Can I replace iPhone 4S screen that’s suffered water damage?

Can I replace iPhone 4S screen that’s suffered water damage?

If your phone has had a dip in the bath, a soak in the shower or a swim in the sea, your screen may well be showing signs of water damage. This appears differently in different handsets, but it can often cause the screen to appear blurry, patching or dull. In some cases, the damage may be mild enough for you to continue using your handset, however, if the damage is severe, your phone may need a little TLC to get it back in full working order.

How much damage has been done?

If you need to replace screen on iPhone 4S because of water damage, it’s important to first consider whether or not it’s worth having the work done.

Though screen replacements are easy, fast and affordable, it’s not worth fixing a handset that’s never going to come back to life.

Before arranging your screen replacement, take the time to ensure your phone is still in good working order. You’ll need to leave your phone off for around a week after it gets wet to let it dry out properly, before turning it on and hoping for the best.

Water can do a lot of damage in a short amount of time, so there’s a chance that your handset may be gone for good, especially if it was submerged for more than a few seconds. If your phone does come back to life and is working well, a screen replacement could help your handset return to its former glory.

Cracked screens

Though dropping a phone in a toilet, bath, drink or swimming pool are the most common ways to incur water damage, cracked screens can also allow steam and water to enter the device and do it some damage.

If you haven’t had the time to replace screen on iPhone 4S that’s cracked, you may find your handset has superficial water damage. If this is the case, a screen replacement could do wonders for your phone, helping to prevent more water entering the device and bringing it back to full working order.


If you need to replace screen on iPhone 4S that’s suffered water damage, the first thing you’ll need to do is fill out the repairs form on our site and arrange to send your handset to us for fixing. The sooner you send your phone in, the less damage the water will do and the more chance your handset will have of coming back to life.

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