What to do if your phone has cracked screen
When you’ve cracked your phone screen or your phone starts to scratch, you’re not alone.
A new study published in the journal Cell Reports says there are more than a billion phone repairs in the U.S. every year.
In the last decade, we’ve seen more than 1,500,000 phone repairs, and the average cost is $3,500.
So what’s the catch?
There are no simple answers.
It’s difficult to quantify repair costs, which is why it’s important to do your own research.
But the researchers say there are a few things you can do to prevent it: Know your options, especially if you’ve had a phone that’s cracked before.
The new study, which was led by researchers at the University of Rochester and the University College London, examined the repair costs for more than 14,000 U.K.-based phones.
The average cost of a phone repair in the United Kingdom was $1,719 in the past decade, while the average repair cost in the UK was $3.9 million.
The researchers found that when phone repair costs exceed repair costs of other common medical procedures, it’s possible for the cost of phone repairs to exceed the costs of those other procedures.
For example, a broken phone screen can cost about $4,500 to replace, and repairs for broken screens can run as high as $18,000, according to the study.
Knowing how to navigate the phone repair world can be important if you have a cracked screen.
Here are some tips: Don’t assume the repair is necessary for you.
In fact, a cracked phone screen is more likely to affect you than a broken battery, according the study, and a cracked display could cost more than $3 million to replace.
“If you’re on a plan with your employer or your insurance company, they may have a policy for you to repair the device and it may be a cheaper option to just pay for it,” said lead author of the study Dr. Daniel Vella.
“It’s a lot easier to be upfront and make an appointment with the service provider to see what the repair cost is.
But if you’re dealing with an unplanned medical expense, or have an insurance deductible and don’t have a good estimate of the repair fee, you might not be able to pay for the repair or even pay for part of it.”
Learn the repair process.
It can take some time to get the repair done, but the more detailed you can be about your phone’s condition, the more likely you are to be successful.
If you’ve been using your phone for a while, or the phone hasn’t been in service for at least two years, check the manufacturer’s warranty to see if it’s covered.
Check the device manufacturer’s online warranty page to see how long the warranty covers the device.
Ask your insurance provider to help you find a repair or replace your phone.
“The device’s manufacturer may have an on-site repair facility to help with repairs, but if you go there and find that your device is not working, you may have to contact a phone service provider who is able to do repairs for you,” Vella said.
Ask if your insurance carrier will cover the repair.
Many insurance carriers have a limited liability policy for phones, but most do not cover phone repairs.
Some of these carriers may have coverage for phone repairs for free, but there’s no guarantee.
“You’ll have to negotiate your deductible with your insurer, but you can ask to see the repair instructions and see if they have a repair facility that can help with the repairs,” Villa said.
“In most cases, insurance companies will not cover your phone repair and replace cost, but will cover other medical expenses.”
If you’re uninsured, you can still get some relief.
If your insurance covers the repair of your phone, you should consider getting a new phone, said Dr. Richard O. Kohn, an assistant professor of medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
“What you need to remember is that the repair won’t cost anything to your insurance, but it will cost the company money to fix your phone,” Kohn said.
But there are some steps you can take to lower the cost.
“While this study was done in the US, you don’t need to do it to get a phone repaired or replace,” Valla said.
Instead, you could ask your insurance to cover the cost in your area, and then call the repair center to get your repair done.
Make sure your device has a battery cover.
In a phone or tablet that doesn’t have battery, the battery could become damaged if it loses power, or it could become overheated.
It may also need to be replaced if you don to.
You can get an auto-certified battery replacement service from your phone carrier.
“Most carriers will charge a $10 fee for the service,” Vlla said. If it