Easy Ways to Spot a Fraudulent iPhone Repair Service
There are many iPhone repair services available on-line, but it’s not always easy to determine their proficiency at a glance. Even though such websites are often full of glorious promises and enticing bargains, the actual service will often leave a sour taste in the mouth of unaware clients.
Not to toot our own horn, but here at i-Repair Wexford we often do a lot of follow-up repairs on previous attempts that had failed. You’d cringe to see some of the misshaped repair jobs that unskilled technicians will perform. Often, it will be more troublesome to handle such a device than just doing the job from scratch.
So even if you end up choosing another iPhone repair service, please reference this article to help you assess the quality of any repair company you’re considering. If you pay close attention to the following aspects, you’ll stand a much better chance of making a satisfying choice.
Please note, this article really isn’t about shameless boasting or blatant self-promotion – if you end up choosing another repair shop that’s fine; but please observe the following points before making a decision either way.
Always inquire about repair guarantees
We’ve already written about this matter in this post on the “Dangers of low quality repairs” , but it’s worth repeating for the sake of clarity. Competent iPhone repairs will use certified screens of good quality standards.
Official replacement screens from Apple can be a little expensive (compared to white brands), but they are certified to work and include a full 1-year warranty from the manufacturer. So when a repair company uses a good quality screen, they will always be able to roll the same guarantee to their client.
Which implies that reliable iPhone repair services will always, always, always offer a guarantee to their repairs covering the subsequent year.
This is one of the simplest observations needed to investigate the quality of an iPhone repair service: just ask if they offer some kind of repair guarantee. If they don’t, you should just move on. But even if they claim to offer guarantee, you have no way of knowing if they mean it. Right? That’s when you should do a quick background check on the repair shop (which is simpler than it sounds).
Take a look at the company’s social media presence
A simple way to investigate the background of an iPhone repair service is to check their social media presence. Do they seem transparent in their communications, or are they all about hype and fluff? Are there any reviews from previous clients? If so, do those reviews sound realistic or are they clearly manufactured to lure in new clients? Are there signs of expertise in the way they talk to the audience? Is there any proof of previous work, and does it seem realistic enough?
Look for pictures of previous work
Whether in an iPhone repair service’s website or Facebook page, you will usually find pictures of previous work. If none are apparently available, you should be suspicious right off the bat. Even if photos are there, you should look closely to see if they look real – that’s fairly easy to determine. Just look if there seems to be a consistent workstation in most pictures, and when looking at “before and after” photos, make sure they are the same phone model. If they’re using mostly stock photos to illustrate their work, that’s usually a good sign you should steer clear.
Investigate their expertise levels
Even if you’re not familiar with the technical lingo, you can investigate the expertise levels of any repair centre by asking a few strategic questions. Try inquiring for how long they have been doing repairs, what kind of certifications they have, what makes them the right technicians for the job, and what sets their service apart from the competition. Reliable technicians are generally passionate about their work, and will be more than happy to chat over such topics, whereas scam artists and inexperienced workers will either try to change the subject or deflect your questions to avoid looking unprofessional.
If you follow these simple guidelines, you’ll find it easy to weed out the real repairmen with solid skills from the mere aspirants looking to make some extra cash. Making the right choice can make all the difference between a repaired iPhone that effectively looks good as new, and a half-hearted effort that will lead to subsequent problems by something as apparently trivial as an incorrectly attached flex cable or a damaged port or jumper.
Choosing a fraudulent iPhone repair service will surely lead to many frustrations and headaches. And fraudulent here doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll run away with your money. It ‘s just as aggravating to get repairs from a technician lacking skills and experience, since much can go wrong in the repair process. We hope this information will help you make a good decision!