How to Repair an iPhone Crack With Epoxy

By Kay Ireland

While iPhones are designed to be tough, they're still vulnerable to user damage due to dropping or applying excessive pressure. If you crack your screen, there really is no way to fix the cracks because the touch screen capabilities could be affected -- installing a new screen or getting a new iPhone is your best bet. However, if it's your iPhone casing or the glass on the back of the phone that has cracked, you can repair it quickly with a small amount of epoxy, a technique recommended for laptop casings. A quick, three-hour fix gets you back to the smooth iPhone surface to which you're accustomed.

Things You'll Need

  • Plastic gloves
  • Compressed air
  • Epoxy
  • Razor
  • Paint

Step 1

Contact Apple Customer Service before you alter your iPhone in any way. If the cracks in the case are a manufacturer defect, such as the cracks that sometimes appear around the headphone jack elsewhere on the phone and you're still under warranty, you might be entitled to a new iPhone.

Step 2

Clean the area around the crack with compressed air. Remember that epoxy will not fix screen cracks; it could affect the way the touch screen works and is only appropriate for casing cracks on the phone case.

Step 3

Scoop a small amount relative to the size of the crack onto a gloved finger and use it to gently press the epoxy into the offending crack. Fill the crack to seal the space completely.

Step 4

Slide a razor blade over the top of the crack to remove any excess epoxy. This is the time to mold and shape the epoxy to the phone; when it dries, it hardens and can no longer be manipulated.

Step 5

Allow the epoxy to dry for two hours and test for hardness. Once the epoxy has hardened, you can use a small amount of paint or nail polish to cover the epoxy so it better matches the color of your iPhone.