Based on our experience as a premium smartphone repair service, here at Wireless Warehouse we compiled a list of the most common repairs and added a few tips on how to prevent them from happening. We hope these tips are helpful; If, however, you couldn’t avoid damage to your smartphone, we can also help you. Find out how at the end of this list.
Buttons are usually the smartphone components we use the most: whether it’s the home button, the power and lock/unlock button, or the volume controls, buttons are constantly being called into action. The fact that they are not attached to the frame in order to move when pressed gives way to the possibility of water, dust and other particles to get stuck or even penetrate between the buttons and the frame, which can lead to stuck or malfunctioning buttons or even damage to the circuits that connect them to the motherboard.
How to avoid damaged or malfunctioning buttons?
If you have an IP certified smartphone (IP67, IP68 or any other similar certification) you’re pretty much protected from this possibility. If you don’t, the best advice we can give you is to avoid exposing your smartphone to dust, water and other particles that can affect the buttons. A smartphone cover is a good idea, as it allows operating the buttons without exposing them too much. You can take a look at some smartphone cover options here: http://wirelesswarehouse.ca/product-category/accessories/cases/
Of all the smartphone components, the one that is subject to a greater strain is the battery, which powers the phone and all the operations executed by its components. Besides this constant use, the battery also suffers from the wear and tear of charging: most of them are made of lithium ions (Li-ion) and have a limited lifespan, measured in charge cycles. An average smartphone battery lasts between 1,000 and 1,500 charge cycles, a number that can be severely decreased by full charges and discharges, as well as heat from charging, intensive use or the surrounding conditions.
How to avoid a battery replacement?
Sooner or later, you will have to replace your smartphone’s battery, but you can delay that moment with a few simple steps and habit changes:
- Avoid full charges and discharges as much as possible: Li-ion batteries are at their best between 50% and 80% of their maximum capacity, so smaller charges during the day will not harm them;
- Whenever possible, avoid exposing the battery to extreme heat: smartphone batteries heat up considerably when subject to intensive use, such as using several apps and features at the same time. Unless you really need it, think about closing or shutting down the utilities you are not using;
- Let you battery rest appropriately: besides a smarter use of the battery’s capacity, you can also take some additional measures when charging it. Avoid using your smartphone when plugged in, charging it in hot areas and, if possible, remove the back cover when charging to reduce the temperature it is subjected to.
Damaged screen (glass and/or display)
As you probably have guessed (or worse, experienced) the most common repair made on smartphones is the replacement of a broken screen. The most common cause? A mix of bad luck (or lack of safety measures) and gravity. The extent of the damage, as well as the repair cost, varies according to the way the smartphone is built. In some brands, the glass and display are separate pieces that can be replaced independently. Usually, in this case, the glass absorbs all or most of the shock to prevent damage to the display, so you will just need to change the glass, which is a cheaper option. But nowadays most of the brands have the glass and LCD fused in a single piece so, when it’s broken, you will have to replace them both.
How to avoid a broken screen?
The best advice we can give you is to be careful. Carrying your smartphone in your pocket has its risks but, sometimes, is the only option you have, so adding a smartphone cover is always a good idea. Even better is to place a screen protector, made of tempered glass, which has a higher shock absorbing capability and some additional advantages: it is made of tempered glass and while it does not affect the operation of the touch screen, it has anti-scratch and anti-shatter technology, which prevents it from breaking into sharp pieces.
You can take a look at some of the smartphone covers available at Wireless Warehouse here:
If instead you would prefer a tempered glass screen protector, you can get to know more about it here:
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If, however, you were not able to prevent any of these (or any other) damages to your smartphone, we can help you fix it, thanks to our experienced team and years of quality service. You can visit one of our stores, located in Ontario (Toronto, London and Windsor), call us or simply fill the form on our website’s entry page and we will get back to you with a free estimate. The best service and prices are guaranteed, as well as 90-day warranty on both parts and services.