October 19th, 2017
Some cases are just not very protective. They might be pretty, but when it comes to actually performing a function, they fall a bit short. Here’s how you can determine if your phone case will actually do its job and protect your fragile phone.
Brand Name Protective Cases
Some cases are known for being extremely protective. Though they may not be the flashiest options out there, they are very helpful for keeping your phone out of danger. Otterboxes are some of the most popular phone cases when it comes to all-around protection. Getta Grip cases have a grip piece on the back so you will never just accidentally drop your phone. Lifeproof is another well-respected brand that is known to be waterproof and to also provide users with a scratch protector.
Think About Your Problem Areas
Are you around a lot of water or weather during your day-to-day activities? Are you prone to dropping your device often, even when you think you have a good grip? Are you even the kind of person who routinely drops, throws, or runs over your phone with your car?
If you are the last one, yikes! But don’t worry. It happens. Try thinking about the issues you often have with your phone and then buy a case accordingly: waterproof if you’re really afraid of it getting wet, silicone-based or hard-covered if you drop it a lot, or totally indestructible if you actually do think you might run over it.
Be Careful With Your Device
Remember, there’s only so much a case can do. If you decide to buy one of the best, strongest cases, you will be likely to have a phone that survives anything. But it is also important to be gentle with your device and to avoid getting into problems where it could become harmed. This will allow your case to do a better job of protecting your phone.
Did Your Case Not Live Up to Its Job?
And are you now stuck with a phone that needs repairs? No worries; we can help. Call today or stop by to speak with a professional cell phone repair technician and get a free diagnostic so you can know exactly how much the repairs for your device will cost. We can also recommend some of the best heavy-duty phone cases for all-around protection.
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October 12th, 2017
You only left the room for a few minutes. Your child was sitting happily on the couch, playing a game on her favorite parent-approved site on the family’s iPad. Upon your return you see a giant crack across the face of the tablet. How on earth did this happen so quickly? A more important answer is how and where can you get the iPad fixed?
Believe it or not, it’s at this point that many families—after attempting to use their iPad with a giant crack for a few days—decide the unit is toast and opt to invest even more money into purchasing the latest, greatest model.
Don’t Invest in a New One
Don’t do that! Did you know there are reputable businesses just waiting to repair your broken iPad? You simply take it in or mail it in, and it comes back to you as good as new.
Having your broken iPad repaired saves you a bundle of money. Surely you’ve noticed how the prices increase exponentially with each new model. You can have the screen on your iPad—and many others repairs done—for a fraction of the cost of a replacement. In most instances, you can enjoy several more years of active use on your tablet once you have it repaired.
How to Handle the Culprit
Once your broken iPad is en route to the repair shop, it’s time to address the little (or big) culprit who broke it. Some hard and fast rules are likely your best bet in ensuring this kind of incident doesn’t take place in the future.
Designate one specific spot for iPad use. A table and chair are your best bet, as accidents don’t tend to take place as frequently when the tablet is on a table.
Try to stay in view of the child using the iPad. Certainly this isn’t always possible, and as with our aforementioned scenario, the parent was only out of sight for a very few minutes. Knowing your close at hand means there’s less chance of the child sneaking off with the iPad when Mom or Dad isn’t looking.
The iPad is a privilege for children and should be used as such. Simple rules about where and how often it is used will result in greater respect for the tablet—and hopefully fewer mishaps, too.
Call us for questions about iPad repair. We employ skilled technicians and use the best in replacement parts when fixing your tablet.
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October 5th, 2017
It’s a nightmare. Your iPhone is broken and you need to send it to a repair shop. In addition to living without it for days or weeks, you need—in many instances–to package it up and mail it in to a repair shop. The following steps will ensure your phone arrives at the repair shop safely and in a reasonable amount of time.
Good quality packaging is key when sending your iPhone in the mail or via another carrier like FedEx or UPS. If you have the original box the phone came in, that’s your best place to start. If not, find a small sturdy box close to the size of your phone. Make sure it leaves enough room to pad the phone with bubble wrap.
Wrap the entire iPhone in bubble wrap and secure the wrap with packaging tape. Seal the box with packaging tape on all ends.
Make certain the address label includes your return address and is written clearly. Securely tape the address label onto the package with packaging tape, making sure none of the label is left uncovered. This ensures that even if the package gets wet from rain or snow, that the writing on the label is protected.
How to Ship?
Priority shipping is worth the worry that will ensue as you wonder where you iPhone is, and when you’ll see it again. The USPS Priority Mail is affordable and reaches most destinations within the contiguous United States in 2-3 days. Other carriers offer their own types of priority shipping, too.
To Insure or Not Insure?
This is where so many people make big mistakes. It’s imperative you insure your package when sending in your iPhone for repairs. Yes, most packages make it to where they’re going, but face it—some don’t. You don’t want yours to be included in that latter group. You know how much your iPad is worth. If you don’t, do a quick online search and you’ll get a pretty good idea. Buy insurance on the value of your iPhone. It’s inexpensive and alleviates a lot of worry. If the worst-case scenario happens, you’ll get back enough money to buy a phone of equal value.
A reputable iPhone repair business will notify you when they receive your package. They’ll let you know when the repair begins and if they have a delay in receiving the necessary parts to fix it. Most importantly, they’ll contact you to let your know your iPhone, in good working order, is on its way back to you.
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September 26th, 2017
For anyone has seen the Samsung S8, you probably noticed how much thinner it is from the previous models. One thing that we immediately thought about was the battery. How small could that battery be with the device being so thin.
Well, the answer to that is VERY small. Samsung has found a way to shrink the battery while keeping the longevity of the battery life in check.
When the Samsung S8 is taken apart, the battery is squeezed right in the middle of other hardware. Actually, removing the battery to replace it isn’t much of a problem. It’s getting to the battery that is tricky (not so tricky for our experienced techs though).
This is good news. As more people purchase the Samsung S8 and it starts to run low on its battery life, people will want to have the battery replaced. Replacing it DIY isn’t going to be an easy thing to do, so that’s why you should always leave it up to the experts, like our techs.
Smaller Battery, Thinner Phone, Longer Life
Most people will say that they want a thinner phone because they can stash it in more places. With a thinner phone, the battery needs to be put somewhere. Of course, that somewhere must be within the hardware, and the only way to keep the thinness of the phone is to make the battery thin too.
This means that engineers had to find a way to keep the the mechanisms of the battery in tact while making it as small/thin as possible. This, of course, is without sacrificing the battery life. No one wants a smaller phone that has no battery life. So far, reports say that users are happy with the battery life of the phone, so it looks like Samsung has achieved the goal.
What else? There’s a fast charge options AND wireless charging option. That makes it much easier to deal with a failing battery when you’re on the move, as most Americans are these days.
When You Need a Replacement
In a year or so, you may find the battery life isn’t as long as it was before. Don’t fret about it. Just turn to iResQ when that time comes. You can bookmark this page on your browser, or you can simply jot down our name to come back to use when you need a replacement battery for the Samsung S8.
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September 19th, 2017
A rumor has been going around recently that Apple deliberately slows down older iPhones to make users want to buy the newest released one. There’s even mention of a Harvard study that “proves” this to be the case.
This, of course, has made a lot of people upset. No one wants to think they are being tricked into doing something they don’t want to do.
The good news is that this is FALSE.
There is no Harvard study that has proven Apple slows down old iPhones. The reports of this are simply falsified. People love to cause drama and this one definitely achieved that goal.
But…What If Your iPhone Really Is Slow?
So, why is it that you seem to feel like your old iPhone is slower when a new one is released?
It’s because you want the new one. It’s as simple as that. Humans are constantly yearning for the next big thing. They want something that new, shiny, and of course, faster than what they had before. “The grass is always greener…” So, it’s not that your older iPhone is slower than before when the newer iPhone came out. It’s more that you seem to look for faults in the one you have just so you have a reason to get the new one.
We rationalize really well when we really want something, right?
Now, what should you do if you do end up feeling as though your old iPhone is just not performing the way that you need it to, so you can get what you need out of it? Call iResQ.
Why It May Be Slow and How We Can Help
Many times, the reason for slow performance is because something has happened internally to cause a disconnection. Our techs can help by looking inside your iPhone to ensure all the working parts are working correctly. This diagnostics process is actually FREE. If they find anything wrong with it, you can then decide if you want us to repair it considering the quote we provide.
Don’t throw your older iPhone away because a new one has come out. Get it repaired by us, and continue to enjoy a device you’ve grown very attached to and love so much.
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