How to Protect Your Phone From Damage We all live in fear of our phones getting damaged, either expensively or irreparably. You don’t want to waste all that money by wrecking it, especially if it’s a limited time rental. And yet smartphones seem to be eminently breakable. We’re all too aware of smartphones with spiderwebbed screens, bent frames or water damage. So what can you do, proactively, to prevent damage to this modern-day lifeline? .