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, November 10th, 2016
Samsung is not having a good 2016, but the question is, will they recover in 2017?
Samsung seems positive about it. They do not (as of this writing) have any plans on letting go of their Note series. They just announced they will have a Note 8 and Galaxy S8 in 2017. It’s likely because they have already started production on it, so why back track now?
What’s great about this – and makes those of us who are Samsung lovers – is they plan on offering special upgrades to the flagships.
The announcement was delivered in Korean, but from translation, it seems as though people who purchased the Note 7 will be able to get the Note 8 with payment installments and at a reduced cost.
Since Samsung Note 8 users had to turn in their devices, this possible upgrade special is only for those who to go with the Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge after returning their unit.
The only snag in this is that this special may not be making it internationally. This was only revealed in South Korea. The expiration date is November 30, 2016. If the offer does go internationally, the United States will likely hear about it in December.
Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
If it’s been about a year after you bought your Android device, you may have noticed the battery doesn’t last nearly as long as it used to. You may need to plug it in a couple times a day, so you can use it. As frustrating as this is, we have something to share with you – Android battery problems are common.
Batteries aren’t made to last a long time. After charging, decharging, and recharging hundreds of times, the battery begins to lose power. This means that when you charge it to 100%, it’s not really as full as it was when you first started using it. That’s why it’s dying so much sooner.
While you can simply plug it in all of the time to get the device to continue to work, it’s not desirable. After all, mobile devices should be mobile. You want to be able to take it with you wherever you go and not have to worry about plugging it in every hour or so.
The only solution for when an Android battery starts to decharge too quickly is to replace it. With a brand new battery, you will have the charging capacity as you did when you first phone your phone. You may be able to go through the whole day without having to charge your device. Now, that would be a relief, wouldn’t it?
Depending on the device you own, replacing the battery can be difficult. Some of the Samsung Galaxy smartphones have a removable back cover, which means all you have to do is remove and replace the battery. Others have a back cover that is not easily removed, so you need an experienced tech to replace the battery for you.
For Android battery replacement, turn to the best Android repair technicians. We train and certify our technicians, so they have the skills and knowledge to repair Android devices. Contact us today for more information on how we can solve your Android battery problems.
Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015
No matter how long your battery life is on your Samsung Galaxy Note 5, it’s likely you would rather have more. The good news is that there are ways to save some battery while you’re using your fabulous phablet.
When you turn power saving mode on, you limit the CPU, turn down the brightness, and quicken screen timeout. These settings won’t give you hours of more battery life, but it will give you a little more, and that’s all that counts.
There are other power saving modes, but most them will give you limited use of your smartphone. This won’t make you happy unless you really need to save your battery (maybe you forgot your charger at home).
You wouldn’t believe how much power it takes to light your Note. It’s a ton! Just turning down the brightness can help you save a good amount of battery life.
Screen timeout is that time that it cuts off after you’re not using it anymore. All you have to do is go to Settings>Display>Screen timeout. Play around with it, so you know how long you really need it to wait before turning off. For example, you don’t want to look away from it for a minute and have it turn off on you while you’re in the middle of something.
The people at Samsung are nice. They gave us the ability to identify apps that are being bad to our battery. All you have to do is go to the Battery section under settings. There, you will see a list of apps. Any apps that are drawing more battery juice than it should will be identified as having “Abnormal Battery Usage.” You can then delete that app, or you can do something the settings of the app that may be able to lower the dependence it has on your battery.
Try these tips with your Note 5. You may find it keeps you from plugging it in as often, which is always nice.
Thursday, June 4th, 2015
At the one-year anniversary of having your smartphone, you may notice that it doesn’t quite work or look like what it did when you first bought it. This may make you think it’s time to purchase a new one, but we like to save people money. Instead of wasting your money on buying the newest smartphone, read these ways to make yours last.
Some people get anxious when they hit 50% battery life on their phone. They fear it will cut out on them at the worst time possible. To subside their anxiety, they plug it in for a full charge. This is the worst thing you can do because your phone’s battery decreases in longevity each time you charge it.
The best thing to do is to allow your phone to completely die. If that’s just too stressful, plug it in when it hits at least 5%. Go as low as you can go, though.
It also matters how long you charge it. Unplug your phone as soon as it hits 100%. You don’t have to keep checking it, but do check it after an hour to see how close it is and then again depending on how long more you think it will take to hit a full charge.
If you’ve already messed up your battery life, you can always get a battery replacement to start fresh. iResQ offers battery replacement for most smartphones on the market today. Check out our smartphone repair page for more information.
We know it’s obvious and not something you really want to do, but it really does make your smartphone last longer. Dropping your phone is bound to happen, and the damage doesn’t only make your phone look bad, but it could break it.
If you’ve already dropped your phone and it’s broken, you don’t have to buy a new one. You can have us fix it for you. We repair screens and can fix whatever may be wrong with it, such as a broken camera, microphone, or Wi-Fi.
Some people never update their phone because they hate the changes that come along with it, but the problem is that those updates are released because of changes that happen with the network and the way the phone works. Update your phone as often as it needs to be, so you don’t end up hating the fact that it’s slow, apps freeze, shut down, etc.
What we mean by cleaning it out is deleting apps you no longer use and taking the hundreds of pictures that you have saved on it. This will improve how fast it operates and it will allow you to use it freely without becoming aggravated when you can’t record a video or install a new app because of limited space.
We have many other tips for making your smartphone last longer. Be sure to check back often to learn more about how you can keep your phone running efficiently and looking as good as new.
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