What to Do Before Getting Your Mobile Phone Repaired
Before the peak of the internet, a smartphone used to be just an item on a teenager’s wish list. But now, everyone needs to carry a smartphone. It’s difficult to go without one. Everything you need is on it: services such as cars-for-hire, directions and maps, food delivery, mobile banking and money transfer, online shopping, messaging and social media, and more can be availed of with just a few clicks on a square screen.
Because we carry our phones with us all the time, they can be prone to damage. It’s safe to assume that every smartphone-carrying person has dropped or damaged their phone at least once in their life.
There’s no need to worry: mobile phone repair shops are more highly-skilled than ever. But before you do find the time to take your device to the shop, here’s a few first-response things you can do to mitigate the damage:
If you dropped it on the floor
If your phone screen is made of resilient material like gorilla glass, there’s usually no need to worry. But when you pick it back up and discover that it’s cracked, chances are your phone is vulnerable to many different risks. The screen could malfunction. Liquids and other outside elements could seep through your screen and further damage your phone. Cover the screen with a clear packing tape. You will still be able to use it until you have your screen replaced.
If you dropped it in water
Most phones are water-resistant now, but only to a certain degree (it should be resistant enough to rain, wet fingers, etc.) Sometimes accidents happen, and dropping--drowning--a phone in water is one of the most common phone-related accidents. After you’ve fished it out of the water, dry it with your shirt or towel and turn it off to keep it from short-circuiting. The popular remedy is to stick it in a bag of uncooked rice. The rice absorbs the moisture from the phone. Then, have it checked as soon as possible.
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