Things to keep in mind while handing over phone to repair shops

10 SECURITY MEASURES TO TAKE BEFORE HANDING OVER YOUR MOBILE PHONE FOR REPAIRS?

Things to keep in mind while handing over phone to repair shops
Things to keep in mind while handing over phone to repair shops

We are living in a digital world where smartphones have spread its roots in our daily life. Those days are gone when it was used only for calls and messages. Now-a-days, it is an all-in-one device which fulfils our daily needs like banking, business, social connections, information keeping & sharing, camera, reading news, online shopping, learn something new, etc. It’s not only limited to the usage but has become an addiction.

              As crucial it has become, they sometimes start malfunctioning for several reasons like – broken screen, water damage, speaker & mic damage, battery damage, home button doesn’t work, logic board fault, Wi-Fi & signal issues, SIM & SD reader faults etc. It doesn’t make sense to buy a new phone instead of repairing the old one. If it is something that can be fixed one should always visit the repair shop. But there are few things that should be considered while handing over the phone to a repair shop. Phone security and safety should be the foremost priority before taking any steps.

Let’s go through all the aspects in step-by-step:

  • Remove your SIM card & SD card.
  • Remove all the security locks.
  • Remove all the accessories from the phone like phone covers & cases, chargers and cables.
  • Backup all the information on the phone. Using Cloud-storage could be the best idea to back-up all the important documents, photos, videos, messages, mails, Wi-Fi Passwords, other device settings etc. in Google Drive, iCloud, Google Photos, Dropbox, or other cloud-services or manually in a computer. This will help prevent the data loss.
  • Back-up bigger data or documents to an external storage or HDD.
  • Back up all the texts and call logs. One of the easiest options is to use Google Play (SMS Backup and Restore).
  • Clear all the personal data from the phone. This includes photos, videos, chats, messages, call logs, memo, calendar entries, etc. only if needed and data is confidential.
  • Unlink your phone from email, messengers and all the social-media accounts or any other devices the phone may be connected with only if you are really worried about data privacy.
  • Encrypt your data before wiping off anything from the phone. For this, data must be backed up first, wiping the data from the device should be second and then perform a factory reset.
  • Erase your device. For Apple user, go to settings > General > Reset > Erase all content and settings. If asked, enter your passcode and Apple ID password. For Android user, go to settings > General Management > Reset > Factory data reset. If needed, enter password or Passcode.

If you are still facing problem making backup of your data, simply contact us or call 07 32452238.


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