12 Aug 18
apple airpods case
When Apple launched the iPhone 7 series it did not have a headphone jack. They introduced Airpods which are wireless headphones to compensate for lack of the traditional phone jack. These small devices have revolutionized the way people listen to audio files on their phones. Plans are underway by Apple to enable people with hearing impairment to use them as hearing aid. So does that mean that Airpods work only when connected to the iPhone 7 series only? Read on to find out more about what devices Airpods are compatible with.

Use of bluetooth

Airpods work for all mobile devices that are Bluetooth-compatible as they make use of Bluetooth technology to connect to the device. This therefore means that all iPhones can connect with Airpods as they make use of standard Bluetooth connection. Connecting iPhones with Bluetooth devices involves putting it in pairing mode and checking if it is being recognized by your iPhone. This sometimes may take a while as they might fail to connect. With Airpods, it is much easier as all you have to do is remove the Airpods from their case and they connect to the iPhone automatically.

Operating System

Airpods require an iCloud account and work perfectly well on all devices that use iOS 10 or later, macOS Sierra or WatchOS 3. This implies that they are compatible with all iPhones developed after the iPhone 5 series.

Extra features

Although the Airpods are not limited to iPhone 7 series, using them with iPhone 7 gives you access to extra features that other iPhone users can’t get. This can be attributed to the special W1 chip installed in the iPhone 7 series only which improves their functionality, pairing as well as battery life. These extra features can’t be accessed by someone using Airpods an android device or windows phone. The extra features are;

Easy access

Double tapping on your Airpods gives you an easy access to Siri, a feature that you cannot find while using other iPhones. The Bluetooth pairing is also made fast and simple when using iPhone 7 because of the W1 chip. Once you have done the initial set up of your Airpods, whenever you remove them from the Airpods case they automatically re-pair to your iPhone.

Smart Features

Relying on the W1 chip, Airpods are able to sense when they are in the ears and when they have been removed. This smart technology enables them to stop playback when they are removed and switching the playback on when they are put back in the ears.

iCloud Pairing

Once you pair you Airpods to your iPhone device, it is automatically paired with all other Apple devices that you have through the iCloud. All you require is to use the same Apple ID on all the devices for this to work. It is also possible for you to switch from one device to the other by viewing standard Bluetooth settings and choosing the device you want to connect to from the list of devices given.

iPhone Repairs Perth

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29 Jul 18
is the iphone 8 plus waterproof
As iPhone Repairs Perth technicians, a question we get asked constantly is, is the iPhone 8 Plus Waterproof? New iPhone models are being unveiled in the market constantly meaning phone manufacturers must keep up with the competition while satisfying the consumer’s demand. Mobile phones with a waterproof feature are the latest in the market with consumers wanting the assurance that their devices are protected in case of an accidental drop in the pool.
  So, is the iPhone 8 Plus Waterproof? The Answer: It’s not waterproof, but it is water resistant. Apple’s iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are one of the latest generations of phones that boast of being waterproof. But can the iPhone 8 plus really withstand being submerged in water for over 30 minutes? Read on to find out the validity of this claim.

IP67 Rating

International Electrotechnical Commission assigns ratings on mobile phones and other electronic devices that are waterproof as well as dustproof. Just like the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8 Plus has been given an IP67 rating. This means that the iPhone 8 Plus can withstand dust ingress and in addition, it can also be submerged in water of over 1m depth for up to 30 minutes without it being damaged.
The ‘6’ in IP67 rating of iPhone 8 Plus stands for the dustproof rating while the ‘7’ represents the waterproof rating. 6 is the highest rating that a device can get in dustproof rating but 7 for waterproof rating falls behind the highest rating which is 9. This, therefore, implies that the device is not waterproof as we have been led to believe but water resistant. The device’s internal components are sealed together in rubber gaskets to protect them from liquids. Dropping of the iPhone could, however, compromise the IP rating and cause liquid damage to the device.

Liquid type

Despite the high rating given to the iPhone 8 plus regarding its water resistance, it is important to understand that the nature of the liquid matters as it cannot withstand all types of liquids. Seawater, for example, can cause substantial damage to the device because of its saltiness. You should, therefore, leave your iPhone 8 plus behind the next time you are going to the beach for that refreshing swim. However, if you happen to carry your phone and it falls in the sea water, it is recommended that you rinse it with fresh water to curtail the amount of damage caused.
Pressurized water can also break the seal on the handset that makes it water resistant, therefore, causing damage to the internal components of the iPhone. Taking your iPhone 8 plus with you to the shower can cause damage to it because of the heat and steam. Conclusion
Apple’s iPhone 8 plus is not waterproof but water resistant and you should not submerge it in the water on purpose. This is because the water-resistant nature of the iPhone 8 Plus tends to decrease with time due to wear and tear as well as the frequency of exposure to water. The phone manufacturers also do not offer a warranty in case the device is liquid damaged.

iPhone Repairs Perth

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01 Jul 18
best ipad accessories 2018
iPads offer brilliant services. Their appearance and features are breathtaking. However, with additional accessories, the device is better protected and more functional. These iPad accessories are well compatible with the iPad hence do not affect their functionality. Below are some of the best iPad accessories in 2018.

Apple pencil

The Apple pencil is used for the iPad Pro only. It is a beautiful and special stylus that was developed with an excellent technology. The pencil tip has sensors that are compatible with the display of the iPad. This way the screen is able to detect the changes in position, force and tilt of the stylus. This specialized communication offers a wide range of benefits and capabilities that include easy and fast note taking and sketching


An iPad can be used for watching movies and news. To make this functionality more personalized, a lightweight and multipurpose tablet stand is an appropriate iPad accessory. This stand is fitted with clamping arms that have flexible rubber pads that allow accommodation of an iPad you want to use with the stand. Its flexibility allows you to fix the iPad at your desired angle for efficiency. Its base is designed in a way that you can place it at the breakfast table or even on your chest. This way you are able to utilize its functionality fully and in more enjoyable ways.

Apple smart case

This iPad accessory is light in weight and is a form-fitting case that provides the best protection of the iPad screen. This smart cover can be turned around to make a stand and also when taken on and off it automatically wakes or sleeps the screen of the iPad depending on the action done to the case.

Intocircuit Portable power bank

This is an iPad accessory that is portable and has high functionality. If you are using your iPad away from the home, office or in a place that you cannot get access to a power source easily. Having this power bank will work well for you. It uses quality batteries and also shows the exact remaining amount of power in it by using its blue LCD display. It has two ports for charging which enables you to charge two devices at the same time if needed.

Sennheiser Urbanite On-Ear Headphones

An iPad can equally be used to store music and movies. To enjoy listening to the music and watching movies in a private and thrilling way, an additional iPad accessory will be convenient.
The above-mentioned headphones have a detachable cable with remote buttons that help you control music and calls. It is flexible and can be folded and fitted in the provided pouch making it more portable. Additionally, they are comfortable to wear and their sound quality is brilliant.

Fourth- gen Apple TV

This is a brilliant iPad accessory for mirroring your IPad screen on your TV. It has a wide range of uses. It allows you to get access to photos, videos or any other form of entertainment from your phone to your TV. This way you can enjoy this entertainment with your family and friends in a more comfortable way. Interestingly, it is small and portable hence can be useful when making your presentations. When using AirPlay, you can use the same functionality of this accessory without using Wi-Fi. This is by plugging it into the TV using a HDMI.

iPhone Repairs Perth

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25 Jun 18
recover data from iphone cover
Losing stored data from your iPhone is very frustrating especially when you had not made a backup of all the data stored in it. It is advisable to back up iPhone data with iTunes or iCloud, this way recovering it would be an easy task. iTunes automatically backs up your data once you plug in the iPhone to the program for sync. Nevertheless, if you have not backed up your data or you have the backup but you want to particularly recover the data from the iPhone without using the backup file, an iPhone data recovery option in Perth is available for you.
iPhone data recovery enables you to recover lost files from; iPhone 3/3GS, iPhone 4/4s, iPhone 5/5C/5S and iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Some of the files that can be recovered from your iPhone include the following; iMessages, Text Messages, Contacts, Notes and Call logs. Once you have deleted a file whether intentionally or accidentally, the data in the file is still available in the internal database of the phone. Therefore, a third party software can be used to easily and safely extract the deleted or lost files from the internal database of the iPhone.

Steps of recovering data from iPhone without a backup file

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to the computer

Download and install Device expert’s data recovery to your computer. Connect your iPhone to the computer using a USB cable. Now open and run the software on your computer.  The software will automatically recognize your device.
iphone connect to computer

 Step 2: Scan your device

Allow the software to scan the iPhone for it to identify the lost and existing data. The time the scan will take will depend on the amount of data stored in the device. After the scan, the files that have been found will be displayed in nicely organized and recognizable data tabs. This enables you to preview the contents of the lost data.

Step 3: Export the data.

After viewing the recovered data, select the files you would like to get back. When you are done with the selection, click the provided button to recover the files then export them to the designated folder.

Recovering lost files from iTunes

If you had a backup file for your iPhone data in Perth and you would like to recover it, use the following easy data recovery process. However, it is worth noting that when recovering data using iTunes, you will only restore the previously backed up data, the new data stored in the iPhone that has not been backed up will not be restored.

Step 1: Download and install Device expert’s data recovery

After installing the above software, select iTunes back up then select the backup file you would like to recover the data from.

Step 2: Scan the backup

After scanning the backup, select the relevant files that you would like to restore to your iPhone.

Step3: Export the data

Once you are done with selecting those files, all the back up in this selected files will be transferred to your iPhone.

iPhone Repairs Perth

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19 Jun 18
5 common laptop problems and solutions  
  If you rely on your laptop for school, work or simply for playing a few casual games there is no doubt that it will have some problems sooner rather than later. Even though nothing lasts forever, it doesn’t mean that you can’t prolong your laptop to function a few years longer. A lot of people assume that when damaged, Windows laptops or macbooks can only be repaired by its manufacturers or by professional computer shops.
However, there are some basic problems that you can rectify by performing a couple of manual tweaks. Therefore before taking your laptop or iMac to the nearest repair store, check for the following first:

Your laptop is not turning on no matter what

If your laptop doesn’t turn on no matter what or it suddenly dies, it might be because of a couple of reasons. Assuming that your battery is completely dead, the AC adapter is the first and most common reason behind this issue. The first thing you should do is get a voltmeter and examine the adapter. If there is zero sign of electricity output, test or borrow before purchasing a new AC adapter. If there is a sign of electricity then an AC adapter is all you need to fix this problem.
  The second issue could be a broken DC jack. Your AC adapter may be working but it is just not delivering the electricity to power your device. Try adjusting the angle of the plugin its jack, if a few lights turn on but still can’t boot your device then it might be time to replace the DC jack. If this also fails then Laptop Repair Perth suggest you buy a new laptop or replace the motherboard.

Your laptop has a blank screen

If you open your device, power it on, hear it running but the screen is black don’t freak out. The first thing you should do is unplug the power, remove the battery and then hold the power button for about 30 to 60 seconds. Reattach the power cord and then reboot. Finally, shut down your laptop again, return the battery and reboot.
  laptop blank screen

Your laptop is overheating or the fan is loud

Since laptops are portable, air intake to the fan may become limited due to moving around. This also allows your device to accumulate dust as well as other foreign particles into its cooling system through the fan portal. Avoid putting your device on soft surfaces thus may block air passage thus ensure that you use it on hard, flat surfaces. Use compressed air to clean your fan. Also, limit the number of programs running at once because the more they are the harder your laptop has to work.

Your keyboard doesn’t work

Keyboard issues happen more often than you would like to think. Most of the times the solution is pretty simple, you accidentally pressed the Num Lock key and now most of the alphabet keys are acting as numbers. The solution is to press the Num Lock key and restore your keyboard back to its alphabetic operation.
  laptop keyboard

Your laptop is running slow

This is one of the commonest issues that most laptop owners face. It happens quite often and is mostly associated with the first signs of equipment failure, hard drive space or malware. You can tackle this problem in many ways including: • Removing programs that are no longer in use • Scanning for and removing malware, spyware, and viruses • Defragging your drive • Cleaning your browsers • Cleaning your drive
  If you have tried doing any of the above and you are still experiencing the same issue, it is time to bring your device to Laptop Repair Perth.

iPhone Repairs Perth

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