Thursday, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, 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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, 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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, September 12th, 2017
Though many people may decide to turn to a friend for help getting their phone screen fixed when it’s broken, this isn’t always the best plan. It’s actually going to be much safer and easier to get your phone fixed by a professional, even if your friend may be offering to do it on the cheap.
What if your friend doesn’t do a good job fixing your phone and you can’t say anything? What if your friend doesn’t get to your phone in a timely manner and you’re without it for days or (gulp) weeks? What if your friend breaks your phone worse, decides to charge you last minute, or forgets your phone somewhere…?
What ifs are everywhere when you ask someone you know personally to do a professional job. There are so many variables that it can almost make the whole thing pointless. If you decide to bring your phone to us, there is no question about when we’ll have it back to you or how much we’ll charge. And if you do have questions, you don’t have to worry about asking them.
Especially when people do jobs for free or for less because of a personal reason, it can be hard to rely on them and to know they will do it right. Many people take on phone repair jobs as a hobby or a way to make extra cash and don’t really care about the results. This is why it is so much safer to have your phone fixed by professionals who are completely reliable because fixing your device is their job.
Someone always gets frustrated or hurt when mixing business and pleasure. Most of the time, we do this to save ourselves a little bit of money, but will it be worth it if you and your friend have a falling out over fixing your phone? It’s better to err on the side of caution and make sure you take your device to a professional, someone who doesn’t have a relationship with you and who is guaranteed to do a good job.
If your screen is cracked and you need help fixing your device, bring it to us. We’ll fix it quickly and easily, and you won’t have to bother with anyone else.
Tuesday, September 5th, 2017
Having a broken phone used to ruin the entire workday. You couldn’t send emails, you couldn’t make calls, and in many cases, you had to run out on your lunch break or even take the day off to get your device fixed as quickly as possible. But we promise when you come to us, we’ll make sure you can get your phone fixed around the hustle and bustle and that you won’t have to wait any longer than necessary to start using your device again.
Many repair technicians insist people bring their phones in, normally during business hours, which means you’ll be scrambling to fit this extra errand into your day and missing time when you could be working. Instead, we offer an option where we can come to your home, your office, or anywhere else you would like to meet and take a look at your phone there. If you decide to have your device fixed with us, we will repair it while you continue working.
We know how hard it is to get anything done with a broken phone. And the longer this goes on, the harder it’ll be for you to get your job done. That’s why, once you decide to have your device repaired with us, we promise to have it returned to you within 24 hours. This means you won’t have to wait longer to get your phone back and that you won’t have to miss out on getting work done.
You may not even know what is wrong with your phone, and that’s okay. You shouldn’t have to take time out of your day to read online articles telling you what the issue is with your device. Instead, just let us perform a free diagnostic, and we will tell you what’s up. If you decide not to have your phone repaired with us, that’s okay, and if you do, we will be sure to get it back to you fast.
Why should a broken phone get in the way of your workday? You should still be able to make money and get things done. Let us help you fix your phone and allow you to work while the repairs get done.
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