Lifeline Your Tech Team encourages our customers to optimize their use of cell phone technology. By understanding key features, you’ll place yourself in a better position if you ever need to shop for cell phone repair services. We’ve provided a quick overview of cell phones:

Two Basic Smartphone Constituents

Just like standalone personal computers, mobile phones with Internet connectivity capabilities utilize two main systems: hardware (the physical “nuts and bolts” of the device), and software.

About Hardware

Designers have created an array of impressive digital cell phones. Yet most of these devices include at least seven basic components: a circuit board (sometimes referred to as a “motherboard”), a key pad, an antenna (and sometimes a GPS chipset), a battery, a visible liquid crystal display, a speaker, and a microphone.

Most modern brands also include at least one camera, plus important peripheral attachments, such as battery recharging components and headphones. Many smartphones also provide a sensitive touchscreen interface in conjunction with the LCD display, as well as fingerprint sensors. Although compact, thin, and lightweight, these popular mobile electronic devices rely upon sophisticated technologies. For instance, just like standalone desktop computers, a digital phone typically stores extensive information and also supplies an internal clock.

About Digital Phone Software

Today consumers appreciate the ability to connect to the Internet using their mobile phones. This capability requires the use of software, of course. In most cases, the “operating system” selected for a mobile phone significantly impacts the availability of apps for the device. (Some app designers write different versions of an app for use in different operating systems.)

By far the majority of smart cell phones rely upon one of two widely used operating systems: Android or iOS. Apps for these systems dominate the marketplace today. Some less widely utilized mobile phone operating systems include: Windows, Blackberry, Sailfish, and Firefox.

Evaluating Phone Repair Problems

By gaining familiarity with the manufacturer’s instructions for your cell phone, you’ll have an advantage in spotting potential performance issues. Many manufacturers add innovative new features when they release a brand’s next generation. Sometimes obtaining timely repair services to correct a minor problem avoids steep repair bills later.

Lifeline Your Tech Team strongly recommends retaining the documentation you received when you purchased your phone. Instruction manuals offer helpful assistance learning about innovative functions and features!