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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE 17th May

We have carefully listened to recent government advice and as of Monday 18th May, we are happy to announce that we will start offering a repair service & taking orders once again.

Please note, in line with government & health organisation advice, we are not allowed to open the retail storefronts until the next phase out of lockdown (June 1st at the earliest). We do however plan to keep our customers going as technology is vital during this difficult time; to work from home, to communicate with loved ones and to help cure lockdown boredom!

Please find details of how our service will work by clicking this link

Onwards,
The team at iMend Ltd

Why bother with SSD’s?

The standard HDD (hard disk drive) has been the predominant storage device for computers (both desktops and laptops) for a long time. The main draw was the high storage capacity and low cost.

However, the SSD (solid-state drive) is a newer storage technology solution and is slowly replacing the majority of hard disk drives.

But what exactly does an SSD has to offer? What are its benefits?

Durability and resistance

SSDs don’t have moving parts, they’re more reliable and more vibration/shock-resistant than traditional hard drives.

They’re also more resistant to common drops, accidents, and wear and tear since they don’t have the small, susceptible parts of traditional hard drives

Speed

Without moving parts to slow your computer down, SSDs aren’t just faster; they’re ready to go when you are.

SSDs offer instant-load performance, meaning faster boot times, faster application loading times, and better system responsiveness.

Efficiency and reliability

The solid-state drive uses flash memory to store data, which provides better reliability and efficacy over hard disk drives.

Moreover, since SSDs don’t have any moving parts, they use less power to function resulting in longer battery life for your laptop.

At iMend Ltd, we feel that Solid State Drives are possibly the most cost-effective way of speeding up your PC or laptop.

We recommend using an SSD as the primary driver for your operating system as they are faster, lighter, more durable, and use less energy!


Broken iPhone? Don’t replace! Bring it to iMend Ltd!

When your iPhone has a cracked screen or your Mac slows down, that means it is time to replace, right? Not necessarily. After all, you don’t replace your car every time there’s a problem. Sometimes all you need is a good repair shop in West Sussex to help you!

That’s where iMend Ltd can help. We can troubleshoot your Mac, iPhone or iPad to help identify the problem. Breakdowns, slowdowns, glitches, cracked screens — you are better off using iMend Ltd to help get your Apple device running like new again.

 

Most tech problems fall under two categories: software problems and hardware problems. Although there are many different possibilities, the good news is that most are common problems that our team at iMend Ltd has seen more than once.

Hardware and Software faults come in all shapes and sizes. Apple devices are like any other appliance — they can wear out over time. Dust and damage are common culprits. A scratched or run-down hard drive for example can dramatically reduce your Mac’s performance. Sometimes though all you need is a good cleaning in a non-static environment to prevent slowdowns due to overheating.

Has your beloved iPhone or iPad met with a glass of vino or the morning cuppa? We have a great success rate repairing this! We only use high quality parts, to give a repair that lasts. Did you know all repairs come with a 90-day warranty? It’s our aim to provide value for money. We are still repairing as far back as the iPhone 4!

At iMend Ltd, we believe that a little bit of care and attention can really help to extend the lifespan of your Apple device. That’s better for the environment and saves you money, good idea, right?


Our Top Tips on Battery Life for iPad & iPhone Users

Disable push notifications

Particularly apps like email, Facebook and Instagram are constantly refreshing in the background. Whilst this means some super quick notifications, there may be apps that you don’t need to be constantly refreshing

Let’s say you decide you can live without 3am email notifications and you want to turn it off, if you into Settings > Mail > accounts > Fetch New Data. You can change the frequency with how often it ‘fetches’ data to greatly reduce battery usage.

For all other apps you can simply go into Settings > Notifications and work your way through the list. 

Turn off Bluetooth and WiFi

Much like turning off notifications, turning off Bluetooth or Wifi when it’s not being used is a great way to save some extra battery. If you’re at work and aren’t using any bluetooth devices or maybe you’re out in the wilderness, many miles from Wifi! 

If this is the case, then you can easily turn these off by opening your control centre, long press the wifi button and deselect those features you aren’t using.

Background App Refresh

One step on from constantly searching for notifications, is constantly refreshing apps. Did you know your apps are set to constantly refresh in the background, so that when you open, there is no delay at all – uninterrupted updates!

For some people, swiping down the screen or waiting for a refresh is perfectly fine. If this is you, best turn off background app refresh and save yourself some of those vital battery percentages!

Settings > General > Background App Refresh > Turn this off

Screen Timeout

Everybody needs a timeout! If you’re guilty of leaving your iPhone or iPad unlocked, this can use up some major juice.

The high definition and bright display of the iPhone consumes a fair bit of power, we can reduce this by setting auto lock to it’s shortest setting. This means you save battery even if you forget to lock the iPhone or iPad

Go to Settings > Display and Brightness > Auto lock > Select the shortest time (1min)

Airplane mode

This isn’t just useful for holidays or ignoring a phone call you don’t want! Airplane mode has some other useful benefits.

If you’re just wanting to use an app that works without cellular, you can put on airplane mode and simply keep wifi turned on.

This will mean you can browse, use social media etc as you wish but don’t get interrupted with phone calls AND you get to save a good chunk of battery.

Also for those in need of the fastest charge possible, turning on airplane mode will allow your phone to not be spending valuable power resources running apps and notifications, it can get on with the business of charging itself up as fast as possible!

Turn On Optimized Battery Charging

The feature (in iOS 13) learns your daily behaviour and waits to finish charging your device fully until it KNOWS when you’ll need it. It will prevent your phone from charging on 100% all night whilst you sleep, instead reaching maximum capacity just before you normall unplug it.

In order to turn it on, head into General > Battery > Battery Health and toggle Optimized Battery Charging on.

Battery charging optimal

Word of Caution

If you still experience battery issues and would like a diagnosis, our technicians can help. Battery replacements start from just £29 and we use OEM batteries to ensure maximum safety and efficiency for your device.  

Be aware that if your iPhone or iPad battery has begun to swell, you should get it repaired as soon as possible, since it poses a fire risk! Signs of this are usually a bulging screen, getting incredibly hot or unusual marks on the LCD (caused from the battery pushing against it)

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