April 29, 2016

Phone not charging properly?

If when charging your iPhone or iPad the charge isnt connecting properly then check your charging port before writing off your battery. More often than not a lot of dirt or bits of clothing, tissues etc gets into the charging port within your device being caused by having the device in your pocket. A good blow out of the port can sometimes do the trick and save you money!

If this wasn't successful try a different charger lead, if this still fails then it will need the charging port replaced. This can be done by a DIYer following online guides or sent in for repair.

February 01, 2016

Protecting Your Screen

Often its better to prevent a smashed screen in the first place rather than having to suffer the inconvenience and cost of a replacement part!

We always recommend a 9H Screen Protector at the cost of only £9.99. This can save you in the event of an accident. A good protective phone or iPad case also always helps against those unfortunate mishaps!!

January 19, 2016

Help your battery!

There's no doubt the iPhone is one of the top mobiles available on the market but they all suffer one major floor - Battery Life!! and for those without the new iPhone 6/ 6 Plus - it's a routine of sticking the phone on charge at least once if not twice a day!
There are several ways to shorten the time needed to recharge your iPhone:
  1. Turn on Airplane mode: Your iPhone is a battleground of power usage when it’s plugged in. The radios that run Wi-Fi, the cell phone signal, and Bluetooth are all vying for the power coming in, while your battery is trying its best to get some for itself. This will stop any calls/ texts whilst charging, but if you need a quick power up...try this next time!
  2. Battery Maintenance: It is recommended that at least once per month to fully charge your iPhone to 100% - use it until its completely flat and turns itself off - then fully charge again. This will help preserve the life of the battery and hold more charge. For most of us - at the end of each day we may put it on charge with 15 - 40% battery still remaining, this is fine as long as you look after your battery once per month.
  3. Temperature: Great for us here in the UK! (Without placing the iPhone in a fridge!) A cooler environment equals faster charge. If you use an external battery charger (case style) - don't leave it in your pocket whilst charging.
  4. Chargers: Not all chargers are created equal, including the one that came with your iPhone. The iPhone charger is a 5-volt charger that uses 1 amp for 5 watts of power.
    This is all well and good, but when you look at the iPad’s charger with 5.1 volts, 2.1 amps, and 12 watts, you can see the difference. That extra power means that the iPhone will get a much faster charge when plugged into an iPad charger. Compare this to a standard USB on your computer that uses 5 volts, 0.5 amps, and only 2.5 watts of power. In other words, your iPhone will charge about half as quickly on USB as it will using the iPhone wall charger, and it will charge twice as fast using the iPad charger.
January 21, 2015

Win an iPhone 6

Win an iPhone 6

Just as we did in 2014, our "Win an iPhone 6" is back on and the winner will be announced on March 1st 2015!

You can get 3 FREE entries to this competition - and as like 2014, we DO actually give a new iPhone 6 away!

Enter now:

  • Sign up to our Newsletter (found on the footer of our website below)

Why do we do it? Simple really, we like to have a large social media and newsletter presence - this way when someone drops their mobile/ tablet, iPhoneFixUK is the first company they think of!

December 04, 2014

Faster charging times for your iPhone

There's no doubt the iPhone is one of the top mobiles available on the market but they all suffer one major floor - Battery Life!! and for those without the new iPhone 6/ 6 Plus - it's a routine of sticking the phone on charge at least once if not twice a day!
There are several ways to shorten the time needed to recharge your iPhone:
  1. Turn on Airplane mode: Your iPhone is a battleground of power usage when it’s plugged in. The radios that run Wi-Fi, the cell phone signal, and Bluetooth are all vying for the power coming in, while your battery is trying its best to get some for itself. This will stop any calls/ texts whilst charging, but if you need a quick power up...try this next time!
  2. Battery Maintenance: It is recommended that at least once per month to fully charge your iPhone to 100% - use it until its completely flat and turns itself off - then fully charge again. This will help preserve the life of the battery and hold more charge. For most of us - at the end of each day we may put it on charge with 15 - 40% battery still remaining, this is fine as long as you look after your battery once per month.
  3. Temperature: Great for us here in the UK! (Without placing the iPhone in a fridge!) A cooler environment equals faster charge. If you use an external battery charger (case style) - don't leave it in your pocket whilst charging.
  4. Chargers: Not all chargers are created equal, including the one that came with your iPhone. The iPhone charger is a 5-volt charger that uses 1 amp for 5 watts of power.
    This is all well and good, but when you look at the iPad’s charger with 5.1 volts, 2.1 amps, and 12 watts, you can see the difference. That extra power means that the iPhone will get a much faster charge when plugged into an iPad charger. Compare this to a standard USB on your computer that uses 5 volts, 0.5 amps, and only 2.5 watts of power. In other words, your iPhone will charge about half as quickly on USB as it will using the iPhone wall charger, and it will charge twice as fast using the iPad charger.

November 07, 2014

Save your battery life!

Tips on extending your iPhone Battery life:

As many people using the iPhone agree, it really is one of the best mobile phones out there, extremely powerful and fun device. However, this comes with a price when it comes to battery life. Many of us with the iPhone have to recharge our mobiles at least every other day if not during each night. Following some tips below, you can help preserve the life of your battery to ensure you have full use of your iPhone when you really do need it!

1: Auto Brightness: The iPhone is designed with an "Ambient Light Sensor" which will automatically adjust the light of the screen based on external light - a darker screen will be shown in darker surroundings. Turn on "Auto Brightness" and let your iPhone automatically adjust the screen brightness. To do this: Go to Settings, then Display & Brightness and move the "Auto Brightness" slider to green.

2: Turn Bluetooth Off: Bluetooth is useful for those using their iPhone with wireless earpieces and is also used for accepting data on certain apps/ features. Whilst not needing to use bluetooth, turn it off. Leaving the feature on will only use more juice from your battery! To do this: Go to Settings, select Bluetooth and turn slider to off (white).

3: Turn Wi-Fi Off: Granted, Wi-Fi is quicker than 3G or 4G but if you're not using your iPhone 5 in an area you know Wi-Fi can be connected - turn it off. Leaving your Wi-Fi turned on searching for "hot spots" is a guaranteed way of loosing power from your iPhone 5 battery. To turn off: Go to Settings, select Wi-Fi and turn slider to off (white).

4: Location Settings: Great feature, especially when you are in areas you don't know. But, having this feature on will use your battery. Simply put, whilst on, your iPhone will be constantly sending and receiving data on nearby locations, attractions, restaurants etc. To turn off: Go to Settings, select Privacy and slide the Location Settings to off (white)

5: Battery Killers: With the latest update of IOS 8, there is a great new app which allows you to see exactly why your iPhone 5 battery is being used. This will then give you the option to see what it is you do use and turn off everything else. To do this: Go to Settings, select General, then Usage and go to Battery Usage

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