Experienced techs repair charging ports and LCD screens on broken Apple or Samsung products
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Choose from Five Options
- $17 for iPhone 4 Back Cover Replacement ($36 value)
- $45 for Samsung Galaxy S4/S5 Charger Port Repair ($90 value)
- $45 for Samsung Galaxy Note Series Charger Port Repair ($90 value)
- $55 for iPhone 4/4s Screen Repair ($110 value)
- $74 for iPhone 5/5c/5s Screen Repair ($150 value)
Extending Battery Life: Be Smart with Your Smartphone
There’s nothing more frustrating than running out of juice when you need your phone most. Read on to learn how to extend your phone’s battery life.
With proper care, most smartphone batteries are designed to last between three to five years. To make sure your device makes it to your next upgrade, heed these battery-care tips:
Give Your Screen a Rest: Unsurprisingly, the screen is the biggest power drain on most smartphones. You can minimize the damage by dimming the screen brightness, setting your screen to turn off quickly when not in use, and eschewing animated wallpapers. Since LEDs switch off pixels to display black, reading text against a dark background will also ease the battery’s workload.
Cut the Background Noise: Your phone will waste much less energy without a bunch of unnecessary apps running in the background. Be sure to close out of any programs you aren’t using, and turn off push notifications on email and social-media apps if possible—you can always manually check these when you need to. And, of course, turning off Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth will conserve power throughout the day.
Don’t Hit Zero: Contrary to a popular myth, smartphone batteries aren’t designed to go from zero to a full charge on a regular basis. Unlike nickel-based batteries, the lithium-ion batteries found in most smartphones last longer when they’re kept at a 50% charge or higher. It’s fine to charge your phone once or twice a day, but try to unplug it once it hits 100% or you’ll risk damaging the battery.
Stay Cool: Lithium-ion batteries wear out faster in warm temperatures, which is another reason not to leave them plugged in too long. To get the most out of your battery, avoid leaving your phone in direct sunlight or trying to charge it in the microwave.
So your phone is broken. Now what? Read our guide to smartphone repair to learn the next steps.
About Texas Cellular
The technicians at Texas Cellular have all worked for major cellphone manufacturers including Apple, Samsung, and HTC. Collectively, they've amassed tons of knowledge about cellphone models over the course of two decades in the industry. Calling on this expertise, they're able to repair cracked screens, fix charging issues, and eliminate any low-pitched groans emanating from the key pad. Texas Cellular also maintains a large inventory of phones and accessories, and is a direct distributor of such brands as Verizon, T-Mobile, and GoSmart.