It’s one of the moments every smartphone owner knows will happen eventually—dropping your phone and seeing it land screen first on the hard ground. The second it hits, you instantly begin thinking the worst. What kind of shape is your screen going to be in when you lift it up? Will the screen be spared? Scratched? Shattered? If it is broken, how bad will it be, and will you be able to get it fixed?
Thankfully, that does not have to be the final fate of your smartphone screen. Here are a few tips, tricks, and tools you can use to keep your smartphone safe.
To those wondering what the point of a smartphone case is, we direct you once more to the opening paragraph. Smartphone screens are incredibly sensitive and delicate, and so the first piece of advice to keep in mind is to be aware of that fragility. Whenever possible, keep your phone away from high edges or other places where it can be easily knocked to the floor. What’s more, if you carry your phone in your pocket, be careful about carrying them in the same pocket as something like your keys, the cut edges of which can scratch your phone’s surface—unless, of course, you have a screen protector.
For all-around protection for your phone, it’s hard to beat a full-on case. There are many different varieties of phone cases out there on the market today, and the type you choose will have to do in large part with whether you’re looking for a case primarily for decorative or protective means. There are plenty of cases which meet both standards, of course, though harder is usually better in terms of protective case materials, and a raised lip to protect your screen in the event of a fall is always a good idea.
Screen protectors have been around for some time now, and they are a perfect example of a common sense solution to an everyday problem. Worried about your smartphone getting all scratched up? Just put a screen over its face and presto! Instant protection! Of course, this now means having to worry about replacing screens when they become scratched up, but that’s a small price to pay (literally and figuratively) to keep your smartphone screen safe.
For as helpful as screen protectors can be in guarding against scratching, plastic protectors can scratch somewhat easily and are likewise rather thin. That’s good news when it comes to easily fitting the screen over your smartphone’s face, but not as good when it comes to providing much protection on impact. If that is indeed your main reason for seeking out a protective screen, you’ll want to take a look at newer, harder options, such as the iPhone 6 screen protector. Its tempered glass screen provides far more protection than your average plastic option while fitting snugly over the iPhone and complementing its sleek design.
Your phone is an integral part of your social and business life. Treat it that way, and get it the protection it needs and which you deserve.