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Micro-Fractures: What Are They and How Can You Avoid Them?

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Micro-Fractures: What Are They and How Can You Avoid Them?

If you think about how many times per day you pick up your smartphone, you will probably realize that you most likely use it more than any other single item in your possession. Your phone is almost like your lifeline to the world, right? It is a big part of how you socialize, how you find information, how you get from one place to another, and it may even be a large part of how you work.

That is why having a cracked or shattered screen can be so devastating. It is like a huge part of your daily life has been broken! Of course, you probably already know about some of the ways your phone can be put out of commission, like dropping it in a pool, but do you know about micro-fractures?

What are Micro-Fractures?

The tiny, sometimes invisible, hairline cracks in your phone’s screen are called micro-fractures, and you may already have a few that you don’t even know about. Every time you drop your phone, you run the risk of gaining a micro-fracture or two. Even if you can’t really see them, it doesn’t mean that they aren’t already there, and every single one of them weakens your screen making it much more susceptible to developing large cracks or shattering. When too many micro-fractures develop, even a minor drop can cause your screen to shatter.

Luckily, newer phones are much stronger than the phones of the past, and the heavy-duty glass that is used can take a bigger beating than that original iPhone from back in the day. However, that doesn’t mean it is invincible!

Avoiding Micro-Fractures

The absolute best way to prevent your phone screen from getting micro-fractures is to protect it. A good quality phone case can go a long way to keeping your screen intact and protecting the phone’s integrity. The best case options have a lip around the screen. This lip can even help protect from a drop that has your phone landing facedown.

The material of the case is another important factor to consider. While a plastic case is better than no case at all, it isn’t the best option because it too can break rather easily. It is better to choose a polycarbonate material or a silicone case. Once you have a proper phone case, you will want to add a screen protector, like the glass or plastic ones that sit directly on top of the phone’s screen. This just adds another layer of protection, and it helps you avoid getting any micro-fractures.

Phone Repair at Totally Techy

Sometimes no matter the precautions you take, life happens and your phone breaks. That is where Totally Techy comes in, we are the market leaders in technological repairs. If you have micro-fractures or even really large cracks, we are here to help.

We offer screen repairs for both the glass and the LCD. Plus, we can also provide home button repairs if the fall damages more than just your screen. In fact, any kind of smartphone repair you may need we are prepared to help. While it is always better to prevent phone damage than attempt to repair it, Totally Techy is here for those times it just couldn’t be avoided.

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