You have lived with that cracked screen or slow charging battery long enough and are finally ready to fix your phone. You may have considered mailing in your phone to have it repaired. Online companies promise fast, dirt cheap service that can be hard to pass up. Of course, you are probably asking yourself, “What do I need to do first?” There are several steps to take before you place your phone in the mail. Just follow the following steps before you send your phone in for repair to help prevent any problems down the line. Please note that the first three steps assume you are still capable of turning the phone on.
Steps to Take Before Mailing in your Phone for Repair
- Back up all the information on your phone. If you use a cloud-storage option, then make sure the cloud data is synched with the phone. This will help prevent data loss.
- Unlink your phone from your e-mail, messengers, social media accounts, or anything else the phone may be connected to. The last thing you want is to grant the repairman access to your personal details.
- Clear out all personal data. This includes memos, photos, chats, videos, and any other content you may have created that you do not want to share with the world
- Remove any accessories you may have bought for the phone. This may include covers, protective cases, and more.
- Remove the SIM card from the phone if one is installed
- Contact cellular provider to deactivate the phone, consult about alternative option while waiting for your new phone.
Man, that’s a lot of prep work for a simple repair.
A better option?
Back up your data (if possible) and bring your phone in to the best cell phone repair shop in Twin Falls: Phone Fixation in the Hastings shopping center.