Human lives revolve around smartphones today. Some use it for office work, some to capture pictures, some play games on it while others use it for entertainment purposes. Due to a wide range of use, these phones tend to get damaged or start facing hardware/ software issues. That’s pretty heartbreaking as this is the time when you need to hand over your phone to a professional mobile repair company for repair.
So, the question here is “What do you do in such a scenario?” Simply hand it over to them? NO! Of course not, you need to secure it before doing that. That’s exactly what we’re going to help you with. Yes, we are going to explain 5 ways to secure your phone before taking it for repairs.
Go ahead and read them all!
1 Remove your SIM card
This is a very basic thing to do before handing over your smartphone for repairs. Get into the habit of always removing your SIM card before it goes into the technician’s hand. This is necessary to be done because your sim has all the data and why should you be sharing it with someone you don’t know. In fact, to stay in touch till your phone gets repaired, you could easily insert this card into another spare device.
2 Remove the SD card
Along with the sim card, we also advise you to remove the SD card if installed. Most of the media files are saved in the SD card. Removing it from your device will make your data inaccessible to the technician. Further, removing the SD card will prevent it from getting lost or damaged. Hence, it is always safe to remove the SD card to protect your stored precious data.
3 Create a Backup
In today’s world, data is one of the most important assets and there is always a high possibility of losing your data while repairing your smartphone. This is why creating a backup of all your important data is necessary. This will help you secure your data. Further, you can sync contacts, calendar, photos and other data to Google drive or transfer it to an SD card or hard drive.
4 Sign out of your apps
Another important thing to do is to sign out of all the important apps installed in your device. This includes social media, e-commerce, mobile banking applications and others. This step is very necessary to ensure the safety of your data and to avoid any kind of misuse. Android users may also want to sign out of their Google Chrome and Gmail accounts. Similarly, iPhone users should do the same with the iCloud account.
5 Note down your IMEI number somewhere safe
There is always a probability of your device being misplaced with others as the technician could be repairing another phone of the same model at the same time. In such a scenario, it is always advisable to note down your IMEI number and keep it somewhere safe. This is necessary to prevent your device from getting misplaced. Tallying your IMEI number with the device handed to you by the technician will assure you that the device is yours.
These were 5 steps to secure your smartphone before handing it to the technician. Make sure that you follow all of them and avoid getting into unnecessary troubles. Once you do that, your phone is all ready to get repaired.
For any kind of mobile repair services, do contact us at 9999123511. MobiGarage is known to offer quality mobile repair services at your doorstep. Just schedule a repair with us and leave the rest on to us but do follow the above-mentioned steps before handing over the phone to us. They are a MUST.
We hope that you make the most of this blog. In case of any queries, please feel free to reach out to us.