9 Things You Can Do With Your Broken/Damaged iPhone

9 Things You Can Do With Your Broken/Damaged iPhone
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Along these lines, you broke your iPhone. calm down; it happens. Simply glance around. A lot of individuals are breaking their iPhones consistently. They may have some metal to their packaging, however glass has enormous impact in the interface, and glass is really simple to break. 

What's more, fluids are a really simple approach to wind up with a broken iPhone also. On the other hand possibly your iPhone simply chose to kick the bucket naturally. There are a lot of ways for a cell phone to kick the bucket, however that doesn't need to be the end of the story. There are some tricky and helpful things you can do with your iPhone after it surrenders the ghost.

Whether your telephone is totally broken or simply more harmed than you'd like, we've got a few choices that ought to at any rate keep your broken iPhone from being a complete misfortune. Some could help you pay for another iPhone, and others will re-reason the broken equipment.

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1. Sell it for parts

Your smashed, cracked, chipped, dinged-up iPhone might not hold much value to you, but there are people out there willing to pay pretty decent money for it. While you can’t expect to sell it for the price of a working iPhone, you can see on eBay that selling a non-functioning iPhone for parts can net you a decent sum you’ll be able to put towards the purchase of your replacement phone.Or 

If you reside some where in Africa, you can sale to road side repairers. A buyer may be able to take whatever parts of your iPhone are still working out and put them into another broken iPhone to get it working. That does raise an important issue. You’ll want to be sure that you aren’t selling it with your private information still on it. 

If it’s completely dead and you can’t get in to wipe the hard drive, it might not be the greatest idea to sell. If you can wipe the hard drive, then by all means, get out there and make some money.

2. Recycle it

If you want to get eco-friendly brownie points, you should just go out and recycle your dead iPhone. Sure, you might not make any money this route (though I wouldn’t rule it out completely), but you should be able to rest a little bit easier about your data being stolen. 

If you find an honest recycling facility (you might just ask your mobile service provider if it can handle the recycling.), you’re probably in safer hands then selling it on the Internet to some faceless buyer claiming to buy it for “parts.” There are valuable metals in your broken iPhone, so phone recycling shouldn’t be too hard to find if you live in a pretty populous area. There are also pretty nasty chemicals in there as well, so do your best to not simply throw it in the dumpster.

3. Be reminded of your mistake

Assuming it wasn’t your friend Pete or Sue who destroyed your beloved iPhone, you may consider just keeping the broken device around to remind you to be very careful about repeating the mistake with whatever phone you get as a replacement. You could frame the broken phone somewhere you’ll see it every time you leave the house. Maybe put it on the kitchen table, so you see it at breakfast and dinner, reminding yourself of the mistake in the morning and congratulating yourself at the end of the day if you haven’t broken the new one.

4. Use it for a drop test (and record it)

This one is more for if you soaked your phone, thereby frying the circuitry but otherwise leaving the phone’s chassis perfectly intact. If you haven’t perused drop test videos on the Internet, it’ll be a good idea for you to check some out now (and before you purchase a new smartphone). Drop tests give consumers a good idea of how durable a phone is. Generally they test the phone from common heights they would fall from (waist height, head height, and an extra high fall just for good measure). While your drop test won’t be useful in determining if the guts of the phone can survive the fall, you will be able to show whether the case and screen can take a beating. If you make a video of your drop test and have a paid YouTube channel, you may just be able to make a little bit of money off of it. Some drop test videos can get millions of views.

5. Convert it into a wallet

For those crafty iPhone owners who have sadly broken their device, there’s a nifty option for you. Everything inside of your iPhone may be busted up and dead — maybe you dropped it into a shallow pool of water full of hard rocks that really gave the the ol’ one-two — but you don’t have to leave all of those dead guts inside the phone and let the amazing industrial design of the chassis go to waste. There’s an instructable for converting a broken iPod Touch into a wallet, and depending on your broken iPhone model, you may be able to work some similar magic. What’s the harm in trying? The thing’s already broken.
The remaining suggestions will be for iPhones that have cosmetic damage but still function in some capacity.

6. Have an emergency phone

Your iPhone may be a bit busted up, and you may wanted to replace it entirely for your everyday needs, but if it can still make a phone call, don’t throw it out just yet. If you transfer your SIM or service from the broken phone to a new phone, the old one should still be able to make calls to emergency services. You never know when that ability might come in handy. You can keep it stored in your car, on a boat, or even just somewhere in your home. Where ever you think it might be handy to have an emergency line of communication, that’s where you can keep your damaged iPhone.

7. Have a phone for wild nights

If you like to go out partying and maybe get a little rowdy, this might be a good option for you. Heck, this might be how the iPhone got broken in the first place. If the damage is mostly cosmetic and you can still make calls either normally or through Siri, it wouldn’t be a bad plan to keep the broken phone as your device for future wild nights. This will work mostly for people who use a SIM phone, as you’ll be able to take the SIM card out of your main phone and insert it into your broken iPhone, thereby transferring the mobile service. If you drop it, spill beer on it, or just decide to throw it into the woods at the end of the night, it won’t be such a loss as it would be if it weren’t broken.

8. Turn it into a server

Here’s a practical application for an iPhone that’s a little more dinged up than you’d like to deal with on a daily basis. If you’re tech savvy, you can set the device up as a mini-server. There’s an iOS app called ServersMan already in the App Store that’ll help you get it set up. This could be a handy way to give yourself access to your files while you’re on the go — especially handy if you end up replacing your broken iPhone with a device that doesn’t have as much local storage. You can find out more about converting your iPhone into a server here

9. Go Wabi-Sabi Kintsugi style

If your iPhone screen turned into a spiderweb of cracked glass but actually still works, you may look at this as a brilliant opportunity to turn your device into an art statement. Kintsugi is an art that involves taking something that is broken and mending it with some component that makes it more beautiful, actually emphasizing the damage. We won’t get into the Buddhist underpinnings of it, but instead focus simply on how cool it can look. Instead of having the spiderweb of clacked grass, you could have a spiderweb of gold. Here’s an instructable to give you an idea of the process

 Be warned — there’s a chance that trying this could actually do further damage to your broken iPhone, and if you use a conductive material like gold, you could end up with a totally whacked out touchscreen. I don’t personally recommend this option — and won’t take responsibility if you try it — but it’s definitely a better option than just throwing the phone in the garbage.

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