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Taking Care of a Broken iPhone Speaker

Taking Care of a Broken iPhone Speaker

Many of us use our mobile devices for a number of different types of media. Whether we’re trying to enjoy music or we like to watch YouTube videos, we want to be able to hear what’s going on and we want to get good sound quality from the device. The issue is, there are a lot of things that can go wrong with the speaker. What are we supposed to do to make sure that we can get everything fixed as it needs to be?

Audio Settings

First, you want to look around at all of the things that are related to your audio settings. Is everything set up the way that it should be? How much do you want to spend to make sure that it works as you want it to? Is the volume actually up all of the way? Does there appear to be anything that is stuck in your speakers that could be making the sound not work as it should? Look at the exterior and make sure that nothing is off or doesn’t look like it’s supposed to.


The next thing that you want to do is make sure that your motherboard is working as it should be. There are a few things that you can check out to make sure that this is working correctly. First, are you noticing any lag? Does the unit seem to be heating up more than usual? If you restart it, does it boot up right away or does it take awhile? And do things like your Wi-Fi, your location settings, and other such things seem to be working like they did? If any of these things are wrong, your motherboard may need to be replaced. If that isn’t the case, it doesn’t totally rule out the motherboard – the speakers could just be the first thing that got messed up by it. But, checking out these things can help you to see if the motherboard is a more likely cause for your issues. If that’s the case, you may need to get someone to repair or replace the device.

External Alternatives

If neither of these tips works like you need them to, you have a few options. If your headphones still work, you can just use them instead of trying to get a new speaker. You may also have the option of hooking up Bluetooth based speakers so that you can listen to your iPhone as well. While both of these can be a bit of a pain, they are good options to consider if you aren’t in a position where you can get it fixed or to replace the entire unit right now. There are a lot of inexpensive options that you can look at and consider when you start to figure all of that out.

If these sorts of things don’t work for you or you want a professional to check out what is going on with your iPhone speakers, take a look at what we can do for you at We have all of the tools that we need to fix your speakers and to make sure that you can get them up and running again. You deserve to have your iPhone working the way that you expect it to, so we will do everything that we can so that your speakers are as good as new when we’re done with fixing it.

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Unlocking an iPhone without an Apple ID or Password

Unlocking an iPhone without an Apple ID or Password

There are a number of instances where you may be trying to get into an Apple device without knowing any of the information that you may need in order to do so. For example, if you have a family member or friend that is ill and you need to get in their phone for information, or if you have gotten hacked and all of the information for your Apple account was changed for whatever reason, you may need to get around that failsafe.

What are you supposed to do at that point? Here are some tips that you can use in order to unlock your iPhone without any of the Apple ID or password information that you would otherwise need.

  • Siri is always a great way to try and get around the issue at hand. You may be able to talk to her using her commands in order to get around the lock feature. Sometimes this works, but sometimes it will not. Try this before you do any of the other suggestions that we have for you here.
  • There are a number of websites out there that can help you to get past the Apple ID and password requirements that a locked phone usually has. Make sure that you do your research on the websites in question before you try them out so that you can make sure that they are reputable and that you aren’t going to end up with issues with any of your electronic devices. These basically help you to skip that step of unlocking the phone.
  • Hard resetting the phone is another way that you can get into the device without actually knowing the information related to the Apple ID. While this may not be appealing if you have a myriad of information on it, the option is there if you need it. This is also a good thing to know about if there is a software malfunction or someone else has given you the phone without wiping it. The way that you hard reset it is going to depend on the generation of iPhone that you have, so refer to the owner’s manual in order to get that information.

No matter which method that you use to unlock the iPhone, you want to make sure that reset all of the Apple ID information that is related to it once you get back in. This can save you a lot of hassle later on and prevent you from having to go through the processes above once again.

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Getting a Voice Memo Off of an iPhone

Getting a Voice Memo Off of an iPhone

Getting a Voice Memo Off of an iPhone

We all know that thoughts come at the strangest times. At, we spend a lot of time putting together “to do” lists so that we can keep everyone organized. One of the best ways for you to keep your life in order is to go ahead and utilize the voice memos option on your iPhone. You can ask Siri to open it up and start speaking your thoughts out loud so that you can listen to them later.

But, what happens if you ever need to take those voice memos off of the phone and download them onto a computer? How would you even go about doing that in the first place? Is it difficult? Not at all! Here are the main ways that you can transfer any of your voice memos to pretty much any computer that you may want to transfer them to.

  • iTunes is always a great go-to if you’re looking to do anything with audio files. All you have to do is to go ahead and get a USB cable and connect the phone to the computer that you want to put your files onto. You can select the music option and then sync the file to your computer’s iTunes module. Or, you can take the file and drag it onto your desktop with this option as well.
  • “Share” functions. The easiest way for you to go ahead and get your voice memos off of your iPhone is to use AirDrop. AirDrop is one of the best things ever to happen to Apple devices. Not only does it allow you to get everything that you could ever need off of your phone, but it also does it with just a couple of button clicks. All you have to do is tap the icon for AirDrop on your computer and then it will take whatever it is that you want or need off of your device. It’s as easy as that!
  • You can always use DropBox if you want to make sure that multiple people are going to be able to listen to the memo, even if they don’t happen to have an Apple device. All you have to do is download the file into a format that can be sent through DropBox. You can get the DropBox app for your iPhone, drag the file into DropBox, and that’s it. You can access it from anywhere and you can share the code with those that you may want to have listen to it as well.

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Avoiding Data Security Issues

Avoiding Data Security Issues

When you are using a mobile device on a regular basis, you want to be certain that you’re doing everything that you can to protect it. Many of us have an antivirus on our laptops or desktops, so why wouldn’t we try to protect our mobile devices as well? Many times, we forget what we’re doing in this regard and we may share things like credit card information and the like via these devices. What are we supposed to do in those situations? How can we prevent this all from becoming an even bigger problem as time goes on? Here are some tips to help you avoid data security problems.

Don’t ever forget to back up your information. If you are someone that has a lot of information floating around clouds and flash drives and your mobile device, you want to make sure that you have one place to back that information up on. You know that technology doesn’t always work the way that you want it to, and that can make it hard for you to find a file when everything has seemed to crash on you. So, instead of getting frustrated or losing your data, always have backups upon backups to keep it in order.

Put some sort of digital protection on your device. There are anti-viruses and the like for your mobile devices. These can prevent you from digital attacks and prevent viruses and malware from getting onto your device. Look for options that are not going to take up a lot of space on your phone and that have been approved by so that you know that you’re getting something that is going to give you the best protection possible.

Work and play should stay separate. Because of the digital revolution, there have been so many instances where there are blurred lines between your work life and your home life. You need to be sure that you’re taking care of all of your work tasks on a work device (or in work folders on your device, if you use the same device for everything). You want to keep your personal life private and you don’t want to get into a situation where your job could be in jeopardy because you accidentally put information on social media that was supposed to be confidential.

Keep an eye on your physical device. The most important thing is that you need to keep your phone or tablet with you all of the time. Make sure that you know where it is and that you can get to it if someone were to try and nab it. Keeping your device(s) safe can help prevent issues related to stolen data.

Many of us aren’t completely used to carrying around devices yet, so we may not be 100% sure as to what we need to do. If you follow these tips, you may reduce the risk of a data breach on your smartphone.

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iPhone Sales Decline For The First Time Ever

iPhone 5 repairsAccording to Gartner, Apple experienced its first decline in iPhone sales since their initial release, during the final quarter of 2015.

Is the beginning of the end for the mobile media juggernaut?

Not hardly.

Apple still did a healthy business, despite being 4.4% lower than the previous year, selling 71.5 million mobile phones, instead of 74.8.

Huawei and Samsung were the only two mobile phone manufacturers to report an improvement in sales last year.

When taken together, smartphone sales representatives from around the globe managed to sell 403 million handsets in the fourth quarter of 2015 – 9.7% increase the fourth quarter of 2014, but still being the slowest growth percentage since smartphones hit the market.

Samsung is leading the pack, with 20.7% of the market share, compared to 19.9% in 2014. Apple, coming in at Number Two, fell a couple of points, from 20.4% in 2014 to 17.7% in 2015.

Huawei came it at Number Three in the mobile market, ascending to 8% market share, from 5.7% in 2014. Lenovo and China’s Xiaomi were close behind, securing 5% and 4.5% of mobile handset sales, respectively.

Overall, mobile markets sold 1.4 billion units in 2015, up 14.4% from 2014.

Gartner’s Research Director Anshul Gupta speculated on the cause of these trends, claiming “Low-cost smartphones in emerging markets, and strong demand for premium smartphones, continued to be the driving factors. An aggressive pricing from local and Chinese brands in the midrange and entry-level segments of emerging markets led to consumers upgrading more quickly to affordable smartphones.”

Also, according to Gupta, many of the emerging Asian/Pacific market are anticipated to upgrade their devices quickly, to the same brand they already own.

It’s interesting to speculate on the reasons for the falling figures. While it’s tempting to blame a faltering economy, or the public’s attention being diverted to some new fad, the fact of the matter is, many/most people don’t need a brand new phone every single year, no matter how powerful or trending it might be.

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