At The TechKnow Space, we repair most iPhone problems in less than 1 hour.
The world was changed when the first iPhone was released on June 29th, 2007. Much more than just a mobile phone, it was the face of a new generation of personal computers and mobile assistants.
Since then, there have been newer iterations about every year, which were of themselves "revolutionary game-changers" for the mobile phone industry.
The ongoing success of the iPhone has helped Apple to become one of the highest valued company on the stock market.
What kinds of problems can iPhone have?
Select the your iPhone component that is having the problem:
Mobile digital devices like iPhones are a symphony that enables the design and integration of hardware, software, network communications, firmware, applications and user interfaces to work and dance together.
Any underlying issues that affect one or more of these functional digital mobile attributes result in iPhone behaviour malfunctions that render dysfunctional the device design and the customer experience.
What we do with iPhones:
We are obsessed with repairing and remedying customer hardware problems and addressing customer pain points in the mobile digital space.
…and do whatever it takes using all the tools and training at our disposal to provide solutions, for all problems you encounter with all the iPhone models
We do not merely provide out-patient surgery that results in replacement of components.
Our highly trained and experienced technicians use sophisticated tools to engage in intensive diagnostics to identify all related problems in the hardware and software domain, thus providing you with a complete solution, and not simply a repair.
The following iPhone hardware repairs are done routinely, typically in less than an hour. We carry parts in stock and have technicians ready to repair your iPhone while you wait, or shop, or watch TV in our store, or....
Screen troubles? iPhone screen not responding? If your iPhone experiences display problems relating to the LCD, touchscreen digitizer or glass, come in anytime - no appointment needed, and we'll resolve all your display, touch and cracked glass issues.
Most times a broken screen is just that - and a quick screen replacement is all you need. Wait - still having problems? No touch, no backlight? In some some rarer instances damage may have gone further than just the screen - if the iphone still exhibits functional issues the mainboard may have been affected and you may need an iPhone mainboard repair.
Q: Are their different quality or grades of replacement iPhone screens?
A: Yes. iPhone screen vary in quality and costruction.
Q: How is an iPhone screen put together?
A: Most iPhone screens are a single replaceable component constructed of mutiple layers performing different functions.
How fast can you repair an iPhone 6 screen?
We can repair iphone 6 screens ,6 Plus, iPhone 7 screens - any model in less than an hour - typically as little as 30 minutes.
Can you replace my iPhone 8 back glass?
You may have been told by another (or many) repair shops that the iPhone 8 (and newer models) back glass cover canot be replaced without significant damage to the phone.
We can do what the others can't!
Using precision laser tools we safely seperate your broken or shattered back glass without damaging the sensitive cables that are attached.
Does an iPhone screen protector keep my screen from breaking?
Although in some cases we have seen a screen protector broken and not the iPhone screen - these glass protectors are meant primarily to guard your screen against scratches.
My iPhone screen goes black does it need to be replaced?
In most cases a screen replacement will solve your black screen issue.
My iPhone glass is scratched can this be repaired?
We can only repair iPhone screen glass scratches by replacing the whole screen assembly.
When your iPhone isn't taking a charge the charging port(also called the iPhone Lightning port or USB port) is usually the culprit. We'll energize your iPhone with a new Lightning port within an hour.
Most times a charging problem is indeed the fault of the charging port itself, however depending on the circumstances leading up to the problem and/or the charger and cable used the main logic board could have taken some of the damage as well requiring a mainboard repair.
Battery problems come in all shapes-and-sizes-- literally if your battery swells ;) We resolve all iPhone battery-related failures.
Batteries do wear out and fail and usually a simple battery replacement solves the problem. But if you've waited too long, tried to overcharge a toasted battery or you may not have even done anything additonal but the failing battery took out a function of the mainboard. Although very rare it can and does happen in which cas the iPhone will need a mainboard repair.
We replace batteries for all iPhone models.
iPhone battery replacement typically takes less than an hour.
No need to book an appointment ahead of time; just come in at least an hour before closing time.
We use OEM replacement batteries that are designed for and specifically match your iPhone model.
Batteries cannot be used accross models - for example an iPhone 5 battery won't fit in an iPhone 6.
Your newly replaced iPhone battery should last just as long as your old one did when it was new. Under normal all-day-every-day use your battery's overall lifetime should exceeed at least one year.
For standby, talk time and music play time battery capabilities refer to your model below:
|Model||Standby||Music Play||Talk Time|
|iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max|
|iPhone X,XR,XS, XS Max|
|iPhone 7/8||40 hours||14 hours|
|iPhone 7 Plus/8 Plus||384 hours||60 hours||21 hours|
|iPhone 6/6S||240 hours||50 hours||14 hours|
|iPhone 6 Plus/6S Plus||384 hours||80 hours||24 hours|
Helpful articles for managing your iPhone battery usage:
All models made before the iPhone 7 came with a standard headphone jack / audio port that wears and weakens over time and with use.
The headphone jack on any phone is a very small but important part of the phone’s function. The headphone jack is where you plug in a microphone headset or ear/headphones. The headphone jack is located
If your iPhone headphone jack it is acting up, stop by and we can fix it today.
Headphone jacks usually fail or break as a result of physical damage, overuse or simply wear out. If your headphone jack issue seems sudden or not as a result of any force you could be looking at a mainboard issue. A failure of the audio controllers can result in the need for a repair to the iPhone mainboard.
Most of us rely on our phone secondarily for its use as a camera or for taking videos - so when your iPhone camera fails or the image doesn't look quite right it is a significant problem. Any of these symptoms may indicate a camera failure.
Dark spots, or broken glass on the camera itself is an obvious sign that the camera needs to be replaced, but if after replacement there's more trouble - like the camera app won't open or crashes, or the camera app shows only a black screen - the mainboard may also have taken on some damage. In this less frquent situation the mainboard may need to be repaired.
A seemingly simple part of your iPhone - the power button - you probably rarely think of relying on it until it has a problem, but when it doesn't work it's the most important!
Although much less frequent than having a broken power switch - damage or failure in the logic board itelf may be causing a power button not to operate in which case you may need a power circuit repair to the iPhone's mainboard.
The power button on your phone is vital to locking the screen to prevent pesky butt-dialing (my butt always calls the pizza place) and also for waking your phone back up from a locked state or powering it down completely (although in this day and age, turning off your phone is probably less common than chewing your own arm off). This button is also sometimes referred to as:
Problems with your loud speaker? We can fix all the following loudspeaker failure within an hour. What good is your iPhone if you can't hear it or it can't hear you?
Loudspeaker problems may not always be related to a failure of the speaker itself -- especially if you are experiencing additional audio-related issues. If changing the loudspeaker doesn't bring back your high-fidelity loud music or crystal clear speakerphone conversations we'll have to look at a mainboard repair.
The loudspeaker on an iPhone if damaged by liquid or through extensive use, once it’s damaged you may not be able to hear your phone ring, music, or the caller on speakerphone setting.
We can replace your iPhone loudspeaker in an hour, so stop by so you don’t have to worry about missing your calls.
The earpiece speaker is attached to the frame that holds the screen from the inside and connects to the logic board through the same cable, which connects the front camera and the proximity sensor. When it fails it becomes very inconvenient to use the phone – you would have to talk to everyone on speakerphone or via a headset.
As with loudspeaker problems replacing the earpiece will usually bring back sound for regular phone conversations. But sometimes the failure is deeper and replacing the earpiece again and again will only result in the same cold silence. A mainboard repair may be the solution.
Did you know that most iPhones have 3 separate microphones? One is typically used when shooting videos, the other when you talk on speakerphone, and the third one for regular phone call conversations.
Microphone failures can be a result of dirt or liquid exposure, simply an electronic failure, or in rarer cases may be a result of another problem that has affected the main logic board. if this is the situation our technicians will diagnose the problem and reccommend a logic board repair for the inoperable microphone function.
Over time your iPhone housing will incur scuffs, dings - even dents - becoming unsightly. Instead of hiding it in a thick opaque case - a housing replacement will have your iPhone looking like new.
Drops, dents dings and scratches serve to make your iphone look worn and tired. Multiple impacts can have a more dastardly effect internally i.e. damage to the mainboard - sometimes not even noticeable until the iPhone is dissasembled and put back together as in the case of a housing replacement.
If your WiFi doesn’t work and you only use your mobile data you will rack up some serious bills and endear yourself to your service provider. We repair WiFi connection issues in all the scenarios below.
WiFi and internet connections can be affected more seldomly by a mainboard problem and when the problem is not the WiFi antenna and replacement doesn't reconnect your phone to your router we may have to diagnose and repair a mainboard problem.
Your iPhone not pairing with your car? Can't connect your Bluetooth headset? We have fixed lots of iPhones with Bluetooth problems. We’ll fix yours too usually within an hour.
Bluetooth problems are not as common as some of the more obvious damages. Sometimes a simple antenna repair is all thats needed. Other times we need to do a deep-dive and repair damage to the mainboard to restore bluetooth functionality.
If you find that your calls drop abruptly or you don’t have service in areas where other people don’t experience the same issues – your antenna might be having a problem. Bring it to us and we will replace your iPhone antenna with a brand new one within an hour.
Carrier connection problems are often a result of a failing or damaged antenna. When looking at the antenna fails to deliver a solution it's time to delve into repairing the controllers on the logic board that handle your cellular connection.
The proximity sensor sends a signal to your display to turn it off when you hold the phone to your cheek while making a phone call. This component can be damaged along with glass breakage.
Rarely does a proximity sensor fail independantly. When it does it usually because it has been smashed and needs to be replaced. In very rare cases the logic-board mounted connectors become damaged or the on-board controllers have become overheated or shorted requiring a mainboard repair.
Not being able to adjust your iPhone’s sound level may seem like not a big deal at first, but you will soon run into situations when you really wished you could. Just drop by one of our stores and we crank up the volume on your malfunctioning volume button.
Volume woes can usually be resolved by replacing the buttons, straightening bent frames, or replacing cables. Sometimes even after all this the problem may persist - which indicates the mainboard has suffered trauma and need to be repaired to give you back control of your sound levels.
The volume buttons are found on the left side of your iPhone - they control the sound output and ringer volumes for your phone.
If one of these keys becomes damaged, you may not be able to adjust the volume during calls.If you’re experiencing difficulty with your volume buttons, bring your iPhone in and we can repair it for you.
One of the great features of any iPhone is a physical switch that allows you to mute the sound instantly. If your mute switch doesn’t work you could still turn the sound off through the settings in your iPhone, but you would get frustrated pretty quick. We can fix any issues with your mute switch within an hour.
Mute buttons rarely fail wihtout some kind of physical impact damaging the button, the frame around it, or the tiny switch and cables inside the phone. Replacing the switch, button or cables usually will fix the problem but when it doesn't it means the damage is more extensive and likely in the mainboard itself.
While anyone can replace screens and other iPhone components when they break - these specialized services require expert skills and experience, using tools, techniques and processes you may not find available at most other places - we even perform these services for other repair shops and their customers.
1 - 3 Days
In some cases, your iPhone may be damaged beyond being worth repairing, but we can retrieve your data. Get your contacts, pictures and everything else back!
More about iPhone Data Recovery
If your iPhone came into contact with water you have to bring it in ASAP! Leaving your phone soaking wet inside is deadly to its circuits! Do not wait!
More about iPhone Water Damage Repair
1 - 4 Days
We are experts at repairing iPhone logic boards. There is no board-level problem we cannot tackle!
More about iPhone Logic Board Repair
1 - 2 Days
iPhone not turning on? Not sure what to do? There can be a number of possible causes. Bring it in and we'll take care of whichever problem it is.
More About iPhone Not Powering On Repair
When referring to an iPhone SIM tray in the context of repair - the iPhone SIM reader is likely where the problem is.
The SIM reader is the electronic component on the main logic board which allows the iPhone to communicate with the SIM card.
A SIM card (A) supplied by your carrier gives your iPhone access to their cellular network (for phone calls) and LTE network (for data).
The SIM card is placed into the SIM tray (B) which acts a caddy that fits into the SIM Slot (C) on your iPhone.
Once inserted into the slot the contacts on the SIM card make a connection to the pins of the SIM Reader (D).
How a SIM card goes into an iPhone
When you see messages on your iPhone like:
it typically means we will need to do a repair on the SIM Card Reader located on the main logic board.
We repair the following iPhone models:
We've repaired tens of thousands of iPhones since the very first one was released.
iPhone 11 Pro Max
iPhone 11 Pro
iPhone XS Max
iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone 7 Plus
iPhone 6s Plus
iPhone 6 Plus
Sometimes we find that the obviously damaged or failed component on the phone is the not the cause or not the only issue. There can often be underlying causes or even secondary damage that is unseen or not evident until other damages have been rememdied.
The Troubleshooting Phone Problems guide may help you understand the the related and underlying repairs which may be required when we repair your phone.
For answers to common questions customers ask about our services including:
While-You-WAIT iPhone repair service is great! -- But what about the wait part?
You may want to take advantage of local culural attractions, grab a bite to eat, quench your libational thirst, or maybe see a show while we do our repair magic on your iPhone!
Some local destinations to help you bide your wait-time :
Locations & Areas Served
In the heart of the Entertainment District
near Rogers Centre & CN Tower
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