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Jan
10

Tips to Extend the Life of Your iPhone

Posted in iPhone Repairs

It is getting more and more expensive to own the latest technology. The days of free cell phones are in the past, especially if you want an iPhone. While some people can afford to buy a new iPhone every time a new model comes available, most people want to ensure their phone lasts as long as possible. Just like any device, your iPhone needs proper care to last. Here are some tips that can help you extend the life of your iPhone until you are ready to upgrade to another model.

Protect It

This should go without saying, but if you don’t already have a protective case or cover on your iPhone, invest in one now. It is only a matter of time before you sit on it, drop it or wear down the plastic from use.

Downloading Apps

Your iPhone is a mini computer and it is susceptible to viruses and malware. Be very careful downloading apps; choose a reliable source to avoid getting a bad bug that can crash your iPhone.

Battery Maintenance

Make your battery last longer by not overcharging or overusing it. Batteries should only be charged until they are full, then unplugged. Often people have apps that continue running in the background, using their battery life when they aren’t using their phone. Make sure this isn’t happening on your iPhone.

Repairs

Don’t try to do repairs on your own. If you damage the screen or your phone is heating up too fast, bring it to an iPhone repair shop. Makes sure the technicians are trained and certified for working on iPhones and that the company offers a good warranty on their repair work.

Posted on behalf of:
iDeviceMD
1570 Old Alabama Rd
Roswell, GA 30076
(678) 869-9899

Jul
25

Don’t Replace Your iPhone- Repair it Instead!

Posted in iPhone Repairs

iPhones are by far the most popular cell phones on the planet. They offer a sleek, stylish design with incredible features and application options that make it hard to live without. If you love your iPhone, it probably travels with you everywhere you go to help you stay in touch, stay on schedule and even buy what you need. The problem is that this heavy use can make it very easy for your iPhone to become damaged and one thing these devices are not is cheap to replace. So what do you do when your phone is damaged and you can’t afford to buy a new one? 

Due to the popularity of iPhones and other smartphones, there are new options available to repair your phone quickly and affordably. In most major cities, there are service companies that specialize in fast repair of iPhones, usually fixing most common problems the same day. Some repairs that are available include: 

  • Screen problems. Cracked and damaged screens are the most common issues with iPhones. Many cell phone repair companies can repair or replace screens in just a few minutes.
  • Dead batteries. If the battery is dead or not charging properly, this can usually be fixed in a walk-in repair shop.
  • Water damage. It is almost impossible to keep liquid away from your iPhone. Water damage mitigation is a common on-the-spot repair. 

If your iPhone has screen, LCD, battery or water damage, don’t empty your bank account buying a new phone. Call a local cell phone repair shop and see if you can have your iPhone repaired for the fraction of the cost of replacement. Some repair companies even offer house calls, coming to you to do the repair.

Posted on behalf of:
iDeviceMD
1570 Old Alabama Rd
Roswell, GA 30076
(678) 869-9899

Apr
8

Options for Your Broken Mobile Device

Posted in iPhone Repairs

If you are like most people, you depend on your mobile device. It is your connection to your friends, family, work and the world. Unfortunately, these handy electronics are also expensive to replace when something goes wrong. Whether your smart phone was dropped into a hot tub or your tablet tangled with the pavement, you may have a device that is no longer connecting you to anything. Before you toss it in the trash, consider the other options.

Repair vs. Replace

Only a few years ago, it was almost unheard of to have a mobile device repaired. It was usually cheaper just to buy a new one than to have it fixed. However, the popularity of these devices has created a new industry around inexpensive repairs. Many common problems such as cracked screens or water damage can be repaired, fast and affordably. Before opting to replace your broken device, it is worth researching whether it can be fixed first.

Sell Your Broken Device

There are times when a device is beyond repair, making it necessary to buy a new phone or tablet. The good news is that because of the evolved repair industry, even devices that are not working can still be worth money. Some of the same companies that repair mobile devices will also buy the device if you decide it is not worth it to pay to have it repaired. This will give you a little money to put toward your new purchase.

Next time you find yourself with a phone or tablet that is on the blitz, find a company that offers both repair and buying options. Some even offer mobile repairs, giving you a chance to have your device fixed right away, or sell the device for some quick cash.

Posted on behalf of:
iDeviceMD
1570 Old Alabama Rd
Roswell, GA 30076
(678) 869-9899

Oct
30

iPhone Battery Extenders

Posted in iPhone Repairs

iPhones are one of the most popular smart phones on the market.  Offering a great deal of basic functions such as a phone, camera, contact management and calendar, the device also has the capability to run tens of thousands of applications or “apps”.  While this capability is truly remarkable the only downside is that all of this drains down the battery on the iPhone quickly. 

While it may not dramatically impact all users, it does impact those users, especially mobile business people, who are not in a position to recharge the battery during the day and primarily need the phone function.  Although Apple recommends a number of steps to take to conserve battery life, including setting up the device to check for email a certain amount of times per hour, these really limit the usefulness of the device. 

One alternative is to have a battery extender installed on the iPhone.  There are a number of different options available at several different price points, but iPhone battery extenders all basically do two things.  First they dramatically reduce the amount of time it takes to fully charge the phone. 

This ability to “rapid charge” the phone is a great timesaver for people on the run.  Second, the battery extender will provide double the life of the iPhone’s normal battery.  Now it is possible for business users of the iPhone to be able to use the device normally during the day and depending upon the usage of the phone, eliminate the need to recharge the phone during the normal business day.  Imagine never needing to tell someone on the phone “I need to go now, my battery is almost dead”!

Oct
30

iPhone Water Damage Repair

Posted in iPhone Repairs

As with most things electronic, the iPhone and water do not mix.   Accidents however happen all of the time where a person’s iPhone will drop out of their pocket when walking in the rain towards their car or get wet when their young child is playing with it in the bathroom. 

No matter how it happens once it is wet, in most cases, it stops working and is a big problem!  In the past, the solution to the problem was to hope you had an insurance policy on the phone or you ended up paying the full price for a new phone, if you were not eligible for an upgrade from your carrier and the device was not insured.  Now it is possible in most cases for a highly trained and certified technician to restore a wet iPhone in less than 1 hour! 

The process to have the iPhone repair is quick, painless and economical.  The first step is to contact the certified repair technician, by phone, to discuss the damage, as soon as the device gets wet.  The technician will tell you what steps must be immediately taken in order to increase the chances of the iPhone being restored. 

The next step is to drop off the phone to the nearest repair facility or to have the technician visit the owner’s home or business to make the repairs on the spot.  The repair involves giving the device a thorough ultrasonic cleaning.  Once the iPhone is cleaned, it will usually function just like it did before it got wet.

Oct
30

iPhone Broken Glass Repair

Posted in iPhone Repairs

Well it finally happened, when running across the parking lot to a meeting, your iPhone dropped out of your pocket and landed on the pavement.  It has happened many times before but this is the first time that the glass broke!  In the past, the next stop would be a visit to the local iStore to get another iPhone, which was an expensive solution if the owner was not eligible for an upgrade from their carrier.  Now it is possible to have the phone repaired quickly and much cheaper when compared to buying a new phone! 

Depending upon the model of the iPhone, a qualified and certified technician can replace the touch-screen replacement or front glass and LCD replacement on the iPhone 3G, IPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S or iPhone 5.  In addition to being trained on iPhone repairs, the technician also has all of the specialized equipment, as well as the necessary parts to complete the iPhone repair

The process to have the iPhone repair is quick, painless and economical.  The first step is to contact the certified repair technician by either phone or email to discuss the damage.  The next step is to drop off the iPhone to the nearest repair facility or to have the technician visit the owner’s home or business to make the repairs on the spot.  Often the repair can be done in less than a day and the phone will be fully functional and working just like it was before it fell.  Oh and you get a warranty on the work as well!

Aug
28

Finding Reliable iPhone Repair on the Internet

Posted in iPhone Repairs

The moment your iPhone screen cracks or stops working can be horrible.

Once this happens, you have to consider the various options for fixing your iPhone. You want an option that is both affordable and reliable. Returning your iPhone to its manufacturer often takes considerable time and money – it’s both time-consuming and expensive. Therefore, if you want your iPhone fixed both quickly and inexpensively, you might consider a reliable online iPhone repair company.

Two Important Considerations

When selecting an iPhone repair company on the web, you should first consider the devices they repair.

  1. Do they only repair one model of iPhones, or is their staff well trained to repair various iPhone models? It’s usually better to work with an iPhone repair company that services different models of iPhones. This shows that they are reputable and knowledgeable.
  2. How long will it take them to repair and return your iPhone? Perhaps the best online iPhone repair companies are those with physical locations. This often allows for fast repair time as they have workers and the necessary materials onsite to service your iPhone.

Two Major Benefits

  1. The first major benefit of working with an online repair company for your iPhone is that it’s typically less expensive than returning the phone to the manufacturer for repairs. Even with insurance, manufacturer repairs are normally more costly than those completed by an online iPhone repair company.
  2. The second major benefit is speed. Unlike the manufacturer that’s overloaded with phone calls, problems, and devices to repair, an online iPhone repair company can give you and your device complete attention. As a result, your device is often returned to you much more quickly than if returned to the manufacturer.

Taking all the above into consideration, a reliable online iPhone repair company is certainly a fast and affordable option.

Posted on behalf of Dru Pio, iDeviceMD

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Aug
28

Repairing Your iPhone Screen Instead of Buying a New iPhone

Posted in iPhone Repairs

Most people enter a 2-year contract with their wireless or cell phone provider when purchasing a new iPhone.

Oftentimes, you’ll receive a discount or subsidy from your wireless provider who reduces the cost of your new iPhone from as much as $599 to about $199. Your wireless provider is quite comfortable offering you such a discount because they usually bind you to at least 2 years of service. Typically, this is a win-win for your wireless provider and you…as long as your iPhone is still operational for the entire two years. If not, then you’ll find yourself in quite a dilemma.

Your iPhone Dilemma

The reason for such a dilemma is because you simply can’t purchase another iPhone for the discount rate ($199). The discount or subsidy provided by your wireless provider only covers your first device.

Therefore, if your iPhone’s screen gets cracked or shatters, you won’t be able to use your device. In such cases, you’ll end up paying full price ($599 or more) to get a replacement phone. And, even purchasing a used iPhone is often a bit more expensive than getting a new discounted iPhone from your wireless provider.

Knowing Your Options

It’s important and beneficial to know what options you have if your iPhone screen needs repair. Depending on the damage done, your iPhone’s warranty may cover it. But, it also may not.

Therefore, if you’re in a situation in which your iPhone repairs are not covered by warranty, then your best option is to find a specialist that can repair your iPhone’s screen. An iPhone screen repair company is perhaps your most inexpensive option. Otherwise, you’ll have to lay down hundreds of your hard-earned dollars to replace your iPhone. So, if you want to avoid the unnecessary expense of a new iPhone, simply find a reputable company to fix the screen. This can save you lots of cash.

Posted on behalf of Dru Pio, iDeviceMD

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