2 Surprising Ways to Keep Your iPhone’s Battery Healthy

April 26th, 2016

iphone battery replacementWe all want a phone that has the longest battery life as possible. We already have to find an outlet to charge it enough. If we can save that battery time we have when it’s new for as long as possible, it will make us happy.

There are two ways to keep your iPhone battery healthy. Remember them, and you may not have to be looking out for an outlet as much.

#1: Keep It Away from Heat

When your iPhone is in the sun or in a hot car, it will just simply go into hibernation, letting you know it’s too hot. You may think this is not big deal, but it really is a big deal. That is what is ruining the battery!

Make sure your iPhone is always cool. If you are charging it with a wireless charger or a high-voltage charger and it gets hot, don’t use that anymore. Your iPhone’s battery life depends on it.

#2: Don’t Charge It Completely and Let It Drain Completely

Uh oh –  you probably have been doing this, haven’t you? Well, now you know it’s harming your battery, so stop.

Lithium-ion batteries like the one in your iPhone don’t do well when charged after it’s completely depleted. It also doesn’t like to discharge from 100 percent. The iPhone battery doesn’t remember how much it should hold, so charging it all the way up and discharging it all the way down will shorten the battery time you have on it.

Plug your iPhone in when you need some more power. Unplug it when you’re ready to use it. This means, no more plugging it in all night long.

What to Do if the iPhone Battery is Already Depleted

If your battery life is already depleted, it’s time to invest in a battery replacement for your iPhone. iResQ has high quality batteries and certified technicians to install the battery into your phone. You can then start over again with your battery and make sure you do everything you’re supposed to make it last as long as possible.

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How Verizon Insurance for the iPhone Works

April 19th, 2016

verizon insurance for the iphoneMany people decide to use Verizon’s insurance plan when they purchase their iPhone. Usually, they feel as though it’s the best decision, especially since they’ve broken their iPhone in the past. As much as it may seem like a good decision, it may not be for a few reasons.

The Monthly Cost for Verizon Insurance for the iPhone

When you buy into the insurance for a Verizon iPhone, you will have to pay monthly for it. These monthly costs change over time, so we are not going to tell you what they are now. Just know there is a monthly charge of at least $10. This equates to $120 a year.

The Deductible

After paying the monthly premium for the insurance, if you break your phone, you will have a deductible if you choose to have the iPhone replaced. This deductible is $100. Yes, on top of the monthly cost, you end up paying an additional $100. So, if you break your iPhone once a year, you’re paying $220 for a new one. This may not sound too bad, but when you consider the cost of repairing your iPhone – it is.

The Choice Verizon Gives You

You have two choices for a broken iPhone. You can pay the $100 deductible and have them send you a new one in exchange for your broken one. Alternatively, you can use a third party to fix it. This way you don’t pay the deductible. Does this mean you paid monthly for insurance for no reason? Yes, that’s exactly what you’re doing.

The cost of a repairing an iPhone is usually less than the cost of the $220 you would pay a year for the insurance. This is especially true of a screen replacement for the iPhone. It seems a bit fraudulent when they tell you to use a third-party repair shop to fix your phone to avoid the deductible when you’ve been paying monthly for insurance. This is why most people go ahead and pay the $100 deductible for the replacement phone, making Verizon extremely happy.

Don’t continue to throw your money away on Verizon insurance for the iPhone. Put the money back into your pocket, and just know, if something should happen to your phone, iResQ will fix it. We will also fix it for MUCH less than what you would have had to pay for insurance over the course of a year or two.

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How to Fix a Broken iPod Charging Cord

April 15th, 2016

Charging cords aren’t meant to last forever. When you take the charger, plug it into the iPod and then into the outlet over and over again, it makes sense it starts to show some wear. The good news is that you don’t have to throw your charger away when it breaks. The following are some ways you can fix the cord.

Usually, the problem is in the plugin part of the charger. You need remove the white casing to get to the part that’s broken. You can do this with a small knife like one that’s part of a Swiss Army knife.

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Once you have that taken off, you’ll want to cut the wire where it is broken. Don’t worry, you’ll be able to see it because it will be frayed. It would be best to resolder the wire, but you don’t need to do it. You can then remove the rubber from the outside of the wire to see the foil. Expose the wire enough for you to work with it. You should now have three wires coming out of both the plug and the cord.

At this point, you need to use heat shrink tubing and a butane lighter to bring together the red, black, and white wires. Twist them together and secure with electrical tape. Be sure the wires are twisted together to make a connection or all of this work will be useless.

ipod charging cordYou can replace the white part on the iPod end of the cord. It just snaps back on.

You can plug it in now, and if you did everything right, you’ll be set to go. You will have a charger that works perfectly without having to buy a new one.

Continued Charging Issues

If you continue to have charging issues, you may want to try a new charger. If that doesn’t work, it could be the battery. Our certified technicians have a lot of experience replacing batteries in all models of iPods. Visit our battery replacement page for iPods to find the one you need. If you have any questions about your iPod charging or any other difficulties you’re having, please contact us by phone or email. We are happy to help.

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How to Repair a Bricked iPhone

April 12th, 2016

No one wants to go to his or her iPhone and find it not working. It equates to feeling as though you’re about to have an anxiety attack.

Before you freak out, there are ways to unbrick your phone. With a few tips, you may just get your phone back.

Remove the Case

The case could be holding down a button making the phone unresponsive. It can also cause it to overheat, which will make the phone unresponsive too. After removing the case, turn the phone off and back on again to see if that fixes it.

Plug It In

An iPhone’s battery when completely dead will simply not work. It will seem as though the phone is bricked. All you have to do is plug the charger in. Don’t expect it to turn on as soon as you plug it in, though. It will take a few minutes before the battery has enough juice to turn on.

Reboot It

Rebooting can sometimes make the iPhone turn back on again. Simply holding the power and home button down at the same time for a few seconds will make it reboot. The phone will turn on if it works. Just wait with your figures holding down the two buttons and you’ll see it flicker on if it works.

Perform a Device Firmware Upgrade (DFU)

To upgrade the firmware, press down the Home button and hold it. Plug in the USB and connect it to your computer with iTunes already up and running. When you see your device is connected on iTunes, you can let go of the Home button. You can then try to perform recovery through iTunes.

If this doesn’t work, try to press and hold the power and home button for 10 seconds while you have it connect to your computer with iTunes running. Release the power button, but leave your finger on the Home button for another 10 seconds. After this, let it go and see if that works.

If you can’t get it to do a DFU, it’s time to let the experts handle it. Contact iResQ because our team of certified technicians have a lot of experience repairing iPhones that seem bricked. It might be something mechanical that needs to be taken care of before it will work for you. In any case, we’ll take care of it for you.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 – Harder to Repair then iPhone 6S

April 5th, 2016

samsung galaxy s7There’s been some media attention surrounding the Samsung Galaxy S7 repairability. It recently received a score of 3/10. This is much lower than the 7/10 the iPhone 6S received.

We tend to be skeptical of reports such as these because it really does have to do with the level of skill a technician has when repairing smartphones/iPhones.

Some of the reasons that the repairability score is so low for the Samsung Galaxy S7 are as follows:

Battery Replacement

Since the back panel is secured with tough adhesive and is glued, it can make removing the battery from the Samsung Galaxy S7 more difficult. It’s not impossible, though.

USB Replacement

The display has to be removed to get to the USB port. It’s going to take very skillful fingers to get that off without breaking it, but it can be done.

More Likely to Crack

The Samsung Galaxy S7 is said to be more like to crack. It’s highly unlikely Samsung would have done this, since their previous models weren’t as vulnerable.

As we see from these reasons, the Samsung Galaxy S7 shouldn’t be as difficult as other repair places are making it out to be. Our technicians are already working on how to repair the new smartphone to keep it as affordable as possible. In just a bit of time, we are confident we will have the knowledge and skill to repair all of the parts of the Samsung Galaxy S7 as we have done with all other smartphones, tablets, iPhones, iPads, etc.

Contact us today for more information on how we can repair your mobile devices quickly and for a low price.

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