Have you ever looked at your phone and felt like it’s more of a burden than a helpful gadget? Well, we’re here to tell you that you don’t have to completely abandon your phone. There are some things that when they happen to your phone, you need to start considering the option of repairing your phone. Of these, the most prominent are:
1. When Your Battery is Acting Up
Problems with your battery are a valid cause for you to consider getting your phone fixed. Among the popular signs of battery deterioration, most batteries suffer from losing power increasingly fast, others batteries take a long time to charge. There are also those batteries which display a full charge, then go down to 36% after a minute. Now, the most difficult thing about recognizing damaged batteries is that the damage can happen over a long period of time; normal wear and tear. So, without further ado, here’s how to know that your battery needs a change.
A normal phone battery should last you for about six to eight hours of usage. Keep in mind that the duration depends on what you use your phone for; social media and other apps tend to deplete the battery a lot faster than note taking or scrolling through your photos. All what you have to do is take a random day of the week, and every week note how long has your battery lasted that day. The further you get from six hours, the more advisable it is to get your phone fixed.
2. When your Screen Cracks
A common mistake we’re all guilty of doing is tolerating a cracked screen. When asked, most people reply with, “but, I can still see.” Granted, that’s often true, but, the thing with screens is that they’re made of glass. So, unless cutting your finger is on your to-do list, it is highly preferable that you repair your screen the moment it breaks.
With that being said, there are several types of damaging that can happen to your screen. Fortunately, not all demand high urgency to fix your screen, but, this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t consider booking a cell phone repair appointment. First of all, we have the coloring splotches; sometimes the screen would get damaged without the glass above it is shattering, which creates those blobs/lines of black or green. While you need to keep in mind that it will only get worse, there’s no need to step out of your way to fix your phone; just wait till the weekend.
Second, there are the small inner cracks. These are barely felt, and aren’t really that annoying if they occur alone; as in, without black splotches. Finally, there’s the infamous outer glass breaks which can actually be physically dangerous. If you can feel the cracks with your fingertips, or if you can see tiny shards of glass, you need to get out of your way and fix your screen.
3. When your Phone Stalls
Of course, there is always the occasional stall, freeze or restart that your phone may do without warning. However, when your phone starts lagging more frequently, or when its response period gets annoying, that’s when you need to fix your phone. You also need to keep your eye out for app crashes. Sometimes, it is a problem with the application itself, but, every so often, the problem happens to be with the phone. The mobile device can simply be unable to process data properly, or can be too exhausted/damaged to carry out its main tasks, so it crashes.
Remember that your phone operating slower than it should, doesn’t mean you need to get it fixed. If you had paid attention to your phone’s performance over a long period of time, you’d notice that phones with the little free storage space tend to be more non-responsive than others. So, before you call a repair company, make sure of two things.
First, that your phone’s overall performance is slow; it’s not just one app that is faulty. Second, that your phone not having enough memory is not the main reason for its poor performance.
4. When it Overheats Too
Again, we don’t mean the occasional overheating that you get when you’ve been using your phone for a prolonged period of time. The issue we’re concerned with is the constant overheating which is often underrated and overlooked by most phone owners. What most may not know is that overheating can damage the phone’s inner components which can result in irreversible damage to the phone. This is why it is recommended that you immediately contact a professional to put an end to your problem before it multiplies.
To get something out of the way, you can recognize an overheating phone when it gets uncomfortable to hold; as opposed to being a bit warm. Common causes of overheating include CPU-related complications, faulty batteries, increased application background activity, and finally, charger-related issues. It all depends on the source of the increased temperature. Once you rule out any chance of applications running in the background and depleting your phone’s resources, you can focus on the more serious problems.
If the heat originates from around your charging port, then you probably need to change your charger. If the back of your phone is flaming, it is most likely because of a damaged battery. If the overheating is in other places, then, you need to run phone diagnostics to help you figure out the source of the problem.
To finish up, we have a few notes. When any problem arises with your phone, you don’t need to immediately buy a new one. However, you need to keep in mind that some problems can only be fixed if caught early on. In other words, to keep your phone in top shape, it is best if you try and take note of any performance errors and irregularities as soon as they happen. In doing so, you’ll be preventing further damage by fixing a problem as soon as it happens.
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