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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:

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:

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:

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:

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. 

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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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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:

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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.


How To Backup Your iPhone And Android Device

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.

How to back up to iTunes

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’.

Back up to iCloud

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.

Back up for Android

  1. Connect your Android to your computer with a USB sync cable. It’ll show up as an ‘external hard drive‘. If you’re using a Mac, you will likely need to download a tool called ‘Android File Transfer‘ for this step.
  2. Head into the folder and navigate to the ‘DCIM‘ folder. This folder should contain the video and picture data from your Device.
  3. Select which files you’d like to backup, then drag them to a safe area on your computer that you will remember. You’re all done!

Backing up your device is ONE thing you need to do before sending your device into repair with Repairly… you can do that here:

Repairly’s Testing Procedure

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:

  • Microphone
  • Ear Speaker
  • Loud Speaker
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Front & Rear Camera
  • 3D Touch
  • Digitiser
  • Bluetooth
  • WiFi/GPS
  • Cellular Reception
  • Headphone Jack

How To Disable Your Passcode



  1. Head to ‘Settings’ on your iPhone.
  2. Tap ‘Touch ID & Passcode’
  3. Tap ‘Turn Passcode off’


  1. On your Home screen, tap the Apps icon
    Note: On some Android devices, the Apps icon doesn’t appear on the home screen.
  2. Go to Settings and tap Security
  3. Tap Screen Lock
  4. Enter your Password and Tap Done
  5. Tap None