Sure, there are hundreds of YouTube videos out there that make the process seem so easy when you are trying to figure out how to fix an iPhone. But this doesn’t mean you should follow them. There are many factors not mentioned in these videos that are important to consider before you attempt to repair yourself. When you don’t have all the facts or have misinformation, the results can be pretty disastrous for your iPhone.
Here’s what you need to know how to fix an iPhone—whether you are using YouTube videos or getting help from someone else:
1. Repair at your own risk.
Before making any repair, you must understand that you do so at your own risk. Worst case scenario, you can be injured. You can also damage the device beyond repair.
If the damage is covered under a warranty, it’s really best to take it back to the manufacturer. If not covered under warranty, there are many reputable third-party repair shops that can safely and professionally fix your phone. You should only attempt a repair on your own if you’ve exhausted all your other options and aren’t worrying about breaking the device any further.
If you are searching for fix-it videos, keep in mind YouTube nor the makers of the video can be held responsible for injury, damage, or loss of data.
2. Getting replacement parts can be tough, even impossible.
Once you’ve decided to fix your device, the next step is getting replacement parts. Unfortunately, this can be a real pain. It’s not like there’s a smartphone parts store on every street corner, and manufacturers don’t make it easy for the average person to buy replacement parts.
3. The right tools are essential to fix an iPhone.
If you do find the parts you think you are going to need, you must also make sure you have the tools required to make the fix.
The iPhone requires a special screwdriver to open it. Also, you will need to take into consideration you don’t really know what you’ll find once you get into the phone. You will need to have a variety of small hex, Torx, Phillips, tri wind, and nut driver bits.
Are you thoroughly confused yet? Your preparation has only just begun!
4. Properly prepare the workspace.
Okay, so you think you might have all the parts and tools, and you’re chomping at the bit to fix your phone. You may be thinking, I know – I’ll plop everything down on the kitchen table and start cracking this bad boy open, right? No. Take a few minutes and prepare your work area.
Remove any liquids that might spill or objects that might fall onto the device. Make sure you have a large enough area to work in and space to lay all the parts out neatly (and keep in mind there are a lot of very small pieces). You will also need to create a safe spot to put all the tiny screws and small components you remove.
Are you convinced yet that you probably want to leave this up to a professional?
5. Take your time, don’t force anything, and document the process.
Anyone can watch a YouTube video, but how many people can complete the task successfully with lasting results. What do you do if you lose a tiny screw? Or, what if you misplace a part? What if your hand or tool slips and you damage a part? It is not as easy as it seems in the videos.
If you are confident you are prepared to use a YouTube video as your professional on how to fix your iPhone, enjoy the adventure! But if you want to trust a true professional, you should find an independent repair technician who is qualified to repair Apple products.
North Georgia Cell Phone Repair has the tools and experience to repair your iPhone onsite. Their technicians use high-quality materials and warranty their work. Call 770-569-2002 to get professional advice on how to fix an iPhone. We can fix that phone!