So, you’ve been using the same iPhone 6 for the past five years and you keep telling yourself, “should I get a new apple iPhone?“
The short answer is, YES, your phone is old, in phone years that is. The technology is constantly changing and unlike computers there is no way to upgrade the phone. The phone is static with regards to hardware but even software updates have limitations. When a new iOS is introduced it’s designed for the newest phone model. Using iOS 13 on your iPhone 6 isn’t going to make it run faster, and it might just make it slower.
Another reason to upgrade your device is battery life. Lithium cell batteries have a limited life span eventually they are incapable of holding a charge or the maximum capacity is diminished. Sure, you can go to the Genius Bar and get a new battery but that costs time & money. If you try a third party store for iPhone repair you’re limited to the aftermarket batteries. These batteries tend to come up short wattage hours they provide. This is the primary reason most carriers like AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile offer two year contract with eligible upgrades. Under normal use, most users get two good years of battery life. Considering we spend almost every waking moment on these things, that’s pushing it.
New iPhone cost too much, how can I make my old one last?
The best way to keep your iPhone working at its best is too take care of it. Make sure you use original cable and charger hardware. This will really make a difference when it comes to battery life and charging habits. Use a case and tempered glass. We all drop our phones and keeping them safe is paramount.
Try and limit the screen time and lower the brightness as much as you can. Screen brightness uses the most battery life so lower it for longer battery life. And here’s an obvious but infrequent method to prolong the life of your phone, turn it off everyday for at least an hour. Think about the last time you actually voluntarily turned your phone off. Would you keep your car on all the time?
I cracked phone screen but it still works, should I get it fixed?
If you’re like me your cellphone probably has a cracked phone screen but it’s still working. It seems every phone I own the screen eventually cracks. I used to get it fixed right away if I had the money but sometimes I never bothered. Nowadays I wait until the phone stops working even if I can afford to fix it. I think the best thing to do is keep a second phone handy just in case.
Recently I had to go on a business trip and had cracked phone screen so I took a chance and didn’t fix it. This was a bad decision because the first day into my trip it stopped working all together. I couldn’t find a place that would fix it so I missed a couple of really important calls. From this point on if my cellphone screen is cracked and I have to leave town I’m going to fix it first.
What do you do when you cracked phone screen?
My friend said he always gets his phone fixed as soon as possible. One time he used his phone for a while with a broken screen only to get it wet. When he tried to get it fixed the shop couldn’t get it to turn on again and he lost the use of the phone. This was a real bummer because he didn’t back it up and he lost all of his data. This is probably my biggest fear with my cellphone, losing my data.
I guess there is no definite answer how long a cracked screen will keep working. It could work for a day or weeks, even months before it stops working. I keep my data backed up regularly so I can gamble a little if my screen is broken. I guess if the cost to fix my broken screen is cheap enough than fixing right away is the smarted choice. I try to keep a case on it these days and that really helps.
Why does it cost so much to fix my iPad cracked screen?
My iPad screen cracked and I want to get it fixed. I brought to my local repair store that fixed my sons iPad cracked screen last month. When they told how much it would cost I almost lost it. It was more than double my sons iPad cracked screen repair. When I asked why the tech told me that not every iPad is the same and it’s important to understand the difference.
Identify your iPad model
The iPad has been the tablet of choice for many people since its first introduction. The iPad was introduced and made its debut in April 2010. Since the original announcement, there have been 5 additional iPad generations, a new “Mini” series of 7.9-inch iPad tablets, and most recently, a 12.9-inch iPad “Pro” and its smaller 11-inch and 10.5-inch counterpart. The biggest difference between all of the iPad models is how the screen is designed. The first five generations used the same screen assembly design. The same can be said about the first three generations of the Mini. All of these iPad screen assemblies had separate glass and LCD’s. The iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 4 and all of the iPad Pro’s use fused glass and LCD screen assembly. This may sound like no big deal but when it comes to repair it makes a world of difference
The LCD is the part of the screen that shows the picture, just like a TV or Monitor. It’s the most expensive part of any screen assembly. When the front glass is cracked on an iPad that has separate parts, it’s an inexpensive repair. But when the parts are fused together it becomes more expensive because both need to be replaced. So I found out why my iPad Air 2 cracked screen costs twice as much to repair than my son’s iPad Air. The difference between the two was how the screen assembly was constructed. Even though my LCD was not broken, it had to be replaced. My wife and I agreed to make sure we let the kids only use the iPad that has separate glass and LCD. Because even if it’s in a case they still find a way to crack the iPad screen.
iPhone XR Repair – How can I repair my iPhone XR by myself?
I dropped my iPhone XR and both the front and back cracked. I don’t have Apple care so bringing to the genius bar is not an option. I got a quote from a third party repair store but it’s still expensive. I got the iPhone XR because it was the cheapest of the newest phones. So I decided to go to online and see if there was any DIY videos and iPhone XR repair by myself
First Thing Needed Is iPhone XR Repair kit
The first thing I found out was the special tools I would need. Apparently the iPhone XR repair requires special screwdrivers that you can’t but from the local hardware store. I had to purchase a repair kit specifically for the iPhone X, it wasn’t expensive though. The next thing I need to purchase was a replacement screen. I found out that there were a couple different grades of quality and I decided to get the cheapest one. To my surprise and disappointment none of the screens that are sold online are genuine Apple parts. This made me a little nervous but there was no other option. I found out Apple and all the other manufacturers don’t sell any of their parts to the public. I purchased the screen that had a warranty and looked for the easiest to follow DIY video.
iPhone XR Repair Guide
Repairing the screen was not difficult but it’s very important to be patient and follow the video. Many of the parts from the old screen need to be transferred to the new screen. This was the most difficult part because of the adhesive they use. I had to use my hair dryer to heat up the glue so it was easy to remove. I was really careful and you need to be. If you rip any of the cables you can disable the facial recognition and worse, disable the phone. The iPhone XR screen repair is not impossible but it is time consuming. The repair took over an hour to complete and that was just the front screen.
iPhone XR Back Glass Replacement
The back glass was cracked and after researching how to repair it, it’s going to stay cracked. There is no easy repair for the cracked back glass. The glue they use is impossible to remove by yourself. You can replace the whole frame but it’s not recommended. All in all it cost me less to fix it myself. If you’re not good with small tools and don’t have good hand-eye coordination I don’t recommend doing it. I got a good case that covers the back so for now it looks good.