You take it with you everywhere. You use it every day. Your iPhone is an essential part of how you interact with the world. As your iPhones ages, you may experience decreased battery life or your device could be damaged from use. If your iPhone is broken, you may be considering an upgrade. But is an upgrade the right move?
It can be hard to know if you need a new device or a simple iPhone repair. Find out if an upgrade is really your best solution.
Your Battery Life Is Fading Fast
We all dread that moment when we desperately need our cell phone only to discover that it’s dead or doesn’t have enough battery life to do the job. No one wants to be stuck in a situation, especially an emergency, with a 2% battery life.
Rechargeable batteries have finite lifespans. Over time, all batteries age, and it’s no different for your iPhone battery. After a few years, you may notice a drastic difference in the battery life of your iPhone compared to when you first took it out of the box.
Apple states that after 500 complete charges your iPhone battery can only hold 80% of its original capacity. If you’ve had your iPhone for a while, you may find that you need to charge it multiple times a day for minimal to moderate use. Your phone may even shut down while you are using it or refuse to run without being plugged in.
If this matches your device’s behavior, it’s time for a battery replacement. Why upgrade your device when you could save money by replacing the battery? Replacing an iPhone battery is a simple fix, and it will save you the expense of purchasing a new device.
Your iPhone Is Damaged
If your iPhone has suffered damage, you may want to look into repairing the device before you spend your hard-earned dollars on the latest model. Cracked screens, broken charging ports, broken buttons, and damaged cameras can all be repaired for much less than the cost of a new phone.
You may think you need a new device when your iPhone has more unique problems, such as colorful lines dancing across your display. However, most iPhone problems can be fixed with a repair or part replacement. Many of these repairs, like the iPhone screen repair, can be completed on the same day you bring it in. Before you decide to invest in a new iPhone, consider having your current phone diagnosed for repair.
Your iPhone Got Wet
Did your iPhone take a spin in the washing machine? Or did it plunge into the swimming pool? If you drop your phone in water, don’t try to turn it on right away. You’ll want to take it out of the case and dry it off carefully.
Sometimes water damage can be fixed depending on the extent of the damage. How much liquid the phone was exposed to and how long the phone was left in the liquid can affect what damage was done. However, many iPhones never recover from extreme water damage, so be prepared for the prospect of a new phone. A water-logged iPhone may be the perfect reason for an upgrade.
You Want Cool Features
One of the most tempting reasons to upgrade your iPhone is the plethora of new features you could get with a newer model. Depending on what model you currently have, an iPhone upgrade could mean much more storage, a larger display, a better camera and other features like facial recognition, wireless charging and portrait mode. If you’re ready to lay down the dollars, a newer model is your ticket to a phone that comes with more bells and whistles.
Not ready to give up your current device? Contact us today for an iPhone repair, and we’ll get your device up and running again.