We use our smartphones and handheld devices every day. In fact, we don’t just use them every day, we carry them with us everywhere. And while technological advances have made them significantly more durable because we use our smartphones so regularly, there is a high chance that they might get damaged.
While you probably take great care of your mobile (especially because they can be quite expensive), a lot of different damage can occur to your smartphone and can be caused by lots of different things. Some of the most common damage your phone might experience includes liquid damage, scratched and/or broken screens, speaker issues, and even technological issues.
When your phone is damaged, the first thing you most likely want to do is to head on down to the shops and purchase a new one, after all, there’s probably a new iPhone or Android device out screaming your name!
However, instead of spending money on a new phone it can actually be more cost effective (and faster) to have your phone repaired instead of replaced. And the whole repair process can be quite smooth, even smoother than buying a new phone!
Gone are the days of handing over your phone to a phone repair shop at the mall and having to wait days to get it back. These days, you can hire a phone repair technician that can come to you and repair the phone before your eyes. Many phone repair technicians even offer same day phone repair services, so your smartphone can be back to its original condition in no time.
A qualified and experienced phone repair technician can actually repair many different issues that can affect smartphones, mobiles and handheld devices. Some of the most common repairs they see include:
Cracked, Smashed and Broken Screens
Every smartphone owner knows the feeling. The moment when your heart skips a beat after your phone has slipped out of your hand onto a hard surface. That feeling turns to sheer dread when you pick up your phone and realise that it has finally happened – your screen is broken.
While many phones are still usable when the screen has a crack in it, it is recommended to get it fixed as it can lead to other issues, including accidentally hurting yourself. As most smartphones are touchscreen operated, you run the risk of actually cutting yourself on the broken screen’s glass! But not only that, you increase the chances of further damage happening to your screen and rendering the phone unusable the longer you leave a broken phone screen.
Phone screens are usually a somewhat simple repair for phone repair technicians as they are experienced with the nuances of each phone brand and model. The shape, design and way the device is assembled can impact how long and how much a repair may be, but in almost every case, your phone will be salvageable.
Broken Charging ports
There are not many things more frustrating than when you plug your phone into charge overnight and when you wake up you discover it hasn’t charged one bit, or even worse, it’s dead!
When the charging port of your mobile phone stops working it can be so tempting to buy a new phone instead. But this is something that can almost always be easily fixed.
Broken charging ports occur for a variety of reasons – sometimes it’s a manufacturing defect, sometimes it’s caused by debris entering the charging port, and sometimes it can be caused by using cheap, inferior charging cords which can actually damage the inside of the charging port.
Whatever the cause, these are usually fast to fix and can involve the port being cleaned out properly, small repairs to the port, or having that area replaced entirely. The repair required will vary on the phone type and cause of the issue.
For many people, smartphones are not only their mobile phone, but they are also our cameras. Most smartphones include a front facing and rear camera, and either one can experience damage.
It’s rare for a smartphone’s camera to stop working for technological reasons, instead the most common damage associated with a smartphone camera occurs to the camera lens. Most often they are cracked or scratched which will impact the quality of any pics taken with the phone.
Luckily, this repair is super simple and involves the camera lens exterior glass being replaced!
Get your phone fixed by a professional
The phone repairs we’ve mentioned today are only some of the most common ones that can affect your smartphone. While smartphones are being built to withstand more, these small and powerful devices can still be easily damaged.
Luckily a little bit of damage doesn’t have to mean a death sentence for your smartphone. If your mobile phone is damaged in any way, talk to a qualified phone repair professional before you head to shops to buy a new one!
Saeed Ashif Ahmed is a Blogger who has a keen interest in how emerging technology can help the world become a more just, equitable, and kind place. He enjoys interviewing CEOs of tech startups asking them what they are doing to bring greater opportunity and equity to our society.