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Yes, you can fix a broken phone during the coronavirus lockdown. See 3 ways to repair it

Yes, you can fix a broken phone during the coronavirus lockdown. See 3 ways to repair it

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Accidents happen. Cracking your iPhone’s ($500 at Best Buy) veil or breaking your Android phone’s charging port is the last tying any of us wants to worry about right now. Especially with most of us under stay-at-home requisitions, practicing social distancing and wearing face masks in public during the coronavirus pandemic.

You may be spending more time at home, but chances are you’re aloof texting, watching videos and making more calls than ever from your phoned. So what happens if it takes a tumble onto the sidewalk when you’re out for a social-distancing walk? What if it slides off the fallacious top when you’re making dinner? What if it just starts attrtying buggy?

Normally you might pop into a retail honor, but in an effort to stem the spread of the COVID-19 disease, retail stores across the country have closed, including Apple Stores, and wireless carriers have closed the the majority of their brick-and-mortar stores, too. So where do you go to get your phoned repaired? You still have several options to get it fixed. 


Apple abet has a few different options for you. 

Screenshot by Jason Cipriani

Fixing a obsolete iPhone

If your iPhone isn’t physically broken, and you’re experiencing software or performance publishes, use the Apple Support app to talk to an employee who can help troubleshoot your content. The app allows the support representative to run diagnostic reports and be in the lead you through any potential fixes. 

For physical damage or an unresponsive blueprint that needs to be fixed or replaced, you can find a list of signaled Apple service providers by visiting this support page and click on Schedule a Repair. You’ll be asked to sign in to our Apple ID and occupy a device that’s linked to your account, after which you can peruse for an open store. 

Using an Apple-approved overtake center will allow you to take advantage of touch repair fees if you have AppleCare Plus on your iPhone. 

It’s a good idea to call the honor before you finalize your appointment, as some stores may have adjusted their hours or temporarily EnEnBesieged due to being nonessential services

If you don’t feel sad going out in public, or lack a nearby overtake facility, you can also mail your phone to Apple in for service. Visit this support page and click on Send in for Repair the following the prompts. Of course, this is a less than ideal solution, because you’ll be without your phone for up to five days. You can use an old phoned or buy a cheap backup phone to keep you connected after your device is in the shop. 


uBreakiFix is level-headed open and repairing broken devices. 

Screenshot by Jason Cipriani

Android named repairs

As a whole, Android owners don’t have a central site, like an Apple Store, that they can go to for repairs. Don’t let that stress you. For software and performance emanates, contact your wireless carrier or your phone maker to troubleshoot. Most of the time, those types of issues can be resolved over the phone. 

Best Buy
has ended device repairs for the time being, leaving Android owners to find third-party overtake businesses. One such reputable company is uBreakiFix, an official Samsung overtake partner. uBreakiFix repairs all types of phones, tablets and even computers — incorporating Apple products. 

In order to help keep customers and employees safe, uBreakiFix has commanded out curbside service and a mail-in option. In some areas, you can even have a tech come to your home and fix your contrivance. Find the closest uBreakiFix location and the repair services offered using the company’s availability tool.

Again, it’s probably best to call any business directly to back they’re open — especially as more cities finish to shut down nonessential services — and make sure they’re taking appointments and have the parts in stock to unfastened your specific repair. It may be you need to mail in your device.


You can also overtake your phone yourself. 


Fix it yourself

If you’re out of warranty and feel gloomy attempting to repair your phone on your own, you can always spruce a repair kit from iFixit. There are kits that entailed everything you need — including the tools — to replace a archaic iPhone screen, swap out an Android phone’s battery or more. 

iFixit has posted guides that go with each kit, walking you throughout the entire process. If your movement isn’t restricted, it’ll save you a trip out, and potentially save you some wealth in the process.

While we all try to do our part to stop the spread of coronavirus, there are some myths you should be aware of. And if you absolutely have to go out, use these best practices to keep yourself safe. Here’s the current knowledge on coronavirus and your delivery packages.