After listing the top 3 smartphone repairs that our customers are faced with, we compiled a list of other damages and malfunctions that could happen to your smartphone, as well as some advice in how to prevent some of them from happening.
Water is one of your device’s worst enemies, as it can cause components to malfunction. Manufacturers are increasing their offer of smartphones with IP certification against water and dust, but the vast majority of devices out there have no inside protection and rely on smartphone covers and the user’s extra care to stay away from water damage.
How to avoid water damage on my smartphone?
Water damage prevention depends mostly on the user, whether by protecting it with a cover or changing some bad habits: taking your phone with you to the bathroom, to the beach, swimming pool, etc. or exposing it to rain. Waterproof covers are the best option as they protect your smartphone for daily use and allow you to take it into the water if you’re into watersports or like to take underwater shots.
Most of us charge our devices on a daily basis, so the charge port is also subject to some wear and tear from connecting and disconnecting the charge cable. Damage could also happen by not using the right charger or cable, as some white label, “universal” charge cables, can be harmful to the charge port connectors and cause it to malfunction. If your device isn’t charging – or charging intermittently – when you plug it in you might have a damaged charge port.
How to avoid damage to the charge port?
This one is all about being careful: don’t force the connector when plugging it in or out, as this can damage the inside of the charge port. Using the original cable to charge your device is also a good idea or, if you don’t have the original charger, look for a trustworthy brand or source which guarantees your smartphone will not suffer from a damaged or malfunctioning charge port.
If you like to hear music on your smartphone or you have the habit (or necessity) of answering phone calls using headphones, it could happen that the headphone jack might be subject to wear and tear and stop working properly. You will notice it if you are having trouble listening to music or when making phone calls with headphones, but have no such problems when using the device’s microphone or loudspeaker, which could mean the headphone jack has been damaged and needs to be replaced.
How to avoid damage to the headphone jack?
The headphone jack is another component whose lifespan depends on the user’s care, as the constant plugging in and out of headphones can cause the connectors to malfunctions. Avoid pressure on the jack (for example, when you carry it in your pocket) and also consider using a cover, as impacts can also damage exterior components like the headphone jack.
If you have any problem with these or other smartphone components, the Wireless Warehouse Repair Service can help you!
If you are experiencing any type of malfunction or damage to your smartphone or any of its components, our Premium smartphone repair service can help you solve them. We have an experienced team who provides the best prices for parts and service, as well as a 90-day warranty on both. To get in touch, 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.