Smartphones have become an extension of us, our link to our virtual profiles and for many people they are essential to our business and social lives. The more advanced they become, the more expensive and fragile they seem to get. There are certain precautions that you should take with your phone prior to any problems such as:
- Outfitting it with a protective case
- Buying insurance
- Applying a screen protector
For those of us who are brave enough to lug their devices around without these safeguards in place, here are the three most common Smartphone disasters and what can be done to fix them:
What to Do If You Scratch the Screen of Your Smartphone?
This is one of the most frustrating and common issues users have with their Smartphones. Simply placing a phone in a pocket with some spare change or car keys is enough to cause scratches on the screen that will mar an otherwise beautiful device. There are, however, some solutions that may work without breaking the bank.
Various vendors offer buffing solutions for touchscreens that will fill in and repair minor surface scratches. In a pinch non-gel tooth paste can be used. Simply test a dab of toothpaste on the corner of the cell phone’s screen and then buff it out to test it, if the toothpaste comes off easily with a slightly damp rag then it is safe to try on scratches. Deep scratches may not be able to be repaired by buffing, and may require a brand new screen.
What to Do If You Crack or Breake the Screen of Your Smartphone?
This is the new cell phone owner’s worst nightmare. A previously beautiful device utterly ruined by mere clumsiness. There are a few things to try before going out and purchasing a new cell phone.
Most cell phone screens can be easily replaced. There is a wide array of guides about how to go about replacing a cell phone screen for just about every smartphone out there worth repairing. While screens aren’t always cheap, they are vastly more affordable than a new phone or having a professional do the repair for you. However those who are scared off by the thought of performing major surgery on their device might want to consider using a professional cell phone repair company.
What to Do If Your Smartphone is Slow?
On the software side of things we have OS and devices slowing down to the point of frustration. The issue may not actually be with the phone itself. Too many processes running and possible malware infection might be slowing down the device. Make sure anti-virus software is installed, up to date and running regularly. If that isn’t enough, consider a task-killer app to manually shut down some extraneous apps.
With proper care smartphones shouldn’t need to be replaced until the pace of technology makes upgrading a desirable option, rather than necessity due to damage. If an incident has already occurred, simply buying a new phone is not necessarily the only option; the tips above may give your device a few more years before you have to replace it.
About the Author:
Jason White considers himself to be a “Super Nerd” when it comes to smartphones and like to write about his obsession. If you are in need of smartphone repair check out ifixandrepair.com