Repairing a broken device? Bring it only to certified repair shops

Smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices are loaded with information. Over time, they may be dropped, cracked or damaged in some way that may be repairable. Before taking them in for a fix, however, look for a certified repair service to do the job. After all, once your device is in their hands, your data is, too. Before the repair, take these steps:

  • Delete any sensitive information from texts, notifications or camera rolls
  • Make sure your phone is passcode protected
  • Let friends and family know your phone is in the shop