10 Signs Your Smartphone Is Damaged and Needs to Be Replaced

10 Signs Your Smartphone Is Damaged and Needs to Be Replaced

Smartphones are delicate pieces of technology. They’re packed with glass, sensors, and moving parts — all of which can be easily damaged if you aren’t careful with your phone. Even if you take every precaution, your smartphone could get broken or experience some other type of damage. Whether it’s from an unfortunate drop, exposure to the elements, or another mishap that can happen at any time, it’s important to know when your phone is damaged and needs to be replaced. Unless you have a warranty that covers accidental damage or something else similar, repairing your smartphone can get very expensive. If you determine that your smartphone is damaged beyond repair and won’t be worth fixing anytime soon (even if you try to fix the problems), then it’s time to start looking for a replacement device. Here are 10 signs that show you need to replace your smartphone:

Screen Cracking


Screen Cracking

If you drop your phone, it could land on any part of its body. The most common areas that get damaged when your phone is dropped are the back, the sides (buttons), and the screen. If you take your phone out and about in your pocket or bag often, there is a good chance that you could drop your phone at one point. Dropping your smartphone is bound to cause some damage, but it doesn’t necessarily mean you need to replace your phone. If your screen cracks from a drop, you’ll want to get that replaced as soon as possible. Cracked screens can be extremely irritating, and they make your smartphone more susceptible to further problems. If you drop your phone again, the cracked screen could shatter, making the problem even worse.

A damaged screen can be caused by more than just dropping your phone. Screens can be damaged if they are close to a source of extreme heat or if you have a pet that is constantly knocking them over. If your screen is discolored or has spots on it, this could be a sign that it has been damaged by a liquid. Your phone’s screen can also be damaged if it has been dropped or hit against something hard. If your phone’s screen is damaged, it may not respond or work properly. A damaged screen may also be a sign that your phone has been exposed to too much moisture.

Water Damage


Water Damage

Smartphones are water-resistant, but they aren’t entirely waterproof. If you drop your phone in water or it accidentally gets caught in a rainstorm, your phone could experience water damage. While water damage isn’t always obvious, it can have serious consequences. Water can seep into the device and cause corrosion, rust, and other damage to internal circuitry. If your smartphone gets wet, you need to act fast. Take the device off the charger and remove the battery if necessary. Then, place your device in a bag of rice to absorb the water. If you can’t remove the phone’s battery, you can use a paper towel to remove as much water as possible. Your phone may turn on, but it won’t last long as corrosion will damage the internal components.

Battery Problems


Battery Problems

As previously stated, water damage can be a sign that your phone’s battery could be faulty. If the water damage is severe enough, you could experience battery problems. Cell phones are powered by lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, which are known to catch fire and explode if they are charged incorrectly. If your phone gets wet, you run the risk of short-circuiting the battery and causing it to overheat. Water and electricity don’t mix, so you’ll need to let the phone dry out completely before plugging it in again. If your smartphone has been wet, check the battery for any signs of corrosion or damage. If you find any, you likely need a new battery. Having a good battery is one of the most important aspects of your phone. If something is wrong with your battery, it can cause all kinds of problems. If your battery is faulty, you may notice that your phone is dying much faster than it used to. You may also notice that your phone is taking longer to charge than usual. If you notice that your battery isn’t working as well as it used to, it could be a sign that it is damaged.

Touch Problems


Touch Problems

If there is water damage to your smartphone, it could have caused internal damage to the touchscreen. Damaged or faulty touchscreens can be extremely frustrating, especially if you rely on your smartphone to make a living. If the touchscreen on your phone is unresponsive or faulty, it could be a sign that there is internal damage. If your touchscreen is damaged, you’ll need to replace your screen. If your touchscreen is cracked or faulty but still works, you may be able to get the touchscreen fixed under warranty. If you don’t have a warranty that covers touchscreen replacement or you don’t have time to wait for your touchscreen to be fixed, you can always replace your touchscreen yourself.

Shifting Parts Breakage and headphone jack


Shifting Parts Breakage and headphone jack

Smartphones contain moving parts, and they can break if they are dropped or mistreated. You might notice that buttons don’t work the way they should, the screen is not responsive, or the SIM card tray doesn’t close properly. If these parts are broken, your smartphone could be beyond repair. You can take your phone to a repair shop to get a professional opinion on what needs to be done to fix your phone. If the repair shop tells you that your device isn’t worth fixing, it’s time to start shopping for a replacement. Or If you think that something might have fallen into your headphone jack, it may have short-circuited your phone’s audio circuits. If you notice that something has been stuck in your headphone jack, it is best to have a professional remove it as soon as possible. If you don’t remove the object, it can short circuit your phone and cause serious damage to the hardware. If you notice that there is something stuck in your headphone jack, it could be a sign that your phone has short-circuited.

Network Signal Issues


Network Signal Issues

If your phone is dropping calls, not connecting to the data network, or otherwise experiencing problems with its cellular signal, it could indicate that your phone is damaged. If you’ve recently dropped your phone or gotten it wet, this is a likely cause of your signal problems. However, damaged phones can cause problems with a cellular signal. If your network signal is experiencing problems but your phone isn’t showing any signs of physical damage, you may need to reset your phone. You can reset your device by holding down the power button and the volume down button at the same time. If your phone still has problems after you reset it, you will likely need to replace it.

Software Glitches and Malfunctions


Software Glitches and Malfunctions

As smartphones become more complex, you can expect some software malfunctions to happen. Software issues can be fixed with software updates, but physical damage can prevent this from happening. If your phone is physically damaged and you can’t get the update you need, the phone is essentially useless. If you drop your phone or get it wet, you may experience software malfunctions. If your phone is running slowly, crashing often, or not working properly, it may be a sign that it is damaged.

Damaged Ports and Corners


Damaged Ports and Corners

If you drop your phone and the screen shatters, it could cause damage to the device’s corner and ports. If your phone has a damaged port or a bent corner, it could affect its ability to charge properly. Physical damage to the charging port or another part of your device could also cause it to short circuit. If your phone is having charging issues, plug it into a computer to make sure the issue isn’t software related. If it’s not, it’s likely that your phone needs to be replaced.

Summary

If your smartphone is experiencing any of the issues listed above, it may need to be replaced. Smartphones are delicate devices, and they are bound to experience damage. However, they can also be repaired if the damage isn’t too severe. Repairing your phone may be more cost-effective than replacing it, but make sure you get a professional opinion before making your decision. Don’t let a damaged phone go unnoticed. If you notice any of these signs, take your phone to be examined as soon as possible. While a damaged phone can be a huge inconvenience, there are ways to minimize the damage and prevent it from getting worse. Be sure to repair or replace your phone before it breaks completely as it can cost a lot more to repair once it is completely broken.
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