We use our mobile phones all of the time.
In fact, if you ask anyone what they can’t leave home without – you can be certain that the mobile phone is likely to be in the top 3.
And it’s no surprise really. As mobile phone technology has developed over time, it has completely changed the way we live our lives.
Mobile phones aren’t just a way for us to call and text people, they are a way for us to organise our lives, they provide us avenues to access the answer to just about anything, and they have even somewhat replaced the humble wallet – which had always been one of the most important things you wouldn’t leave your home without.
So, given we’re using our mobile phones more and more – we’re literally taking them with us everywhere – even to the bathroom, it’s pretty understandable, that sometimes we end up damaging them.
Though they can withstand a lot, because we are taking them everywhere there are many ways your mobile phone can get damaged and a wide variety of repairs it might need.
Today, we want to tell you about some of the most common mobile phone repairs we, as mobile phone repair technicians, see.
Our most performed mobile phone repair services
Screen Repairs or Replacements
Repairing a cracked, smashed, or broken mobile phone screen is definitely our most in demand service here at Fone Teknician.
This makes complete sense, given that not only are we constantly using our phones, but the size of the smartphone screen has consistently increased over the last decade – which leaves a lot of room for damage.
Unfortunately, even the most careful of people will end up dropping their phone at some point.
While not every drop is going to result in a smashed screen or damage of some sort – smartphones have been made to be able to withstand a certain level of impact – there is still a high chance that your phone’s screen is going to be damaged.
The chance of your phone screen breaking from a drop or impact only increases when you don’t have a screen protector or phone case on your phone.
Luckily, a screen repair for an iPhone or smartphone is quite simple and relatively straightforward – when you have the training that is. It does require expertise, the right tools and knowledge to ensure that it is done properly and doesn’t affect any other areas of your phone, but it isn’t too time consuming and can often be done in less than 30 minutes!
Tip: If you drop your phone and it only has one crack, it can be tempting to avoid having your phone repaired. We would advise against this. If you leave a crack in your phone’s screen, this can lead to it developing into a larger or multiple cracks, debris, dust, or liquid could also find its way into the crack which can lead to further internal damage; or you could even end up cutting yourself as the glass can be sharp. It’s better to be safe than sorry!
As you would be aware, all mobile phones run on batteries. Over time batteries naturally degrade.
Battery degradation does tend to occur gradually, however, sometimes it can feel as if your phone goes from easily lasting you an entire day to having to be plugged into the wall at all times.
In the earlier mobile phones, swapping a battery out was quite simple and something you could do yourself, just pop off the back and add a freshly charged or new battery and you’re good to go.
These days, it’s not quite as simple. Batteries for smartphones are built into the housing of the phone which has been designed to only be able to be opened by those who have the right tools and of course expertise.
Replacing a smartphone battery is not impossible and it can be a very cost-effective way to extend the life of your current smartphone, however, it’s most certainly not a DIY repair. A professional mobile phone repair technician is the only person you should trust with this job.
Charging Port Repairs
If you can’t charge your phone, you’ve certainly got a problem on your hands.
Charging ports on your smartphone or mobile phone are quite susceptible to damage because they are one of the most used areas of your phone.
A charging port can stop working for various reasons, including:
General wear and tear
Using cheap and poorly made charging cords
Something being lodged or jammed into the port
Debris such as dust or liquid
Impact from a drop or excessive pressure on the phone