Did Your Child Already Break Their First Cellphone? We Can Fix That.

August 17th, 2017

Children often don’t realize the expense and importance of their very first cell phone, but hey, adults break theirs all the time too, right? Let us fix their device quickly and easily so you can go back to worrying about the important things.

Kids Break Things

It happens. One minute, you’re watching your eight-year-old play with their brand new cell phone innocently on the couch, the next, they’ve cracked the entire screen and don’t seem to understand how they did it. Whether they dropped it in the toilet, ran over it with their bike, or accidentally blew it up, we’ve seen it all.

This isn’t a reason to avoid giving your kid a phone. We understand that, in this day and age, it’s important for children to have these devices in case of an emergency and even because most children do have them. But because it’s common for kids to break things, you may be unsure of what to do in the event of one of these disasters. The easiest thing you can do is bring it to us.

We Fix Phones: Fast, Easy, and for Less

We want to help you get your child’s phone fixed as quickly and as easily as possible. This means you can come to us, or you can call and make an appointment so we can come to you. Whatever you choose, we have plenty of options to allow you to fit a consultation with one of our technicians easily into your day.

Once you meet up with our technician, they will give your child’s device a quick and free diagnostic. They will let you know what’s wrong with the phone and how much it’ll be to fix it. (Trust us, this is usually a much cheaper option than getting a new one, and most providers won’t take a cracked or broken device as a trade in.) Once you decide to have the phone fixed with us, we will repair it in 24 hours or fewer and get it back to you as good as new. Life with kids can be hectic, and we want to do all we can to make things that much easier.

Call Today for Your Free Diagnostic

So did your kid already wreck their first phone? Let us fix it today. Call to make an appointment or just stop by.

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Why Won’t My iPhone Connect to Wifi?  

August 10th, 2017

It’s usually a good idea to connect your phone to a wifi network when you’re in range of one you can trust. This way, you won’t be using up all your data and you can get to where you’re going faster. However, sometimes our phones just won’t connect to the wifi network, even if we have the right password. So what’s up?  

Make Sure Your Wifi Is On  

When you try to connect to your wifi network on your phone, make sure you have your wifi settings turned on. Your phone won’t be able to find the network if its settings are off.  

Check Your Router 

Once you’ve checked to make sure you put in the right password, try checking your wireless router. Make sure it is turned on and that you are within the necessary range of the router itself. You may even want to turn it off and then on again. Sometimes, the problem is just that simple.  

Update Your Operating System  

You may be having trouble because your phone’s operating system isn’t up to date. You can check this by going into your settings and seeing if an update is available. If it is, it’s just a matter of waiting until the system updates. Then you can try connecting to the wifi again.  

Reset Your Network Settings  

This is another option you can use to fix the issue of connecting to your wifi network, especially if the option to click on the network is grayed out on your phone. Go into your settings and under general and reset, you’ll find an option to reset your network settings. This will also reset your saved passwords for any wifi networks, so make sure you have the password on hand when you’re ready to try reconnecting.  

My Phone Still Won’t Connect 

If you’re still having trouble connecting to wifi, it could be a bigger problem than these quick fixes can solve. Bring your phone to us, or let us come to you, and we’ll find out what the problem is.  

We will give your phone a free diagnostic test where we will let you know exactly what is wrong with it and what our repairs will entail. Then we will fix your device and have it back to you within 24 hours of when you first brought it to us. Now that’s a fast solution. 

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5 Things Life Hack Videos Won’t Tell You About Fixing Your Cell Phone Yourself

August 3rd, 2017

There are about a million videos on the Internet that want to tell you how to fix your phone yourself, and some of them can be very helpful. However, there are certain things you should know about the choice to self-repair your phone.

 

  1. Fix It At Your Own Risk.

 

These videos will make it seem like fixing your phone is a snap, but this isn’t usually true. Cell phones have a lot of small parts, and repairing them takes concentration and cautiousness. If you break your phone worse while trying to fix it, you will only have yourself to blame.

 

In addition, you could get hurt trying to repair your phone, whether you crack the screen and get cut by the glass or something else happens. Being aware of this possibility is important.

 

  1. You Need the Right Tools.

 

Most life hack videos will say you can fix minor issues with your phone using a paperclip or other household items. But when it comes to removing a cracked screen or other delicate work, you will need to have the tools necessary to do the job. And sometimes, these can be extremely expensive.

 

  1. You Have to Track Down Your Parts.

 

If you need a new phone screen or another part, you may think buying it will be a snap. However, you have to pay careful attention to what you’re buying and if it is the right model for your phone. Sometimes, people will sell the wrong parts to those who aren’t informed, and you can end up with some unnecessary pieces. Tracking down the parts you need to repair a phone isn’t easy, and for most people, it certainly isn’t fun.

 

  1. You Have to Work Slowly.

 

Life hack videos make it seem like everything is a snap, especially when they speed up the process of doing something. However, you will need to take your time when fixing your phone, working slowly to make sure you don’t make any mistakes.

 

  1. If You Do Make a Mistake, It’ll Be Harder to Fix.

 

Some technicians charge more when fixing a phone that a person has already tried to fix themselves. This is because it is possible that you might have made a mistake while trying to fix your device, which could make it harder for the professional later on.

 

Want to Have a Professional Fix Your Phone?

 

Call today for your free diagnostic session and to have your device repaired as quickly and efficiently as possible.

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Apple Doesn’t Want You Repairing Your iPad or iPhone

July 27th, 2017

You know the story: while many states are creating legislation that allows you to fix your iPhone or other devices yourself, Apple (and other big companies like it) is vehemently fighting against it. So why doesn’t Apple want you repairing your device?

Revenue

One of the major reasons is the one most consumers already know. Apple doesn’t want you to repair your phone yourself because they want you to either by a new phone or have your phone repaired at one of their designated repair centers. Either way, they make some money. Though there are other reasons involved, most people are hung up on this one because of our issues as a nation with the idea of corporate greed. However…

Lawsuits and Bad Press

Apple is also concerned about the idea that people will sue them if they try to fix their phones or iPads themselves and experience a severe accident. Whether it’s breaking the phone’s glass and getting a shard of it in the face or getting electrocuted while monkeying around with a device, Apple is worried that, if too many people do this, it will look bad for their company. They can always fight lawsuits claiming customers were told not to try to fix their devices themselves, but having enough of these pile up will just be embarrassing—let alone expensive to deal with.

Repairs Made Simple

In addition, if Apple had to give users all the tools and information necessary to fix their phones, it would be expensive and time consuming. When the company explains how to fix an iPhone to one of their technicians, they can use complicated terms or instructions without much detail, both of which would confuse a layman just trying to fix their device. They would have to put a lot more effort into explaining how to fix these products to individuals who don’t do it for a living, especially because of the compactness and delicateness of their products.

Why Doesn’t Apple Want You to Fix Your Device?

It’s simply because, in the long run, it will make things harder on them and because it throws too many variables into the mix. Sometimes, fixing a phone or an iPad yourself can even be dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing. In these cases, taking it to a professional is often the best course of action.

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Fixing Your Phone With Common Household Items

July 20th, 2017

There are actually plenty of ways you can make a quick fix to your phone with simple household items. You’d be surprised how fast some of the common problems you may notice with your phone can be solved in a snap.

Earpiece Too Quiet?

If your phone’s earpiece seems too quiet and you aren’t able to hear your calls coming through, it could just be an issue of stray lint. By rubbing a pencil eraser gently over the speaker, you can often remove lint and other small items and go back to getting quality sound.

Worried About Your Phone Cord Fraying?

iPhone charger cords are notorious for fraying and exposing the wires within. A great way to prevent this issue from happening to yours is to take the spring out of a pen you’re no longer using and to wrap it carefully around the part of the cord that bends the most (usually the part nearest to the end).

Drop Your Phone in Water?

Many people will tell you to try the trick with a bag of rice, but what works even better is putting your phone in one of those bags of silica gel that often comes stuffed inside the pockets of a new coat or inside a box of shoes. The silica will dry up your phone much faster.

Need to Change Your SIM Card?

You can do it yourself without the aid of expensive tools sold online. All you need is a paperclip, and you can just slide the card in and out.

Got a Problem Household Items Can’t Solve?

Call us for a free diagnostic session and to find out if you may need more help getting your phone fixed. We are trained and professional and will get your phone back to you within 24 hours.

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