It is easy to crack your phone screen these days as a simple drop can damage it and give the owner a mini heart attack. The iPhone display is typically made of glass or acrylic, which is prone to damages if it receives a significant impact. Apart from the obvious defacing of the phone, there are other issues associated with a cracked screen. To emphasize this point, tech giants like Apple stressed it explicitly in its Health and Safety Warranty Guide that such smartphones should immediately be withdrawn from further usage
Does a cracked screen affect your iPhone? Let us take a look at why should refrain from using a cracked phone screen:
- Finger cuts from splinters
This is a health risk associated with cracked iPhone screens as it becomes easy for you to sustain cuts to your fingers when you swipe through your screen. It can even cause potentially more damage if the cracks are severe.
- Malfunction of the touch screen
A broken phone screen will not improve in functionality, rather, depreciate with time. This might significantly affect the way your phone responds to finger gestures and it might stop responding totally. Also, the damaged screen becomes susceptible to external agents like finger oil, dust and debris as the cracks make it easy for them to be trapped which can cause further damage.
- Eye Strain
iPhones have a high-definition display that offers an unrivalled user viewing experience and when it breaks, it can make for unpleasant viewing. It becomes difficult to look at the screen properly to browse through your phone’s content especially around the cracked areas.
Using your phones becomes a tedious job and time consuming as you will have to spend more time squinting your eyes to understand what you are looking at. Believe me, it is a task you do not want to experience.
- Exposure to Harmful Radiation
As classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), radiofrequency from cellphones are “possibly carcinogenic to humans.” Also, the American Cancer Society further stated that more investigation and research must be conducted to conclusively say that cell phone use poses no form of health risks to users. So, by default, smartphones generally give off harmful radiation. These radiations can easily influence our body cells causing them to malfunction. Therefore, if a phone’s internal systems are exposed through the cracked screen, there could be repercussions for its users.
- Loss of Protection
When the outer screen is damaged, the inner screen is exposed to potential malfunction. If you use to clean your iPhone with liquid before, it becomes impossible anymore because, with a cracked screen, liquid can easily seep through the cracks and cause the phone to short circuit. And even if your iPhone is water-resistant, a cracked screen automatically invalidates this functionality.
The use of cracked phone screens is not only an eyesore but can affect the users health-wise. Thus, it is necessary to take necessary precautions when using an iPhone with a cracked screen.
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