6 Things to Consider Before Handing Your Cell Phone for Repair

Cell phones have made this world a global village. You can easily contact the person who is sitting miles away from you. Either through message or voice/video call. People wouldn't have imagined that in the early nineties. All thanks to the advancement of technology. But unfortunately, these cell phones might get faulty at some point in life. That's not unusual. It happens with most cell phone users. However, the good news is that there are many repair shops everywhere around the world. You can get your cell phone repaired for almost all the issues your cell phone has. On the other hand, you could also go for the DIY repair only if you know how to do it properly; you could cause more damage to the cell phone if you don't have any previous experience regarding the repair. In this article, we will let you know about some things you should do before handing in your phone to a professional technician. We know you must be excited to know about it. Let's get started.

Check if the technician is qualified

There is a high demand for mobile phone repair shops because every individual has mobile phones in today's day and age. That's why you can find the repair shops that would seem like that there would be professional technicians in it. But you have to find out if they are truly professional and experienced technicians or not. However, you should not think twice before going to the technician referred by someone to you. But there is also a possibility that the technician is an expert in one repair domain and not the other. For instance, he knows how to deal with a broken cell phone screen but doesn't have any experience with damaged charging ports. So what can you do? Well, you can contact your relatives and ask them about the trusted technician or search about it on the internet and check whether they have good reviews or not.

Backup your phone

Now, this is one of the most important things to do when handing over your phone. You might have a lot of sensitive data, which could include your private pictures, emails, documents and whatnot. It doesn't mean that formatting would be required for all the repairs of your phone. But for the safe side, you should always keep a backup of your data even if you are not giving your phone to the technician for repair. But why? You could drop your mobile phone when you were getting out of the car or in any other situation where your mobile phone is completely wrecked. In this case, your backed-up data would be very useful then as you would be able to restore your data seamlessly.

Give the damage report

It would be much better if you know exactly what is faulty in your cell phone because in that way you could easily tell the technician about the problem and get that specific problem fixed only. On the other hand, many people don't usually know what is wrong with their mobile phone, and they need to consult a technician to diagnose the problem first. In that case, if the technician is not experienced and trusted, then he might tell you that there is a problem with this and this in your mobile phone. But, in reality, there would be just one single issue. That's why you need to make sure that you get the damage report and give it to the technician to fix that particular problem only.

Turn off the security

Security is good to keep your content in your mobile phone private so that strangers don't pick up your phone and go through your private stuff on it. However, when you are giving your phone for the cell phone repair, you'd have to turn off all the security features because once the mobile phone is repaired, they would have to see if everything is working fine. If you use android, you can do that from the Security and lock screen function on settings. And if you have got the iPhone, you could do it from the Touch ID& Passcode from the settings.

Clear out the data from your phone

Once you have backed up the data, you can clear anything you want to avoid it getting viewed by the prying eyes. The data could include mainly your private photos, videos and emails. Moreover, you have to ensure that you also remove the accessories from the phone like the protective case, cover, and sim. Keep them in a safe place so that you can re-install them after your phone is repaired.

Ask them questions regarding the repair

So when you have decided which repair shop you want to visit and from which technician you will get your mobile phone fixed, you need to ask him if you can see him repair it in front of you. If he "yes, of course, you can," then most probably he is the right technician. On the other hand, if he says that doesn't let you watch him repair and make excuses for why you can not, that's something suspicious. You don't want the technician to mess up your mobile phone, which costs a lot nowadays if you have a good smartphone. You need to be extra careful when getting your work done from them, or you may consider getting it done from someone else. Also Read: 4 Common Problems With Samsung Galaxy S20 And How You Can Fix Them?

Published on:
October 13, 2022