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The Top 3 Reasons Your Phone Goes For Repairing and How to Prevent It

Your phone drops, and the screen cracks. There’s nothing you can do but silently absorb the agony. It’s not just the screen that makes you take your phone to the hospital. Whatever the reason, it’s always painful to see your phone suffer. 🙁

Phone repairing

Cracked Screens

Unsurprisingly, 62% of all smartphone repairs are due to cracked or shattered screens. It is quite expensive to replace the screen, and often it’s not worth it. But when we get those amazing premium phones, we want to hold on to them longer.

How much does it cost to replace my phone screen?

The cost of replacing a screen in Somerset can vary depending on several factors: The model of the phone, the type of screen, and where you get the repair done. Prices may vary between different repair shops and service providers. 

As a rough estimate, screen replacement costs typically range from around £50 to £200 or more. Lower-end smartphones may have more affordable screen replacements. In contrast, high-end flagship devices or phones with specialised screens like OLED or curved displays have higher repair costs.

How to deal with cracked screens?

It’s recommended to contact local repair shops and authorised service centres or check online repair service providers to get accurate and up-to-date pricing for your specific device. They can provide an estimate based on your phone and the extent of the screen damage. 

You can also call service providers and ask what options you have regarding replacement and repairs if you have a phone on contract.

Get a screen protector 🙂

Screen protectors can help reduce the risk of scratches, cracks, and other damage to a phone’s screen. With screen protectors, there’s an 80% chance your phone will survive damage. Because mostly, phones are dropped from our hands or when we stand up while our phone is in our lap.

According to our repair specialist, if the screen protector has good quality, your phone can bear this fall. And just as a precaution, it’s best to keep it away from your lap! 

Subscribe to device care plans:

Suppose you repair your phone screen through a manufacturer like Apple or Samsung. In that case, the cost may be higher than third-party repair services. However, having a protection plan like AppleCare+ or Samsung Care+ can significantly reduce the manufacturer’s prices, potentially bringing them down to as low as £29. Another way is to look at the services your sim network provides.

Battery problems

Over time, the battery in your phone will start to lose its capacity, which means that it will need to be charged more often and may hold a charge for less long. 

If your phone’s battery drains too quickly, doesn’t charge properly, or swells up, you may have a faulty or old battery that needs to be replaced. 

How to know it’s time to replace the battery?

On  iPhones

Check the health of your battery by going to the Settings app on your phone and selecting a battery. From there, look for Battery usage. This will give you a good idea of whether its just some apps draining the battery, or is a real battery issue. 

On a Samsung Galaxy device

Check your battery health by opening the Settings app, selecting Battery and Device Care under the Additional Care section, and selecting Diagnostics. This will open the Samsung Members app with icons for things you can check. Tap the Battery Status icon to proceed. 

How much does battery replacement cost?

Battery replacements for smartphones cost between £40 and £100 depending on your phone and from where you make the replacement.

If you’re considering replacing your battery, you can get quotes from local repair shops, online retailers, and your device manufacturer. By comparing quotes, you can get the best possible price for your battery replacement.

How to prevent battery problems?

Well, the least we can do is take care of our phones and battery. However, with time, your phone’s battery health is prone to at least some damage. Getting a battery replacement or upgrading to a new phone is best.

Software problems

Sometimes, your phone may need to be fixed due to software glitches or errors. This can manifest as freezing, crashing, lagging, or rebooting issues that affect your phone’s usability and functionality. Factors such as corrupted files, incompatible apps, malware infections, or outdated software can cause glitches. 

To fix these issues, try basic troubleshooting steps, such as restarting your phone, clearing your cache and data, uninstalling suspicious apps, or updating your software. If these don’t work, reset your phone to factory settings or seek professional help. 

Final Word

Maximum care includes: Getting a cover and screen protector. Taking care of your battery usage and subscribing to any device care plan. There is not much you can do to prevent these issues, but having a warranty on the phone can help you get a replacement. Similarly, it’s worth looking at those insurance and device care plans we usually refuse. Especially when you have premium phones, as their repair costs a lot more. 

Give your phone an edge.

Worried about your phone repairs? Or planning to subscribe to a sim-only plan rather than upgrading? Bring your phone to us; we’ll give you an idea of how much life your phone has so that you can repair it and get a sim-only plan. Or, otherwise, get an upgrade. Contact us for further information at info@initiis.co.uk

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