My iPhone/Android Won’t Charge
When you get home from a long day of work or a busy day,
settling in and charging your phone back up is sort of a daily ritual. If
you’ve ever arrived home, plopped down in your seat and realized that your
phone wasn’t charging, this is your guide. Let’s look at some signs and reasons
the charging port is dying.
The wiggle of death
I think at some point we’ve all experienced this. You plug your cord into your
phone and… Nada. So you move it back and forth, and you see it charges for a
second and then goes away again. We try to wiggle frantically until we find the
perfect angle for it to finally charge, but it doesn’t. Here are some causes.
Is it your cord or wall adapter?
It is a good idea to look at these two before looking at
anything with the phone. First, try plugging only the USB cord into a computer,
laptop, or any USB port. If your phone charges, then it is most likely the
adapter that plugs into the wall. They are at most cell phone stores or gas
stations if you need one.
If it is does not charge, then try another USB cord and see if that works.
Lastly, try another outlet to see if there are issues with it. If after these
steps your phone does not want to charge, it may be time to look at the device
Could it be your charging port?
Should I fix it myself?If your phone has wireless charging and you have a pad for it, I would suggest trying it first. If it works, you at least know that it is just the charging port and not a deeper issue. Once we have tried all these steps, it may be time to call it and repair your charging port after all.
On most models, the charging port comes into contact with
different network cables, headphone jack, and even the vibration motor for your
phone. Unless you have experience, it is largely unadvised to switch these out
without guidance due to the possibility of damaging internal parts.
To check out charging repairs that start at 15 minutes and 29 euro, check out
our prices for your specific model at ifixmarbella.es
My Samsung Back Glass Is Broken!
Long gone are the days of having a phone with a removable back. Unless you have an older Samsung or a Motorola, you may be questioning how to remove the rear of the phone to replace the battery, or just to replace the back of it with new glass! Let’s walk through exactly what is going on underneath the glass.
1.) How is at attached?The back glass is a flat piece of glass that fits in the frame of the phone. There is usually a ring of adhesive that goes around the device that keeps it on the back of the phone. If it is cracked, It will need to be removed carefully with heat and the proper tools, otherwise it may crack more and create a dust cloud of tiny glass (not fun)
It is important to note that underneath the back glass is where your fingerprint sensor may be on newer models, it is important to make sure you don’t go too far past the edge, otherwise you may damage the cable there.
2.) How do I remove it?
What tools do I need?The thing that is most important is to have heat. Without heat it will shatter very easily. If you have a heat gun, try heating around the edges a bit at a time to loosen the adhesive. Now that it is heated up, we can start with the tedious part. You want to either use a suction cup to create a small opening or use a thin plastic card to create the opening in between the back of the phone and the glass. Once you have the opening, you can keep it open by inserting a thin plastic card or a guitar pick sized object. After you have your opening, keep heating and working along the edge with your pry tool or plastic card. It helps to drop a little alcohol on your tool to cut through the adhesive. Once you work all the way around, it should come off fairly easily.
3.) How do I put it back on?
This part is fairly simple, the replacement back glass that you order may have adhesive already applied. If it doesn’t there is different types of adhesive and pre-made strips that can be used around the edge of the glass. Once you have this applied, you want to first connect any cables underneath, then lay the back glass back on to the frame. Be careful that it does not get caught on the camera or it may crack the glass again.
Don't want to risk it?
If all of this sounds like a huge headache and something that might go wrong, Quick Mobile Repair offers this service at all of our locations. We have the back glass for the majority of Samsung models and it only takes us 20 minutes or less to repair. On top of a 1-year warranty and low costs, it may be worth it to have us take care of it! Having broken glass is never fun and we’d like to help you get your Samsung back and stylish as soon as possible!
so to Get your iPhone ready to sell
Let’s say you’re due for an upgrade, or you have an old iphone that you’re looking to sell. There are a few steps that you need to take before hand to make sure that it is usable to the person you are selling or gifting the phone to. Let’s go through them so we know for the future.
1. Remove your iCloud!
This is the most important step, so we’ll cover it first. The iCloud is the individual account that is tied to your email. You set this up when you started using the phone to download apps and to make any transaction. From your home screen, navigate to settings. Right at the top of the screen will be your iCloud account. Click on this and it will bring you to a page that has information about your backups and other settings. At the bottom should be a button that reads “Sign out of iCloud”. Enter your password and it will remove it from the device.
2. Remove passcode or reset to factory settings
It will be far easier for you to remove the passcode rather than the person who receives it from you. To perform this, you’ll want to navigate to settings again. Once there, click the “Touch ID & Passcode” option. Then tap “turn passcode off” It will ask you to enter your passcode, and then it will remove it from the device.
3. Factory reset your device to protect your personal data
The last step is to remove any personal data from the device. In settings, tap on the reset option. Go to reset all content and settings. This will bring up a menu asking you to confirm. Once you click erase all of your files and settings will be set to default. You’re done!
You’ll know the phone is completely reset once you are back on the white welcome screen. It is now completely reset and ready to sell/gift/recycle. We have a lot of phones that come in “iCloud locked” from people not removing their iCloud, so we hope that this guide can help a few of you out!
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