Making the Best of a Broken iPhone

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A quick drop onto the sidewalk is enough to transform your sleek little smartphone into iPhone: The Spiderman Edition. Your newly shattered back glass is probably still in-place and functional, but it's less than pretty. That is, unless you decide to enhance it with — get this — just a few colored highlighters.

After an iPhone accident, many people, like ZDNet's Jason O'Grady, whose shattered phone is pictured above left, are content to live with the broken glass. It's not pretty, but it works.

But then there are people like Reddit user skrillexisokay, who decided to get creative with their spider-webbed iPhone and use colored highlighters to enhance the natural breaks:

Just draw all over the back with a highlighter and rub the excess ink off with a paper towel. The ink will stay in the cracks, but rub off the rest of the back. [To avoid] dangerous glass shards or ink rubbing off, cover with one piece of clear packing tape or something similar, like clear nail polish.

Of course, we feel compelled to mention that repairing the front or back glass on your iPhone is easy and inexpensive. But if you don't want to get into DIY repairs, this is a quick aesthetic fix with a cool and unique result.

(Images: Jason O'Grady/ZDNet, skrillexisokay/Reddit Life Pro Tips)

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Taryn is a writer, maker, and designer in Atlanta, Georgia. Living in an apartment with her husband and their Boston Terrier, Bacon, she loves to entertain and hates having a tiny kitchen.