Thursday, March 17th, 2016
As the weather gets warmer in many areas of the country, people will head outdoors. Since smartphones often go wherever people go, they go outside too. The problem is that smartphones then become vulnerable to damage. Cement and water are not best friends to smartphones. With that being said, here are some tips to keep your phone safe this spring.
If you’re going for a run, don’t just throw your phone into your pocket. Chances are, it will fall out. That means a cracked screen or worse. Either hold your phone while you run or use an armband to keep it safe.
The other day I saw a friend place her phone on her car, forget about it and drive off. I don’t have to tell you what happened… Be mindful of where you place your phone, so you don’t end up with the same nightmare.
Unless you get a waterproof case, you need to keep your phone at home or far away from water. Even a splash can cause water damage.
Amusement parks are fun, but not for your phone. Sure, it’s cool to take a video of you screaming on the coaster, but dropping it as you go around the loops will make you scream even longer. Leave your phone in your car or in a locker. The awesome coaster videos and selfies are just not worth losing your phone.
We know that warning you of these situations won’t keep most of you from doing them. When something does happen to your phone, know we are here for you. Our experienced technicians can fix most breaks and will give you a quote for the repair if you want to think about it. Contact us today for more information.
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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