Whether you’ve dropped it in the pool or it’s suffered from some other kind of damage, your iPhone is likely to need repair at some point. Fortunately, there are a few places you can take your broken device to get it fixed.
Apple is sometimes seen to deter third-party repairs, which can be annoying if you want to keep costs down on a replacement. Read on to find out more about two cases where this has been the case:
Batteries are a crucial part of any smartphone, delivering the power to run apps and keep your device powered on during long, tiring days. Over time, however, iPhone batteries can lose their effectiveness.
That’s why it’s a good idea to check your battery health frequently. You can find this information by heading to your phone’s settings and tapping “battery health.”
The Battery Health screen will tell you your iPhone’s maximum capacity or how much energy it can hold before it requires replacement. It also offers insight into your iPhone’s performance throttling when it’s under strain, which is something Apple does to slow down devices with degraded batteries.
If your iPhone’s maximum capacity has dropped below 80 percent, it’s a good idea to replace the battery soon. This can happen for a number of reasons, including if your phone has recently crashed or has been used regularly and heavily.
Another reason you might need to replace your battery is if it’s been damaged in some way. It’s not uncommon for a broken iPhone to flash a warning message about needing a battery replacement, so be sure to investigate the issue as soon as you notice it.
There is an authorized repair provider that offers iPhone battery replacements. It charges between PS30 and PS170 for out-of-warranty repairs, which is about what you would pay at an Apple Store or a specialized repair shop.
There is another authorized iPhone service provider that offers battery replacements at its 1,100 stores. Its out-of-warranty prices are similar to those charged by an Apple store, and it’s also a good option for those with no Apple Store nearby.
If you have a DIY repair kit, you can attempt to do an iPhone battery replacement yourself. That’s not recommended for inexperienced technicians, though, as you could damage your phone during the process. In addition, the replacement kit won’t guarantee that your phone will be free of battery problems down the line. It’s always better to use an authorized repair shop or an Apple store for your iPhone repairs.
The camera is one of the most important components of any mobile device, and it can be a serious pain when it doesn’t work right. If you’re experiencing any sort of problem with the camera on your iPhone, you need to have it fixed quickly and properly.
The cameras on your iPhone aren’t working separately, they’re all paired at the factory, and if one lens can’t take a particular part of the picture, the other ones kick in to help. This is called Deep Fusion, and it’s the magic behind the camera system on your iPhone.
Another interesting feature is Night Mode, which Apple didn’t discuss much on stage, but it was clear from a video demo that the iPhone 11 Pro takes amazing night photos, even in low light. It uses a combination of long exposures, stabilization, and intelligent processing to lift shadow details and keep highlights in check.
This is all done through a new process of image processing that uses neural networks and real-time machine learning. It’s a smart way to deal with noise, that multi-colored dotting that can appear in images, as it won’t look the same in each frame, and so the camera will be able to select the least noisy parts of the image for a cleaner result.