I Dropped My Iphone and The Screen Cracked

One of the lowest points in my life, and I'm not really kidding, is when my iphone 4 screen shattered.

 Let's face it, these mobile devices are NOT cheap.

And what's worse, was I was out of warranty and my upgrade option wasn't available for nearly four months. What was I going to do?

Certainly, I'm not going to pay the full price for an iphone 4, even to get the new 4s just to replace out my cracked screen. The problem was I was walking minding my business and I dropped my iphone. And the screen cracked. I dropped it, it was my fault. But luckily I had options and so do you.

I think the first thing you do is kick yourself in the butt for not having a iphone glass protector or case. Yes, you're right some iphone screens break EVEN when you do all those careful things that the genius bar at the apple store and even your friendly wireless phone people tell you – and the front screen still shatters.

The iphone screen has a liquid crystal display that is scratch resistant, but obviously it's not shatter proof, at least not yet, maybe that will be included in the iphone 5 or iphone 6 release.

Iphone 4 Screen Shattered

What Can I Do To Fix My Iphone 4 Screen Today:


  • Don't Panic - Ok, you're probably telling me to shut up now. But don't panic. You have options. Options with a shattered iphone 4 screen that I'm going to discuss. But to state the obvious, panic sometimes makes us not think as clearly as we should. And it impairs our good judgment. If you panic, you can't take advantage of the steps to come that I'm going to share. So calm down. Stop crying. Wipe your noes and listen up.


  • Call the Apple Store or Go Online to Make a Genius Bar Appointment – After you finish getting over the fact that you dropped your iphone 4, call your local Apple store or better yet, make a Genius Bar appointment online. Don't go rushing over to the apple store unless it's at a weird time of day where the store is likely to be empty, say 11:22 on a random Tuesday morning. You likely WON'T be seen if you're coming in without an appointment and the store is super busy. And if you're all in a panic, you're likely not to be able to put your sad whiney face on, which is apart of the next step.


  • Go to your Genius Bar Appointment- Put your sad face on and tell the genius at Apple what happened. And remember to TELL THE TRUTH. This isn't the time to make stuff up. Your cellphone didn't just combust in your pocket waiting in line at the Starbucks. It wasn't a strange defect you heard Steve Jobs was looking into. You dropped it. Any warranty or phone coverage you may still have won't cover at fault behavior. The Genius Bar will give you some options. THEY MAY be able to do a good will one time replacement of your entire phone. Or you might have to fork over $199 for a new screen. Whatever the case is, always remember to be nice, friendly and straightforward about what happened. Also, be reminded that this goodwill iphone replacement may only happen ONE time. So don't think you can drop your phone in 25 years and expect apple to not remember when you were 26 and came in. You may be 51 and look nothing like your youthful self of the past; but Apple keeps records.



  • Go online and research reputable sites and other techs that can fix your cracked iphone 4 for a fair price.


Seriously, just remember that when you drop your iphone 4 you have tons of options for repair. You can replace iphone glass. And there is an apple iphone screen replacement available without having to purchase a new wireless phone.


Do you have any iphone 4 screen shattered stories?