We’ve all been there – some have survived, some haven’t. Here’s how you increase your chances of getting your device back from the abyss.
Step 1: Remove the device from the water source! GET IT AWAY FROM H2O NOW!
Step 2: If you’re lucky enough to see your phone survive impact, then: turn it off straight away and remove the sim card and battery if possible.
Step 3: Now comes the important part: BATHE your device in RICE and I literally mean BATHE it! If you’re really fancy you might want to try the Bheestie bag although it’ll cost you £20! (see below)
Step 4: WAIT at least 48 hours! Boring I know but the longer you leave your device the higher the chances it’ll live!!
Step 5: Reassemble and test. Put the sim and battery back in and see if it’ll work! If it does, back it up straight away. If not we’ll see what we can do. Water damage is a tricky one, unfortunately we can offer no guarantees as damage may strike at the time of incidence or later.
One way of getting your iPhone, iPad, Mac or MacBook fixed in London is to go to the Apple Genius Bar. There are five locations in the London area that offer Genius Bar, retail and repair services.Warning: Average waiting time for an appointment in a Genius Bar can be up to 3 weeks!
They are extremely busy due to the large amount of people that live in the Greater London area. It is highly advisable that you contact the location that you are planning to visit in order to check availability first.
In order to find the place that you want to visit, take a look below.
Here at Repairly, we collect, repair and return your device in an average of 2 hours and 06 minutes. You don’t even have to leave your desk.Visit Repairly
Not only do you get your phone collected and delivered for free, Repairly offers a 12-month warranty. Often, it works out cheaper than getting your phone fixed with Apple directly.
So I smashed my phone- and had it back and fixed for less than the cost of Apple in 3 hours.
If you’re still looking for a Genius Bar, then you can take a look at the addresses below. We’ll tell you how to find the store and how to make a reservation too.
You can contact the Apple shop in Brent Cross by calling their phone number which is 020 3126 9200. They are located within the Upper West Mall and can be easily found.
Their opening times are:
Here is what the store front looks like:
The Genius Bar in Covent Garden is based a short walk away from The Strand. This is a very central located venue and is very popular. As a result, it can often be busy and long waiting times can be expected.
You can ring ahead by calling: 0207447 1400
Their opening times are as follows:
Apple Covent Garden is a very beautiful space. As you can see from the picture below, it has a huge open roof and detailed brickwork.
The Apple Store on Regent Street is based in the Mayfair area of London. This premium location is based close to the main shopping areas of London and lots of other big retails outlets.
If you are looking to get a repair on your iPhone, iPad or MacBook then this might not be the ideal location. It is one that is naturally busy with lots of people looking to buy Apple products due to the region of London that it’s in.
Either book ahead (likely to be weeks), choose a different location or get your device picked up immediately and returned in 2 hours by Repairly.
Here is the Regent Street phone number: 020 7153 9000
Here are the Apple Regent Street opening times:
It can be found just around the corner for the Oxford Circus tube station on Oxford Street. Look out for the big arches of the store:
The Westfield Stratford City Apple store is one of the biggest in London. The important thing to note here is that there are two Westfield malls in London, one in West London and another in East. This store is located in the latter East, not the West Shepherds Bush Westfield shopping centre.
If you want to call the Stratford Apple Centre, their number is 0208277 2200
The opening times are:
Nestled away in the large shopping centre, the shop can be found on the first floor. This is what the outside of the looks like:
This Apple Store is the opposite side of town from the Stratford location. It is located in the White City Westfield shopping centre, nearby to Shepherds Bush.
The centre is in the Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham in West London. It is an easy centre to find and is located on the first floor of the shopping mall.
If you want to give them a call ahead of your visit, their phone number is 0208433 4600.
The opening times of this location are:
Live slightly further out? You can also find stores in; Bromley, Bentall Centre, Watford, Bluewater or Lakeside.
If you’re set on paying Apple a visit, then it is highly recommended that you book an appointment. Many of the London stores are busy due to the high demand. Here are some of the ways that you can book a reservation before you turn up. This will make sure that you get served in the quickest way.
Are you too busy to take a trip to the store? Don’t want to wait several weeks for an appointment? Repairly can help you get your phone fixed on the same day. We’ll collect from your location. Simply book a time online here.
One of the easiest ways to make your reservation for the Genius Bar is to use Apple’s online booking portal. You can navigate through their page to select a time and location that suits you.
Apple also have an app for their stores. You can download it from iTunes or your App Store on your iPhone. Using this app you can easily book an appointment.
If you don’t fancy trying to navigate through Apple’s tricky interface (hint: they don’t want you to visit their busy stores), you can give them a call directly. Find the phone numbers for the London stores here:
Brent Cross 020 3126 9200
Covent Garden 0207447 1400
Regent Street 020 7153 9000
Stratford City 0208277 2200
White City 0208433 4600
You can visit the store directly. It is advisable not to do this as stores are often busy and do not have spare capacity to take walk-in bookings. You’ll like be told to make an appointment and then visit on another day.
There is an Apple Support twitter account which you can tweet problems to.
We’re so grateful that our customers have been kind enough to let us know what they think of our service. Good or bad, we always ask our customers for feedback.
It’s extremely important to us as it allows us to improve. To understand what our customers love, or don’t like, will help us evolve the Repairly service.
If you’re a Repairly customer, then we would love for you to tell us and the world about your experience on one of the platforms below. If you’re thinking about using Repairly, welcome, please feel free to read what people think about our service 🙂
Google is our favourite place to receive reviews and it is where we have the most reviews. As of January 2017 we have 59 reviews at a 4.9 star rating!
We also love to hear from people on Facebook. We don’t have as many reviews here, we have 11 and 4.6 star rating.
We LOVE it when our customers give us a shoutout on Twitter. It’s really touching when somebody takes the time to give us a tweet. We love it so much, that you’ll see we have embedded a few on our homepage!
Here’s our Twitter profile: @repairly
can’t put into words how thankful i am to @repairly for sorting my phone out! they did a sick job for me! like brand new 🌵😍 – Andy
— RoadTrip (@RoadTrip3000) December 5, 2016
Yet again @repairly pull it out of the bag to repair my phone in record time. Cheers guys.
— Gabbi Cahane (@GabbiCahane) November 20, 2016
TrustPilot isn’t really a platform that we use, but a few of our lovely customers have left some reviews there. We currently have 4, 5 star reviews on there.
Hints about the iPhone 8 are rolling in thick and fast. Not long after the iPhone 7 was released there was plenty of hype around the new model because it will be the 10th anniversary of the iPhone.
Many expect it to be radically different than previous editions. There are lots of reports coming in of new features and different designs. We’ve collected the most talked about leaks and speculation.
Take a look at the infographic below. If you’d like to use it, feel free but make sure to credit Repairly. For original files, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sources: see infographic.
A-Star Computing have been running since 2007. Over these 10 years, they’ve become experts in IT support. They service and repair PC as well as Mac computers.
We’ve partnered up with them, so if you’re in the following areas, we can recommend their services: St. Leonards-on-Sea and serve Hastings, Fairlight, Pett, Westfield, Bexhill, Crowhurst, Battle, Winchelsea, Rye, Sedlescombe, Robertsbridge, Bodiam and the whole 1066 Area.
Installed with the right apps, iPad is one of the most productive tools for any entrepreneur. These apps will help you organise the workload while providing with motivation to ensure seamless operation of your business. Here are some of the top iPad Apps for Entrepreneurs.
In most cases, making meeting and conference calls cause a headache for many entrepreneurs. This can be worse if you are handling over ten people in a teleconference. This app is automatically integrated into the calendar of your iPad and notifies everyone prior to any conference call. With one touch, the app will connect you to all people on a teleconference. Moreover, MobileDay
With one touch, the app will connect you to all people on a teleconference. Moreover, MobileDay allow call scheduling as well as running late notifications. This useful app will help you organize your busy schedule with lots of ease.
Signing of documents on daily basis is imperative for every entrepreneur. Some of the documents should be signed in person. In this case, this app can allow you to accomplish the task even if you are a business tour. You don’t have to worry about the security of the signed documents because they are encrypted and stored in a secure server. Moreover, the recipient will get authenticity certificate to show that the document was legally signed.
Venmo is a handy app when you or your employee is in urgent need of cash. This is the perfect app for sending money to your staff members. This app is part of PayPal thus making it very dependable in terms of security. Therefore, each transaction in encrypted hence making it hard for fraudsters to steal your money. In fact, this is an essential for every entrepreneur.
This is a handy app for converting currency or calculating the bank balance. This app works as a unit converter as well as a calculator. In this case, Calcbot is useful if you are an international entrepreneur. The best thing about this app is that it supports Apple Watch so you don’t necessarily need your iPad to do calculation.
As an entrepreneur, you will receive a lot of business cards from most of the people you will meet. These business cards will fill your wallets and pockets, making things bulky. Fortunately, CardKeeper scans, digitise, and organise your business cards on your iPad. Moreover, this app allows sending of scanned app to other CardKeeper app users.
As an entrepreneur, you will receive marketing emails, promotions, and newsletters. In some cases, it can be daunting task to search for important email from the spam. In this case, this app will keep your email account organized as only shows things that are relevant. Moreover, this app will help you unsubscribe from the emails that are not important.
Your aim as an entrepreneur is to make profits out your business. In this case, Mint keeps a close watch on the cash flow of your business. Moreover, this app helps you manage your finance as well as making budget.
Being an entrepreneur is challenging task, especially if you don’t have the right tools. With these iPad Apps for Entrepreneurs, your dreams of becoming a successful entrepreneur will come true. It is important to remember that these apps are free of charge.
To learn more about getting your iPad repaired by Repairly, click here!
Technology repair is a complicated and often tricky business. While a very rare occurrence, sometimes data can be lost during a technology repair. For this reason we recommend that you fully back up your Device before your repair, just in case. We also advise, for you own piece of mind, that any sensitive data or accounts be temporarily removed from the Device before handing it over to us.
1: Connect your Device to your computer with a USB sync cable.
2: Dependant on your previous setup, this may launch iTunes and begin the sync process, which includes making a backup of your Device’s software.
If your iPhone isn’t set to auto-sync, continue on to Step 3, shown below.
3: You may see a ‘Trust This Computer’ message – go ahead and agree to it (as long as you do!). Once you’re connected in iTunes, click the phone icon to bring up the summary screen for your iPhone. Head to the Backups section, and click ‘Back Up Now’.
1: Connect your iPhone to a Wi-Fi network.
2: Head into your iPhone Settings, and tap iCloud.
3: Tap Backup, then toggle iCloud Backup on. Hit ‘Back Up Now’. This may happen quickly, or it may take hours (it depends on how much time has passed since your last backup)
4: To verify that the backup finished successfully, head to Settings > iCloud > Storage > Manage Storage. Then select your iPhone. You should see details of the backup you just made, including time and size.
Please provide us with the passcode to your Device, or temporarily disable it before your repair. This is so that we can fully test your Device before and after the repair for some of its key functionalities.
If you like, we can complete the repair without the passcode, but we can only give a warranty on the part we repair, as opposed to a full warranty on the Device for our labour.
Some issues that we’ll need a passcode to test are:
We’re excited to announce a partnership with your friends Mend My iPhone, who are based up in Yorkshire!
They offer repairs on the full range of Apple phones and tablets. They can repair both iPhone and iPad phones, specialising in screen repair, but can also repair:
Home Button replacement (loss of Touch iD)
We’ve also been informed, that they are quite the dab hand at dealing with water damaged phones.
If you’re in the Yorkshire area, and need an repair, then check them out!