In this article, we will show you some of the cool apps of 2019 that can give your phone some fake yet realistic broken screen effects. You can make use of them to play around with your friends and family. Or even scare them by using cracked screen apps on their smartphone. The list here consists of some simulators, entertaining apps, and wallpapers. Pick the one that suits you best and have fun.
Cool Broken Screen Apps
1. Broken Screen
As you start the application, it will ask for permission to draw over other other apps, give the necessary permissions. There are 3 options Crack(Touch), Crack(Shake) and Fire Screen. The Crack Touch and Crack Shake display 4 different styles of cracks which looks realistic and cool.
Select any one of the four styles by tapping one. Now, whenever you Touch or Shake your phone, it will render the broken screen. The best thing is that you can use your display underneath the cracked screen layer and you can swipe and view or open any apps, and they work exactly fine without any lag.
Now, when you tap for the Fire Screen, you get 6 options Fire(Touch), Fire(Blow), Electric, Unlocker, Drink and Snake. The first three features are inbuilt in the app and for the other three, you need to download them separately.
On selecting the Fire(Touch), your display will burn up at the specific point where you make contact with your finger and this feature does not support multitouch.
The next feature, that is Fire(Blow). As the name suggests, it’ll blow fire from the bottom of your display. Once you select the button it will show how it works with animation. This specific feature makes use of your phone’s microphone, the more intense the sound of the blow is, the greater will be the flames. But the fire seems to work with any kind of sound.
The Electric gives a sparky animation to your home screen.
2. Cracked Screen
The app will also ask for your permission, you need to allow them otherwise it won’t work. Now as you get into the home screen of the app, you’ll find 3 major options Crack Screen, Destroy screen, Fire Screen.
If you go for the Crack screen, a new window will appear with 4 distinct broken screen patterns. Select any one and it will ask for your desired Crack mode. These are touch, shake, and timing. The touch will allow you to activate the simulator. The shake does the same when you shake your phone and for the timer, you have to set a time ranging from 0 to 60 sec, which will activate the simulator, after your preferred time is over.
The Destroy screen gives a wide variety of weapons like Wolverine’s claws, pistol, a gun, hammer, and a knife. You can choose from any of the weapons and destroy your display.
Fire screen works in the same way as the above app.
3. Cracked Screen 3D
This app provides you with a very interesting way to mess with your friends and push them into thinking that they broke your phone. As you open the app you can tap the Start button and you’ll get to a new window, which says Test Your Reflexes and Coordination. Tap the Start Test button and you will be re-directed to a blank screen. Yellow orbs will randomly appear on the screen and you have to tap them. By the end of the test, the screen will gradually activate the simulator and your friend might think that they might have accidentally broken the screen while tapping hard.
You can also simply use the next option, where you can skip the game and instantly get the broken screen pattern as your wallpaper.
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4. Crack & Break it!
This is not a simulator application like the other above-mentioned apps. it has 4 entertaining features. The Image Breaker is a great satisfying feature, it allows us to set background by selecting it from the gallery or capture a shot from the camera. The image will then be displayed on the frame and as you tap on the display it will break.
The Bulb, it gives you a whole lot of bulbs, organized one after another. When you place your fingers upon these, they explode. This feature supports multi-touch and is very entertaining.
Another feature is the Balloons, they are also the same as the bulbs. The balloons are arranged all over the screen as well, and we can use our finger to blast them. The last one is a bubble wrap which also works the same.
5. Broken Screen By Stripeymilk
Other than broken display, the application gives you other types of screen malfunctions like leak and color bleed.
The effects are really awesome and realistic. The app gives you 3 different styles of anomalies. First, we have cracks which have 5 different sub-categories to it, they are Partial Cracks, Bullet Holes, Fully Cracked, Circle Crack and Tiny crack.
Then we have the leak section, Which has 4 subtypes, they are Half, Splash, Pixel and Wide Leak.
And next, we have misc which has 3 types of display color bleed, they are Colourful, Side, and Middle bleed.
In the options which, we can access from the upper right-hand side of the display. We get a trigger method like Touch, Delay, and Shake. We also get to configure the trigger settings like for touch the amount of time it needs to wait for the cracking the screen as the display is touched. For delay, we can set after how long the screen will break on its own while for the shake, we can set the momentum as you shake your device.
Other than that we have a response section where we can set the vibration for cracking and also use sound effects.
6. Cracked Screen Gyro 3D
This is a great live wallpaper app and is really useful and entertaining. When you open the application, you will get to see a cracked skin with a Printed circuit board inside it which moves when you tilt and rotate the phone.
The electronic board has some graphical bars. These bars indicate real-time information of your phone’s battery, CPU and RAM usage. Other than that, when you get to the settings, which is at the bottom left of your screen you get other features as well. The first two options let you get information about the app. When you get to the third option, it lets you choose the sensor you want to use to move the broken glass, our recommendation is you choose the Gyroscope. It also allows you to set the sensitivity of the movements.
It lets you set the graphics of the broken screen, a high setting will allow a more realistic feel to the broken glass. But choose wisely, the performance will be based on the specs of your phone.
You get two wallpapers and a transparent screen and you can also choose any background from your Gallery. It is also possible to set the crack visibility if you don’t like the crack then just set it to low and it will disappear.
The best thing, that we liked the most about this app is, it does not show you any ads.
7. Broken Screen Live Wallpaper
It gives you a very simple broken screen wallpaper. You get a nice landscape and as soon as you touch the screen it breaks with cracking glass sound. We cannot change the wallpaper, that is a drawback but otherwise, the app works like a charm and is lag free.
The best feature of this app is that it has a dedicated Night Filter of its own, which is a great add-on. It protects your eyes from the blue light that your phone emits. You can turn it on or off by your own, or just set the auto timer. For quick access, you get the Night filter option in the notification panel.
This app also lets you set the intensity of the light. By default, it is set to 0 but you can increase it according to your satisfaction. The more the intensity the more vintage your screen gets. The other option is Screen Dim, the more you increase it the lower will be the brightness.
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All the apps are unique in their own respect and features. These are our best picks and you can use them like a pro. Don’t forget to mention your experience of using these apps and also let us know if we did miss any good one in the comments section.