There are an estimated 2.5 billion smartphone users in the world today. Approximately 95 percent of Americans own smartphones. With so many devices in the world today, there’s bound to be a smartphone repair need coming up every minute.

Did you know that you can do some of these repairs yourself? Check out this article on easy smartphone repairs you can do yourself. You just might save yourself valuable time and expense.

Be Preemptive

One way to you can fend off smartphone repairs is by buying equipment that doesn’t need fixing in the first place. The next time you shop for smartphones, look for each device description to find an IP rating.

“IP” stands for International Protection Marking or Ingress Protection Marking. This indicator measures how well your device can hold up against particles and liquids.

The first digit refers to your phone’s ability to resist particles. A 0 rating means your phone is totally exposed. A 6 rating means your phone is completely protected.

The second digit describes how well your phone can resist water damage. Those devices that scores a four or higher are completely protected from liquid damage.


If you think your phone is producing too much heat, you might have an overheating battery. Most phones use a Li-Ion (lithium-ion) battery that uses significant amounts of energy, despite their tiny size.

Opened apps can also create a hot smartphone syndrome. Double tap your home button to command the multitasking switcher. Swipe up any opened apps to shut them down.

Cracked Screen

There’s nothing more disheartening than that moment when you feel your phone slip between your fingers and crash to the floor. Cell phone screen repair is a way of life for many smartphone users.

If your device is still under the manufacturer’s warranty, head to that company first to make the repairs. You can also find a smartphone repair kit online for your model. These kits usually come with helpful video tutorials to walk you through the steps.

Water Damage

If you accidentally drop your phone in liquid, dry it quickly with a clean towel or cloth. Set the device on a flat service to dry out as naturally and completely as you can. Don’t use hair dryers or microwave ovens to speed up the process.

Don’t try to charge or turn the phone on until it’s completely dry. If you can, remove your SIM and memory cards to prevent further damage. You can also place your phone with a silica pack inside a sealed bag to help the process.

Phone Won’t Charge

If your phone won’t charge, don’t panic. Check your charging cable and charging adapter. Bent or broken wires will keep electricity from flowing through them.

You should also check your phone’s port to make sure it’s clear of lint or other debris that will keep your phone from charging. Use a needle or Q-tip to clean the debris out.

Next Steps

So put some of these ideas to the test. If your phone is running hot, shut down all of your apps. Wait a few minutes and you’ll see if your phone starts to cool down.

If your device keeps getting scratched and cracked, check out our blog to find the best screen protector for your phone. The next time you find yourself in need of serious smartphone repair, be sure to contact Repairest. We’ll put you in touch with the local pros in no time.

6 Tips To Fix a Water Damaged Phone
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