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High temperatures can lead to £10M high costs in Bank Holiday phone repairs

By : Mark Milligan   /  

High temperatures can lead to £10M high costs in Bank Holiday phone repairs

As temperatures rise over the May bank holiday, overall smartphone repairs across the UK are expected to exceed nearly 63,335 units as a direct result from being left in the sun.

Data analysed from the heatwave in March 2017, suggests an expected 244% increase in repairs, costing UK customers £10m from smartphone heat damage*

Julian Shovlin, co-Founder at iSmash says; “Our stores across London have a diagnostic service for determining the resulting damage from sun/heat damaged phones. If your iPhone, Samsung, HTC or any smartphone device has stopped working, then be sure to book an appointment with our qualified technicians so they can examine your device.” 

Some heat damage saving tips for smartphones:

  1. Always keep your device out of direct sunlight – exposure to the sun or heat source can damage your smartphone. The recommended operating temperature for many smartphones is between 0º and 35º C / 32º to 95º F (Minus temperatures will result in loss of power and your battery holding its charge).
  2. Smartphones will try to protect the internal components from the sun by attempting to self-regulate its temperature. If you see a heat warning screen, place your device in the shade and avoid placing on charge till it has sufficiently cooled down. 
  3. Adjust your brightness settings to the lowest level, remove any apps running in the background and disconnect from any wireless connections. This will reduce the strain on your battery power consumption and allow your smartphone to cool down faster. 
  4. Remove any cases or protection that could be insulating your device and holding in heat.
  5. Cars can act like greenhouses, trapping in heat and cause temperatures to rapidly rise. Leaving your smartphone in cars for long periods of time, whether in the glove compartment or exposed to the sun can cause severe damage to your battery and the LCD screen. 

          *All figures are calculated as averages based on data from March 2016 and March 2017 and incorporate our market share to determine figures on at whole industry level. 



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