Pratts Pods And Covid 19 Corona Virus

Here at Pratts Pods we care about our customers and with such difficult times ahead we wanted to update our clients (old and new) on what we are doing and how we are dealing with this global pandemic.

So firstly we hope you and your families are safe and well and that you are also doing your bit to ensure that we can get through this period of uncertainty so we can all get back down the beaches in the hot summer weather.

We are now offering a collection and delivery service for our local customers, stuck in the house? Can’t make it in to town? Get in touch, we are happy to collect

This accounts for ALL of our services, phone, tablet, laptop, TV, games consoles and any other repairs can now be picked up and dropped back to your home for just £9.99
Happy to collect from your designated areas we can also offer this as a no contact service enabling you to carry on using your electronics with peace of mind that they have been repaired to the highest standards.
We will continue to update this article as and when guidance is given by the government to keep our valued customers up to date continuously. Have any questions? Why not click here and get in touch today.


Mobile Phones And Our Sleep

There are so many views on the internet about how mobile phones can effect your sleep patterns that it is hard to seperate fact from fiction. We decided to get out there and have a look at what others were saying and try to work out if mobile phones really do affect our sleep and we found some pretty conclusive results.

Since phones were invented back in the late 19th century they have come a very long way and now with the ability to switch on your lights or heating and also being able to look inside your fridge whilst shopping these devices are evolving quickly.

We use our phone for an alarm in the morning, to set up our calendar for the month and so many other things so how doe it affect our sleep?

Why not check out this well thought out article here and let us know your thoughts?

We agree with the article and believe that a phone should be in a different room (you may need to invest in a new alarm clock) so that you can get a great nights sleep and wake up feeling invigorated for the new day ahead.


Common Issues With iPhones

iPhones are one of the most popular smart phones available on the market today and with prices over the £500-00 mark for a more recent edition it is no wonder that many people are opting to repair or flush their older devices rather than buying a new one.

iPhones are brought to us on a daily basis and over the years we have learnt about some of the most common problems an iPhone owner may have –

My iPhone turns off with 30% battery left – It may be the battery needs replacing but there can also be other issues that could be causing the problem. Want to find out? We always advice our customers to get a professional to check before parting with money for unnecessary iPhone repairs.

My touchscreen isn’t responding – Maybe your iPhone is writing the wrong letters or even writing things itself. This could be a touch screen problem but also could be your touch IC chip. Again, we advise getting in touch with a professional company that won’t rip you off.

My iPhone won’t charge and iTunes refuses to connect – We suggest trying a good quality USB cable as cheaper variants can cause all sorts of problems. It could also be the charging port itself that needs replacing. Either way make sure you contact a professional to work out what is wrong before paying for something you don’t need.

As Apple experts we know what we can do and will always inspect your device and give you an overview with costs before we will work on it. Are you facing other issues not mentioned above and if so why not get in touch with the experts today.

An App For Everything

Just Musings –

Did you know there is an app to measure things?

An app that can help you get fitter?

An app that will save all your passwords in one convenient place?

An app to turn your heating and lights off at home?

An app to help you with homework?

An app that will enable you to message people completely free just using your data allowance?

In fact there are so many apps now that it is hard to keep track. Want to know more about apps and what they can do for you why not check out your app store and search queries that are relevant to you.

Understanding Your Battery And Getting The Most From It

Here at Pratts Pods we wanted to share our knowledge with you and help you understand how to get the best out of your devices battery.

1 – Batteries these days are rated by how many times you can charge them so believing that charging it overnight will damage the phones battery life is completely wrong.

2 – Turning off bluetooth and wifi will not necessarily help you preserve battery  life because today’s technology ensures that these features only use battery life when they are being used.

3 – The auto brightness function on any device is now clever enough to ensure that your battery is preserved to the best of its ability so by turning it down you won’t necessarily save battery life in fact you may increase your usage from using the function.

4 – Experts within Apple have confirmed that turning all your apps off will not enable you to preserve battery life and in fact by switching them off and the re-starting them you could be using the battery more than you need to.

5 – Using the right battery (that is approved) for your device is definitely the best way forwards. Other cheaper batteries could in fact make your device less responsive and not power the device correctly therefore meaning you need more repairs than necessary.

Want to test the knowledge of an expert? Why not get in touch today by clicking here

Business Maintenance And Support Services

The lifeblood of your business is communication and without phones and laptops your business would probably suffer and possibly lose thousands in the process.

Here at Pratts Pods we help local businesses ensure that they have a repair department that they can trust to turn a repair around quickly so that there is minimal fuss and trouble to your business.

For complete peace of mind we can even offer a maintenance contract where we can regularly test and replace any of the parts that may be a trouble in the not to distant future and all for an affordable monthly cost.

So if you need a repairs company that has the interests of your business at heart why not get in touch with Pratts Pods today by clicking here.

Iphone or Ipad Battery Life

iPhone and iPad battery problems anybody?
Did you know it might not be the battery and could even be software related?
It could even be the power unit you are using to charge the device!
Here at Pratts Pods we offer a free assessment so that one of our technicians can pinpoint the issue and ensure that you don’t pay for unnecessary fixes that you shouldn’t have to.
With years of experience and a fully kitted out and dedicated repair centre we are the ideal choice for local repairs and can normally have it finished within an hour or 2. So why not get in touch with a friendly and professional team today by clicking here.

Fingerprint Scanner Broke

Did you know that most of our competition will replace the finger print scanner on your device and that this will mean that the functionality will no longer work.

One of the advancements of the latest in mobile technology is the ability to tap and open without having to type in a password.

Without this functionality you may find yourself spending a lot of extra time to open your device. Here at Pratts Pods we can micro solder and micro repair thus enabling us to ensure that your fingerprint recognition can be repaired so why not get in touch today to discuss your mobile repair needs.

Water Damage Device Repairs

At Pratts Pods Ltd we take water damage seriously. We know that your precious photos are one of the most important things on your phone and that we depend so much on our phones these days that dropping your phone in water can be very distressing.

Wether your iphones taken a dip in the loo or you’ve dropped it in a puddle we are here to help!

Firstly there are a few things you should do/know about water damage.

  • Whatever you do, do NOT try to use your phone or charge it. Doing this can cause a short circuit and do a lot more damage to the device.
  • Remove the back cover and disconnect the battery (if possible) and remove sim trays to make a gap for any water to come out of the phone.
  • The rice trick is a myth, rice is a food and not for drying out liquid damaged iPhones.
  • The corrosion that is deposited by the water drying can do as much if not more harm to the logic board than the liquid itself.
  • Bring it in to us as soon as possible, if the phone is still wet then we have more of a chance of bringing it back to life for you.

We are one of the only local repair company’s that treat water damage properly, our advanced knowledge and experience means that we have a tried and tested method to guarantee the best possible success rate with water damage treatment.

We are able to remove all EMI shields to ensure every part of the board is cleaned, We use specialist cleaning equipment and cleaning agents designed for cleaning phone logic boards. We can also fault find to component level which means we have a higher chance of recovering your previous data than many other companies have.

It is commonly known that water damaged devices performance can deteriorate over time, especially if not cleaned as the corrosion will eat away at important parts of the logic board.

Have a problem and need it looked at? Get in touch today to find out more and book your phone in with a company that cares by clicking here

Mobile Phone Repairs Sandhurst

Over the last few months we have noticed that Sandhurst seems to be seeing a large amount of mobile phone repairs that are needed. Samsung Mobile Phone Repairs Wokingham

Did you know that we are in Wokingham which is just up the road? Did you also know that we can offer a collection and drop of for you?

Here at Pratts Pods we try to make your situation as easy as we possibly can and all of that whilst we ensure that we deliver you a service that is competitively priced and has one of the fastest turnarounds available.

So if you have a mobile phone in need of repair in the Sandhurst area why not get in touch today and let us look after your phone repair needs.

All you need to do is give us a call on 07972 841152 or email directly to We will get back to you as quickly as we can.