Easy Ways to Repair a Broken Phone Screen


Did you drop your phone onto the surface and end up with cracks on the phone screen? Don’t worry! You don’t need to pay a visit to a phone repair shop to get the cracks fixed. There are some simple solutions which you can easily try at home. 

If you want to keep using your phone and don’t want to get scratches on your fingertips, consider applying packing tape on the phone screen. However, this method only provides protection against cracks but does not fix them. Another method is to apply clear nail polish. While applying clear nail polish may lessen the appearance of cracks on the screen, they do not provide any protection against further damage. 

A better alternative is to apply a high-quality screen protector. You can also get professional screen repair services from a reputed phone repair store. The experts at SD Cell Plus use advanced tools and original replacement components for screen replacement purposes to ensure quality repair service. 

How to Repair a Broken Phone Screen ?

Here are some easy methods to repair a phone screen.

Try Using Packing Tape

If the damage done to the screen is minor and you are fine with the cracks on the screen but do not want to get scratches on your fingertips while swiping the phone screen, you can apply clear packing tape on the screen. Here is how to do this:

  • Clean the screen with a soft cloth to remove any dust or debris.
  • Cut a piece of clear packing tape slightly larger than the scratch.
  • Carefully place the tape over the scratch, smoothing out any air bubbles.
  • Trim any excess tape around the edges of the screen.
  • Gently press down on the tape to ensure it adheres well to the screen.
  • Use a soft cloth to remove any fingerprints or smudges from the tape.

You Can Use Clear Nail Polish

Another method is to apply clear nail polish on the phone screen. Although this method is not recommended by phone repair pros but it helps to minimize the appearance of cracks on phone screen. However, it does not provide any protection from further damage. 

  • Clean the screen with a microfiber cloth to remove any dirt or fingerprints.
  • Apply a small amount of clear nail polish directly onto the scratch.
  • Use a cotton swab or soft cloth to spread the nail polish evenly over the scratch.
  • Allow the nail polish to dry completely before using the device again.
  • Repeat the process if necessary for deeper scratches.
  • Avoid applying too much nail polish, as it can affect the screen’s visibility.

Baking Soda Can Also Help!

You can use toothpaste or baking soda to make small scratches on your screen less visible. But remember this only works for tiny scratches, not big cracks. Here is how to apply it.

  • Mix a small amount of baking soda with water to create a paste.
  • Dampen a soft cloth with water and gently wipe the screen to remove dirt or debris.
  • Apply the baking soda paste to the scratched areas of the screen.
  • Gently rub the paste into the scratches using circular motions.
  • Allow the paste to sit on the screen for a few minutes.
  • Use a clean, damp cloth to wipe away the baking soda paste.
  • Dry the screen thoroughly with a soft, dry cloth.

Get a High-Quality Screen Protector

This is like the fancier version of using packing tape. A screen protector covers the whole screen smoothly without any rough edges. But honestly, it might not matter much if your screen has lots of cracks underneath. For deeper cracks, you might have to get the screen replaced by reputed phone repair professionals. 

DIY Screen Repair Kits Are also an option

You can buy DIY screen repair kits, which are easily available in the market, to fix cracked screens yourself. However, you must first check how much a new screen costs. Phone screens with touch and fingerprint features are expensive. Also, you may not have the right tools if you’re not skilled at fixing electronics. Therefore, It’s better to get help from a professional.

Professional Phone Repair Service? The Best Option

The experts have advanced tools and use high-quality replacement parts to repair or replace the phone screen. Therefore, to avoid further damage, it is best to seek professional help. 


In short, if the cracks on your screen are minor, you can apply packing tape to avoid getting scratches on your fingertips. You may also consider applying clear nail polish or baking soda to lessen their appearance. A better version of the packing tape method is to apply a screen protector. 

However, applying anything won’t make any difference if the cracks are major. In such a case, there is only one solution, and that is to have your phone’s screen replaced. DIY repair kits are available on the market if you intend to replace it yourself. 

But still, it is best to get it done by phone repair professionals as they are more experienced and have the right tools to perform the job. The experts at SD Cell Plus offer reliable screen replacement services at affordable prices. Not only this, but they also use genuine replacement screens to ensure quality repair service. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Does clear nail polish fix cracked screens ?

Clear nail polish can temporarily lessen the appearance of cracks on your phone screen, but it is not a permanent solution. It also does not protect your phone screen from further cracks. A better solution is to apply a screen protector or to get the screen replaced by a reputed phone repair store

  1. Can I tape my broken phone screen ?

Taking a phone screen can help prevent further damage to it but it does not fix cracks on your screen. 

  1. Will super glue fix a cracked phone screen ?

Using super glue to fix a cracked phone screen is not recommended as it can further damage the device by seeping into the internal part of your phone and affecting touch sensitivity.