With the iPhone quickly becoming the most popular smart phone in the Unites States, many users are starting to encounter problems that go along with the combination of the normal wear and tear to which cell phones are exposed and the somewhat fragile makeup of touch screen smart phones like the iPhone. As a result, a burgeoning market of iPhone repair services has appeared, saving many people the pain and costs associated with replacing an iPhone when only a single part requires replacement.
One of the most obvious iPhone repair procedures is an iPhone back cover replacement. It is really nothing more than a protective plate, housing no computer parts, complicated sensors, or other intricacies that would scare users away from replacing it. Additionally, iPhone back replacements are commonly needed, as the plastic covers are often the victim of a dropped, sat on, or otherwise crushed phone.
Upon cracking a back cover, users have a few options for replacements. The first of these is to simply find an iPhone repair shop or repairman, and request that they replace the back cover of the iPhone in question. This will be more costly than the other option, and users in this situation may want to actually seek out and purchase a replacement cover to bring to the repairman with their phone. This will prevent a repair company from overcharging a customer for the replacement itself, resulting in what should be a nominal fee for the repairman to simply swap out back covers.
The second option is for users to attempt the iPhone back cover replacement themselves. For technically savvy iPhone users, this should not be an overly complicated process, as it is likely the most simple of all possible iPhone repairs. However, unlike many other smart phones, iPhones were not designed to be opened and closed repeatedly to change SIM cards, batteries, etc., meaning that it is not as simple as opening up a Blackberry. While the process does not require an engineering degree, it is hazardous to the health of the iPhone, and can result in a warranty being voided. For this reason, technically challenged users should probably leave the replacement up to the professionals.
Regardless of whether users want to perform the iPhone back cover replacement themselves or they prefer to hire a professional to do it, they should consider the fact that a used back will likely save them a significant amount of money. Many companies manufacture aftermarket iPhone backs in a variety of colors, most notably the black ones that match the face of the phone. While these customized ones can certainly customize the look of an iPhone, they can also prove costly, and given the fact that users who have already broken one are likely to scratch up their next back cover as well, a used back cover makes a good deal of sense.