Help prevent a cracked screen

To help your phone last longer, you can follow these tips to help avoid screen damage. Over time, even tiny fractures can grow and cause cracks.

Help prevent your screen from cracking

Choose a phone case

Use a protective case with raised, rounded edges. Use a case designed for your phone, even if another case seems to fit. For example, see cases on the Google Store.

If your phone can charge wirelessly, choose a case designed for wireless charging.

Choose a screen protector

Use a screen protector that covers the entire screen, including the corners and edges. The screen protector will help prevent scratches.

Store your phone safely

  • Be cautious when letting young children use your phone.
  • Set your phone on a flat surface when not in use so that it won't fall. 
  • Don't leave your phone on vibrate near the edge of a surface, because it might fall when it vibrates.
  • Don't put your phone near your keys or other hard objects that may scratch, crack or crush the screen.
  • Don't put your phone in your back pocket where you might accidentally sit on it and crack the screen.

Avoid extreme temperatures

Don't expose your phone to extreme temperatures, like leaving your phone in your car on a very hot or cold day.

If your screen has already cracked

Repair options

You can repair a cracked screen. Learn about your repair options.

Warranty coverage

Damage from accidents or normal wear and tear, like cracked screens, is not covered by warranty. Learn about your warranty coverage.

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