime Hosted Solution Apple Computers Recovery Phone System Marketing Office Tips Wearable Technology iPhone Current Events Antivirus Law Enforcement Maintenance PowerPoint Social Virus Printer USB Content Filtering Analytics Telephony Router Gmail Proactive IT Money Bring Your Own Device User Error Lithium-ion battery Collaboration Humor Administration OneNote HaaS Trending Education Work/Life Balance Shortcut Business Intelligence Net Neutrality Office 365 Users Tech Support Social Engineering Windows 8 Outlook Encryption Private Cloud Wireless App Unsupported Software Government Cost Management Google Drive Cloud Computing Intranet Point of Sale IT COnsultant Bandwidth Save Time Printer Server Laptop Computer Repair Flexibility Audit Data Backup Social Networking Samsung Display Update Customer Service Biometrics Retail Augmented Reality Virtual Reality Meetings Paperless Office hacker Personal Information Fax Server Transportation Instant Messaging Emails IT Support Workplace HIPAA Robot Computer Care Battery Streaming Media Entertainment Benefits Uninterrupted Power Supply DDoS Computer Accessories Automobile online currency End of Support Network Congestion Compliance Mouse Help Desk Internet Exlporer Two-factor Authentication Data Storage Managing Stress Internet of Things SaaS Excel Identity Theft Data Protection Efficency Solid State Drive Employer Employee Relationship User Sports Blogging Operating Sysytem Science Programming Worker Commute Virtual Desktop Presentation PDF Cast Windows 10s Bluetooth Best Available Scalability Files Travel Website Nanotechnology IT Technicians Safety Text Messaging Data Security Hard Disk Drive SharePoint How To Chromecast Hard Drive Root Cause Analysis Upgrades OneDrive Wi-Fi Emergency Amazon Artificial Intelligence HBO best practices Teamwork Training Co-managed IT Administrator Applications Busines Continuity Colocation Uograde Images CrashOverride Consultant Networking The Blindside Of Near Field Communication IT Management Access data breach Company Culture Black Market Politics Ebay Settings Touchscreen Human Resources IT Security IT consulting Computing WIndows Server 2008 risk management Running Cable Cleaning Experience Patch Management Keyboard Reliable Computing Avoid Downtime Wiring Windows 10 Bloatware Music Information Commerce Regulation Hiring/Firing Data storage Debate Vulnerability Books Twitter Data Recovery Sync Branding Smart Technology Video Games Surge Protector iOS Distributed Denial of Service Document Management Data Breach Advertising Television Managed IT Service Managed IT Services WIndows 7 3D Printing Legal Inbound Marketing Touchpad Computer Fan eWaste Mobile Device Managed Security Regulations Nokia Scam Value Dark Web ISP Cameras Screen Mirroring IT solutions Domains Supercomputer Electronic Medical Records IT Budget Reputation Buisness Microblogging Youtube Sales Lifestyle Managed Service Provder Webinar Shadow IT Relocation Tutorial Adobe Storage Webinar IT service Gift Giving Taxes