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Fixing Your Broken Smartphone

IF IT'S BROKE DO FIX IT: WHY YOU SHOULD REPAIR YOUR BROKEN SMARTPHONES OUR PHONES ARE A HUGE PART OF EVERYDAY LIFE There are almost 1.3 billion more mobile connections than there are people in the world TECH IN OUR LIVES Since 1973, the rise of cellular phones have been the fastest growing technology phenomenon ever Cell phone ownership has increased rapidly - Beyond that, smartphone ownership has and now almost all Americans own one more than doubled in less than a decade 2002 2011 62% 35% 2018 2018 95% 77% 95% of U.S. adults aged 18-29 own a smartphone American adults who solely access the internet via smartphone more than doubled in 5 years Many people own multiple devices Between 201O-2018, tablet ownership increased 16X In 2016, 1 in 5 households owned at least 3 tablets 8% 20% 2013 2018 1 in 3 had 3 or more smartphones PSYCHOLOGY OF TECH SEPARATION "iPhones are capable of becoming an extension of ourselves such that when separated, we experience a lessening of 'self' and a negative physiological state" RUSSELL CLAYTON co-author of “The Extended iSelf: The Impact of iPhone Separation on Cognition, Emotion, and Physiology" FOMO "Fear of Missing Out" is a real disorder, according to some research “Nomophobia" is the When surveyed, fear of being out of 2 in 3 people admitted mobile phone contact to anxiety when away or being offline from their phone It's easy to understand the fear our phones are essential to much of modern life Many Americans use their smartphone to help when looking for work 26% 24% 14% 6% BROWSE CONTACT FILL OUT CREATE JOB LISTINGS POTENTIAL EMPLOYER JOB APPLICATION A RESUMÉ According to one survey, mobile phones can be critical to performing work tasks Use phone every day for work purposes 40% Couldn't do job effectively without phone 52% When our phones don't function, we don't either - no wonder we like the security of buying new In 2018, the average lifespan of a cell phone before replacement was 2.9 years BUT upgrade costs are skyrocketing. In 2019: IPHONE SAMSUNG'S 5G GALAXY S10 XS MAX $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $1,300* $1,099 ................ *Through Verizon Americans throw away over 350,000 cell phones per day WHY REPLACE EXPENSIVE TECH WHEN YOU CAN REPAIR IT FOR LESS? SAVE YOUR PHONE, SAVE MONEY Most common Even everyday accidents can cause critical destruction forms of damage 29% 27% 22% 49% 39% 38% Cracked Scratched Battery malfunction Fell from Dropped in water Knocked screen pocket off table 80% of Americans wait a week or more to fix a broken phone Damaged screens prevent or prohibit even basic use of smartphones Couldn't read or send emails Couldn't use everyday apps 40% 27% In 2018, nearly 2 American smartphone Couldn't Couldn't unlock the screen screens broke every second take photos 20% 20% Avoid accidental structural damage D 2 in 10 owners do not have screen protection for their phones. Why? Don't like 48% how it looks 27% Too lazy to get one Won't spend 25% the money Dead or malfunctioning batteries can interrupt everyday activities Protect the battery 2 in 10 have upgraded their phone instead of simply replacing an old battery 33% Delay leaving for an important event to charge 32% Go home to charge phone regardless of situation BUT sometimes problems are made by the manufacturer itself 25% Fight with significant other over missed calls/texts In 2017, Apple admitted that 22% Visit restaurant only to use their outlet new updates can slow old models TRY REPAIRING IT YOURSELF Nearly 1 in 3 have attempted tech repairs by themselves. How? YouTube tutorials But fixes can be complicated - if you're unsure it might be best to leave it to the pros > VISIT A REPAIR SHOP Consumers who used independent repair shops were more satisfied with the repairs vs those who used the factory service OUR PHONES ARE OUR LIVES - be smart about caring for them and you won't have to waste money on new models every year SOURCES PRESENTED BY pewinternet.org/fact-sheet/mobile onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.111/jcc4.12109 statista.com/statistics/619788/average-smartphone-life bankmycell.com/blog/how-many-phones-are-in-the-world content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1870485,00.html consumerreports.org/cro/magazine/2014/02/repair-or-replace/index.htm money.cnn.com/2017/12/21/technology/apple-slows-down-old-iphones/index.html cnet.com/news/even-more-proof-that-your-iphone-and-android-are-more-expensive-in-2019 securenvoy.com/en-gb/blog/66-population-suffer-nomophobia-fear-being-without-their-phone prnewswire.com/news-releases/low-battery-anxiety-grips-9-out-of-ten-people-300271604.html gcn.com/microsites/2012/download-mobile-and-wireless/01-employee-mobile-device-needs.aspx psychologytoday.com/us/blog/rewired-the-psychology-technology/201501/iphone-separation-anxiety newsweek.com/our-iphones-ourselves-we-can-experience-separation-anxiety-cell-phones-study-298626 marketwatch.com/story/americans-spent-over-3-billion-last-year-fixing-their-smartphone-screens-2018-11-20 pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/05/25/a-third-of-americans-live-in-a-household-with-three-or-more-smartphones squaretrade.com/press/Mobile-myths-cost-consumers-dearly-Americans-report-spending-3.4-billion-replacing-millions squaretrade.com/press/new-study-shows-damaged-iphones-cost-americans-10.7billion-4.8b-in-the-last-two-years-alone prnewswire.com/news-releases/one-in-three-americans-have-broken-a-phone-in-past-year-new-batteries-plus-bulbs-survey-reports-300572177.html UBREAKIFIX. 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Fixing Your Broken Smartphone

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Fixing a broken smartphone and getting a little more life out of it is better than throwing it away, which is bad for both the environment and for your pocketbook. Learn more about fixing broken tech.

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