Many iPhone owners love that their phones have a clear and durable glass screen, but also worry about how to handle it if they somehow break the glass. Like many things in life, it’s best to focus on preventing the problem so that it never happens. Avoid placing your phone in situations where it may be hit or impacted. Never drop it, or get a case that protects the edges of the phone and adds some shock absorption for accidental falls. Its surprising how often things get bumped in your pocket. Sitting on your phone is never a good idea. Perhaps the easiest way to shatter the screen is to put it in a bag with bulky objects that repeatedly hit the screen. You can buy a protecter for the screen, but it will not do much to stop direct impact damage.
Once your screen is broken, it’s not a repair that most people can do themselves. It’s best to send it into Apple and expect to pay a large repair charge. There may also be shops in your town who can do the repair for less. Before letting them do it, try to get them to prove that they have done acceptable repairs on phones with similar damage in the past – you don’t want to be there first practice phone with a shattered screen! It can be terribly sad to break the screen in your phone. Just remember that it’s only an object and that it can happen to anyone. Just try to make sure that you only break one iPhone screen in your lifetime!
iPhone 3G Touch Panel replacement video:
Note: To replace the glass there is a special tool you will need, (you should buy this if you are replacing the glass). It only costs $2.99