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Why phone repair is the new upgrade

The good news: nearly every smartphone mishap is repairable.

A phone being fixed by a phone repair expert at uBreakiFix by Asurion

We’ve all experienced those heart-stopping moments: your smartphone slips from your hand, you plug in your charger only to realize your phone refuses to charge, or your phone suddenly freezes or shuts down unexpectedly. These tech mishaps are not just frustrating—they disrupt your day and can feel like mini catastrophes in our digitally driven lives. 

But before you rush to replace your device, you may want to consider the smarter, wallet-friendly option of repair. This guide will walk you through common smartphone issues that can often be fixed with a few simple DIY steps or with help from a professional, saving you both time and unnecessary stress.

Types of phone repairs—and whether to DIY

Dealing with cell phone issues like cracked screens, dying batteries, or blurry cameras can be a headache. Understanding the nature of each problem is essential before deciding on a DIY fix or seeking professional help. Let’s explore common phone repair services to determine when expert intervention is necessary.

Screen replacement

A cracked or unresponsive screen is one of the most common phone issues, and they can be difficult to replace. This process can be intricate, involving delicate connectors and the risk of further damage if not done correctly—and in some cases, voiding the warranty. So unless you have experience and the necessary tools, it's safer and more reliable to let screen repair professionals handle this.

Battery replacement

A failing battery is another common issue that can dramatically affect your phone's performance and usability. Replacing a phone battery typically requires opening the device, which might invalidate warranties and can be risky if you're unfamiliar with the internal components of your mobile device. Professional replacement ensures safe handling and disposal of the old battery and guarantees the new one is correctly installed.

Charging port repair

Issues with charging ports can range from debris accumulation to physical damage. Repairing a charging port usually requires precision soldering equipment and expertise in handling small, delicate internal components. This repair is not recommended for DIY due to the risk of causing further damage or even rendering the phone unusable—best to leave it to a phone repair pro.

Water damage repair

You can try some DIY fixes to get water out of your phone—here are 8 tips we recommend. However, water damage can affect multiple components and lead to complex issues over time, so it’s often a good idea to let a pro with phone water damage experience help you out. The diagnostic and repair process can be complex, and often involves cleaning the motherboard with isopropyl alcohol, replacing corroded parts, and sometimes reassembling many components. 

Camera lens repair

A damaged camera lens can ruin photos and videos. Replacing a camera lens typically involves opening the back of the smartphone and replacing the broken lens with a new one. While it might seem straightforward and a repair you can tackle on our own, the process can be delicate, and improper handling can damage the camera sensor. Professional phone camera repair ensures that the new lens is free of dust, properly aligned, and fully functional.

For all these types of phone repairs, visiting a professional service like uBreakiFix by Asurion not only ensures the job is done right, but also provides you with a hassle-free warranty for the service, adding an extra layer of confidence in the durability of the repair.

What to expect during the phone repair process

Heading into a phone repair can feel a bit like preparing for a small surgical operation for your device. You know it's necessary, and you want everything to go smoothly to ensure your phone comes back in peak condition. Let's go through some simple steps you can take to prep your smartphone before handing it over to the experts, ensuring a quick and hassle-free repair process.

Preparing for phone repair

To ensure a smooth repair process for your smartphone:

  • Back up your device: Always save your photos, documents, and contacts to another device or cloud service.
  • Remove security locks: Temporarily disable passwords or fingerprint recognition to allow technicians to test the phone post-repair.
  • Note your account information: Some repairs may require reactivation of your device, so have your account details ready.

Why choose uBreakiFix for your phone repair?

Visiting uBreakiFix by Asurion means you'll get a detailed evaluation of your phone's problem, a clear explanation of repair options, and upfront pricing. Most repairs can even be done while you wait, so you won’t be without your phone for long.

Opting for uBreakiFix by Asurion ensures that your phone is in the hands of professionals who offer:

  • No-cost diagnostics: Not sure what’s wrong with your device? We’ll take a look—at no cost to you. And if more work is needed, we’ll perform advanced troubleshooting for a small fee that’s applied toward your repair.
  • Guaranteed quality: Most repairs come with our 1-year limited warranty, valid at all of our locations, providing extra peace of mind about the durability of the fix.
  • Skills to tackle any problem: Our experts are trained and equipped to handle a variety of tech issues for all of today’s top tech brands, from phones to laptops and gaming consoles—and even retro devices—ensuring top-quality service and reliable repairs.
  • Convenient service: With 700+ locations nationwide, help is always just around the corner for your broken device. Plus, we offer quick turnaround times to get you back up and running in no time—most phone repairs are done as soon as the same day.

In a world where tech is central to our lives, choosing to repair your phone at uBreakiFix by Asurion is a smart, sustainable decision. Not only does it save you money and reduce environmental impact, but it also keeps your device at peak performance longer.

Click to find your nearest uBreakiFix by Asurion store today and choose the smart solution for your smartphone woes.


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