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Repairs to Try Before Replacing Your Device

by Kara Masterson

Replacing your iPhone or iPad can be a costly, time-consuming affair. Especially if replacing it means trying to recover phone numbers, passwords, and entire parts of your life. Wore, if those things can’t be recovered and you simply have to do without or try to replace what you’ve lost. It’s far better to try and fix your device first. Here are just a few repairs to consider the next time that your device is acting up.

Screen Replacement

Screen replacement is one of the most common fixes for phones and tablets. Oftentimes, the problem isn’t with the underlying technology; it’s with the way that the screen is interpreting or presenting data. For example, an unresponsive screen that isn’t registering all of your touches might make it seem like you have a glitchy app. Once you get the screen fixed, you won’t have any issues with the app anymore. Another common issue requiring screen replacement is when you crack your phone after dropping it. In these cases, you don’t have to throw the whole phone away! Just replace the screen.

Battery Repair

If you’re having power problems, the culprit is probably your battery. Every battery has an expiration date, and they can start causing trouble long before they’re completely drained. Some common issues include phones that don’t charge, phones that lose power irregularly or too quickly, and phones that experience strange shutdowns or power surges. If you’re experiencing any of these phenomena, it might be time for a new battery. The good news is that battery replacement can be cheaper than replacing your entire device, especially if you get it done at a good iPhone or iPad repair shop.

Water Damage Repair

Water damage can wreak havoc on digital devices. Fortunately, there are several tried-and-true methods for getting water out of phones, tablets, and laptops. A common DIY trick is to bury your device in a bag of rice so that the grains can draw out the moisture. A tactic used by professionals is to apply desiccants to the device to dry it out. You can also try home remedies like toweling off the surface, swabbing the USB ports, and letting it warm in the sun.

Force Quits

You might be surprised by how many smartphone and tablet issues can be fixed with this simple trick. It’s the new version of “Have you turned your computer off and on again?” Swiping away your apps will force your device to clear its caches, flush its memory, and reboot with a clean slate. This can resolve everything from buggy software to corrupted connections within your networks. With any luck, you won’t even need to make any hardware repairs or replacements.


These are just a few ways that you can try to salvage a broken iPhone or iPad. You don’t have to immediately jump into replacement mode. Try a few DIY tricks or a professional repair service first.

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