IPhone repair: what to do so you don't have to take it to a
Your Apple smartphone is acting weird and doesn't turn on at all. You may be considering taking him on an authorized iPhone repair. But is it really necessary?
Most of the time, we end up paying for services that we could do ourselves in a short time. Ever get the feeling that you spent money on an iPhone repair for a simple problem? With that feeling that the repair professional took easy money?
If you've felt it at least once, but feel there's not much to do, let's take this article to introduce you to some alternatives.
The goal here is to offer some secure solutions that is within anyone's abilities. If none of the solutions work here, it's a sign that you really need to take your phone to a iPhone repair professional.
If you are not a professional, do not under any circumstances try to open the device or throw any type of chemical indoors.
These solutions cater to simpler questions and can help you with some urgency, such as retrieving information from your applications to manage passwords, your recorded calls or contacts, for example.
Below are some simple solutions you can try before you go to an iPhone repair shop!
# 1 - Reboot before iPhone repair
Certain solutions are so obvious that we often forget to try to use them. Unless your iPhone is not turning on but having problems while it is turned on, restarting it can make it work again.
Imagine the face that would look when taking your phone for an iPhone repair only to see the technician restarting and solving the problem. There are two ways to restart an iPhone. One is for iPhone X or later and one for iPhone 8 behind.
On iPhone X, you must keep the side switch and one of the volume buttons pressed. A slider called Shut Down will appear. Turn it on. Once it's off, just press the side button until the Apple logo appears.
For previous versions, just keep the side button (or top, depending on your iPhone model) pressed for the Power button to appear. After that, just press it again until the apple logo appears on the screen.
This is the normal procedure for restarting an iPhone. If it has frozen, you will need to force this restart. As in the steps described above, forcing a reboot depends on the model of iPhone you have.
For models starting with iPhone 8, you should quickly press and release the volume up, volume down, and side-press buttons until the Apple logo appears.
From iPhone 7 to older models, you'll need to keep the volume down and side (or top) button pressed for about 10 seconds, where the famous logo should appear.
# 2 - Charge up to 1 hour on device
If none of the above actions worked, there may be a problem charging your device, not the iPhone itself.
To test this, plug it into the charger and wait for about an hour. A upload icon should appear during this time, similar to the screenshot below.
If the icon does not appear or a sign saying iPhone is connected to a computer, the problem may be with the charger or cable used for charging. Repeat the test with another load and see if it works.
If it works, you already know that you should buy another source. Otherwise, it may be a problem that needs to be referred to an iPhone repair specialist. But be careful not to fall into these myths!
# 3 - Update iPhone through iTunes
Some devices may crash as soon as you start them. If this is your problem and neither of the above solutions helped, then maybe upgrading your system to iOS 13 through iTunes is the solution. This requires a computer with iTunes installed nearby.
Connect your iPhone to your computer and repeat the steps shown in the previous step to restart your iPhone. When you turn it on again, do so with the side button pressed (on iPhone 8 or later) or the volume down button (for iPhone 7 or earlier).
You will activate iPhone recovery mode. From here, be aware of the instructions on the computer. In the window that appears, choose Update, which will not erase your iPhone data.
Wait about 15 minutes for the update to finish.
# 4 - Restore your iPhone to factory conditions
It's time to take the device for iPhone repair.
Many technicians and professionals solve mobile problems by restoring them to factory conditions. Doing so is useful if the problem is with an application or the system itself. If iPhone continues to malfunction even after restoration, the technician will make sure that the problem is with an internal part of the device.
But you can judge it before him.
To restore your locked iPhone to factory settings, simply repeat the steps shown to update the system.
Instead of clicking Refresh, you will have to choose Restore this time. Remember that the content and applications will be erased, and when you use your phone again, iPhone will pull any backup you have made to computers or iCloud.
Again, wait a few minutes for the cleaning to be done. With your smartphone with native apps only, your phone should get faster and stop having problems.
If this did not happen and the phone is still defective, the problem is likely to be on the internal parts of the iPhone.
In such cases, there's nothing to do: take it to an iPhone repair shop right away!
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Did you manage to solve your problems without having to go to an iPhone repair? Or have you found that you really need professional help getting your phone back up and running regularly? Whatever the situation, we hope you can make your iPhone available as soon as possible. See more information on Apple's support page.
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