At FixIT Mobile, we’re proud to offer comprehensive phone repair services in Flagstaff for any smartphone you own and a variety of different issues. At the same time, we realize that our clients would prefer to avoid the need for our services altogether – and a big chunk of our approach to customer care involves offering tips and expertise on how you can avoid any of the issues you’re currently dealing with in the future through proper care and maintenance of your phone.
And if you know the most common issues that tend to arise within today’s smartphones, as our phone repair specialists do, you also know there are several very simple tools or approaches available that will help you avoid the need for major phone repairs. What are these tools or items, along with some general tips on how to properly maintain your phone on a day-to-day basis? Here’s a primer.
Screen Protector and Case
Physical damage due to impact is the single most common type of repair need we see in phones today, but it’s also largely avoidable if you simply take the proper steps. The first is to invest in a quality phone case that you’re comfortable with – not only the size, but also the specific feel, the color, and your continued ability to access all buttons or touchscreen elements without issue.
Next up is purchasing a basic screen protector, which guards the most susceptible area of the phone. From spilled drinks to accidental droppage and numerous other risks, your phone will have an outer layer of protection that stops issues like cracks from happening.
In addition, you should always follow your phone model’s recommend replacement schedule for its battery, if there is one. Only original manufacturer batteries should ever be used here, and battery replacements should be carried out by trained professionals.
Screens and Ports
One important general upkeep and cleaning area is the screen; another that may be located in various places is the different ports present on your phone. Keeping these areas clean reduces and dust or other buildup over time, ensuring you don’t void your warranty while also maintaining your ability to charge the phone or connect it to various cords. If you are unsure about cleaning any of these areas properly, contact the manufacturer for directions.
You may have heard this from a phone or phone repair specialist, and it’s advice given with good reason: Powering the phone down from time to time is important. Not only does doing so help maintain your battery life, it also allows the phone’s internal CPU to reset periodically and refresh its operational status, which improves the overall quality of phone operations and reduces the risk of premature software concerns.
For more on basic phone maintenance to avoid repair needs, or to learn about any of our phone repair, tablet repair or other device repair services in Flagstaff, speak to the staff at FixIT Mobile today.