Fixing old phones and tablets limits exposure to toxic materials
A cracked cellular phone screen starts out bad and gets worse. Not only does a cracked cellular phone screen obstruct content, but it also exposes the phone and the user to further damage. While a phone's screen may remain intact after falling against a hard surface dozens of times, repeated impacts weaken the glass screen and eventually lead to breakage. If your screen's cracked, it may be better to repair or replace the device than to ride it out.
We asked Henry V. Owner of Metro Detroit Phone Repair about keeping your phone screen and tablet screens in good repair.
A cracked phone screen is a broken phone screen and it's not going to get any better over time. In the worst-case scenario, a cracked or shattered touch screen will be so damaged that the capacitive touch functionality will no longer respond to finger gestures. Cracks indicate that the screen is no longer structurally sound; a phone with a cracked screen is more likely to shatter when dropped than a phone without a cracked screen. After the screen shatters you won't be able to see what's on the screen, making the device fairly useless. Additionally, finger oils and debris will work their way into the cracks and can further damage the screen over time.
If you have kids with multiple phones and cracked screens – this is something you should consider getting fixed!