Reader View

Reader View – Tips and Tricks

The Internet can be a cluttered place on mobile phones. You’ll encounter ads, pop-ups, and unfriendly mobile web design. Reading an article from your favorite content creator can be a chore. Is it difficult to tell where an article ends and an advertisement begins? That is where “reader view” steps in.

It is difficult to tell what is part of the article and not an advertisement? That is where “reader view” steps in.

Today marks the end of your accidental ad-click woes. There is a little trick our trusted technicians like to recommend.  Reader View is essentially a stripped-down version of the article. There is just text and images. In your search bar, you will see a pair of A’s or script icon (the Reader button). This means that there is a Reader View version available for the page you are visiting.

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You can also customize how it looks to suit your preference. This can make reading in darker environments a lot easier on the eyes. Phone users who have trouble with small text can nudge up their font size too. To return to the normal article, just tap the search bar icon again. And there you have it.

For more mobile device tips and tricks, check out our YouTube Channel. We love helping out with mobile devices. Reach out if you have any questions.

Why Did My Phone Stop Charging?

Why Did My Phone Stop Charging? A Lint Story

The Silent Charging Port Killer

Have you noticed that it has become increasingly difficult to charge your phone? Do you need to hold your charging cable at weird angles just to make a connection? Wrapping or forcing your cable to charge are temporary fixes that can be harmful to your phone. Fortunately, there is a fix. It just might not be what you think. To answer the question, “Why Did My Phone Stop Charging?” we have to first shift our focus to a place that millions of people have in their very homes. The laundry room.

Pocket-Lint, Really?

Yes. Pocket-lint. We have worked on hundreds of phones with “broken charging ports”. A few of our customers have visited us after Apple told them they needed an expensive repair or even a new phone.

Over time pocket-lint and dust build up in the bottom of your charging port. As a result, every time you charge your phone, the lightning cable compacts the lint. Compacted in such a way that even canned air or duster can’t dislodge the debris. To remove the debris we need a narrow and rigid tool. Toothpicks will not work. If you don’t feel comfortable cleaning your charging port, bring it by one of our shops. We do charge port cleanings for free.

If you don’t feel comfortable cleaning your charging port, bring it by one of our shops. We do charging port cleanings for free.

Unfortunately, we do see phones that have damaged charging ports that can’t be fixed by a simple cleaning. Since these ports are one of the most vulnerable spots of your device, they can be affected by the elements of day-to-day life. As a result, your phone may need a charging port flex cable repair. All of our shops are equipped to do these repairs on-site. Don’t be stuck wondering, “Why Did My Phone Stop Charging?”. We have the solution for you.

Our Most Common Charging Port Repairs:

  1. iPhone 8 Charging Port
  2. iPad 2/3/4 Charging Port
  3. iPhone 7 Charging Port 
  4. Samsung Galaxy S8 Charging Port
  5. iPhone 8 Plus Charing Port

Contact any of our shops for more information on scheduling an appointment or setting up a mail-in repair.

 

Bellevue Shop

Around Town In Bellevue – Planning For Your Repair.

Have you ever forgot your phone somewhere? Being without the digital yellow pages or map in your pocket can make getting things done difficult. It can feel like it takes two extra steps to do anything. Jet City Device Repair wants to make your life easier. Not only do most of our repairs take less than an hour to fix, but we have also taken extra steps to make your repair experience as painless as possible. This includes our in-shop amenities and our technician’s local food and activities recommendations around town in Bellevue.

Visiting our Bellevue Shop

Let’s face it, waiting rooms can be boring. Our Bellevue shop wants to break the mold. For starters, we have hooked up free WiFi for every to use. This way you can bring in your laptop to get your work done. Our newest addition to the waiting area is our handheld Gameboy consoles. Give into the nerd nostalgia and play a game while you wait. There is also a collection of “How I Broke My Phone” stories which we have compiled from our customers. Get ready for a laugh. We also supply complimentary coffee and water for all of our customers too. Coffee (and water) is life.

Inside of Bellevue Shop

Around Town in Bellevue

Not a waiting room person? Not a problem. Use your repair appointment as an opportunity to check out the Bellevue Area or grab a bite to eat. Our staff has been trained on checking in devices to prepare them for repairs. Feel free to enjoy some offline time. You deserve it. There are some fantastic places just steps away from our shop. Our technicians have picked out their favorite spots in the area to check out.

1. Tem Sib (1020 108th Ave NE #100)
2. Ashwood Playfield (10820 NE 10th Street)
3. Cielo Cocina Mexicana (958 111th Ave NE Suite 101)
4. Honor Coffee (11011 NE 9th St B)
5. Bellevue Library (1111 110th Ave NE)

Reading Book

Photo by João Silas on Unsplash

Our mission is to make our customer’s lives better. We don’t think that mission just has to stop at the repair counter. Check out our reviews if you don’t believe it! We think that planning for your repair can make your experience not only painless but enjoyable. You now have more information while around town in Bellevue. Let us know if you have any questions about your repair. We are always glad to help out!

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Profile: Bellevue Smartphone & Tablet Repair Store

Jet City Device Repair has been doing smartphone & tablet repair on Seattle’s Eastside since 2013 (started in Seattle in 2008). We’ve moved from  a small office in Bellevue, to a retail store in Redmond, and in late  2017 we moved to our current location at 968 110th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA.

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