We are all living in uncertain times because of the Covid-19 pandemic. All of us have been forced to stay home and not step out unless it is absolutely necessary, to save ourselves and our families from the virus. Our smartphones have become our saviours during these tough times. We are using them to remain connected with others, help others, keep ourselves updated about the situation and other important developments, as well as to entertain and educate ourselves. But the phone is an electronic gadget and it can stop working suddenly. If that happens, your anxiety might go through the roof as options for smartphone repair are likely to be limited in your city. And for some, it might not be possible to invest in a new phone. So how does one get the old one fixed?
Smartphones, even the most advanced ones, do not come with a feature that makes them immune to accidents and issues due to wear and tear. When you least expect it, you can encounter a problem, which can affect the way you use your phone. Some of the common issues are a dead battery, broken screen, damages caused due to exposure to water, camera problem, and Wi-Fi not working.
You should be extra careful while using your smartphone. Here are a few things that you need to remember to prevent some issues.
- Not to use your smartphone while walking. It might slip from your hand, and its screen might crack.
- Not to use your phone inside your washroom or near the kitchen sink. It might come in contact with water, damaging multiple parts.
- Make sure that you are not carrying the phone in your pocket before going out on a rainy day or jumping into a swimming pool.
- Not to be too engrossed while clicking selfies, as chances are high that the phone might slip from your hand and hit the ground.
- Not to keep the phone at places where it is easy to accidentally damage it; for example, on the couch.
- Not to download apps from third-party stores, which are considered untrustworthy, or from suspicious websites.
- Not to keep your phone plugged in and charge it all night. This might speed up the degradation of its battery.
- Not to use your phone in too hot or cold temperatures. Extreme temperatures can damage the battery.
Even after your take extreme care while using your smartphone, it might suffer accidental damage – for example, a broken screen. Do not freak out when that happens. You should also not make haste to get it fixed from the nearest shop for smartphone repair. It might kill it instead of solving the problem.
Before contacting it, you should make certain that:
- It is committed to safe and reliable repair of the smartphone model/brand that you own.
- It follows the right repair protocol and uses genuine parts.
- It has a team of highly qualified technicians who can do the top-quality repair quickly.
- It offers a warranty on its repairs.
- Its former customers are happy and satisfied with its repairs and have given it high ratings on review sites.
- It will not take advantage of the pandemic and overcharge you.
- It has a quick turnaround time; it has the resources to handle the most common issues within a day.
- It follows all Covid-related protocols.
If it were normal times, you could have visited the mobile phone repair shop without worrying about anything. But, now, you have to think twice before doing that. If you do not want to visit the shop personally, find the one that offers the benefit of pickup and drop-off service.
The pickup and drop-off service enables you to get your smartphone repaired without going anywhere. The shop sends someone to your preferred location to pick the damaged device. The person hands it over to the technician for repair at the shop. Once it is done, he/she returns to your place to give back the fixed device. Because of this service, you can contact a reputable shop that is very far from your house as well. And if you have to personally visit a repair shop, make sure that you are masked up and are carrying with you a bottle of sanitizer. Do not enter a shop if it is crowded. Also, you should book an appointment in advance before visiting it. It will save you from spending hours inside the shop.
And you should not leave the shop without finding out the estimated repair cost and how long it will take to fix the issue. Reliable shops for smartphone repair inform you about them after their technician does a thorough check-up of your phone to determine the extent of the damage/exact reason why something is not working, and what part – or parts – needs to be repaired or replaced.