If you own a smartphone, chances are that you’re well versed on the woes of needing repairs; after all, 50% of you have cracked a screen at least once, and 21% of you are walking around with a cracked screen right now! You can take comfort in knowing that you’re definitely not alone. Even if your phone is in perfect condition, you may need repairs and/or advice down the road, so it’s good to be aware of common repair issues you might encounter in the future. These include the following:
We know our phones are expensive mobile computers packed with fragile miniature technology, but the most common feature on your phone that requires a repair is the screen. That’s because it’s the one component that is the most exposed to the elements, not to mention the most interacted with since the days of physical keyboards on phones are long gone. We’ve all experienced the fear of dropping your phone – it slips from your hand and in a matter of seconds that device you’ve had for all of two days could be shattered. For many people, a short drop ends with a crack in the screen…or worse. A cellphone case can help protect your smartphone from damage, but once it’s damaged, a smartphone repair expert can replace your screen. Look for someone who can do it while you wait, or in less than an hour, for added convenience.
It happens, and it’s not always fixable. Whether you accidentally leave your phone in your pants pocket while doing laundry or spill a drink on it at the bar, water damage can put an end to your phone. Even worse, most warranties do not cover water damage. You’re much better off bringing your phone to a qualified repair technician immediately to see if it’s fixable (though it should be noted that moisture can corrode components over time). It’s your best bet for bringing your phone back to life and avoiding any further damage.
Of course, many modern smartphones also have an IP water resistance rating, which will allow for some peace of mind, but it’s still best to reduce the risk of your phone taking a dunk – especially in salt water where any water resistance could deteriorate!
Batteries naturally degrade over the months and years to come, and the technology hasn’t advanced enough to do away with this problem. Therefore, it’s to be expected that you’ll need to get your battery replaced at least once over the course of your smartphone’s life. An experienced repair technician can easily take care of this as well as perform a diagnostic test of the battery to determine whether there are any other issues affecting performance. Once your battery has degraded to around 80% to 85% of its health when it was new, you may want to consider getting it replaced.
Damaged Charging Ports
Frankly, charging ports see a lot of use. It is all too easy to bend your charging cables or break the end port piece inside your phone. When this happens, it’s just a matter of time before your battery drains out and your device dies. There’s no talking, surfing, shopping, or sharing with a dead smartphone. Don’t fret! Take it in and get it serviced with care and precision.
We know how essential your phone is to you; it’s an extension of yourself. As we become more dependent on these devices, it’s important to have an experienced trusted technician handle any repairs, cleanings or replacements. The next time any of these tragedies strike your phone, bring it to your nearest Mobile Klinik location and ask for a free quote for professional repairs. Most common issues can be resolved in 60 minutes or less.