Have you noticed that your iPhone battery doesn’t last as long as it used to? You aren’t imagining things, iPhone chargers really do lose their effectiveness over time. It’s rumoured that iPhone batteries last approximately 2 years before starting to decline in quality and power, meaning you will need to charge your phone a lot more often than you used to.
At imFixed, we understand how important your iPhone Mini is to you. When it’s not functioning properly, it can disrupt your routine and productivity, and nobody wants that! That’s why we offer a professional iPhone 13 Mini repairs service to quickly address any issues and get your device back to you in perfect working order.
In this post, we discuss how we replace your iPhone battery and other helpful repairs such as iPhone screen repairs.
iPhone battery repair and replacement
Typically, an iPhone battery will last between 500 and 800 full charge cycles (when charged to 100%). If you’re experiencing poor quality, at imFixed we offer iPhone 13 Mini repairs as well as other phone services. So, if you’re iPhone 13 Mini is draining its battery too quickly or shutting down unexpectedly, our experts can replace yours with a genuine new one, ensuring you experience longer battery life and reliable performance.
How we replace an iPhone 13 Mini battery
Here is how we do it:
- We power off your iPhone and remove the screws
- We then open your iPhone will extra precision and care, using professional tools. We may camp your iPhone to keep it in place and use suction tools to remove the parts.
- We then unscrew and disconnect the battery and display connector cover as well as other elements around it that obstructs the battery
- Your old battery is replaced with a new, genuine one
- Your iPhone 13 Mini is put back together, good as new.
Tips to extend your iPhone battery life
To delay getting to the point where your iPhone 13 Mini needs a battery replacement, there are several things you can do. There is nothing worse than your phone losing battery suddenly when you need it most, especially when iPhone batteries should last between 10 and 17 hours. If you follow these steps, you can help your battery to last longer:
- Change your screen brightness.
The backlight uses a great deal of energy. It illuminates your screen so you can see it properly but most people don’t need the screen brightness on full. By dimming the light, you will save your battery from working harder to keep it at full brightness.
- Turn off your location.
iPhones cleverly use wifi and GPS to track your iPhone’s location, which can come in handy, but if you’re trying to save battery life, switch it off as this uses more energy. You can easily switch this feature off in your settings or you can leave the global location setting switched on but turn GPS off for all other apps.
- Turn off notifications.
Yes, even notifications drain your battery. If you’re constantly getting pinged for every app you have on your iPhone, it’s time to switch your notifications off altogether or to go into your app settings and choose only the most important apps to receive notifications for. That way, you will receive fewer notifications, therefore, it won’t use as much energy.
- Close or uninstall unused apps
If you have several apps working at once, this puts your battery into overtime as as they are all draining energy. Equally, if you have apps that you don’t use, delete them because sometimes apps can be energy in the background without you knowing it.
Fixing an iPhone Screen
At imFixed, we do more than replace iPhone batteries we offer iPhone screen repair too, alongside other phone repairs. In this section, we’ll tell you a little about one of the most common iPhone repairs, a broken screen.
Nobody wants an iPhone with a broken screen let alone any other phone, but what do you do when your phone needs fixing? Broken screens come in many different forms. Some scratches may be light, others can lead to large fragments of glass falling from your device. It sometimes can be difficult to assess how bad the damage is. I may just be cosmetic, but your broken screen could also be accompanied by hard to the internal components of your phone.
The first step is to analyse the damage to your phone screen (we can do that for you), which includes determining if any scratches are just on the surface or if your whole screen is about to fall apart. We do this by placing your phone under a bright light and applying slight pressure to the screen.
Fixing your own iPhone screen
Is it possible to fix your own phone screen? There are a few things you can do if you don’t have time to take it to a professional to fix it and these will help your screen to last a little longer. But, the best thing to do is to take it to a repair shop like ours and let the professionals take care of it for you so your phone is returned in good working order.
Taping your screen
This is a temporary fix, and ideal for people replacing their phones in the near future. If you’re concerned about keeping your screen intact, tape is a great quick fix. A single layer of clear tape over the screen will act as a makeshift protector that keeps the pieces together.
Another option is to use a screen protector to both protect the screen itself and your fingers from harm. This is a cleaner solution to using clear tape and will work if the cracks in the screen aren’t too wide.
Replacing your screen
A third option fixing the phone screen yourself, which starts by finding the appropriate replacement. There are many online platforms where you can find the right screen for your phone’s make and model, such as Amazon or eBay.
You will also need to ensure you have the correct tools to do the job safely. Many replacement screen kits contain tools, which usually include:
- Mini screwdrivers
- Mini Torx drivers
- Plastic wedges
Because there are so many different makes and models of phones on the market, there isn’t a single guide that will work for every phone but you will at least need to know safely remove your iPhone screen so you don’t damage any internal parts.
There are many step-by-step tutorials that can be found on YouTube that take you through the stages of replacing your phone’s screen. While there is no one-size-fits-all guide, there are common steps to follow:
- Opening up your phone, which means removing the rear cover and battery to determine where the screws are located. Once you’ve found them – usually beside the USB port, under labels or in the battery cavity – you can remove the screws.
- Once the screws are removed, you should detach the front part of your phone, with the screen ready to be released.
- The screen should be easy to remove, but sometimes using a heat gun can help to lift the adhesive and remove the glass display from the body. On some devices, it won’t be as simple as replacing the glass screen and will instead involve removing or reinstalling components.
- If it is just the glass that needs replacing, you will need to replace the adhesive strips in the device’s body and then gently push the glass into place.
- Once the new screen is secure, you must ensure all cables and internal components are reconnected.
After following the above steps, you should be able to switch your device on without reattaching the screws to ensure the screen and phone are working as they should.
However, phone screen repairs can be complicated, and we would always recommend saving yourself a lot of time, money and stress by employing the help of a phone screen repair specialist.
imFixed: Who are we?
who have the expertise to complete even the most complex repairs within a few hours. Speed and timeliness are some of the reasons our clients remain loyal to us. We are ready to replace the battery on your iPhone 13 Mini or to help you with any other repairs.
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