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The average amount of time spent on a smartphone, per day, is 3.5 hours. That being said, the top 20% of smartphone users spend even more time on their phone, most of them dedicating over 4.5 hours of screen time a day.

For many individuals, it isn’t just about perusing social media or personal use. Many people rely on their phones in order to do business, day and night. That’s why, if a phone screen cracks, it can leave you with that panicked feeling in your gut.

We pick up our phones an average of 58 times a day. That’s a lot of potential moments for a phone to fall to its screen’s demise.

So how can we protect our phones? Keep reading to find out different ways you can protect your phone.

Get a Screen Protector

This is possibly the most significant thing you can do to protect your phone, especially your phone’s screen. Everyone smartphone owner should invest a few bucks on a tempered glass phone screen protector.

Most options have 99.9% screen transparency so that once it’s on there, you won’t even notice. Furthermore, most brands sell them in packs of 2 so you can rest assured knowing that you have a backup. 

They’re also a great way to prolong your phone’s life if it’s already cracked and you’re not ready to invest in phone screen repair. You can easily apply one on top of an already cracked screen so that those pieces of glass won’t come loose and you can keep using your phone until you’re ready to replace its screen.

There are different versions. Some offer a matte finish or anti-UV layers. But you should be able to find one that suits your fancy for under $10.

Check out this article all about screen burn if you want to learn more about how to prevent it from happening to your smartphone screen.

Get a Durable Case

Get a case for your phone. You can spend $10 or $100 but $10 is better than nothing. If you don’t want to break the bank, you can find plenty of cheap case options that should protect your phone from most accidents and falls.

If you want to give it the best protection available, invest in a full-body case that covers all your phone’s corners. With that, you can rest assured that your phone will be safe.

Keep Your Phone Dry

If you typically keep your phone in your back pocket, but today you happen to be walking home in the rain without an umbrella, move your phone. Dedicate a place in your bag or briefcase where you can store it if need be.

Don’t bring it into the bathroom, and if you do, keep a dedicated spot for it where it can’t fall into the toilet or the sink or the tub. And if you’re taking a hot shower and steaming up your bathroom, leave your phone out of it.

You could also invest in a waterproof phone bag to use when it rains, when you go to the beach, or during any other time when there’s a chance of it getting wet.

Get a Phone Dock for Beside Your Bed

Find a phone dock that matches the aesthetic of your bedroom and charges your phone. Putting your phone in the same safe spot every time you go to bed will inevitably offer it more protection.

If you get a phone call in the middle of the night, you won’t be searching for your phone in the dark and accidentally flinging it behind the bed.

Get a Phone Dock for Your Car

Investing in a phone dock for your car can do wonders for your life. You’ll be able to follow directions without jeopardizing yourself and everyone else on the road.

Plus, you’ll prevent your phone from being dropped or slipping and sliding around the car.

Clean Your Phone Properly

Use microfiber or wipes that are specifically for cleaning screens. Even though you might not see them or think they’re there, if you’re cleaning your phone with a paper towel or harsh chemicals, tiny scratches and deterioration are inevitable.

If you do have a tempered glass screen protector, cleaning that with microfiber will also extend its life so that you don’t have to replace it often, if ever.

Get a Strap for Your Case or Buy a Case with a Strap

If you buy a phone case that has a strap on it for your hand to slip into when you’re using your phone, it will provide added protection to stop you from dropping it. 

Even if the case you’re looking at doesn’t have a strap, there are many options to buy straps separately and attach them to your phone case.

Get Phone Insurance for Your Phone!

There’s that moment towards the end of a new phone purchase transaction when we consider whether or not to get insurance. But if you’re forking out hundreds of dollars or over a thousand on a new phone, the least you can do is pay a little bit extra to insure it.

You won’t regret it, whether you use it or not. But chances are you will. And it’s not worth taking the chance without it!

Treat Your Phone Screen and Your Phone with Care

If you want to protect your phone screen from cracks and shatters, it’s easy. All you have to do is get yourself a great case and a screen protector. In addition to those two essential items, there are extras you can buy that makes your life easier and your phone’s life safer.

And remember, even if it’s cracked already you can always stick some tempered glass on there and extend its life!

And if you’ve got a brand new phone that you want to protect, don’t hesitate to spend just a little bit extra so that you won’t end up with a cracked screen anytime now or in the future.

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