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How To Repair A Broken iPhone 6 Screen In Less Than 10 Minutes

How To Repair A Broken iPhone 6 Screen In Less Than 10 Minutes

iphone 6 repair melbourneCracked screens are the most common reason for iPhone 6 repairs, which is unsurprising considering the slightest tumble to asphalt or pavement can reduce your brand-new, picture-perfect technology to a spider-webbed nightmare in the blink of an eyelash.

Not only are cracked iPhone 6 screens ugly and unsightly, they also post a health risk – both to your hands and fingers, in the form of cut hands and fingers, as well as your iPhone 6 itself. A cracked iPhone 6 screen exposes your phone’s innards to the elements, running the risk of permanent data loss and equipment malfunction.

Considering this, it’s always a great idea to fix your iPhone when minor damages occur, to protect your investment and your valuable data. Going through Apple can cost hundreds of dollars, however, not to mention leaving you without a phone for days, or even weeks.

For brave, foolhardy souls, unwilling to cough up the cash to get their mobile handset repaired or replaced, or be separated from their phone for any amount of time, it’s possible to replace an iPhone 6 screen in less than 10 minutes, given the right materials and technical savvy.

Here’s how to replace your iPhone 6 screen in less than 10 minutes.

Not confident enough to repair your iPhone 6 screen yourself? Let one of Melbourne’s leading iPhone 6 repairs centers handle it for you!

Before You Begin: Apple Care vs. DIY

It’s important to consider all of your options, when repairing an iPhone 6. If you were smart enough to purchase Apple Care when you got your iPhone 6, you might do well to contact Apple, as most repairs are covered under Apple Care.

If you don’t have Apple Care, but only have a minor crack, it could be worth your while to tackle the repairs yourself.

How To Replace An iPhone 6 Screen:
  1. Get a replacement screen
  2. Power down your handset
  3. Remove dock screws: Using a security or 5-point screwdriver, remove the two screws on either side of the Lightning Dock. Set these screws aside (making sure not to lose them.)
  4. Remove the cracked screen: Use a suction cup to carefully pull up the bottom of the display. Place the suction cup right above the Home button.
  5. Swing the display enough to reveal the top right of the inside of your iPhone 6. This is where the cables sit that will need to be disconnected.
  6. Use a #000 Phillips screwdriver to remove the five screws that are revealed. Be careful not to mix up these screws. They’re all different sizes and need to be put back in exactly same order.
  7. Remove the display shield using small tweezers or your fingers. Just be careful not to snag the cables.
  8. There are four cables connecting the display to the logic board. Remove the first two cables using the flat end of your spudger tool. Be careful not to pry at the board, but only at the cables themselves. They should come free easily.
  9. A third cable will be visible, after removing the first two cables. Remove it the same way you did the previous two.

To replace an iPhone 6 screen:

  1. Replace the display shield and the five screws that secure it, using a #000 Phillips screwdriver.
  2. Line up the top of the display, paying special attention to the grooves at the top of the display.
  3. starting at the top, carefully push the display down. Don’t force it. If it’s not lining up, try again. Don’t use excessive force. If you you feel resistance, something isn’t lining up properly.
  4. Replace both screws on either side of the Lightning Dock. Be careful not to screw them in too tight, which could result in you stripping them. Stripped screws could be more difficult to remove them later if you need to.
  5. Once your iPhone 6 is back together and you’re sure you have no spare parts, it’s safe to power it back on. If all went well, you should see an Apple logo. Also keep an eye out for black lines and dead spots, which could be signs of improper installation.
  6. That’s it!

    Do keep in mind that any evidence of tampering or unofficial repairs nullifies the Apple warranty. If you feel any hesitation or uncertainty, you’d be better off finding iPhone 6 screen repair in Melbourne.

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Frustration Mounts Over iPhone 6 Error 53 Messages

iPhone 6 repairs MelbourneiPhone 6 repairs are tricky at the best of times, with proprietary software and components from Apple, as well as being small and difficult to get beneath the hood.

Apple is trying to make it impossible for third parties to work on their products, causing a great storm of upset and unrest from dedicated iPhone users around the globe, who are receiving a cryptic and ominous warning: the Error 53 message.

What Is The Error 53 Message?

Not that many people, outside of tech enthusiasts, are aware of the ‘Error 53’ message. This doesn’t change the seriousness of the message, however, which could kill your phone, according to tech journalists.

Error 53 appears to mostly impact handsets where the home button, which features built-in touch ID fingerprint recognition, has been repaired by an unofficial mobile phone repair company. Error 53 has also been reported as affecting customers who have been living with damaged phones.

Error 53 only becomes an issue with an update to iOS 9, even if the phone was repaired months before the upgrade.

Imagine the shock of simply updating your iOS, only to have your phone rendered useless, as precious data and irreplaceable memories – like your music, pictures, movies, and books – are rendered irretrievable.

Representatives from Apple have claimed to be aware of the Error 53 message, and the problems it causes, but have done nothing to address the issue.

It’s no wonder Apple users are so incensed!

According to an Apple spokeswoman, speaking on the reasoning behind Error 53, “We protect fingerprint data using a secure enclave, which is uniquely paired to the touch ID sensor. When iPhone is serviced by an authorised Apple service provider or Apple retail store for changes that affect the touch ID sensor, the pairing is re-validated. This check ensures the device and the iOS features related to touch ID remain secure. Without this unique pairing, a malicious touch ID sensor could be substituted, thereby gaining access to the secure enclave. When iOS detects that the pairing fails, touch ID, including Apple Pay, is disabled so the device remains secure.”

She then when went on to say “When an iPhone is serviced by an unauthorised repair provider, faulty screens or other invalid components that affect the touch ID sensor could cause the check to fail if the pairing cannot be validated. With a subsequent update or restore, additional security checks result in an ‘error 53’ being displayed … If a customer encounters an unrecoverable error 53, we recommend contacting Apple support.”

Seemingly, this is only an issue for iPhone 6’s running iOS 9. Running an older iOS, and need an iPhone 6 repair in Melbourne? Or minor, superficial repairs, like a screen repair? Contact us today! We repair most common problems, while you wait, using original manufacturer parts.

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What’s Draining Our Mobile Phone Batteries?

mobile phone repairs melbourneOne of the most common causes for mobile phone repairs, in Melbourne and elsewhere, is decreased battery life. While part of this may be due to age, your mobile phone battery might not be as decrepit as you might think.

A reporter from The Guardian made global news in February, by uninstalling the Facebook app, which increased his battery life, consistently, by up to 20%.

This raises the interesting question: What is draining our mobile phone batteries?

Common Causes For Mobile Phone Battery Drain

    Apps. The most common cause of battery drain is apps. Some Android users have reported being able to get up to four days, on one charge, without apps. There are two reasons for this. The first is apps are constantly looking for a signal, whether wi-fi or cellular. Secondly, many apps phones use lots of battery power, tracking where we are and constantly sending us updates, even when we’re not using them. Setting your phone to Airplane mode will turn off these updates, significantly lengthening your battery life, but can also prevent you from receiving text messages, phone calls, or updated data.

Which Apps Cause The Most Battery Drain?

CBS News ran a feature on which apps cause the most battery drain

According To CBS News, The Biggest Battery Drainers Include:

  • Facebook
  • Snapchat
  • Instagram
  • Spotify

These apps constantly monitor your location, so they can advertise businesses in the vicinity, causing a significant drain on your battery’s life expectancy.

What To Do About Battery Draining Apps?

  • Check Your Battery Settings: You can check which apps are using the most energy, by checking the “battery usage” tab, located under “settings”.
  • Close Apps When You’re Not Using Them:You can also save significant amounts of energy by closing apps when they’re not in use, by swiping either left or right.
  • Uninstall Applications You’re Not Using
  • Check For Low Power Options On The Apps You DO Use
  • Replacing worn out batteries?

 

Still looking for mobile phone repairs in Melbourne? Or need something simple like a screen repair? We handle most common repairs while you wait! Come in today, and let us get you back up to speed.

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5 Things To Love About The Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung Repairs MelbourneThe Samsung Galaxy S6 has been one of the hottest Android devices on the market, since its debut in April 2015. People can’t get enough of its sleek design; its innovative dual-edge touchscreen and the crisp, clear 16 MP camera.

Considering the rampant popularity of the S6, it’s no wonder the Samsung Galaxy S7 is one of the most highly-anticipated mobile devices on the market. Samsung has been issuing little teasers and tastes for the past few months, but as we get closer and closer to the launch date, we’re starting to see firsthand accounts of the wonders the Samsung Galaxy S7 will bring into our lives.

Are you looking for Samsung Repairs in Melbourne? We specialize in repairing all makes and models of Android devices!

Here’s 5 things to get excited about, with the Samsung Galaxy S7.

5 Things You’ll Love About The Samsung Galaxy S7

  1. Looks And Feels Amazing: The S6 was a huge leap forward for Samsung, in terms of the Galaxy’s  design. They’re continuing the trend with the S7, with premium metal and polished glass design. The Samsung Galaxy S7 phones looks particularly slick, with its dual curved screen. Both models will be available in Silver, Black and Gold, so there’s a style for every Android lover.
  2. Resistant To The Elements: Sometimes it seems impossible to have a phone that is both stylish AND durable enough for an active lifestyle, but that’s exactly what the Samsung Galaxy S7 delivers. Both the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are entirely water, sand and dust resistant.The new Galaxy smartphones are also IP68 rated,  meaning they can be submerged in water up to 1.5 metres deep for up to half-an-hour.
  3. Augmented Reality: Samsung are known for crisp, clear displays. With the Samsung Galaxy S7, they’re taking their displays to a whole new universe, quite literally. The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are both optimized to be paired with the Samsung Gear VR headset, for a fully-immersive virtual experience. Select Samsung Galaxy S7’s will include a Samsung Gear VR headset, when you pre-order, giving one more fantastic reason to get this miracle device when it’s launched.
  4. Lightning Quick And Super Dependable: Samsung’s are known for super speedy and dependable access to the web, even on the go. This is just going to get better, with the S7. Both the Galaxy S7 and the S7 edge are built for high speed web browsing on the Telstra mobile network. Both models are capable of accelerated mobile internet speeds, up to 450Mbps, for all of your streaming and surfing needs. The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge will also support next-generation voice calling, or voice over LTE,  on Telstra’s network, which delivers faster call set-up times and high-definition voice quality.
  5. Superb Photography: Having a great and dependable camera has become essential for modern living. You won’t be disappointed with the Samsung Galaxy S7. Samsung’s new, innovative Dual Sensor camera will deliver the clearest, most HD picture resolution imaginable, together with the ability to perform admirably in low-lighting level situations. What else could we need?

Of course, we also specialize in repairing older Samsung’s in Melbourne, as well. Need a Samsung screen repair in Melbourne? Come on down today, and let us help you!

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Physical Retailers Are Offering Premium Experiences, To Win Back Customers

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Flagship Stores Like This Telstra Shop In Melbourne Are Rejuvenating Physical Retail Sales By Offering Boutique Retail Experiences

The Internet and mobile technology have offered us countless thrilling innovations in our daily lives. Need to find your keys? There’s an app for that. Want the latest and best in Asian cinema? You can have that as well.

The one thing that e-Commerce cannot offer us is a fun day on the town; individualized attention, advice, and recommendations in real time; or a sense of community.

In fact, we are starting to see a backlash against e-Commerce, as more and more people are conducting increasing amounts of their daily interactions through a screen. We’re all getting a bit burned out, and need a break. Which we’re starting to see, considering the surprising statistic that, despite years of flagging sales, 85% of consumers prefer to shop in physical retail stores, according to TimeTrade.

Boutique Experiences To Lead Retail Innovations

To take advantage of the changing tides, many stores are upping their game, unleashing brand-new top-of-the-line flagship stores, which will equal parts luxurious retail, clubhouse, and amusement park. Flagship stores, like Telstra’s flagship store in Melbourne, along with other retail leaders like Blackmores and Microsoft, are offering a crazy array of services, to get people in the doors. Free smoothies, in-store baristas, and free health assessments – absolutely anything goes, to make a storefront stand out from generic, shopping mall commerce.
The recent trend in upscale retail, like Telstra shops in Melbourne, will see an integration of “human, digital and tactile experiences,” leading to “next-gen” interactive retailing, according to Blackmores’ Acting Director David Fenlon.

Even Blackmores’ retail spa was inspired by Telstra’s flagship store in Melbourne, which is being billed as more of a laboratory and discovery hub than merely being a shop. Given how often electronics are updated, and how pricey each update can be, physical retail is a great chance to explore the latest products, software, and receive personalized recommendations and service.

You can’t do that online.

Want to check out the latest mobile phones, tablets, and apps? Come into our Telstra shop in Melbourne, and talk with our team of friendly and knowledgeable experts.

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