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6 Things I wish I’d known before I signed up for insurance (and the process I went thru to find out)

I recently broke my iPhone 6S Plus screen rendering it useless.  The screen went black and there was no way to turn it on.  You’d think that would be the worst part of this story, but just hold on. Here’s what happened next… and what I learned along the way.

My carrier could care less that I broke my phone

It’s not an overstatement when I say zero sympathy was given to me when I walked into my carrier explaining my broken-phone dilemma. The eyes of my rep literally lit up as she asked if I was interested in ditching the broken phone to “just buy a new one instead.” I think I actually saw the reflection of the dollar signs in her blue eyes.  I politely said “no” and, obviously disappointed, she then proceeded to tell me to call the customer service number for my insurance company – an altogether separate company from my carrier. I should have I realized right then that this wasn’t going to be the ‘quick and easy’ process I was promised. I couldn’t even get my new phone at my carrier’s store today, you know, the company I pay the insurance premiums to?! I needed to call the “other” company to handle this.

My deductible was more than I had expected to pay

After leaving my carrier, I immediately called the “other” company only to find out I had to pay an additional deductible to get my phone fixed. I explained that I was on the premium insurance plan where I paid $13 a month already.  The man on the other end of the phone commented that this monthly amount only entitled me to have insurance on my iPhone…and that, regardless of what is wrong with my phone, whether it is a broken screen or a crackling earpiece speaker, the deductible to repair it is always the same amount! In my case that was $200! What!? Now not-so-quick-and-easy just became expensive too!

The time it took to get a new phone was longer than I expected to wait

I moved forward with the insurance company and discovered that the soonest I would get my new phone is 1-2 business days. But wait…today is Friday! I wouldn’t receive it until Monday at the earliest unless I want to pay extra for overnight shipping, another $30! You know I had to bite the bullet on that one, I can’t live without my phone for 3 days! Not-so-quick-and-easy and not-so-cheap just became not-so-convenient too!

I got a refurbished phone…not a new one

Upon receiving my “new” phone from the insurance company, I noticed that the housing was scuffed. I quickly called, fully expecting them to say, ‘oh no, we’ll send you a replacement right away!’ Um, no. I was informed that the phone replacement I was promised was in fact not a new phone, but rather a certified refurbished device! Do you mean I just paid $230 and waited 3 days to get someone’s used phone!? And I’m stuck with this beat up frame!?

The painful data transfer process from my old phone

After all the hoops I went through so far, I thought that surely the biggest hassles were behind me…I was wrong. Because I am “one-of-those-people” who doesn’t like technology or trust my information in the cloud, I didn’t have an iCloud backup of my device…nor did I have a backup on my computer.  When I called to find out how to get all my info on the new phone, I was told I could backup my old device onto iTunes. One problem, my screen doesn’t work! I can’t select the prompts on my phone to even back it up! I called my carrier again to see if they could put a new screen on so I can just access the information. I bet you can guess what their response was. “Nope.” Great.

When life became easy again

In my frustration, I called Oops Repair to see if they would be kind enough to replace my screen so I can access the data. They agreed and said they could even do it today! When I got there, they introduced me to OopsCare. For less than half of my deductible and in less than 30 minutes they could replace the screen on my original phone! No data transfer needed. It worked like it was never broken!  I hugged the tech, quit my insurance, became an OopsCare Member, and will never look anywhere else for my technology needs!

I like easy. I like time. I like money. I like Oops Repair. You will too. Promise.

Do you have a similar experience with iPhone or iPad insurance? We’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment below and tell us your experience!

Storage Scarcity – How Much Space Do You REALLY Have Left?

Ugh….is this message a familiar and regular face on your iPhone?

iPhone users who are gluttons with their data have again faced that familiar problem of an iOS update requiring more storage space. More storage space?! “I’m filled to the brim as it is!”  You don’t want to end up deleting something you’ll regret just to get the latest updates on your phone.

As smartphones continue to rise in eminence and become part of our daily lives, there is an increasing need to be informed about the storage space you have available. That space dictates all of the things you can hold on your phone, after all – everything from apps to movies. It’s easy not to think about the space, but we’ve all had a moment of, “I thought I had more space than this.” Why is that?

Unless you’re one of the few who sprung for the 128GB iPhone 6 or purchased a likewise massive SD card for your Android phone, this situation is probably familiar to you. It is no secret in the tech world that the listed space of a product is approximate; in other words, that your 16GB phone assuredly doesn’t have 16 gigs of available space on it. In fact, depending on the model of your phone and the amount of pre-installed apps, your 16GB phone might have as little as 8GB to work with! We’ll tell you a few ways to skirt this annoying issue, whether or not you prefer the iOS or Android ecosystem.

1. BE CONSCIOUS OF FILE SIZE

Strange though it might seem to say, files of the same type can vary greatly in size. The more file-savvy among you might already know what it’s like: you have an album that takes up 50MB, and right next to it, you’ve got another album that’s taking up 150MB. They have a similar amount of tracks with similar lengths, so why is one so much bigger? To spare a lot of technical talk about loss-less compression, the simple explanation is “sometimes they’re just bigger for arbitrary reasons.” This applies to movies, audiobooks, and images as well; always double-check the sizes of your files if you’re looking to make space.

2. BACKUP YOUR STORAGE

Backing up your storage is but one tech-related activity we all know we should be doing but rarely do. Much like defragging was to computing in the 90s, the 21st century is all about retaining your data. Since our phones are a mainstay in our daily lives, we end up collecting a lot of stuff on them. 30 pictures from a day at the park? 12 different takes of trying to record a cover of “Blank Space?” It’s easy for things like this to go unnoticed at the time, but it’ll eat up your storage space in a hurry. Make sure to periodically come back through and delete/backup these unruly files if it’s not necessary to keep them on the device itself.

If you have a consistent Wi-Fi or data connection, utilizing streaming or syncing services can clear up loads of space. Apple Radio, Spotify, Netflix, and Audible can cover most of your media needs via data or Wi-Fi connections, freeing much needed space on your device for things like apps. Dropbox, Google Docs, and iCloud are all great cloud-based option for storage of a variety of file-types.

The iPhone 6 in particular has taken huge strides in the realm of syncing and cloud storage, eliminating lots of problems with storage from older models, although even the Huffington Post is publishing content on ways to mitigate remaining storage problems that confound the iPhone. While the iPhone does not allow for external physical storage, other smartphones do offer replacement internal and external memory augmentation and addition.

3. MIND THE CACHE

While this does apply to iPhone users, for Android users on the other hand, it is very much the crux of the matter. You may have encountered the infamous “insufficient storage space available” error, seemingly in spite of however much space you feel you should have available. There’s a reason for this, and it’s relevant to things behind the scenes.

Simply put, caching is the indexing of information for later use. It’s a vital function for lots of technical things, and it helps you as a user, as well (notice how your YouTube app remembers your previous searches?). The issue comes in with the long-term storage of cached information. Imagine you’ve made thousands of searches on your YouTube app and your browser. Well, the phone kept all that information around, and it might be consuming huge amounts of storage, up to the hundreds of megabytes.

What to do? If your phone doesn’t provide a simple option for clearing the cache, there’s almost certainly an app for that. Keeping a cleaner app for your android is an advisable, well-reviewed option for the less diligent data-consuming user.

4. DON’T DOWNLOAD EVERYTHING; EMBRACE THE CLOUD

iTunes music cloud-based options and new Apple Music features encouraging you to offload your storage into the cloud seems an almost fair compromise in exchange for their severely gimping the storage of the cheapest model of the newer iPhones. From Microsoft Drive to the constant updates of Google Drive, this seems to be the trend of every high-end smartphone manufacturer—to provide at least the option of cloud storage.

Both local and remote storage have their benefits, so to have the best smartphone experience, ask yourself when you would be most likely to need to have access to certain types of data and also be without an Internet connection.

Questions? Comments? We’d love to hear from you.

Kids and iPads

When it comes to technology and kids, there are positives and negatives. After many years and millions of dollars spent, it has been found that with the proper guidance, education, and rules, technology is absolutely a benefit for children. If you have been deciding if you should buy your kid an iPad or not, then read on to find out why the iPad is a great investment in the growth and development of your child.

Benefits of iPads to Kids

Girl-iPadKids of this generation are already hooked on the television. Would you rather have your kid learning on an iPad or learning from a TV? By getting an iPad for your kids thus replacing their TV hours as a parent you can dramatically improve upon what they are learning and who they’re learning it from.

Inappropriate Channels/TV Shows

From the perspective of a parent, TV has many ads that are considered inappropriate, yet the iPad has parental restrictions that can be set most times to not have any ads. That’s right, the iPad can be set for your kids to run commercial free.

Interactive Screen Time

The television is a passive device, if you are looking for something more interactive for your kids, get them the iPad. Now, instead of your kids sitting motionless on the couch in front of the television all evening, your kids can be playing games, drawing, solving puzzles, typing, and watching educational videos. The Apple iTunes Store has a ginormous selection of educational books, games, apps, and videos for your children. iPad content can be controlled by parents. As long as the password is controlled only by the parents and unknown to the kids, parents maintain complete control over the content reviewed and played on the iPad.

Easier Customization

When you purchase an iPad, you can customize it for the age of the child that is going to be using it. Let’s be honest…do you really know what kids are watching on the television in their bedrooms at night? It is all too common for kids to be watching programming that is not age appropriate.

Portability

In addition,  the iPad has one very distinct feature the TV does not have: portability.  Your kids can go outside and sit under a tree. They can leave the house and read a book with a friend on their iPad.  And they can take it in the car with them on those long trips.

Keeping It Functional for Longer

There is a proactive approach to this problem by ensuring you buy an iPad protector to keep it safe in the little one’s hands. If the screen is broken or cracked,  Oops Repair can have your screen replaced and back in your kid’s hands in no time at all…typically less than 2 hours.

Take control of your kid’s downtime by getting them an iPad. If anything ever happens to it, know that we are here to take care of any problems that may happen to it.

 

Are You a Battery Murderer?

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“I just got this phone 6 months ago, and my battery won’t even last all day!  It goes from 90% to 10% in less than an hour! What’s the deal?”

Ignorance.

“Hey, I resemble that comment!”

No, really….it truly is.  People just don’t know that their bad habits kill their phone batteries. Don’t be a killer, your battery wants to keep you connected…it really does!

In the month of June, Oops Repair has replaced:

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  • 8 iPhone 6 Plus Batteries
  • 20 iPhone 6 Batteries
  • 27 iPhone 5S Batteries
  • 21 iPhone 5C Batteries
  • 13 iPhone 5 Batteries
  • 7 iPhone 4S Batteries
  • 5 iPhone 4 Batteries
  • 3 Galaxy S5 Batteries
  • 7 Samsung Galaxy S4 Batteries
  • Various others as well

 

That is a fair amount of batteries…but if you notice the ones at the top of the list, it seems that the newer phones should have a longer battery life, right?

Lots of factors can play into the precious battery life of your phone.  Here is a list the top 3 common culprits.  They can be seen in everyday life, killing their phone battery softly and slowly. (Queue up “Killing Me Softly” by the Fugees)

The-Over-Charger: This not-so-rare phone user species leaves their phone plugged in ALL the time. They love to see 100% battery and panic whenever they see it drop below 90%.  They plug their phone in at any opportunity.  If it’s not in use, it’s plugged in.  Even if it is in use, it’s plugged in. The battery, over time, will “learn” that most of the battery cells are not to be used.   And without it using all the battery cells, it can’t hold a charge.  Eventually the battery will only hold a charge for a very short time.

The-Wait-Until-The-Very-Last-Second-Plugger-Inner: Typically found in the younger generation, this problematic habit forms from allowing their battery to get to 1% before plugging them in for 10-15 minute bursts, allowing the battery to only charge to 15% and rush off to their life of texting once again, only to plug it back in 20 minutes later at 1% yet again. Thus the cycle repeats.  The battery once again “learns” to never operate on a full charge and will not fully charge properly over time.

The-Chronic-Leaver-Of-All-Apps-Open-At-All-Times: We see this specimen constantly at Oops Repair.  They have a bazillion apps open and NEVER close them….like ever.  When you double tap that home button on their iPhone and you’ll spend the next half hour swiping up to close all the games, GPS, Maps, and the 217 Social Media apps they are addicted to. They smile wryly and ask “Does that really matter?” Um….in a word, YES! The background refresh on all those apps is killing your battery!  Stop it! If you have more than 15 apps running in the background at any given time, you’re this person.  Oops Repair sponsors O.A.A. (Open App Anonymous) meetings once a week to help overcome this addiction.  “My name is Josh, and I’m a chronic Open App user.”

Let me teach you now, Grasshopper, how to do it right!

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The “Model” Battery User: The ones that get 2-3 years of battery life are among the elite in this life.  They know the game, and play it right.  Bad habits….yeah, as if…What are those? The guidelines below will help you to be pro-life for your battery:

 

  • Wait until your battery gets BELOW 20% before charging it.  The lower you let it drain, the more life you’ll get out of it.  Even if you’re going to bed and it’s at 35-40%, let it go, charge it at work instead.
  • Allow it to FULLY charge before unplugging it. If you can allow it to charge to 100%, let it.
  • Don’t leave it plugged in longer than a few hours if it’s at 100%. Overnight charging is about the longest you want to leave it plugged in.
  • Close your unused apps throughout the day.  It’s a lot easier to close 15 apps than 200.

Bottom line: Plan your entire day around your phone.  It’s your life.  We know it is.  Just kidding.

Hope it helps! Let us know if you have any comments!

 

 

Protect your iPhone from the inside-out

I know this is the second “security-like” blog written this month, but after we just had a college student walk-in who found her stolen iPhone completely rifled through (and her pictures posted places they shouldn’t have)…it only seemed right to reiterate these things again:

Apple takes security very seriously and goes to great lengths to make sure your data is safe at all times.  That being said, there is still a risk that your information can be compromised as hackers never rest. While the team at Oops Repair specializes in hardware repairs for your iPhone, iPad, iPod and Samsung Galaxy phones, we do want all you iPhone users out there to protect your device from the inside out…you can never be too cautious! Here is a run-down of the most important things you can do to protect and safeguard the data on your iPhone.

Use a Passcode

PasscodeYour passcode is designed to offer you protection against other people having access to your iPhone and all the data that is stored on it. This is why you should definitely set up a passcode as doing so is a great way to help protect your data. Once you’ve set up a passcode, you will be asked to enter it each time you turn on or wake up your phone. If you have an iPhone 5s, 6 or 6 Plus, you can use Touch ID which uses a fingerprint sensor to unlock your phone and to authorize purchases from Apple stores.

When setting up a passcode, avoid using something easy to guess like 1234 or 1111. Instead, use a passcode that’s easy for you to remember but difficult for others to guess.

(This was not setup by our unfortunate college student above)

Use Find my iPhone

Find-My-iPhone-situationIf you have an iCloud account, you should set up Find my iPhone as this feature can go far in both locating your lost or stolen phone and in stopping others from accessing your data. Once you have this feature set up, you can use it to conveniently locate and track your lost or stolen phone on a map. This feature will play a sound on your device so you can easily find it when it’s nearby in the case that you’ve simply misplaced your phone. You can also use Find my iPhone to remotely lock your phone or to erase the data that’s on it.

(This was how our college student found her phone)

Only Allow Trusted Devices

trust_this_computerWhen you connect your iPhone with iOS 7 or later to a PC for the first time, you’ll be asked to trust the computer prior to continuing. When you select ‘trust’ your settings, your data will be accessible from that computer when connected so be careful! When you choose not to trust the connected computer, you can still charge your iPhone but the connected computer won’t be able to access any content on your phone.

(Never trust a public computer!!)

Be Wary of the Apps You Use

Recently, hackers found a new way to break into Apple mobile devices using web pages, text messages and emails to trick users into downloading fake apps that leak their information. While this has not yet happened in the US, experts state that a vulnerability in the Apple’s iOS mobile operating system means fake apps which may appear to be your bank or email program, can take the place of genuine apps installed through the App Store. Once installed, these fake apps can gain access to data stored on your iPhone wherein it’s sent back to hackers without your knowledge. This is a good reminder to only download and install apps and software that come from trusted sources.

It’s important not only to protect your screen but also your privacy! These iPhone protections will help safeguard your phone and it’s data from hackers and thieves.

Remember that Oops Repair is here for you whenever you need repair services as our specialty is providing quality, reliable repair at affordable prices with the best service. Check out our website for all pricing, details and stock levels for your device!

 

Ditch the Insurance and SAVE MONEY!

“I LOVE talking to my insurance company! When it comes to a claim, they are so efficient, helpful and quick!” said no one…ever!

The common issue of getting stuck on the line with an insurance company and never finding resolution is frustrating for even the most patient person. When it comes to insurance for your smartphone, most providers offer plans that will “protect your phone” and give you peace of mind.  However, see if the testimonial below hits home with you or someone else you know:

” I decided that given our rather clumsy tendencies, it would be best to purchase the seemingly inexpensive insurance for $10 per phone, per month, for both my new iPhone 5S and my wife’s new iPhone 5C. I was told that it would cover everything the warranty doesn’t, including accidental and water damage. About a year later ($240 of insurance payments on our phones) I dropped my iPhone 5S but assumed that it would be a quick process to have it replaced. I called my carrier, and they told me who my insurance was through and gave me the number to contact. I called and essentially found out that while I was covered, I had a $150 deductible because my iPhone 5S was one of the “more expensive” to replace. At that point I realized that we had dropped $240 between our two phones on insurance, and now would need to pay an additional $150 to replace my phone. Not to mention the 3-5 days I would be with out my iPhone.  I canceled the service.

It was an expensive lesson. However, I have definitely learned that there are better alternatives to traditional cell phone insurance from your carrier. ”

– Robert T.

The reality of Robert’s story is all too common!  Most smartphone repairs can be dealt with for under $200. In fact, at Oops Repair, we can fix most iPhones for less than $100.  We offer a 1-hour turn-around time and a 6-month warranty on the repair.

Take the $10 a month and put it aside for your next phone instead:

Setting aside the $10 you would be paying for insurance can be a smart way to subsidize paying for the repairs yourself, instead of leaning on the frustrations of a cell phone insurance company. If you end up keeping your phone in good working order at the end of your contract, you can easily roll the money you’ve set aside into the purchase of a new phone! This option may seem risky but we can very confidently say that paying out $10 a month for 24 months ($240, per phone) and then possibly having to deal with a deductible (upwards of $100-$150), is riskier.

In the end, there are endless ways to spend money on your phone, and cell phone insurance can be a pricy and non-rewarding option. I keep my iPhone in a case, away from my child, and hope for the best. If something does happen, I have $10 a month saved to pay for the repair!

3 Ways to Delete Messages on iOS8

One question that we get often is how to delete all the messages on an iPhone on iOS8.

It’s amazing how much we communicate by text messaging these days! So much so, that after a while it eats up all the space on our iPhones and we have no space for important stuff like pictures and videos…or the newest app that we need to play!! (UGH! How frustrating it is that I can’t download TriviaCrack!)

I digress…let’s get back to the subject matter:

Some people don’t even realize how to check what could be taking up space on their iPhones in the first place.  In iOS 8 goto Settings > General > Usage > Manage Storage.  You might have to wait a few moments, but you will get a screen that looks like this organizing the memory-stealing-culprits from worst to least:

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As you can see in my daughter’s iPhone, she is tapped out on space. And her excessive amount of messages are hindering her from doing other things because of the lack of storage.

3 Ways to delete messages on your iPhone (iOS8)

1) Delete Individual Messages 

This way will have very minimal impact on freeing up space, unless you are deleting tons of messages and photos that individuals send to you.  Nonetheless, here’s how:

  1. Open the Messages App
  2. Go into the message thread with the person (or group) that you want to delete messages from.
  3. Find the message you want to delete
  4. Hold your finger on the message you want to delete
  5. Select ‘More’ on the hover bubble that appears above the message
  6. Select the message(s) you want to delete with the check-box that appears on the left side of the screen
  7. Click the garbage can icon in the bottom left corner

2) Delete Entire Conversations with Individuals/Groups

This will have a larger impact on freeing up space as entire threads will be deleted…especially if you carry on and on and on in your threads 😉  It might, however, take a long time to get thru all your messages, especially if you are texting several different people and not the same ten people all the time.  Here’s how:

  1. Open the Messages App
  2. Find the individual/group thread you want to delete entirely
  3. Hold you finger on the row until the background turns from white to grey and swipe to the left
  4. Click the red “Delete” button that appears

3) Delete Messages after a time limit

This is by far the quickest way to delete old messages that are hogging up your space.  Chances are likely that you’re harboring messages over a length of months or years that need not be on your iPhone! You can choose to do a quick clean-up of all messages that are older than 30-days or 1-year.  After you do this you can revert back to the default mode of saving them all again if you prefer.  Or you can simply leave the “switch” on so that all messages that are either 30-days or 1-year old (based on your selection) will automatically be deleted.  Here’s how:

  1. Goto Settings > Messages > Keep Messages
  2. Select “30 Days” to delete all messages that are older than 30 days, or select “1 Year” to delete all messages that are older than 1 year.
  3. Accept the prompt that appears at the bottom of your screen

All your conversation with individuals will still appear in your Messages App, just hacked off at the time limit you choose.

I hope that helps you free up some space!  If you have any comments or suggestions, please feel free to speak up below!

 

 

 

iPad Dented Corner Costs?

We have a full line of iPad screen repairs and thank you for your patience while waiting for iPad Air 2 Screen repairs, they are coming soon!

A vast majority of our iPad repairs are front glass replacement; and there are times it seems that we’re just never going to get through them all! There are a ton of iPads out there! 🙂

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There are a lot of other repair companies out there that charge extra fees for iPads repair over their stated repair fee; and it’s to “modify” the back case in order to get a new glass panel to sit flush in the unit once repaired.

The rear casing on the iPads are made of aluminum, that will bend if dropped in just the right way. Once the rear casing bends, it will fold over into the glass, causing it to crack. When a repair technician removes the broken glass and lays a new piece of glass into the frame, it may not sit correctly because the rear casing is “folded” into the area that the glass would sit.

The back case needs to be repaired as well in order for the glass to sit properly.

Oops Repair does not charge for this “rework” to the aluminum casing. In some cases it’s just a matter of “massaging” the corner of the iPad a bit; in other cases a tiny bit of grinding may be necessary. But in all cases when a corner is dented it needs to be reworked before the glass can be put in. It’s a matter of physical space.

Our customers have the advantage of always replacing the back case with a brand new one if they so choose; but a small modification to the dented corner of their cracked iPad is typically not an issue. So we’ll do it…and do it for free. Be sure to check on this issue with your service provider if you plan on using a repair center other than Oops Repair. It’s good to know what you’re getting into ahead of time!

iPhone 5S Blue Screen of Death Repair

Has your iPhone 5S given you the Blue Screen of Death?  It is continually stuck in a loop of the Apple logo, then flashes a blue screen and reboots again?

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One solution that we have discovered here at Oops Repair is that the problem lies in the front camera connection.  We have had success, in the now over 40+ iPhone 5S’s, we have come across this problem with:

1) Open up your iPhone 5S. (You will need a special pentalobe 5-star screwdriver for this)

2) Unplug the Battery. (You will need to remove the shield plate for this)

3) Unplug the front camera connector.  You can see the correct connection in the picture below:

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4) Plug the battery back in

5) Do NOT plug the camera back in

6) Power on your iPhone 5S

Does the blue screen of death loop now stop?  If so, your problem is the front camera connector.

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You may be lucky and just need to clean the connection on the logic board and the connector itself.  To do this:

1) Disconnect the battery again

2) Take a soft bristle toothbrush and dip it in some denatured alcohol (or rubbing alcohol) making the toothbrush only dampened with the alcohol, not dripping wet!

3) Gently clean the connection and the connector for the front camera with the toothbrush.

4) Allow sufficient time for the alcohol to evaporate and be completely dry

5) Plug the battery back in

6) Plug the camera connection back in

7) Power on the device

If this does not work, you have to replace the front camera flex altogether.

If you want us to do it, call us to schedule an appointment at 423-320-3402! It only takes about 30 minutes to fix!

I dropped my iPhone in the toilet!

Yeah…”Oops” happens this way too: (might be a job for Poops Repair!)

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If/When it does follow these steps:

1) Remove your iPhone from the water (well…duh!)
2) Turn your phone off immediately!
3) Dry off the excess water
4) Put it in a bag of dry rice
5) Contact OopsRepair at 423-320-3402 to schedule an appointment
6) Leave it alone for at least 24-48 hours and do NOT try turning it on!

Water may have seeped inside the phone and the best way to remove it it let it evaporate slowly via sitting in the rice.  Quick methods like a hairdryer or a stove does not effectively remove all moisture and may result in damaging your phone.  If you can bring it in to OopsRepair, we will open your phone to allow the inside circuits to dry quicker than if left all sealed up. Nothing kills a phone like standing water on the circuit board!

It is a process that you must be patient for…we have a good success rate of the phone being functional again if the steps above are followed!

Any questions? Feel free to ask!