fixing my iphone se


my phone got ran over and im getting notifications but my whole screen is black


what do i do?

Will Verduzco on Swappa
Will Verduzco

First off, I'm sorry to hear about what happened to your phone! A broken phone is never fun. As someone who recently dropped his own phone a few too many times, I know the feeling firsthand.

So what should you do next?

The first thing is to make sure that your phone is backed up so that you don't lose any photos, videos, or other data.

If you previously enabled automatic backups to iCloud, your data is most likely already backed up to the cloud. Double-check by logging into iCloud from your PC or Mac and making sure that everything's there.

If you don't have automatic cloud backup enabled, perform a local backup to your computer. Apple details the steps to perform a local iPhone backup, but the TLDR is:

  1. Connect your iPhone to your computer and open iTunes if you're using a PC, or Finder if you're on macOS 10.15 or later
  2. Locate your iPhone on your computer and enter your device passcode if necessary
  3. Locate the "Backups" section within Finder or iTunes and click Back Up Now

Once your backup is complete, a message will appear in the Backups section stating when you last backed up your iPhone.

Repair or replace

After verifying that your phone is backed up, the next question should be whether to repair or replace your broken phone.

iPhone SE 2020 prices have fallen quite a bit in the last year-and-a-half, so getting a replacement is more affordable than ever. Alternatively, this could be an opportunity to upgrade to something newer like an iPhone 11 or iPhone 12 if that is within your budget.

That said, you said that your phone is still getting notifications, so it's possible that only the screen broke and the rest of the phone is fine. However, it's impossible to know without opening up the device, so you may be in for a considerably higher repair bill.

Finding a repair shop

If you decide to repair your broken phone, know that you have options! Cracked Screen Repair Prices vary from region to region, but local repair shops can typically perform out-of-warranty repairs cheaper and faster than the Apple Store. Visit the Swappa Repair Network to find a quality repair shop near you.

Hope this was helpful. And once again, I'm sorry about what happened to your phone.

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