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Screen Repair

Why You Should Fix Your Smartphone

If you own an iPhone and you’re a human being, chances are you need a screen repair! Either you dropped your phone on the kitchen floor, your kid got a hold of it, or it fell out of your pocket – no matter the amount of “UE”s, Apple iPhones are known for easily cracked screens.

Before you decide that you can live with your cracked iPhone 8 screen, consider these points.

It only gets worse

With one or two cracks in your screen, the problem will spread into a webbing of cracks that will soon hinder or halt the phone’s use altogether. At this point, it might even be more cost-effective to purchase a new phone.

Broken iPhone Screen

You might run into other problems

As the cracks in your screen widen, they allow for water and grit to slip in. At this point, not only will you struggle to read your screen, now you’ll also have to wrestle with water damage and malfunctioning beneath your screen. When you do take your phone into a repair shop, you could rack up quite the bill on a screen repair and a phone water damage repair.

It’ll be harder to sell the phone

While you may not be thinking about trading in your old iPhone 5S for a new iPhone 11 just yet, the overall appearance – and hence, vendibility –  of your phone should be important to you. Unfortunately, the accrued damage may cause the costs of a phone screen repair to outweigh the benefits. At that point, finding a buyer ready to accept your overwhelmingly damaged phone might be too much of a headache.

It looks unprofessional

You might also consider that using an obviously cracked iPhone or Samsung Galaxy actually leaves a negative impression with those around you. You can have the Maserati, the executive job, or even the perfect wardrobe. But a banged-up phone can still do some serious social damage.

Hopefully, you now understand how impactful your cracked screen can be. There are several ways you could protect your screen from further damage if it’s already suffered some bumps and bruises. Or maybe you’ve gone through a screen repair before, and you’re wondering what steps you can take to prevent it happening again. Let’s check out a couple of ways of doing that.

Tips on Safeguarding Your Smartphone

Screen Protector on iPhone

Use a screen protector

While a screen case is great (we’ll discuss that in the next section), investing in a screen protector is another one of the best ways you can safeguard your phone. You can avoid several coffees-worth of iPhone 8s screen repairs by simply purchasing a screen protector with your phone and having an experienced tech install it for you. Or, you can also install it yourself if you’re confident in your skills. (But we highly recommend coming out to Cellular Magician to have one of our guys give your phone the TLC it deserves.)

Invest in a quality screen case

Nothing says “fix my phone” like a cellphone without a case. Would you really purchase a brand new car and not park it safely in your garage? Similarly, a good quality phone screen case guarantees longer device life (and fewer heart attacks when you inevitably drop your phone again).

Make sure your phone repair shop offers a warranty

A long warranty for a repair is a vote of confidence for the repair shop’s expertise. The longer the warranty, the greater chance your phone will stay repaired (and that you won’t wake up with a different problem the next day). Besides what it says about your repair technician’s work, a warranty also means extra security for you, your device, and your wallet. That’s why Cellular Magician offers a guaranteed warranty for your peace of mind.

Expert Phone Repair Tech

Although we certainly hope you never run into this issue, you might be in need of a screen repair already. Do yourself a favor and stop by Cellular Magician for a fast, professional repair that won’t leave you with more damage than you started with. We’ll make sure you and your phone have a repaired, fresh start.

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Keeping Your Phone and Computer Virus Free

Keeping your computer – and even your phone! – virus free has always been a priority for most device owners. [And of course we’re always happy to offer you Cellular Magician’s best mobile antivirus services.] But with the advent of COVID-19, malware protection has taken on a new meaning. As you navigate work and life during quarantine, cover both bases with these expert phone virus protection tips.

Sanitize

Debates have flown back and forth about how long COVID-19 can survive on your phone or computer. But anywhere from a few hours to a few days is a safe bet. Keeping anti-bacterial wipes on hand to clean any case you use is important. For the phone or computer itself, most cell phone manufacturers warn against using any type of liquid or moisture on your devices.
Sanitize phone
However, Apple actually recommends using a clean microfiber cloth dampened with a safe amount of moisture – a combo of 70% isopropyl alcohol and distilled water. Make sure you only dampen your cloth with this dilution; too much on or around portholes and other openings poses serious risk to your device. And as safe or convenient as they may seem, be sure to avoid using either towels or paper towels; such abrasive surfaces can certainly damage your phone or laptop.

Service

Keeping your phone free of technological “disease” also requires special attention and care. First, thought, it’s helpful to understand a few key terms in the industry. Malware broadly defines any harmful software, while viruses are a specific type of malware that duplicates itself on to your smartphone, laptop, or tablet. Let’s look at a few risky moves that make your phone vulnerable. Downloading multiple apps, changing various settings, and visiting unknown websites certainly puts any device at risk. You’ll want to make sure you always download your apps from secure locations, such as the Apple Store for iPhone and MacBook users, or the Google Play Store for Android users. And although Google does allow app downloads from non authorized groups, Android phones have a default setting that disables app downloads from anyone other than the official Google Play store. Make sure you keep this setting turned on!
Update Smartphones
A few other good antivirus habits include backing up your device and regularly updating your OS (operating system). Consistently backing up your computer or phone secures its information against future virus or spyware attacks. Another good rule of thumb is to avoid downloading SMS and email attachments. A linked recipe from Mom might be safe, but many viruses and harmful websites hide out in these attachments. Additionally, consider investing in a higher quality Wifi network at home, and avoid using other unknown (and generally, more public) networks elsewhere. While an afternoon at Starbucks working on a project sounds nice, using such an open network does come with risks. To prevent such dangers, consider having a firewall installed. This system operates on set rules and regulations to let in only the information that you allow. This anti-malware software is a proven way to keep out hackers and viruses.
Customers using public wifi
In the unfortunate case that you do contract a malware virus, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. Cellular Magician offers top quality data recovery, so you can lose the faulty device but keep the precious information and data. Call us today with questions about keeping your device protected for the future!
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