These past years, smart phones have become a base necessity and Iphones can be considered, by far, among the most widely-sought alter kinds of smart phones on the market. However highly-technological and sophisticated, Iphones are material gadgets which can eventually break and/or stop working. There are several kinds of Iphone repairs that can be fixed. Others, especially those involving operative systems and the phone’s software, may not. If your Iphone is under insurance liability, chances are that most of these repairs will be covered by Apple care. If not, getting your Iphone fixed may be fairly cheap or way expensive, depending on the model and type of repair. Let’s take a look at the most common reasons users need Iphone repairs.
Broken Screen or Digitizer
According to cell phone technicians, this is the first reason for repair consultation. Usually caused by drops or heavy weight, a broken screen can be repaired in a few simple steps, provided the technician has enough experience and dexterity. Many may be bold enough to attempt and do the repair themselves. Nonetheless, if you know nothing about fixing electronics or don’t have the right tools, you might be better off without experimenting. If something goes wrong, you will end up spending much more money than if you had taken your phone to a certified technician in the first place. One thing you can do to prevent further damage is tape the cracked screen. This will help protect other areas from getting pieces of broken glass stuck into any of the key components.
Loose or Stuck Buttons
There are two types of buttons that may cause any trouble, particularly for Iphone 5 models; the Power and Lock Button and the Home Button. Replacing any of these parts is usually affordable and should not be difficult at all. These spare parts run from $5 to $7 each and can be purchased in most Apple stores or online. There are however, other alternatives around replacing faulty or missing buttons. When you are on Iphone, you have the extra advantage of being able to replace all button features by means of certain software. iOS 5 and above has a great option called Assistive Touch. Just by heading to Settings – General – Accessibility, and scrolling down to Assistive Touch, you will be able to turn on the Assistive Touch function. The moment you activate this feature, you will see a small gray button on your screen. This button can be moved around at will, but the best news is that just by tapping it, the button will unleash a lot of further options. This way, the home button simulates an actual home button press, while pressing Device will enable you to lock the screen, change the volume, bring up the multitasking menu, plus many more available options. This is to say that just by activating Assistive Touch, you can eventually replace almost every single function performed by the actual physical button. This software troubleshooting alternative is obviously not the same as replacing the buttons but do, in a sense, provide temporary relief until you can get the replacement done.
Headphone contacts are one of the most sensitive features. Not that they do any sophisticated kind of work, but the fact that they are up to a lot of daily manipulation, make these pieces very vulnerable. This, plus the stress put on the contacts if you do any kind of physical activity while listening to music, is an open door to failure. If you are the happy owner of an Iphone 5, there is something you should know; headphone jacks come together with the lighting connector and the antenna. This means that everything must be either removed or replaced together every time.
Chronic Low Battery
Many Iphone owners complain that their phones either run out of battery very quickly or don’t hold the charge for long. When this happens it means that the battery has lost its charging capacity or that it has been degraded. In this case, a quick battery change could solve the issue right away. There is another option, still; that the docking connector has been damaged and is no longer doing its job. If this is the case, this piece will need replacement.
This is a very frequent problem which may be due to several different causes. The most common reason why your I-phone should go soundless is because the speakers have broken down. Finding the right speaker replacement part and repairing it are fairly simple tasks. You should know however, that if you own an Iphone 4/4S you will have to purchase this one single part that includes the speaker, the ringer and the buzzer for these models. Iphone 5s on the other hand, will need a single loudspeaker which runs at about $20 each.
Even when these five Iphone repairs are common and might eventually happen to your phone, it is good to know that they can all be easily solved in a short time.