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Is your iPhone 8 and 8 Plus sound not working well?

Have you experienced your iPhone 8 or 8 Plus had an crackling earpiece during a phone call?, or just can´t listen to music and any sound effects? If so, you´re not alone. Regarding the annoying sound in phone calls, there have been many cases where customers have complained about this issue, and apparently is not happening only in regular phone calls but in FaceTime calls.

Below you can find some tips which they might be helpful to solve your problem:

  • First of all, as a possible solution and sometimes the easier is to update the software. Apple has acknowledged this problem which is affecting customers. So, wait for the upcoming software release to update it.
  • According to reports, it´s fixed in the iOS 11.1 developer beta. How to download it? If you have a developer account, you can try it via the Download New Betas tab after signing in at apple.com
  • Try to play some music through your device or any sound effect App, go to adjust the volume with your volume buttons or the slider Control Center.
  • Another solution for any case of problem soun is restarting the iPhone. Don´t worry, you will not lose any information. If there is a temporary glitch on the iPhone, so this will eliminate that glitch.
  • This also might work, but before make sure you have a backup of all your iPhone to the Cloud and iTunes. This step is another way to eliminate the glitch on the phone.
  • This might sound silly but believe it or not, it helps. Brush the docking area where you charge the device and keep it clean. The dust and so many small things avoid the correct work of the connectors.
  • You can try this trick: Insert you headphones into the headphone jack, then quickly pull them out. Do this for a couple of minutes, in many cases the headphone mode got stuck and this help to fix it.

Perhaps you might not have the technical skills and you might prefer a technician to check and fix your phone, no worries, we can help you and the best part is that you will have it the same day all fixed. We offer a repair service which can pickup your Mac and drop-off, anywhere in London. Feel free to book your service here:

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How to avoid ipad screen repair? We have 4 tips for you

We’re sure you take care  well of your iPad, unfortunately some accidents may occur. Especially if we’re  willing to share the Apple tablet with kids in order to keep them occupied for hours. One of the most common accidents is when the tablet falls out of our hands and the screen cracks as soon as it touches the floor.  The question is, how can we avoid iPad screen repair and save some money?  Here you have some tips:

  1. We recommend you to use a screen protector for your iPad. Since it’s touchscreen device, the display is going to get a workout. In fact,  there are lots of options out there for screen protectors, you just have to go to an Apple store or mall kiosks to get it. The only problem with screen protectors is that they have to be applied perfectly, otherwise you will have some air bubbles or dirt on your screen. You can even ask someone else who knows how to put the screen protector on for you.
  2. We also recommend you to buy a case.  Apple sells iPad Smart Cover which automatically turns the iPad on when it’s opened. It can also fold back to prop the device up so you can have your hands free for typing.  This is the most practical option, however there are plenty more alternatives with different features to choose.
  3. Protect your iPad From Liquids. We obviously know that water and these kinds of devices don’t get along.  So, we suggest you not using your iPad as a coaster for your coffee mug or glass of water. And, be careful if you’re using the iPad as a digital recipe book in the kitchen since you can splatter something on it by accident. For your peace of mind, keep your iPad  away from any liquid that could actually spill on it and fry the internal components.
  4. Keep an eye on your kids. If you’re going to let your kids  using your iPad for fun, you must keep an eye on it. Kids don’t understand the value of things and have a tendency of not taking care of them. You can establish some rules before they use the device.

If you had an accident with you iPad and its screen cracked, don’t panic… it just so happens that we are experts in iPad screen repair  🙂.

Get in touch! Remember it’s always best to leave your device with a professional. We offer a 3 hours pickup and drop-off repair service here in London, find out if we cover your area and book in your slot here:

https://www.repairly.co.uk

Do you want to repair your iPhone Screen? We give you some tips

We have all experienced accidents with our phones at home, work, etc. Especially dropping them when you take them out from your pocket to answer an incoming call or just to check out an information. It happens all the time, not only you. We are going to give you some tips to repair your iPhone screen by yourself, but before we start, our first recommendation is BE PATIENT, it´s not a race against time. Once you start you will feel confident with the repair process.

Tools: First of all, you need some basic tools to repair your iPhone. A Phillips #000 screwdriver, Pentalobe screwdriver, tweezers, a spudger, small suction cup and a plastic tool to open it.

Start the Process: So, you have the tools and now you are going to start the repair process. Firstly, unscrewing the two small screws beside the Lightning connector (below the phone). Then, take off the top of the iPhone using a suction cup device, please be careful depending on how cracked is the screen, the plastic tools to open the device it might help you to take it out.

Note: Keep all your parts in one and secured place where you can find them easily.

Now, you´re about to dismantling the iPhone, don´t rush, be patient. Take out all the screws and remove the home button assembly, earpiece, ambient-light sensor, and black plate. Put the back plate on your new screen, you don´t need to pull it off. Also, you don´t remove a copper sticker there, leave it on because it´s very delicate.

Hence, you dismantled the device, now it´s time to reassemble everything back. This is why the importance of keep the whole pieces in a safe place. Once everything is screwed back, you need to plug in your phone. Keep in mind that new batteries come discharged for safety. Wait a few minutes to turn on your device.

If your iPhone screen is still not working after the replacement you just did, don´t panic. We can help you fix your problem.

We offer a repair service which can pickup your Mac and drop-off, anywhere in London. Feel free to book your service here:

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Do you need an iPhone 6s battery replacement?

Is your iPhone 6s battery not working as it should? The battery life depends on how long you have been using that iPhone 6s. The issue can also happen to be a hardware issue with the connector or battery, or a software problem. But, sometimes what it takes is an iPhone 6s battery replacement. Here we showyou how to do it on your own:

  1. Turn on your iPhone 6s before disassembling it.
  2. Remove the two screws on the bottom edge of the iPhone.
  3. Place the flat edge of a spudger into the gap between the screen and rear case, directly above the headphone jack.
  4. Twist the spudger to open the gap between the front panel assembly and the rest of the phone.
  5. Insert the flat end of the spudger on the left side of the phone and slide it up the side of the phone to separate the adhesive and pop the clips free. You have to carry out this procedure in all of the iPhone’s sides.
  6. Once you’ve done to separate all of sides the iPhone open to about a 90º angle the display with careful.
  7. Remove the two screws securing the battery connector bracket.
  8. Remove the battery connector bracket from the iPhone.
  9. Disconnect the battery connector by prying it straight up from the logic board.
  10. Push the battery connector away until it stays separated from its socket.
  11. Remove the four screws securing the display cable bracket and remove it.
  12. Disconnect the front camera flex cable.
  13. Disconnect the digitizer cable using the flat end of a spudger and so the same with the display data cable by prying it straight up from its socket on the logic board.
  14. At this point you can finally remove the display assembly.
  15. Peel back the tips of the two adhesive strips along the bottom edge of the battery using tweezers or any other tool.
  16. Carefully pull one battery adhesive tab away from the battery until it slips out from between the battery and the rear case. Repeat the same procedure with the other battery adhesive tab.
  17. You can finally remove the battery and replace it with a new one. As simple as that, you have done an iPhone 6s battery replacement!

You can also check out this video, which shows how to do an iPhone 6S Battery Replacement in 3 minutes.


Perhaps you don’t have the technical skills to do an iPhone 6s battery replacement… it just so happens that we are experts in replacing your iPhone’s battery  🙂.

 Get in touch! Remember it’s always best to leave your device with a professional. We offer a 3 hours pickup and drop-off repair service here in London, find out if we cover your area and book in your slot here:

https://www.repairly.co.uk

Problems with LG G5 Battery? here is what you should do

Even though LG G5 has many improved features and functionality,  users have been complaining about the poor LG G5 battery life. Actually, you must keep in mind that is common that a new phone drains its battery faster than normal. We are probably using it a lot the first days to descover its features and functionalities as well as downlowing new Apps. However, if the LG G5 battery continues to drain rapidly or faster than usual, then you may have a problem. Guess what? We can help you to get rid of the issue by following these solutions:

  1. Change the setting. Carring out some changes in the settings will help you save battery. Some of this ajustments are:
    – Turn off the option Always-on display by going to Settings > Display.
    – Make the screen timeout as low as you can by going to Settings >Display > Screen timeout.
    – Try to make adjust the screen brightness as low as possible to save on the battery by going to Settings > Display.
    – Disable background sync for all that apps that you do not use by going to Settings > Accounts.
  2. Enable Power Saving Mode. This is one of the best options you can use to improve LG G5 battery life. You can turn on this feature in settings. In addition, you could also turn off GPS, restrict the background data, backlit keys, and manage the processor’s performance.
  3.  Disable some features.  If you’re not using them, you can disable Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Location And LTE. Having this features enabled without using them might drain a great amount of battery life. Hence, it’s better to keep them turn off when you’re not using them and turning on when you need them.
  4. Check if any App is squeezing out LG G5 battery.  Have you ever heard about culprit apps? these are background applications that eat up your mobile data to a large extent causing the phone to work harder and to squeeze out LG G5 battery. So, to check which app is using too much power go to Settings > Battery and Power saving > Battery usage. Uninstall those Apps that use an abnormal amount of power and check if the  LG G5 battery problem is fixed or not.
  5. Update the device. Sometimes battery issues can be solved by downloading the latest software update. Furthermore, updates are often realise to fix a bugs in case they are found.  So hurry up to update your phone’s software to have better performance.

If you have tried all these and yet your LG G5 battery  is not working properly… or just you’d rather a professional fix your device, we can help you.

We offer a 3 hours pickup and drop-off repair service here in London, find out if we cover your area and book in your slot here:

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How to repair a Samsung Galaxy S7 screen

Does your Samsung Galaxy S7 screen have broken? Samsung´s users have experienced common accidents which make crack or scratch the screen. We are going to show some of tips to fix it.

Screen protector

The first thing you should do if your Samsung Galaxy S7 screen is broken or scratched and you want to prevent worsening of crack in the glass, we recommend you to get a good quality screen protector.

Do it yourself

  • First of all, turn off your phone.
  • Ensure taking the back cover off the phone, and as a tip, it might help using a hair dryer and at the same time prying up the plastic cover with something thin like a plastic card.
  • Using a screwdrive, remove all of the screws attached to the motherboard.
  • Consequently you have to remove in a very gently way the motherboard.
  • The LCD screen is attached to glue which keeps it hold. Hence, you can soft the glue applying some heat.
  • Due to the thinness, you might have a razor, then it will help you to pry the screen up. Find a plastic card to put it in between the LCD screen and the case.
  • Again, being very smooth, move the plastic card around the zone between the screen and case, until the screen releases.
  • Make sure your Samsung left behing any broken glass by cleaning out the case and screen frame.
  • Also, when you grab the new LCD screen don´t apply  much pressure. As a result it might break it.
  • Now you have to reverse these instructions to set the screen..

It seems you don´t  feel comfortable and probably prefer a technician to fix this problem. We can help you solving your problem.

We offer a 3 hours pickup and drop-off repair service here in London, find out if we cover your area and book in your slot here:

https://www.repairly.co.uk/samsung-s7-screen-repair/london

iPad not charging? We give you 3 simple tips to fix it

Is your iPad not charging or is charging slowly? is your iPad showing an alert message? If you can’t charge your iPad, there are steps to fix the iPad not charging problem on your own. Sometimes is a hardware issue with the connector or battery,  but most of  the time it’s a hardware problem that you can fix by yourself. And guess what? we give you the solution so your battery works like new again. Below we give you 3 tips you can follow to troubleshoot the problem.

  1. Force a restart. If you iPad is not charging the first and easy thing to try would be a forced restart.  To restart your iPad:
    – Press and hold down the power button on the top of your device.
    – Press and hold the Home button while continuing to hold the power button.
    – Hold both buttons and wait for the screen to turn off, and keep holding them until the screen turns back on and displays the Apple logo.
    – Plug into power and check if it charges. If it doesn’t, try the next tip.
  2. Switch outlets or ports. It can happen that outlets or ports just don’t work, especially if you’re plugging into a wall or computer you’ve never plugged into before, or if an electrical problem occurs in your regular outlet or port. So, try plugging your iPad into a different outlet or USB port and check if it starts to charge. If it does, that’s good news. Is your iPad not charging yet? Keep reading.
  3. Check and switch cables. As outlets and ports, cables can also stop working properly or have some defects. Supposing that you’re sure there’s no problem with your iPad or power source, then you definitely must check your charging cable and USB adapter for sing of damage, like breakage or bent prongs. In case there’s none,  you also can try a cable from a family member or friend to see how it goes and prove that your cable is not working. If it works, then you’ve solved the problem .

If you have tried all these measures and yet your iPad is still not charging… it just so happens that we are experts in getting your iPad to charge again 🙂.

We offer a 3 hours pickup and drop-off repair service here in London, find out if we cover your area and book in your slot here:

https://www.repairly.co.uk

Do you need to make an iPhone 5 battery replacement?

Isn´t your Iphone 5 battery charging anymore? Or is it draining your battery charge too fast? If this is happening to you, so it´s time to make a battery replacement of your iPhone 5 battery. Here are  some step-by-step tips for replacing the battery by yourself:

Step 1. Turn off your phone.

Step 2. You need to use a small security Pentalobe screwdriver (5-point star shaped) to remove the  two screws on the bottom edge of your iPhone.

Step 3. You mut be gentle applying force just above the button by using a suction cup. Open up a small gap so you can begin to pry the screen open

Step 4. Release the clips holding the screen to the phone using a pry tool . Work from the bottom to the middle of each side.

Step 5: Replace the battery without disconnecting the screen from the phone, it will need to be extra careful holding it at 90 degrees throughout.

Step 6: Remove the two screws from the metal plate which secures the battery contacts to the motherboard. The plate is stuck to the battery connector but it’s easy to pry off.

Step 7: The plastic battery release tab is pulled on to unstick the battery from the case. you should hear the battery slowly unsticking.

Step 8: The new battery is aligned and ensured the cable is routed and bent so the connector is lined up with the motherboard. Gently, you have to press it into place and screw the metal plate down to secure it.

Step 9:  The top edge of the screen is hooked into the body of the iPhone and make sure it isn’t protruding by more than half a millimeter. Then, gently press the screen down working your way from the top to the bottom. The clips should click into place and you should have no resistance when replacing the two Pentalobe screws.

Step 10: If it doesn´t turn on, don´t freak out. Remember that in many times for safety, the new battery is sent discharged, so first start connecting your charger, and then wait for a while to turn on again your device.

If you have tried all these and yet your iPhone 5 is not working… or just you´d rather a professiona fix your device, we can help you.

We offer a 3 hours pickup and drop-off repair service here in London, find out if we cover your area and book in your slot here:

https://www.repairly.co.uk/iphone-5-battery-repair/london

Is your iPhone overheating all the time?

Does your iPhone feel warmer to the touch than it should?  or does the back of the iPhone is so hot you want to throw it in a bucket of ice?  If this has happened to you, then it means that there’s something wrong with your device. Many iPhone’s users have reported overheating issues even after iOS 11 update. And of course, none of them want to see ‘iPhone needs to cool down before you can use it’ message in their phones. If you don’t want this happening to you, then keep reading to help you preventing  iPhone overheating.

There are internal and external reasons that lead to this issue. Some of these might be that the phone is working hard due to some Apps, it is exposed to sunlight or other heat sources, or you have a software problem. Here you will find how to fix iPhone overheating problems:

  1. Keep your iPhone up to date

Making sure that your phone has all the latest updates installed is the first step you have to take in order to avoid iPhone overheating. The updates can be checked by going into Settings > General > Software Updates, and then follow the steps specified by the phone.

  1. Cool it down

If your phone produced any message indicating overheating, you should turn it off and move it to a cool or shaded place, for instance a room that has good air-conditioning. You could also remove iPhone’s cover, this also can help to cool the phone. In addition, avoid leaving the phone in the car and keep it away from direct sunlight.

  1. Charging

We suggest you to save phone’s battery by tuning it off, or turn off WI-FI, GPS and Bluetooth, and lowering the brightness of the screen. These actions extend to charging the iPhone, which is certainly something that generates heat. When charging your phone, just be careful where you place it, find a cool, shaded, and well-ventilated place in order to avoid overheating and try not to use the phone while charging.

  1. Regarding Apps

Our Apps can still be running even though we are not using them causing the iPhone to overheat. To make sure this is not happening, double clicking on the ‘Home’ button will allow you to swipe up in order to close any app which might be running. If you don’t close them, the phone will be asked to work harder, which can cause overheating. You can also put your phone into ‘Airplane Mode’ which at the very top of ‘Setttings’.

If you have any other problem we can give you solutions. 🙂

We offer a 3 hours pickup and drop-off repair service here in London. Find out if we cover your area and book in your slot here:

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Are you experiencing some iOS 11 problems?

Many iPhone’s users have been experiencing problems with iOS 11 update. You may fix some of iOS 11 problems today just by downloading the new updates. However, Apple is still working on troubleshooting other software issues with iOS 11.2 beta. In the meantime, here in repairly we’ll show 3 iOS 11 problems and how to troubleshoot them.

  1. ‘I’ change to an a and question mark

Whenever you try to type an ‘i’, it’s replaced by and ‘A’ followed by a question mark box symbol after you send a message. This is nothing more than an autocorrect error and you can fix it following these quick steps:

  1. Restart your iPhone, this will clear iOS cached data and does other system optimizations when you turn your device off and on.
  2. Go to Settings > General > Keyboards > Text Replacement and check what is setup.
  3. Tap the plus sign in the top right corner.
  4. For Phrase, type an upper-case “I”. For Shortcut, type a lower-case “i.”.

 

  1. WI-FI network is detected but you can’t connect

You’ve surely tried to restart your iOS device, router or DSL modem to solve the network connection problem, but your device’s inability to establish a connection may not be due to faulty Wi-Fi. You can also attempt steps to solve this issue by resetting the network settings of your device. Go to settings>General>Reset> Reset network settings. If this doesn’t work, then you may to go back to iOS 10 and wait for Apple to fix the problem.

  1. Poor battery life

If your device’s battery is not lasting what it should after downloading iOS 11 update, there are a lot of things that you could do. In first place, older Apps may not be compatible with iOS 11. You can check which Apps are draining the most battery by going to Settings>Battery If you find any Apps draining your battery, you may need to disable or remove them. You can also turn off WI-FI, GPS and Bluetooth while you’re not using them and lower the brightness of the screen.

If you have any other iOS 11 problem we can give  you solutions. We offer a 3 hours pickup and drop-off repair service here in London, find out if we cover your area and book in your slot here:

https://www.repairly.co.uk

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