So you left home in the morning feeling good in your new skinny jeans. You wasted no time dipping your phone into your back pocket, and unknowingly, you tried squatting down until you realize the worst-case scenario: your pretty smartphone is bent!
To be candid, damaging our smartphones is somewhat related to having a flat tire in most cases. But thankfully, having a bent phone doesn’t mark the end of its life. Instead of preparing to buy a new one when your phone is bent, you can actually fix it. Don’t you think so? We tell you how!
Can you fix a bent phone?
If what comes to your mind after seeing your lovely phone in a new awkward shape is "Can I unbend my phone?" you're not alone; arguable anyone would think of correcting their phone's shape right away. But it's not as simple as that.
A bent phone usually means the phone's frame is warped in one way or the other. This is common on phones with (weak) aluminum or plastic frames. And in such a case, the frame needs to be changed.
Ordinarily, changing a phone's frame is not what you can do at home with a basic phone repair kit. It requires dismantling all the phone's components from the bent frame and coupling it to a new one. Hence, it's best done by a repair professional.
Replacing your warped phone’s frame is a delicate job. And in most cases, it requires more time, experience, and professionalism to get the job done.
Trying to straighten your bent phone by yourself is risky as it will cause further and perhaps expensive damages. That means you need to visit an authorized service provider to fix your bent phone. Usually, that should come as a free service if the bending was not intentional.
How to prevent your phone from being bent
Even though it’s unlikely for any 2021 modern phone to get bent, there’s nothing impossible. Meanwhile, if your phone is still in a pristine condition, it should be your best interest to prevent it from bending. Here’s how:
1. Don't keep your phone in tight pockets.
The first step to prevent your phone from warping is to keep it off your tight pockets – usually the back pocket in most cases. Many cases of bent and warped phones are from those who usually keep them inside their tight pockets.
And while tight jeans and dresses might seem befitting for most people, it's not good for your phone's health as it gets squeezed when you squat, bend or even sit.
If you must keep your phone in your pocket, ensure there's enough space to contain and prevent it from heavy pressure when you move your body.
2. Use a protective case.
Before you blame your phone's manufacturer for their design flaws, remember that things don't get perfect at first. However, if your phone's shape is still in impeccable condition, we recommend you attach a sturdy protective case to it. It will prevent your smartphone from bending, even in tight pockets sometimes.
Besides protecting your phone from being bent, a protective/bumper case will also keep it in a pristine condition – free from scratches and marks.
3. Keep your phone away from the bedside.
Besides pressuring and squeezing your phone in a tight pocket, using it in bed increases the chances of bending it inadvertently. To ensure you don't wake up to a bent phone, learn how to keep your phone off the bed before sleeping.
4. Do not apply heavy pressure on your phone.
You probably have watched the viral “Bend Test” video on YouTube where a YouTuber was trying to bend a phone to see how durable it is. Isn’t it?
However, to prevent your phone from bending, you should never try to curl, squeeze, or apply too much pressure on it. Now that it's not accidental or unintentional, you shouldn't be the one to damage your phone's frame by bending it.
Where to repair a bent phone
Like many delicate mobile repair services, the recommended place to repair your bent phone is the official service centre. And the good news is that if your phone got bent naturally because of factory design flaws, the official service provider would fix it for free.
Meanwhile, if your phone should bend naturally, then you’re probably not the only one facing the problem. So, chances are your manufacturer is aware and ready to fix the problem for free. However, they would check if the bending wasn’t done carelessly before they agree to fix your bent phone for free.
Do you have a bent Infinix, itel, or TECNO smartphone? Don’t panic – we can fix it for you!
As the official after-sales service provider for TECNO, Infinix, and itel phone users, we exist to provide top-notch repair solutions for your devices. Whether it’s a cracked screen, damaged battery, water-damaged phone, or anything, our competent technicians can fix it in minutes.
And now that you've bent your phone (by any means), we can help you fix it. All you need is to visit any of our repair centres near your or book an online appointment with us to hasten the process.
We offer same-day repair services. So, you never have to worry about waiting forever to fix your bent phone.
TECNO, Infinix, and itel devices have over the years proved robust and free from bending naturally. Nonetheless, smartphones are far from being perfect as none of them is impervious to damage.
As said earlier, applying too much pressure on your phone, such as keeping it in a tight back pocket, or dropping it with full force, can bend your phone suddenly. Nonetheless, we’re always ready to help when your phone gets bent. Visit Carlcare service centre today!