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iPhone Battery

The iPhone battery life is all dependant on what model iPhone you have and how long you have been using that iPhone for. With each new iPhone model released apple have improved the battery life on their devices but they are still lagging behind their competitors when it comes to battery life. There are ways to conserve your battery to make it last longer that I have spoken briefly about in past blog posts.

The iPhone battery has a lot of misconception surrounding it in terms of what can be done to improve or it or make it last longer than its shelf life and if charging your device more than once a day will affect the battery life of the device. The iPhone battery life and how it long it will last it all depends on the battery cycle. Apple have said their iPhones have 500 charge cycles before their batteries start working at below their 80% charge capacity. A full charge cycle is charging your phone from when its dead till its 100% that counts as one charge cycle. Charging your phone for a little while when it’s on to get the battery percentage up doesn’t count as a charge cycle. As iPhones have lithium-ion based batteries it’s good to completely drain the battery once a month to prolong the shelf life of the battery.

Apple have said that their iPhones can offer up to 8 hours of talk time per charge. That is the capacity of their average battery life but we all know everyone’s battery is used differently on an individual basis. Hence why some user’s battery may last longer than others for various reasons as we knew with the first batch of iPhone 6 devices had a major battery fault in them that they had to be recalled. In that case that was a fault on Apples part. The more you use your device the more battery you will use up (simple, right?) especially as a lot of us use apps such as Facebook, twitter, snapchat and Instagram that are literally battery killers. That’s what happens when using high powered apps all at once a way to combat that is to use the web version sites of these social media outlets.

As with an iPhone it’s not like any other normal phone where you can just open the back of it and take out the contents you usually need to go to engineers to do that. You can get an iPhone battery replacement here at repairly. We offer that service to customers as we know with time and constant use your battery won’t work at the same level it did when it was new. We at repairly feel customers should be able to have a suitable battery that won’t die on them. You get a new battery for your iPhone replaced by our apple approved engineers for a great price. Use this code BATTERY10 when booking the battery replacement for 10% off. You can never say we don’t take care of you at Repairly!

“KitMapper enables you to access kit for less”

As majority of Repairly repairs are booked right from the comfort of our customers desk chair at work. A few times every week we’ll notice a friend or two who have seemed to clumsily break their phone. It happens to all of us, so there’s nothing to be ashamed of. Funny enough, this time we raced out to collect Dave’s phone, CEO of KitMapper. If you’re in need of a DSLR for a quick photoshoot, he’s your guy. KitMapper is a platform that let’s you rent photo and audiovisual kit near you. After returning Dave’s phone good as new, we thought we’d ask him a couple questions in the case we needed some kit in the near future.

Where did the problem, the one that fueled the start of KitMapper, first arise?

When our founder Dave, an artist and curator saw his kit stacking up on shelves not being used for months, he struggled to find a strong network within the creative community to rent from and share kit with. Professional sound, photography, AV and studio equipment is very expensive. Buying kit doesn’t work out cost effective if it is required for a short time or for a one-off project; KitMapper a kit sharing community for creatives became the perfect solution.

List three reasons why a user should hire kit from KitMapper ?

  1. Our rental prices are 30%-50% lower compared to traditional rental houses.
  2. Loaning to a stranger can be daunting which is why KitMapper provides a fully verified and safe platform, also both parties are covered our KitMapper Guarantee should kit be subject to an incident.
  3. Our review system gives you a platform to build trust and a reputation as a great Lister or Renter.

Do you guys hire out kit for events?

Yes, we have been involved in some very exciting events, shows and exhibitions! We even offer consultancy, so if you need help with setting up the hired kit for shows we will be there on set to help out! You can find out more and keep up to date with our project collaborations at  The KitMapper Blog.

What are some of the most popular pieces of kit?

 

Sony FS7  for professional use from £140 per day.

3 x Led 1×1 LitePanels which are light and compact from £50 per day.

Canon 5D MKIII which is lightweight and very easy to use, it’s perfect for beginners from £40 per day!

Sony A7s  a mirrorless camera perfect for filming in 4K and low light from only £50 per day.

Optoma Short Throw Projector an excellent projector for events or exhibitions from £30 per day.

What’s a highlight moment as a company for KitMapper?

It’s difficult to choose one highlight, however if we I had to choose a moment it would have to be Artquest and KitMapper’s anniversary collaboration event. Take a look at the video for more.

How can I get started renting out my kit, or renting out a fellow KitMapper’s kit?

It’s very quick and easy to join our KitMapper community. If you’re only looking to hire, fill in a form, add an icon image and start searching under ‘Browse’, book kit or reserve for a future date or pick-up on the same day. If you’re lending, just fill out the form, add some photos, list away and wait for the requests to come in.

Whether you’re looking to hire equipment or to list your own kit it’s free to join us. Create an account, get verified and begin your KitMapper journey.

The Best iPhone 7 Wallpapers Of All Time

The Best iPhone 7 Wallpapers Of All Time

This is going to be an aesthetically pleasing article because we will be looking at the best iPhone wallpapers that show London in all its glory.

The first wallpaper I have chosen is a helicopter view of London with all the lights on. We at Repairly have chosen this wallpaper because you rarely get to see London at any other level besides ground level. By doing so we can forget how much of a beautiful city we are blessed to live in. This picture was even taken at sunset so the sun is just going down and the lights are starting to come and breathe life into the nightlife of London. London shines brightest when the lights are on as you can see in this wallpaper.

This wallpaper gets a pick because it’s a snapshot of London in full flow at street level with also Big Ben peeking its head in the distance. Big Ben as the backdrop of this wallpaper enhances its look because it adds to the overall picture without being the main attraction and taking away from what’s going on at the street level. Which is a busy London with the traffic being blurred because it’s a moving at high speeds so you can only see the lights left behind.

Now this wallpaper has been chosen because it showcases one of London’s most world-famous tourist attraction the London eye. This looks like it was taken from a mid-helicopter level from some distance as the wallpaper shows the whole of the London eye and not just the top of it as some pictures tend to do.

Now this wallpaper was chosen by us at Repairly because it showcases one of the most iconic thing about London and it’s the big red buses. You can’t be in London too long without seeing one no matter where you are. So, having this wallpaper in your phone is just a reminder of something unique London has to offer in them big double decker buses. The backdrop helps the wallpaper come to life also with the way the buildings look due to the surrounding lights shining on them so that brings another dimension to the iPhone wallpaper.

This wallpaper was chosen by us because we are able to marvel at the tall skyscrapers in the city of London. we all know how the public feel by big shot bankers and the like but let’s not let the occupants of these buildings make us forget and ignore the sheer architectural beauty of these buildings. It’s a wallpaper for those will admire the city of London from a superficial standpoint due to the way the picture is taken.  The skyline level it was taken at shows just how huge these buildings are in comparison to the buildings surrounding them.

This wallpaper shows the London bridge and the river Thames from some height and distance. This world-renowned bridge connects the city of London with Southwark it’s one of the most popularly visited tourist locations. Due to how unique and iconic it is.

A street level shot looking up at all the buildings in the canary wharf area with the lights on showing these magnificent pieces of architecture in all its glory. It’s the night time so all the lights being on just add to the backdrop of the wallpaper as the luminous lights are a good contrast to the dark London night. This wallpaper was chosen by us at Repairly because of the way it stands out due to how bright and vibrant it is. It’s like having a homing beacon on your iPhone due to how the lights shine and beam off the screen.

 

You can save the wallpaper directly onto your phone through the website. Once you are on the post hold onto the image of your choice and a save image button will come up press it and it will save the wallpaper directly onto your phone.

You then go onto settings> wallpaper> choose a new wallpaper and then go onto your all photos list to choose the wallpaper you chose from the website. This is how your phone will look just before you set the wallpaper

So we have now come to the end of this blog post it’s heartbreaking i know, this post was made because it’s so easy for those of us who live in london everyday to forget how fortunate we are to live in this beautiful city. Its very easy to take something for granted especially the city you live in but this post shows that this city is a marvel of the world and should be appreciated. So we here at Repairly hope you guys will pick one of these wallpapers and add it to your phone as your phone deserves to showcase the beauty of our city on a daily basis.

Where to get your iphone fixed?

Where to get your iphone fixed?

iPhone has broken and you think it’s the end of the world? It’s ok, we at Repairly have got you. This article is going to give you all the options on where and how to get your iPhone fixed.

Claiming Your Phone Repair On Insurance

The first option is usually for those who have insurance on their phones so that option is send your phone to get repaired or replaced by insurers.

The downside to this is that going through an extended period without your phone is an inconvenience for anyone and usually it takes weeks to go get your phone fixed. This is due to getting your insurance to even believe you’ve broken your phone and you’re not just looking for a quick replacement when you contact them. You also have to post your phone and wait for it to get fixed and then sent back to you by post.

That’s way too much time for the average person to go without our iPhone we are addicted how will we cope for so long without our precious devices!

Phone Repair At The Genius Bar

Another option to use when your iPhone breaks down for whatever reason is to go to a Genius Bar. There are various locations and there are many around London.

The thing about the Genius Bar is that it’s always busy, you need to book in advance for an appointment and on average waiting time alone is like 3 weeks. That’s way too long to get your problem sorted.

Also, it’s rare for the genius bar to be free where you can just pop into the store to speak to someone as you need to book first.

When you do get a booking though and you get quoted on a price you must pay a premium price to get your iPhone fixed by the genius bar so it’s not the best option if you don’t want to basically splash the cost of a new iPhone just to repair your old one.

Phone Repair Shop

An increasingly popular option now for fixing your iPhone when it’s broken is to take it to a corner shop type establishment. This is all good if you’re looking for a cheaper alternative option to get your phone fixed but you must take time out of your day to go do that and leave your phone with them to repair it.

Also, it’s a hassle and time-consuming task to find a shop you can trust to fix your phone for you. These corner shop repair people are never Apple Approved also so it’s a problem If they make your phone worse.

There’s also been horror stories of these types of establishments taking parts of the phone out and selling them on and giving customers phones back with internal hardware missing.

Phone Repair Delivered To You

Now the best option to get your iPhone fixed and no, I’m not only saying because I’m on the payroll right here at Repairly. We have dedicated couriers that come to your location to pick up your phone and deliver your iPhone to our apple approved engineers.

Our average turns over time is around 3 hours so you we will pick up, get your phone fixed and delivered back to you all in that time. Super-fast I know, right?

At Repairly we also have a 12-month warranty just in case your phone breaks down again as iPhone can be prone to do so. All our prices are on our website so you won’t be in for an unpleasant surprise as you’ll already know how much you’re paying and we don’t charge you till the phone fixed. Have I also mentioned our prices are very reasonable?

Iphone Tips And Tricks

As the years go by more and more people are starting to get smartphones and iPhone from the old, right down to the young, the technology savvy, to the ones who are not so much (this is a shot at you grandma). We at Repairly have learned that iPhones year after year are selling like hotcakes and yet a lot of consumers barely touch the surface when it comes to exploring and truly knowing their phones.

Apple have enough cash reserves to literally give everyone on earth $35 and that’s only possible from everyone to their pet dog having one Apple product or another. This article is going to show cool tips and tricks that will not only surprise you but also make having an iPhone even more fun and easy to use. Crazy I know, right?

  1.  Tip for charging phone much quicker

Let’s get started shall we tip numero uno. Do you need to charge your iPhone and you’re in a bit of hurry? No fear charging your iPhone in airplane mode will use less battery life whilst doing so and consequently charge your iPhone much quicker, so you can go about your day as soon as possible.

2.  Tip for playing music whilst sleeping

Cheeky tip number two. Do you love falling asleep to music but you don’t want the music on your phone playing all night? Don’t worry we at Repairly have a cheeky tip just for you. The first thing you do is go onto the clock app on your phone. You then set a countdown timer and then you can choose to stop playing as the option from when the timer ends menu to turn off your tunes after the allowed amount of time has passed.

3. Tip for never missing notifications again

Another tip we have for you is to do with notifications. Don’t you just hate missing notifications? Whether it’s from important work emails to messages from the love of your life, we have a tip that will help solve that problem. I bet you didn’t know you can get your iPhone LED lights to flash whenever a notification comes in ? It’s another way to alert you to new notifications. You go into settings, then choose general, then accessibility and then you toggle LED flash for alerts to the ‘on’ position.

4. Tip for saving batttery

This tip is for you guys who know it’s going to be a long day and you’re going to be using your iPhone. You might not be near a charger to charge your iPhone yet you still want to save your battery so what do you do? You put your iPhone onto low power mode.

What’s low power mode you ask? Low power mode reduces battery consumption by turning off a variety of iPhone features. So, for example Siri gets turned off, the background app refresh gets turned off and mail fetches less frequently. Also, the screen will go dark after a shorter period of inactivity from the iPhone user. You’ll waste less battery and stay in the game longer!

5. Tip for using panorama mode

You’re out and you want to take some photos of your surroundings. Panorama mode allows you to change the direction of your panorama photographs in the camera app. You do this by tapping the arrow that appears in the middle of the screen in the panorama mode.

6. Tips for taking great selfies

Now this tip is for the selfie taking fanatics (aka literally every single millennial) you’ve been taking selfies. What if I told you that you can improve the quality of your selfies? I bet your eyes just lit up at the thought of such a thing. Well it’s true we at Repairly can help you with that too.

Most people know that you can use your iPhone camera by pressing one of the volume buttons, the up or down button it doesn’t really matter which button. This usually produces less camera shake.

Now there’s another better but less known option and that is to use the volume button on an attached pair of headphones. This will reduce camera shake even more than using the volume button and it will also mean that your selfies will look more natural because they can be further away. No matter the pose you are doing and you can take a photo hands free.

7. Tip for working out equations

Need to work out a quick sum or equation but you don’t want to do the working out? Well that’s ok because you can use Siri to do your math for you! All you need to do is go and open Siri and tell Siri your equation. Also remember if that the numbers are complex you should make sure you say it at a clear and slower pace so that Siri understands it all. This tip means you will never have to work out anything by yourself ever again! (we joke)

8. Tip for turning keyboard intro trackpad

On the messages app, you can swipe from right to left see the timestamps of each individual message sent. Usually you can see what date and what time the first message was sent but to see individual message after that, you’re going to have to have a look at the timestamps by swiping. This tip helps because it allows you to know the time of when the last message was received.

This tip is for the iPhone users who are running IOS9 or above. Sorry to you guys who still have older models. You press and hold two fingers on your keyboard to turn it into a makeshift trackpad.

10. Tip for turning off wifi

Wi-Fi not working where you are or it’s running very slowly? Siri allows you to turn off the Wi-Fi with just your voice. All you need to do is just open the app of your choice and say, “turn off wifi.

Repairly will repair your damaged LG Phone Screen

We Now Repair LG Phones In London! Book Today!

We now repair LG phones! This is a simple announcement that we are now offering new devices for phone repair in London. If you need to fix your LG phones or Google phones, we are here to replace those damaged screens!

After reviewing our conversations with customers, we realised that there was a growing need for us to fix more than just iPhones and iPads. As a result, we know it’s the perfect time to crossover into Android territory. This will only help us turn even more horrible broken phone experiences into an easy ones knowing you don’t even need to leave your desk or home for your phone to be repaired.

What LG Phones Will You Repair?

What LG Phones Will You Repair?

We will repair damaged screens on the LG G5, LG Nexus 5, and the LG Nexus 5X phone.

We will be able to repair damaged screens on your Google Pixel, and Google Pixel XL as well. 

 

Why Are We Expanding?

We don’t want you to have to go without your phone for longer than needed. It’s understandable that you have to be in touch with friends, family and colleagues most hours throughout the day. If you or someone you know has a damaged Google or LG phone screen, let them know about us, we’d be happy to fix their device for them.

5 Common Ways To Break iPhones

We often go to great lengths to protect our phones, whether that’s buying screen protectors, cases, or carrier bags to hold our phones securely. You probably drop loads of money to prevent the inevitable from happening, but unfortunately your phone will eventually break. There is a correlation in the data Repairly has collected, so we thought it would be useful for you to know the 5 common ways to break iPhones.

A study by Verizon and KRC Research stated that 49% of mobile phone owners have broken or lost their phone at least once. On average people will break or lose their phone twice. Knowing this information, hopefully this list will assist you in locating and preventing the problem, or just encourage you to be more careful.

Ways To Break iPhones

iPhone Cracked Screen

1. Cracking the Screen

The first way to break iPhones is one we see on a daily basis. In fact 64% of our repairs are damaged iPhone screens. A lot of people tell us they sit on their phones, which is easily preventable. But other times it’s hard to limit human error.

If you are a millennial, odds are against you. It’s estimated that a millennial’s phone will take 200 falls per year.

Top Tip: If you have a high propensity to get angry while watching football matches, we would strongly advise not to have your phone anywhere near you, just in case you feel like throwing it.

2. Battery Fault

The second way to break iPhones is to keep your charger plugged-in too often. A huge frustration for our customers is a battery fault. It’s common knowledge that the battery life of an iPhone deteriorates over time. But you don’t need to keep it on charge until the battery has gone flat.

Another issue could be your most used apps. There are specific apps which may be draining your battery quicker than needed, and you can find those in our last blog Worst Apps For Your Battery Life. I would suggest taking five minutes to read it and see which apps you have that are your battery stealing culprits.

Top Tip: Turn off apps in Background App Refresh. Go to Settings>General>Background App Refresh. Personally, I wouldn’t recommend turning Background App Refresh entirely. Here you can select which apps to turn off and which ones to leave running.

iPhone Home Button

3. Damaging Buttons

The third way to break iPhones includes your home button. Buttons on your phone affect everything: your ability to navigate, text, search the internet, and switch between apps. It can be quite frustrating. We constantly see repair requests for the home button. Possible reasons that your home button may be stuck are because you dropped the phone or exposed the circuits to moisture or heat. If you need a temporary fix enable Assistive Touch to keep using your phone, even if it may be somewhat annoying.

Top Tip: Enable AssistiveTouch. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility, and scroll until you see AssistiveTouch and turn it on. You can even customise it if you want to get technical. 

iPhone Charging Port

4. Damaging the Charging Port

The fourth, a lot of people freak out when their phone doesn’t charge. I do too. How would we function without being connected 24/7? This is key indication of damage to the charging port. Usually the charging port will fail to function if it’s had water or debris inside of it. A damaged charging port doesn’t mean that you need a whole new device. You can stop holding your breath. You’ll just simply need to get the charging port replaced.

Top Tip: Don’t try this at home for risk of messing up the whole device. Get a trusted professional to do the replacement. 

IPhone Speaker

5. Breaking the Speakers

Lastly, speakers often stop working because of loose or corroded internal parts, a big drop of your phone, keeping the volume on a high for long durations, or even a software issue. Most software issues can be fixed at home, which is a good thing. If it’s a software problem you can do a DFU Restore of your phone. In the case of a hardware issue, you’ll need to have that fixed by a professional.

Top Tip: Back-up your iPhone before doing the Restore. It would be a shame to lose all of your holiday and cat photos. 

Need A Quick Fix?

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If you are in over your head, we do diagnostic checks. From their our Engineers will locate the problem with your iPhone and do the necessary fixes. Remember it’s always best to leave your device with a professional. In case of a future issue we offer a 12-month warranty on the parts we replace, just so you know your device is in good hands.

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Booking A Genius Bar Appointment At Apple Store in London

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.

Looking to get your device fixed quickly?

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.

Check us out here.

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.

Hattie Willis 

Finding A Genius Bar

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.

Genius Bar: Brent Cross

Address: Upper West Mall, London, NW4 3FP

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:

Monday 10am–8pm
Tuesday 10am–8pm
Wednesday 10am–8pm
Thursday 10am–8pm
Friday 10am–8pm
Saturday 9am–8pm
Sunday 12–6pm

Here is what the store front looks like:

Source: Flikr

Genius Bar: Covent Garden

Address: No. 1-7 The Piazza, London, WC2E 8HB

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:

Monday 10am–8pm
Tuesday 10am–8pm
Wednesday 10am–8pm
Thursday 10am–8pm
Friday 10am–8pm
Saturday 10am–8pm
Sunday 12–6pm

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.

apple convent garden

Source: LondonTown

Genius Bar: Regent Street

Address: 235 Regent Street, London, W1B 2EL

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:

Monday 10am–9pm
Tuesday 10am–9pm
Wednesday 10am–9pm
Thursday 10am–9pm
Friday 10am–9pm
Saturday 10am–8pm
Sunday 12–6pm

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:

Apple store at Regents Sreet London

Source: Wikipedia

Genius Bar: Stratford City

Address: The Arcade, Westfield Stratford City, London, E20 1EQ

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:

Monday 10am–9pm
Tuesday 10am–9pm
Wednesday 10am–9pm
Thursday 10am–9pm
Friday 10am–9pm
Saturday 9am–9pm
Sunday 12–6pm

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:

genius bar stratford

Source: Flickr

Genius Bar: White City

Address: Westfield London, London, W12 7GF

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:

Monday 10am–10pm
Tuesday 10am–10pm
Wednesday 10am–10pm
Thursday 10am–10pm
Friday 10am–10pm
Saturday 10am–10pm
Sunday 12–6pm

Westfield mall

Source: Flickr

Live slightly further out? You can also find stores in; Bromley, Bentall Centre, Watford, Bluewater or Lakeside.

How To Book An Appointment

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.

Online Reservation

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.

Visit the Apple Website here.

Apple Store App

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.

The link to download it from can be found here.

Telephone Reservation

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

In-Store Visit

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.

Small problem? Try Twitter

There is an Apple Support twitter account which you can tweet problems to.

 

Customer Reviews

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 Reviews

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!

You can check out our Google Reviews here.

repairly google review

Facebook Reviews

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.

You can check them out here.

Twitter

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

 

TrustPilot

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.

this is a logo for the company Repairly

https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/repairly.co.uk

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Mental Health & Entrepreneurship with Sanctus

 

It was a quiet Sunday evening, and I had just got back from a holiday in Portugal. I was in the middle of trying to change a lightbulb (true progress on the DIY front for me), and I felt the need to tell Rich, my co-founder, about a feeling that had been consuming me for three weeks or so.

I had been filled by a pretty deep sadness. It wasn’t about any one thing in particular, but it made my tasks seem less achievable. Goals seemed further away, my connection to those around me seemed dull and dampened. Very unlike me, I was low on energy.

Rich discussed it with me whilst observing my miserable efforts with the lightbulb. We arrived at the conclusion that a faint imposter syndrome had turned into the start of a feeling that seemed much like depression. Without necessarily trying to solve the problem immediately, the simple act of telling Rich how I actually felt, made a substantial difference for me.

From my experience, mental health is a topic that gets ignored in entrepreneurship.

Whether it’s the stigma that still surrounds it, or if it’s the media glamorises working ourselves to the ground, it seems undeniable that founders aren’t paying enough attention to their own emotions yet.

Entrepreneurship and Identity

It gets scarier when you look at how entrepreneurs define their identities. Typically, as James and I mention here, your identity is inextricably linked to your startup. I.e. Fraser = Repairly, James = Sanctus.

It’s an interesting paradigm. When you’re winning, you’re really winning. It means that you hustle harder: when your sense of worth is derived from your business succeeding, you have a strong imperative to push for growth.

But, you’ll also run into this:

startup curve

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There’s a lot of up and downs on there. The more attached your identity is to your startup’s success, the more your emotions will peak and crash. It’s pretty brutal, in my experience.

This is where techniques to manage your mental health are seriously powerful. They won’t stop your emotions from swinging. But, having your mental health in check will bring emotions to a more stable equilibrium.

In the long term, I believe this will make you a more effective entrepreneur. Your cognition will be less loaded with unhelpful emotions, giving you more optimism, greater clarity of thought, more empathy, more creativity… and the list goes on.

Enter James From Sanctus

To get started on understanding your mental health, check out the clip below. There’s plenty of discussion on the topic, as well as suggestions for getting started with techniques such as meditation and awareness practice.

 

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