Thursday, 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 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.
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.
Thursday, June 15th, 2017
We can ensure your iPad is in the best hands when it comes to fixing screens, replacing batteries, or anything else with which you may need help. We offer free diagnostic sessions, and if you decide to have your device fixed at our location, we will draw up a plan to ensure that you know how much your repairs will cost and when you can expect your device back. It is our guarantee that we will have an iPad with a smashed screen back to you, good as new, within 24 hours.
Indeed it is. We know how important it is to have your device back as soon as possible, and we’ve all gone through the agony of not having our phones or iPads ready when we needed them. Therefore, we strive to make sure all clients receive their devices within a full day of their decision to have it repaired with us; that is our promise to you.
Though you may have the know-how—or at least a helpful video on YouTube—it isn’t likely your device is fixable within the allotted time frame if you try to do it yourself. First of all, buying the materials to fix a broken screen is usually a hassle, and you will likely have to wait a while for the new screen to be delivered to you anyway. Then, with the possibility that you could make a mistake and create a worse problem than the one you started with, fixing it yourself isn’t exactly the best or the easiest option.
It certainly won’t be the fastest, as we’ve got screens for all manner of devices (including iPads) in stock and professional technicians who have fixed more shattered screens than they can count. That adds up to a fast fix you can expect within 24 hours of bringing your device to us.
We are happy to do a free diagnostic and to take a look at your iPad screen. Afterwards, we can let you know how much the repairs will be and get your device back to you as quickly as possible.
Thursday, June 1st, 2017
One of the quickest battery drains is an unnecessarily bright screen. Especially if you are indoors, you can lower your brightness to less than half and still be able to see your screen just fine. You can do this by swiping open the Control Center and using the brightness slider or by entering Settings and then Display & Brightness
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and AirDrop are all taking up battery life when they are left on. If you do not need these programs at the moment then you can turn them off in your Settings menu or in your Control Center. Handoff is another battery waster you can turn off if you’re unlikely to want to switch tasks between your iPhone and your iPad.
In addition, leaving apps open when you’re not using them can also drain your battery. It’s a good idea to close any apps you’re finished with—even if you think you’ll use them later—if you’re trying to save some battery life for when later comes.
All of these (often unnecessary) services that your apps will be more than happy to perform are huge battery wasters, especially because they are usually going on when you don’t need them to be. You don’t really need push notifications for most apps, and having one of your fast food apps knowing where you are all the time is kinda creepy. You can turn off location services, push notifications, and background app refresh for certain apps as you see fit, or if you prefer, turn them all off entirely.
Allowing your device to get overheated can also drain the battery, so it’s important to make sure you keep your iPad nice and cool. It’s usually best to maintain a temperature of below 72 degrees if you can (and no higher than 95 degrees), so if you take your device to the beach, keep it out of the sun.
It may be time to get a new battery for your device if you’re spending all your time trying to save your battery life. Call today for a free diagnostic.
Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
We now have a mobile repair service!
We will send out a certified technician to your home or office who will work on your device while you continue to do what you need to do. How easy is that?
Most of the repairs we perform are completed within an hour.
This is perfect for those of you who don’t want to be without your phone for hours when you have to drop it off at a shop. It’s also great for those who just want your phone fixed without the hassle of going anywhere.
While not all repair services are offered with our mobile service, we can do quite a bit. The best way to know if we can help you with your device is to complete our mobile repair service request form. We will get in contact with you about it to schedule an appointment for us to come out to see you.
Since our technicians need to take time out of their day and we have to drive out to you, we do include a $30 travel fee. This fee much be paid for in advance.
We can come out to your business to repair iPhone, iPad, Macs, smartphones, and more. If you’re in a hurry to have devices repaired, this is your best option. We can diagnose most problems and repair them on the spot with parts in our van. Give us a call or complete our request form now.
Thursday, May 12th, 2016
With each update, iOS users end up with a smorgasbord of features that were not available before. The problem is that most people don’t even know they exist. The following are just some of the many iOS features that rolled out with 9.3
You’ve probably heard you shouldn’t use your iPhone or iPad before bed because it can keep you from sleeping well at night. Well, that’s not true anymore. You can use it, as long as you turn the Night Shift on. The Night Shift reduces the blue wavelength of the screen. Just go to Settings > Display & Brightness > Night Shift.
Yes, Wi-Fi calling. You can now call people through Wi-Fi rather than use airtime charges (if you don’t have unlimited). You will need to turn this feature on by going to Settings>Phone>Wi-Fi Calling.
AT&T Users: Guess what? You can call internationally with Wi-Fi calling!
Everyone is loving GIFs, especially since they are now a big part of Twitter. You can create GIFs easily with iOS 9 with it’s Live Photos feature. All you have to do is hold your finger on the picture when you view it afterwards and you’ll get a little live motion from when the picture was taken.
Bonus: Save your GIF as a wallpaper, for a really cool effect.
Forgot your charger? No worries; just turn low power on and you’ll likely save the battery long enough until you can get to it. Just go to Setting>Battery and then turn the low power setting on.
Before iOS 9.3, you had to tap each image you wanted to select. Now, you can simply drag your finger across the images to select them.
On the iPad, you can them select a word or sentence easier. Just tap your finger two times and then spread them to highlight what you want to select.
If you want to work while watching YouTube on the iPad, go ahead and use the picture in picture video. You can simply tap on the picture in picture icon to bring YouTube or whatever you’re watching to the top corner making it smaller, and then bring up the app you want to work in.
We hope you’ve enjoyed learning more about your iOS device. Have fun with these new features! If you ever have any issues with your device, remember iResQ. Our certified techs will take care of any problems you may have with your iPhone, iPad, and/or iPod.
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