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Buying a new iPhone?

Buying a new iPhone? | The Woodlands TX

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Almost everyone wants a new iPhone!

When you think about buying a new iPhone, many of us may be reminded of the iPhone 6 series. When they first came out with their sleek design and bigger screens, they were the coolest thing Apple had ever done with mobile devices! However, many of also remember the touch fault with the iPhone 6 and 6 plus. In case you have forgotten, I will refresh your memory. The touch IC chips on the circuit board were not protected by what technicians call “underfill”. This made the chips much more susceptible to damage after drops or bending (and we all know how easily iPhone 6 plus bends). The chips are soldered on with micro tiny solder points that contact different traces in the board linking to power and the processor etc. The circuit board is screwed into the back frame in multiple places. This means there is no relief for a drop. Read More

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Beware these 3 soggy iPhone myths

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I am sure you’ve heard this advice before. You’ve probably even read it on the Internet. It goes like this: “If you drop your iPhone in water, drop it in rice right away.” Keep on reading!

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Vendor Attempts to Destroy Our Reputation via Fake Reviews on Facebook

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We all know the importance of online reviews to solidify the reputation of local brick and mortar businesses. For some business reviews are everything. To the onliners that no longer drive around and search for what they need, this can make or break a business. But what happens when unscrupulous individuals or companies use these platforms for malicious vendettas or as a weapon to destroy or sabotage legitimate businesses? Recently my business Houston iPhone Screen Repair, was attacked and it has made me search for answers to these questions. Keep on reading!

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Houston iPhone Screen Repair Accepts Bitcoin

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Houston iPhone Screen Repair and its owner Jamee Weber are pleased to announce that they now accept Bitcoin as a Payment Option for all local and mail in customers.

This news comes on the heels of a growing number of large retail companies such as WordPress, Overstock.com, Subway, Microsoft, NameCheap, Expedia, Whole Foods, Intuit, and many more beginning to accept Bitcoins.

Jamee Weber of Houston iPhone Screen Repair states, “Our customers want more payments options and we listened. At this time we are the only smart phone and gadget repair company of our kind currently accepting Bitcoins. We believe it’s important that we remain on the cutting edge of tech trends. We feel this move puts us ahead of the curve with our competition and gives our customers more payment options.”

Read full press release: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/05/prweb14350594.htm

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iOS 7.1 or 7.1.1 Update: If One Of These iOS Updates Screwed Up Your iPhone 5S (or Other Model), We’ve Got Several Solutions!

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Although just about every iOS update has at least a couple of minor bugs, the iOS 7.1 and 7.1.1 updates have caused some major problems for quite a few iPhone owners. While the iPhone 5S has been the model with the most problems from these updates, other models like the 4S have been impacted as well.

In terms of the specific problems these updates have caused, the four big ones are battery drain, WiFi not working, crashes & data loss, and Touch ID issues. If you have experienced any of these problems with your iPhone, keep reading to get more details on each issue, as well as what you can do to resolve it:

Battery Drain

A thread in Apple’s official support forum has spurred three pages of responses about battery drain issues since the 7.1.1 update. The original poster said he’s had to charge his iPhone 5S two to three times per day since he installed the update. Several subsequent posters said they were experiencing the same problem with their iPhones, as well as one poster who said the update was causing his iPad 4 battery to drain in no time.

If you’re experiencing this problem, the first thing to do is check out this post from Overthought.org. It includes eight different steps for improving the battery life of your Apple device. If you go through those steps and are still experiencing significant battery drain, your best option is to fully back up your phone via iTunes or iCloud. Then once everything is backed up, do a full erase of all data and settings. Several people in the previously referenced thread about this problem said that the full erase solved the problem for their device.

WiFi Not Working

The next most common problem caused by the 7.1.1 update is an iOS device being unable to connect to WiFi. As several people explained in another official support thread, they’re experiencing one of two problems with their WiFi. Either the device won’t stay connected to a network, or it will keep rejecting the connection by saying the password is incorrect even though it’s not.

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If you’re having this problem with your home WiFi connection, the first possible solution is to unplug your router and modem. Be sure you actually unplug the cords from the wall, and not just from the back of these devices. After letting them sit unplugged for a few minutes, plug the cords back in and see if this fixed your problem. If the problem persists, the next option is to click the lowercase i with a circle around it next to your network’s name on your iPhone, and then click the Forget this Network option. If that solution doesn’t work either, the other thing to try is the process discussed at the end of the last section of backing up your data and doing a full erase.

Crashes and Data Loss

Mirror Online reported that numerous iPhone 4S, iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S users experienced bricking or data loss after updating to 7.1.1. If this update caused you to lose any data, you may be able to restore it via an iTunes or iCloud backup. If you don’t have a backup with your most recent data, it’s probably going to be impossible to get back anything that was lost. The unfortunate truth is this is a rough way to be reminded that it’s always best to do a full backup before installing any update (even if it’s a minor one). And if you’re unable to turn your phone on at all, you’ll definitely want to get professional help with that problem.

Touch ID Issues

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Although Apple said that improving Touch ID was one of the main goals of the 7.1 update, many users have reported that this update actually broke their Touch ID experience. If you’re in the same boat, iMore has published several steps to fix the problem. The two main steps outlined in their post are deleting all your prints from Touch ID and adding them again, and/or restoring your iPhone 5s from a backup. Also, if you haven’t updated to 7.1.1, several posters in this thread reported that solved their problem after experiencing multiple issues with Touch ID and 7.1.

If you’re experiencing any other problems with your iPhone 5S or other iPhone model, feel free to contact us so we can try to find a solution for you!

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Top DIY iPhone Repair Myths Debunked

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A broken iPhone is something that no one wants to have to deal with…or pay to have fixed. They’re expensive enough to buy in the first place! Unfortunately iPhones can and do break sometimes.  Apple notoriously makes their products difficult for consumers to manipulate which can make you think that the only solution you have is to take the phone to Apple.

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This in itself is a myth. However, the reality is that there are many mistakes people make when it comes to repairing their iPhone. And you may end up costing yourself a lot of money should you try to fix it DIY. 

If you own an iPhone, you should do your research when the phone breaks. That way you know your options and you can be sure that you are making smart choices regarding the repairs of your phone.

Some of the common myths that people tend to believe about Apple iPhones that can end up costing you big are as follows:

  • Water means the end of an iPhone. It is true that water is not good for a smart phone and Apple phones are notoriously bad when it comes to getting wet. Apple has installed many water sensors throughout the phones to ensure that the company does not end up paying to fix an iPhone that has gone bad because it got wet. However, just because your phone has some exposure to water does not mean that it should be written off or that you should need to get a new phone.  About.com has some tips for how you can fix a wet iPhone or a wet iPod.  You can also take your phone to professionals who may be able to help you to fix the phone in case it gets wet. While there is no guarantee that taking steps to save your wet phone will be successful, it is worth a try rather than having to spend a ton of money to buy a totally brand new iPhone. 
  • A dead battery means you need a new phone. As an article on Mother Jones pointed out, Apple has largely trained people to believe that they should just get a new device if the battery on their old one stops working.  While Apple does make it needlessly difficult to change the battery on the company’s devices, there is a way for people to do this process without help from Apple.Adventurous tech-savvy people could try this on their own although there are pitfalls. Professionals who handle cell phone repairs and who work on Apple products could also make it possible for you to change the battery on your iPhone once the old one stops working rather than having to go out and buy a brand new and costly device.
  • You must have repairs done by Apple.  With its closed ecosystem and insular environment, Apple has created an environment where users tend to believe that the company is the only one qualified to do repairs to an iPhone. The reality is that you do not need to have repairs of your devices done by Apple. There are other experienced, qualified and professional cell phone and tech repair companies out there that offer services to fix broken Apple products. In many cases, these other companies can provide faster and better quality service than Apple would offer.
  • iPhone repair has to be expensive, so you should just try it yourself to save money.  Because most Apple products tend to be costly to buy, it is natural to assume that there will also be a significant expense associated with the repair of a broken iPhone.  The reality is that while some repairs are more expensive than others, it is possible to get your device repaired without breaking the bank.This is especially true if you take your Apple iPhone to be repaired by tech professionals other than Apple.   Repairing the phone can cost significantly less than getting a brand new phone and you should end up being able to use your phone for a long time to come after a successful repair.Should you try and fix the phone yourself, in many cases you may end up causing more damage. This damage will end up costing you more in the long run than it will to get it repaired. 

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These are some of the common myths associated with Apple iPhone repair.  You should be sure that you fully understand the options for repairs that are available to you before you make the choice to either buy a new smartphone or send your phone off to Apple to be fixed.

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