What to do if you crack your iPhone 6 / iPhone 6 Plus screen?

May 17, 2015

So you have done the inevitable, you’ve dropped your phone.  As it's faced down on the pavement your whole life with your phone flashes before your eyes.  So many conversation, pictures, and laughs.  As you pick it up you see that your fear has come to life, the screen's cracked.  What now?  Here’s some options.

Repair it Yourself

If you are up for the challenge repairing it yourself is possible with the help of YouTube.  JerryRigEverything has a very detailed video on YouTube that shows you step by step what needs to be done.  He also has links in the description to all of the parts and tools necessary.  Based off his video, doing this will cost around $100.  We’ve had many conversations with screen repair professionals who say people do it themselves and their phone is just never the same, so they take it to the pros.  If you’re not completely confident in your tinkering abilities consider this, “Buy it nice or buy it twice.”

Send it to Apple

According to apple’s website, under warranty an iphone 6 cracked screen repair will cost $109 but if you are not under warranty it will cost $299.  So if you are under warranty this is a pretty good option but if not then on to the next option.

Third Party

iCrackedis a very unique and useful repair service.  They actually come to your house and repair your screen for around $149-169.  It will take them 30 minutes to an hour to repair your cracked screen.

Look Local

Search “screen repair” in your local area using yelp.com or google maps.  Read through a few testimonials to see if they’re reputable.  Also, be on the watch for inflated reviews - companies often times have friends and family boost them!  Franchises are often a better bet for a quality repair that they’ll stand behind.  Industry favorites are CPRand uBreakiFix.

Don’t Drop Your Phone in the First Place

Once you repair your phone, you are going to need a case that will best protect your phone.  Leaving your phone bare is obviously not an option anymore.  There are tons of different cases on the market but there is only one that will actually prevent you from dropping your phone.  The Loopy Vibe does this with a patented, adjustable finger loop on the back of the case.  Your phone holds you instead of you holding your phone.  Check out the videos below for more information on the Loopy Vibe or visit the Loopy Vibe Iphone 6 caseproduct page.


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Hold Your Phone with Your Left Hand?

Not a problem!

 

Below are some frequently asked questions to help you decide if a lefty model Loopy is for you.  In short, it's all about which hand you predominantly HOLD your phone with :)

 

If you'd like to purchase a left-handed Loopy, simply type out 'LEFTY' in your order during checkout in the notes section. If you're ordering multiple Loopy Cases, please note which models you'd like a LEFTY version of as well.

 

(Please click any question to expand the answer)


Do I need a left-handed model Loopy?

The best way to decide whether you need a left-handed version is answered by this question: which hand do you hold your phone with MOST of the time? If the left hand, please request a LEFTY model via the instructions above. If the right hand, no note is needed since this is the default orientation for Loopy :)

 

What is the difference between a lefty and righty Loopy?

The loop angle. We set the loop at a specific angle for the most comfort and best performance of your case. You can see the loop angle below:

 

LEFTY Loopy Example

LEFTY Loopy Example

RIGHTY Loopy Example

RIGHTY Loopy Example

Can I still use my phone with my right hand if I get a lefty model?

Absolutely. Most of us here at Loopy HQ use our cases with both hands with EASE. Our loops are made to be comfortable and versatile for use with both of your hands. The loop angle is simply there to give you maximum comfort with your dominant hand, but does not hinder your ability to use it with the other.

 

I'm right-handed but use my phone with my left hand. Should I get a lefty?

Think about the question within the first FAQ question written here. This should help you determine what is best for you!

 

Anything else I should know?

Keep in mind that you will be able to use your phone one-handed with a Loopy. This is a game changer! Using your phone one-handed is awesome. Select your dominant hand based on the info above and you shouldn't have a problem at all :)