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How To Build A Professional Phone Repair Business

How To Build A Professional Phone Repair Business

The other day we got a special mention on the business daily newspaper. Business daily is a business and lifestyle paper, no socialite or comedy manenos, it was a privilege! Anyway, the main reason Tech Garage got in the spotlight is because as a company, we exist to solve a huge problem. A problem that every smartphone user is bound to face at one time or the other in their lifetime. Therefore out of the learnings gathered over the years, we believe we are a real asset. Both to our customers, partners and other small businesses.

Business in its infancy is a huge challenge. Yet, we have managed to come this far as a result of our loyal customers (yes the guys who break their phones all the time). We would, therefore, love to take this opportunity to be able to share. In sharing valuable lessons with other small businesses and wantrepreneurs (this word is yet to arrive in your dictionary), we can all grow. Watch out for more business-related articles in the coming days, right here on this blog :-).

Read the article below!

Duo builds a phone repair shop into a professional, thriving business…

Tech Garage is not your usual electronic gadgets repair shop. First, the outlet is nestled in the heart of Nairobi where most phone repair shops are found.


Your Mobile Phone Is Being Tracked, Creepy IPhone Feature

Your Mobile Phone Is Being Tracked, Creepy IPhone Feature

Did you go somewhere recently with your mobile phone that you’d rather not have anyone find out about? Good luck with that, especially if you have an iPhone.

A recent viral video revealed that the smartphone has a secret menu that could get you into some trouble. The clip, uploaded by Facebook user Melody Puckett, shows where this info can be found and how to deactivate it.

As Puckett explains, go to Settings, Privacy and Location Services. Then go to System Services and find the Frequent Locations menu. There, you will see your home address and basically anywhere you’ve been recent, from shopping malls to other people’s homes.

Not only that, if you click on a location, it will also show when you got there and when you left. Crazy, right? If you are not able to find it, reach out to Tech Garage for quick help. quote-help

As part of our repair or support processes, we educate our customers on both basic and complex security measures they need to take to secure their data. The beauty of it all is that a majority of the modern smartphone user has access to a plethora of information to help them outmaneuver this complex security issue.

Good news, however;

Thankfully, the feature can be deactivated. First, clear the history under the Frequent Locations menu then turn off the Frequent Locations option. If not very sure, you can always talk to the experts at Tech Garage to help sort out your phone security issues.

Puckett was shocked at the discovery of the private information and insisted on sharing. “I made a quick video showing what it shows and how to turn it off. It’s frightening to think that someone with bad intentions could find your home and work and know what times you are usually there. Shame on Apple. Feel free to share with friends.”

Top 5 Tips To Help You Keep Your Phone Battery Charged For Longer

Top 5 Tips To Help You Keep Your Phone Battery Charged For Longer

We’ve all been there: hovering around new friends at a club in the CBD, like we want to borrow some money; begging to use their phones and chargers because ours’ have just a few minutes left in them.

And when you eventually find a happy soul willing to part with electronic umbilical cord, the pretty lass you were eyeing is nowhere in sight. This is the challenge a lot of people encounter with their phones on a daily basis.

While it’s practically laws of physics at work,iPhone battery issues benefit Android phones!

It could be worse. You’d be stuck outside of your house with your beautiful, large Infinix phone.  It’s all so fuzzy— the life of your cell phone battery is directly proportional to your enjoyment of life.

Low battery problems

Your phone having a low battery is inevitable—it’s part of the circle of life. To help you get on top of things, these 5 tips will help you in the event that you haven’t carried your charger to work.

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Put off the vibration mode

We all love the little tingle that comes on outside our thigh when our phones vibrate. Truth is, leaving your phone in vibration mode does more harm than good to your phone. Unfortunately, very few people know this: your phone loses power each time it vibrates. Worse if you have both voice and vibration activated.  And what is with Whatsapp groups that are not muted?

Get a phone with better life

If you’re buying a new mobile phone, don’t forget to keep its battery as a priority on the list of features. Truth is that, not all batteries are created equal. In a number of phone models like the whole slew of Samsung Galaxies (the S7, and the S7 Edge), the Motorola Droid Turbo, battery life is never a problem but in others like the iPhones, horror stories abound. Choose wisely.

Get your head out of the clouds and hit up that airplane mode

This is big. And the sacrifice is pretty major. After all, what else for your cell phone if not for receiving and sending phone calls? (Don’t answer me. We’ve been to the loo today. I know.) Still, even though it takes a little bit of personal sacrifice and willpower, keeping your phone in airplane mode at times saves your power J In other words, put off your phone when you’re not using it and you’ll save your power for longer. Like when you find yourself on the wrong side of the GSU on Waiyaki Way on a Monday, come-on, it is perfectly OK, we’ve all been there.

GPS mode is a power hog on your phone

Like we mentioned before, people lived good lives way before GPS came around.  But just because you can’t remember where you live it, doesn’t mean you have to keep your GPS on all day. Shut that bad boy off when you get into the home or at the office because it is very good at draining that power.

Dull your phone screen

Another serious culprit for phone battery drain is not so obvious. You’re looking at it- your screen.  A brighter screen leeches power in a big way. Dimming the screen whenever you can is going to translate into some pretty major power savings. And we understand that you won’t quit playing Candy Crush- keep it fairly dim!

Do you have problems with your phone? Contact Tech Garage Kenya for mobile phone repairs and more.

Has Your IPhone Been Stolen? 5 Best Tips To Protect Your Device

Has Your IPhone Been Stolen? 5 Best Tips To Protect Your Device

iPhones are stolen every day in Kenya. It makes a lot of sense to protect it before/when you fall victim to notorious sticky fingers. You have to take certain safety measures that’ll protect your iPhone from being stolen. Here are 5 easy steps you should take to protect your iPhone from thieves (before and after).

Always encrypt your data

When your iPhone data is encrypted,  thieves cannot access your personal information. We recommend that you always encrypt your data if you’re not already doing so. Although encryption will not protect you from a street kid running in your direction with stool in their hands, it will certainly make your data useless for the end user/thief.

Enable the “Find My Phone” feature

All iPhones are GPS enabled. What this means is that; your phone can be traced anywhere in the world.  By enabling the Find my Phone function you will increase the chances of finding your iPhone if it is lost or stolen. Even if it has been stolen, you will easily get it back fast due to this feature. The “find my Phone” feature also comes in handy when you have to engage the Kenya Police to help find your lost iPhone faster.

Backup your images and videos

Images and videos are the most crucial data on your iPhone especially if it is personal. It is such a smart idea to keep an updated backup of the data you have on your phone. Use cloud services like iCloud and Dropbox to backup the data on your phone. Remember the option to encrypt data on your backups with step 2 verifications, fingerprint verification, etc.

Use Strong Passwords

Password protection is a must if you want to protect your iPhone from physical theft.  As a standard rule, try as much as possible to set up dual verification, popularly known as step-two verification to make your iPhone even harder to steal. While at it, always ensure that your passwords are as complex as possible. If you have a hard time remembering your password, free password managers can assist.

Wipeout unnecessary apps

Do you know that your iPhone can be stolen successfully due to vulnerability on apps you installed with your personal information? Always wipe out these apps or make it a habit of updating and removing less secure iPhone apps. This helps to prevent any malware problem that results from low-quality apps. Just try to curate your app list the best way you can to prevent any problems.

At the end of the day, iPhone encryption, keeping updated backups, activating your locator, and strong passwords are the perfect combination to protect your iPhones from thieves plying their trade in Nairobi, and elsewhere. Follow these instructions to have the peace of mind of knowing that your iPhone won’t be easy to not only steal but also access.

Tech Garage is at the forefront of ensuring that your iPhone works well. Contact us with your iPhone repair needs in Kenya.