Listen: Spruce up old iPhone instead of buying new one
"Talking tech is brought to you by wicks dot com create and publish a stunning website all from one powerful platform go to wicks dot com to create your very own professional website today. That's w i x dot com in. Stay tuned after the show to here. Are you can take advantage of wick. Special offer for talking tech listeners as you know on september tenth apple is expected to release three new iphones but we're not going to talk about those today because they're going to cost a whole lot of money and many of you just do do not wanna buy them. You've got some old phones that with a little bit of tweaking can be almost new and just as good in last at least another a year or so. I'm jefferson graham. You're listening to talking tech. I've got some ideas for you now. If you want more power improved camera technology and more storage sure sure pick up one of the new iphones but if you're like many of us who've sat out the last few additions of the iphone you'll be good company yet. Don't need the newest because does your phone still works. The reason iphone sales have fallen down fifteen percent for the year is because there are two good they last longer than they used to and the new features teachers are just not as exciting as they once were which brings us to the old phone. What are you gonna do. You've got a phone. It's on its last legs so you think let's look at that. My battery runs out too often. Go get a new one. The batteries are only designed to last a finite period. Did you know you could pick up a replacement battery fifty dollars for the older phones or sixty nine dollars for the ten series essentially a pretty good deal if concerned about your battery go to settings battery on your iphone in check battery health if you're down on the twenty percent range. You know you have a problem. My screen is is cracked now. This is way more pricey and more common of an issue. It's hard to live life as a human being and not suffer through dropping a phone at least once or twice. Okay okay so you get a new phone screen apple charges from one hundred fifty dollars for the older iphone seven and eight models to one hundred and seventy dollars for plus models and two hundred to three hundred twenty nine dollars to put screens on the ten phones. You could also try some of the other third party vendors. There's like i cracked you break. I fixed wireless planet best buy. They often have lower prices than apple. Our local you break i fixed or for instance quoted quoted me one hundred and twenty dollars for a screen which is fifty dollars less for an apple and how about this for a big one. I've run out of room. Many of you bought your phones back. When in sixteen gigs or thirty two gigs storage was the norm now the standard at least for apple's two thousand eighteen models a sixty four gig unconscionable that that we would be expected to use a phone with just sixteen gigs or even thirty two in a world of high resolution photos fourcade videos data devouring abs- in a tendency among many of us to never delete anything okay. So what do you do first of all. Check your storage. There can be things in there like the podcast cast you subscribe to the giant photos lot of things you can start deleting go to settings general iphone storage and take a look at how many mix of used what about backup google photos is free offers unlimited photo video uploads and if you're a member of amazon's prime shipping and entertainment service prime photos also offers unlimited photos but not video storage for free you can pay for extra storage with high cloud. The first five gigs is a free than it's three dollars monthly for two hundred gigs or how about buying a flash drive that fits the iphone lightning port the sandisk i i expand ride is thirty two dollars for a sixty four gig model put everything on their transfer itchy computer start deleting and upload load the stuff to whether it's google photos or wherever to make sure that you're backed up in many places those three things you can do to spruce up your old phone. You got any questions. I would love to hear from you on twitter where i'm at jefferson graham. You've been listening to talking tech. Please rate movie the show wherever you listen to online audio. I will be back tomorrow with another quick hit from the world tech. Talking tech is supported by wicks dot com if you're ready to build your own website. There's no better place to get started than dot com. 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