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The most common issues that need to be repaired on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch models include:
Dropping an Apple product, especially those with the glass front and rear, are likely to cause damage.
More often than not it lands right on the corner causing a crack. If you are lucky the screen will still be usable although it may look a mess.
If you are not so lucky you may end up with an unresponsive screen that no longer registers your touch. If this happens you have no choice but to have it replaced.
Of course Apple can do the repair for you, using their Repair Center, for a hefty fee. This normally takes a week if you do it by post.
If you are lucky and have an Apple Store close to where you live then you can get repairs done more quickly. However, they are still very expensive.
The iPhone battery degrades with time. Indeed Apple installed some hidden software withing the iPhone operating system that slows down the device when the battery gets old.
This was discovered and Apple agreed to replace batteries for free due to the bad publicity caused by this.
However, you may think you need to replace your battery in your iPhone when you don't. Often many issues are caused by an issue elsewhere such as:
- Faulty charging cable
- Software issues
- Dirt in the charging port
And much more.
It is worth checking a few things first before you assume that the cause of the issue is an old battery with no life left in it.
Dropping your iPhone in water is another very common issue.
Taking prompt action to dry your device out is vital if you want any chance of saving it.
You must also switch your iPhone off, and keep it off whilst attempting to dry it. If you don't, you may end up causing a short circuit in the device causing permanent damage.
Luckily newer models, from the iPhone X onward, have much better water resistance. This means when it gets wet it should be OK. You may even get away with it being submerged for a short time.
Don't take any chances with liquid damage - get an expert to examine your phone.
Often dirt or debris can get caught in or around the home button resulting in it sticking.
Due to the importance of the home button this means your device is no longer usable. Indeed it may make your iPhone completely unusable.
Apple has addressed this issue with the newer models by removing the home button completely. This comes at a cost as the glass replacement - front or rear - cost far more than the cost to fix the button ever did.
If you have an older iPhone and the button sticks there are a few tricks that may help - such as using a toothpick to gently remove debris around the button. However, as with all delicate (and expensive) electronic devices it is best to have it checked out by an expert rather than try to fix it yourself.
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