Common Ways that Smartphones Break

Sep 15, 2017

Modern life has become a lot more convenient, largely thanks to the tiny computer smartphones that we all carry in our pockets every single day. However iPhone and Android devices can cause their fair share of stress, as well, especially if they break! Smartphones can get pricey, especially if you have to continually get them fixed or replaced. Here are some of the most common ways that people break their smartphones...

Shattering the screen One of the most common ways that people break their iPhones and Androids is by breaking the glass on the screen. While this doesn’t necessarily ruin the phone (many people get along just fine with a cracked smartphone screen), it can eventually cause the touchscreen capabilities of a device to fade away. People break their screens by dropping their phone, stepping on it, sitting on it, or accidentally crush it with another object.

Breaking the buttons One of the key elements of smartphones is their touchscreen capabilities, which allows manufacturers to only need to use a few buttons on their devices. However, when one of those buttons breaks it can become incredibly difficult to use your device. People break the buttons on their iPhones and Androids by pushing the button to hard, dropping their phone, or by being in extremely wet or hot weather conditions.

Ruining the charging port Your smartphone isn’t going to do you much good if you can’t turn it on, unless you are using it as a paperweight. Another one of the most common ways that people break their smartphones is by ruining their charging port, so that the phone can no longer get a charge. People usually do this by yanking on the charging cord to unplug their phone, which damages the port, over time. However, sometimes people may think their charging port is broken, when it really is not. Sometimes, lint and debris can get caught in the port, which blocks the electrical connection. Before writing your phone off as destroyed, grab a pin and gently scrape out your charging port to see if that doesn’t solve the problem.