It’s one of the most annoying things to happen today, but breaking your phone is a big inconvenience. Phones aren’t just phones any more. We don’t just use them for text messages or phone calls. You can search the net, host meetings, video call, play games – whatever you want to do your phone is capable of doing it. So you see, smashing your phone is one of the most inconvenient things ever, especially when you use your phone for the Internet. There was once a time we could drop phones and they would pretty much bounce (RIP Nokia). The batteries would last a long time and the screens weren’t so fragile. However, today we live with smartphones, which means we need to live with the expectation that if the phone drops on the floor you’re going to be dealing with a shattered screen.

The good news is that there are things that you can do if you smash your phone. You don’t have to spend another $650 on a new handset, nor is there any point in smacking yourself in the face because you dropped your phone and now you have to replace it. There are options, options that mean that you don’t necessarily have to buy an entirely brand-new off-the-shelf phone from Apple or from Samsung all over again. Knowing what to do when you break your phone is one of the most important things that you need in your arsenal of daily life. I mean, the best thing you need in your arsenal is phone insurance but if you don’t have phone insurance then you’re going to need the suggestions that we have for you below. Let’s take a look at what you should do if you break your phone.

  • Try to get it repaired. Everywhere you look these days on the High Street, there are shops that are dedicated to fixing phones. They can correct batteries, replace the inside, fix a broken frame, even fix the screen. Popping by your local smartphone repair shop or checking out online service can help you to get your phone back to its best. Of course, not every phone can be fixed easily. This is why it’s always best to check to see what your options are. A broken phone can run anywhere from $50-$250, but you should check with your local provider and compare some rates.
  • Take it back to the shop. If your phone is specifically Apple, the best thing that you could do is take it back to the shop and try to get it fixed. Tech repair staff would usually help you set your phone repaired for a nominal fee. But it all depends on what brand of your phone you have. Ideally, you have a warranty on your phone especially if it’s an Apple iPhone. The warranty can help you to have the phone repaired at a very nominal cost to you. Phone technicians can help you to troubleshoot any support issues you’re having with your phone before it broke, too. You can also consider to apple sell back option to trade-in with a new phone.
  • Rent a new one. If you can’t afford to buy a brand-new phone you can look into options like iPhone rental or renting a brandy smartphone that would be a temporary measure. This is kind of like when your car needs an MOT, as you take the rental car while Dawson is at the shop. It’s a courtesy, really. Some places you can indulge in phone rental do use while you wait for your current phone to be repaired.
  • Trade in your phone. Even with a broken screen or a broken battery, you can still get some cash for your phone which could be used to buy you a new one. Checking out specific websites will help you to decide whether or not you can find it worse trading your phone up in the first place. Even if all you get is $50-$100 that’s better than nothing. Trading in your phone may also give you a chance to try new brand.
  • Check out refurbished options. There are plenty of stores these days that will allow you to buy a refurbished phone. This is a phone that has been put back together I’m sold on so it’s always second hand. There’s nothing wrong with being a refurbished phone because you know that the phone has been put back to the best possible quality of broken. They’re also cheaper options you still get to use a smartphone without having to pay out such costs