Broken Screen is a free Android app that lets you prank friends. The tool simulates that the screen of the phone is damaged and can mislead people. With the feature configured, the user can activate the game by tapping the screen or shaking the phone, which promises to make the experience easier. The app also features sound and vibration effects to enhance realism.
In the following tutorial, check out how to set up and use Broken Screen on your phone. The procedure was performed on a Moto E5 Plus with Android 8.0 Oreo, but the tips also apply to other devices with the Google operating system. Please note that the tool is not available for Apple iPhone (iOS) users.
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Learn how to use the Broken Screen app to simulate the effect on your phone. Photo: Helito Beggiora / TechTudo
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Step 1. Install Broken Screen on your mobile by TechTudo page. When opening the app for the first time, tap "Accept". Then select "No" to close the ad;
Make initial setup of the app Photo: Play / Helito Beggiora
Step 2. On the home screen, tap "Start" and choose how you would like the effect to be activated: by tapping the screen ("Touch") or shaking the phone ("Shake");
Set the activation mode of the Photo: Playback / Helito Beggiora app
Step 3. A warning tells you the tool needs to override other applications. To do so, tap "Setup" and enable the "Allow overlapping other apps" option;
Enable app overlay Photo: Play / Helito Beggiora
Step 4. Back to the Broken Screen app, select again how you would like to enable the prank. Then choose the type of effect you want to use;
Choose the desired effect in the app Broken Screen Photo: Helito Beggiora / TechTudo
Step 5. Go to "Close" to exit the ad. Finally, tap "OK, Got it" to go to your phone's home screen;
Turn on the broken screen effect Photo: Helito Beggiora / TechTudo
Step 6. Just tap anywhere or shake your phone to activate the broken screen effect. You can use the applications normally while the damaged screen simulation occurs. To disable the effect, go to the notification center and tap on the app notification Broken screen;
Activate broken screen effect Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora
Step 7. In "Fire Screen" you can activate other effects, which simulate fire and electricity. Go to "Fire (Touch)" and touch the screen of the phone so that the screen catches fire;
Fire effect also offered in app Broken Screen Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora
Step 8. Go to "Electric" to activate the electricity effect by touching the screen. To exit, press the back button of Android;
Electricity effect also available Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora
Step 9. In "Fire (Blow)", interested parties can blow the phone's microphone so that the flame rises on the screen.
Blazing fire effect another native platform option Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora
Ready. Take advantage of tips on using the Broken Screen app to play with your friends.
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