Phone Service: Facts, Features, Fun and Function with Phone Services

Hi, my name is Wendy, and I worked as a small business consultant for years, helping people to improve their companies. Now that I have taken a step back from that role, I decided to start this blog as a creative and professional outlet. In this blog, I am going to focus on one aspect of running a business–the phones. I plan to take on all angles of phone services including concepts such as voice over internet provider (VoIP), different types of hardware, taking the phone to the cloud and much more. Every business needs a unique solution for their communications needs, and the advances in the phone services industry allow that to happen. I hope that you enjoy reading and that you learn a lot here!

Does Your Phone Need Replacing or Just a Repair?


When iPhones slow down, freeze, restart for strange reasons, or just don't work as planned, what do you do? The Genius Bar can only do so much, and there are some issues with apps that a replacement phone simply can't handle. Don't waste money on a different device or waste time with troubleshooting at home; a few details about common iPhone performance problems can help you understand what's going on an what to ask from iPhone repair companies with a lot more experience in the deeper parts of Apple devices.

App Design and Phone Performance

The smartphone revolution created more than just a convenient way to communicate and use computers on the go. The apps that so many people consume as a major part of their iPhone usage created a community of programmers ranging from professionals to novices and hobbyists everywhere in between.

It's a great situation that truly highlights programming as an art, science, and a field of engineering that can be mundane and wonderful at the same time. Unfortunately, some apps are designed with issues that can slow down you iPhone, and there's no way to make Apple fix it. Only the developers can solve those problems directly, and apps with only a few performance problems can still pass through screening.

These apps may have constant micro-crashes that don't necessarily disarm the phone or render it useless, but the constant failures or attempts at performing an action can consume your phone's resources (processing power and memory). This leads to slow performance.

There are some indirect ways to solve the problem. An iPhone repair professional can perform the research necessary to figure out what the exact problem is, whether it's a documented bug that the developer is working on or something new. These technicians can file reports about the issue, contact the developer, and look for any unofficial workarounds for the problem if it's an app you must keep. If they're skilled enough, they may even be the first to create the workaround! 

Physical Problems With Smartphone Performance

Sometimes the hardware is the issue. The iPhone and general smartphone upgrade culture can be a bit skewed.

There is a clash between the non-technical world and its "just get a new one!" culture versus the technical world's more practical decisions, but even the technical world is divided between using what is necessary, using what performs the best, and just wanting to try the newest gadgets.

When your smartphone is truly old, the upgrade is necessary because the devices lacks the speed and capacity to use the apps you want. This is because when new hardware is available, there's a desire to take advantage of these higher capacities.

Yes, it's important to keep older devices in mind, but not all apps are made by seasoned, fully-staffed tech companies. Many of the most fun apps are also made for fun, and your device may not be part of the latest push for new features.

That said, if your device is just one generation behind, the problem could be something else. Your battery may be shorting out, leading to the phone having to calculate battery power in strange ways. The storage could be wearing out from saving information, although this should only be an issue with devices nearing half a decade or so in age.

Contact an iPhone repair professional to discuss your device, and get an answer about app performance as well as upgrade needs.


6 July 2017