That Horrific Moment When You Crack Your Phone

I write this post hoping that the majority of you have had this experience: that wave of extreme anxiety & horror when you drop your phone, reach down to pick it up only to find it shattered. Shattered very much like my hopes & dreams & wishes.

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I'd had my iPhone 5S for a little over a year before I finally cracked it. I recently switched my iPhone case which I purchased at the dollar store. Note: my previous case was also from the dollar store, so you can buy some really good products from there. The case in question had a really cool green cassette tape design, which many people complimented. They usually followed up the compliment asking if I even knew what a cassette tape is. DUH! 

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When I'm driving I often have my iPhone charging & sitting in my lap; I usually need to follow the map for directions because I'm the worst at geography. Which way is west? How do I get home from here? I stepped out of the car only to have my iPhone crash onto the hard, black asphalt. 

It was night time so it was quite dark. I didn't even notice the cracks until I got inside. Terror washed over me. What was I going to do? How will I survive? Is there anything worse in the world? Then I realized that people have real problems, such as figuring out how to pay rent, trying to determine who will watch their kids when they go to work or the struggle of balancing university & a job. 

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Yes, at first shattering my phone was the worst thing to happen; then I realized this is not even a real problem. I can fix it. There are worse things in the world than breaking your phone. At least you have one -- you have access to technology. Some aren't so lucky. That said, it was a learning lesson on not taking things for granted. Don't do it (easier said than done) or correct yourself if you do.

Have you cracked your phone? I can't be the only one, can I? How did you feel at the time of the horrific incident? What's another instance that made you feel thankful for all that you have? :]

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53 comments

  1. It's not the worst thing in the world but it still sucks :/

    http://ellabellaslifebook.blogspot.com/

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  2. Oh no!! Totally sucks, but hopefully you have insurance :)

    xx 365Hangers

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  3. awww this sucks! i cracked my last phone but the back!
    Love

    Pili

    Records of my Troubles

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    1. Hmm I wonder which is worse: front or back? :o

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  4. Yes, this has happened to me before, and it felt like it was in slow motion. Your case is super cute!

    XO,
    KayElle

    www.MissKayElle.com

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    1. It was definitely slow motion when I found out, haha. :]

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  5. Great post!! I've been using an iPhone for 7 years now and I JUST cracked the screen last year for the first time ever. I had it replaced since I had a replacement plan but then I cracked it again for the second time. I haven't replaced it again and like you said, there are bigger problems than a cracked phone so I'm too worried about it.

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    1. You must be a very graceful person to go 7 years without a crack. Once it happens, it's not so bad though. :]

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  6. Oh no! I haven't cracked my screen before though... I'm probably testing fate with my flimsy case, too....

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

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    1. Cute flimsy case or huge ugly one?!! Ahh decision decisions! :p

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  7. Did you get it fixed!? Apple fixes it for you! i recently cracked my iphone 6 but got it fixed on the same day at Apple Genius bar!
    ps- Ill def be following via Bloglovin!
    Sabrina | GYPSYTAN.CO
    IG: @gypsytan

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    1. No I haven't fixed it yet. They did it for free?! :o

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  8. Awh that sucks balls! :(

    Love,

    Rowan


    Fashion, Beauty, Food & Lifestyle blog WWW.REDREIDINGHOOD.COM

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  9. I hope you will get it fixed, but Apple service is really good ! But yes, you're right, worst things can happen :)

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    1. Apple is always really nice. I have yet to go fix it. :p

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  10. I cracked my iPhone 4 about a year ago... also on asphalt. It fell and landed face down and I stared at it for at least 30 seconds before I picked it up because I knew it wasn't going to be pretty. Almost the entire screen shattered.

    *Amanda
    Stuff Amanda Likes.

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    1. Haha, our experience sounds almost identical!! >.<

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  11. Haha mine fell into the toilet, it wasn't funny in that moment but now it is.

    Thanks for commenting! I just opened the blog and it was nice to see someone is in the other side :D
    x!

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    1. You're very welcome! Did your phone survive it's toilet bath?! :p

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  12. I've been lucky enough to have never shattered an iPhone screen in my five-plus years of owning one, knock on wood. I love how you put it into perspective- definitely worse problems in the world. Best of luck getting it fixed!
    Randi with an i

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    1. May the non-cracking odds be ever in your favor. :p

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  13. Ouch! That pains my heart because of how much I love Apple.

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Bloglovin’

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  14. Oh no! That is terrible. I have actually only cracked the back part of my iphone. I did crack many old blackberrys! I love your case!

    Denise
    www.fashionloveletters.com

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    1. I love my case too!! But clearly it sucks for protecting phones. :P

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  15. Oh that stinks! My husband cracked his phone when on vacation for my sisters wedding after some guy kept trying to get us to buy his lobster, which made it even more frustrating haha.

    xx Cara
    www.carascliche.com

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    1. I don't know why, but this mini story makes me laugh. Lobster! Haha. :]

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  16. Yeah I agree, it happened with me as well, and the worst is when you have to pick it up and you know that you won't like what you will see...

    http://inspiremeland.com

    Emma

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    1. Definitely didn't enjoy what I saw, that's for sure! :]

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  17. I cracked my phone too..I was getting out of the car when it just fell of :( The screen is the same..I did not get it replaced till now..but i think i should..i will get a case too

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    1. Once it's cracked, I was like "eh who cares now?!" :]

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  18. I have done that before! It is horrible!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  19. Cracking your phone is a real bummer but I really like how you put it all into perspective. There are worse things for sure.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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    1. Yes, worse things like jobs & kids & school & illness. :]

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  20. It's nice that something like this prompted you to evaluate how you see problems, although I'm still sad for you that you cracked your screen! Cute case by the way, when I finally get around to stepping into the 21st century, I will be looking at cases for iphones as well haha! ;) Have a lovely weekend!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

    x

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    1. I've only been in the 21st century for 1 year, so don't worry your time will come. :]

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  21. lovely post:)

    Elle x

    www.ellemaryjane.co.uk

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  22. I haven't cracked my phone screen before, but I've dropped it in the toilet once haha. I forgot that my phone was in the back pocket of my jeans until I pulled them down and whoops, it just fell. It's so crazy how dependent we are on phones - I have everything on mine from agendas to alarms to communication. While breaking/cracking your phone isn't the worst thing that can happen, it's really inconvenient for it to happen!

    becky ♡ star violet

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    1. Yikes! Did it still work!? You're right. It's definitely inconvenient when we practically rely on our phones for everything. :]

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  23. I literally have never cracked my phone before, I've carried an iPhone 4 around for a good two years and have been carrying a 5c around for a decent amount of time now too and they both still look pretty good. It's weird because I toss & throw my phone around quite often.

    But you're right, it's definitely not the worst thing to happen! You can always get it fixed.


    xx naomi // Naomi in Wonderland

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    1. I guess one day it just happens. Honestly, I'd dropped it so many times before but it never had any damage. :]

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  24. I love that cover by the way! When I was 18 I dropped my phone in water, accidentally threw it away in the school bin, and then got my car broken into because I left it on the seat! I took 5 years off from iPhones then and now I've had one for almost 2 years without mishaps :D

    www.danikamaia.com

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    1. Ah, maybe you just needed to hone your iPhone owning skills. Hehe. ;]

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  25. I have dropped my phone so many times expecting to see the screen smashed so far I’ve been very lucky - as an owner of several iPhones over 6 years I’ve been quite lucky. Hopefully you get it fixed soon - but I have to agree there are worse things :)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

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    1. Yeah, I have yet to fix it. I'm like "eh." May the force continue to be with you & your phone. :]

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  26. I can top this..
    How about leaving your phone in a cab, jumping on the computer and watching it move all across the city, borrowing your neighbors phone to repeatedly call it.
    Then when someone finally picks it up, they say they're in Chinatown and you've got 20 mins to meet them there before they move on.

    FFFFF my life.

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    1. Damn, that seriously is quite a story. Your phone had its own adventure! :]

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  27. Omg, i cracked my new phone within three months- even worse, i had had a case on it constantly and then I took it off that day and cracked it :( luckily managed to get a new one but not cheaply D: Lesson learnt, use a case and don't take your phone out of your schoolbag in a busy room with tiled floors! 💙

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    1. Ah darn! Those tile floors will get you. Sometimes the tile even chips or breaks. What's with that?!?! :]

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  28. The worst moment ever when you drop your phone and you're terrified to pick it up in case it's smashed - i feel your pain :/

    Stef x

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    1. The pick up & the initial sighting are not so fun. :p

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