Locking your Notes

by Mrphix on January 5, 2017 , Comments Off on Locking your Notes

Apple makes some of the most popular devices out there, but so few people know exactly how much you can do with them. For example, iPads and iPhones allow you to password protect your notes, so that only you (or those with the correct password) may access them.

Here is exactly how you do it…

Step 1. Open the “Settings” on your device.

Step 2. Scroll down and select “Notes“.


Step 3. Tap on the “Password” option.


Step 4. Enter your New Password into the top password field, then type it again in the “Verify” field. Finally, type in a hint so you are sure to remember the password. Then, if you have a device that supports Touch ID you can select whether or not you would like to be able to lock and unlock your notes with your fingerprint “Touch ID”. By default, this option is turned on, to turn it off, simply slide the slider to the left. When you are finished press “Done” at the top to complete the setup.


This is an important feature if you have sensitive or personal information stored in your notes. This can make it a lot more challenging for someone to access them without your permission. By adding a password to your notes you are adding an extra layer of privacy and protection to your device.

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10 Must Have iPhone Apps

by Mrphix on October 27, 2015 , Comments Off on 10 Must Have iPhone Apps

10 Must Have iPhone Apps

Our techs at Mr Phix, the replacement screen experts, bring you these 10 must have iPhone apps you need to download today. Let’s face it, Apps make our lives so much easier. Truth is that it is hard to imagine how we lived so long without them (and our smartphones)

While there are millions of applications you can download, some of them are more useful and needed than others. This is even more applicable now that many apps use up so much resources on your phone. Choosing the right apps can make your phone run smoother without having it lag or slowed down.



1 – Sleep Cycle


The Sleep Cycle app can do wonders for your sleeping and waking patters. This app, which is also an alarm clock, keeps track of your sleep patterns. It then uses them to wake you during light sleep stages. Waking up during light sleep is the best since it allows you to wake up easier and quicker as opposed to waking up from a deep sleep or dream state. Sleep cycle alarm clock can end up improving your productivity, punctuality and overall sleep.

2 – Waze

Waze Traffic & Navigation App

If you drive then Waze is for you. It doesn’t matter whether or not you are constantly on the road or just for a short trip, Waze can help you. Unlike other apps which only have maps, this app knows how fast you are driving and ends up redirecting you around traffic. Waze will also let you know when there’s been an accident up ahead, red-light cameras, construction and even police.

3 – BillGuard

BillGuard App - Mr Phix

Think of the BillGuard app as a person who will go over your credit card statements with a fine-tooth comb without charging you for their services. The app will immediately alert you if there are any unwanted or questionable charges. Best of all, BillGuard makes it easy to go over your finances. Any charges for services or products you may not have known you were being charged for or requested, BillGuard will flag it and alert you.

4 – Uber

Uber App - Mr Phix

Even if you own a vehicle, sooner or later you will need a cab. The Uber app can make getting a ride very easy. Many people often do not see cabs when they need one. However, with the Uber app that is not a problem since they will come to you and pick you up. anywhere you choose. Best of all, in most cases you will end up getting a better deal than a regular taxi. Still, during high demand season or holidays, prices will surge significantly so you should be aware as they can go up as much as ten times the regular going rates.

5 – Pocket

The Pocket App for iPhone - Mr Phix

With so much to read on the Interenet these days, most of us never have enough time to do so. The Pocket App allows you to store the articles you might find interesting during the day and save them for reading later. Best of all, Pocket will save all of your articles. videos, events or other interesting news so you can access them without having to be online or even a cell signal.

6 – Dropbox

Dropbox App - Mr Phix

If you are on the go and you need to bring your files with you, then Dropbox is the app you need. You can add files to your favs which allows off-line and fast viewing of them later on. You can also easily upload videos and photos to Dropbox and then share them freely with family and friends. Dropbox also lets you easily move your files from your phone to your computer or other devices quickly and easily.

7 – Swiftkey

The Swiftkey Writing Application - Mr Phix

For those that are constantly texting or writing, the Swiftkey app is for you. The Swiftkey keyboard adapts to your unique tapping style as you use it, memorizes and learns how you type. By doing so, the app helps you make less typos and allows you to type and text much faster than a traditional keyboard.

8 – 1Password

1Password App for iPhone - Mr Phix

Let’s be honest, all of us have forgotten at least one password at one time or another. With the 1Password app, that can all change. These days where online security matters so much, the yourname123 passwords are no longer an option. This means that you need stronger passwords for all of your accounts. Still, creating stronger passwords means you are more likely to forget them. 1Password creates these stronger passwords and remembers them for you.

9 – Genius Scan

Must Have Apps - Genuis Scan

We all remember how bulky scanners used to be. However, with the Genius Scan app, that is no longer true since your phone can now be a scanner. This app allows you to scan documents and exports them back in either PDF of JPEG files. Keep in mind though that you cannot really scan everything unless you purchase the complete app for $7.00. Still, if you need to scan many files then the Genius Scan app is worth it.

10 – Spotify or Rdio

Spotify or Radio Must Have Apps

Here are 2 of the best apps for music lovers who want to take advantage of streaming services. Spotify or Rdio allow you to access your friends lists of music they are listening to so you can discover new music. You also have a radio option as well as smart stations. If you are going on a long trip then you can download a few gigs of music via WiFi and save them. This way you can listen to them later on without being charged by your phone company.

We hope you have enjoyed this list of the 10 must have iPhone apps. While you do not need to have all of them on your phone, every user should download at least one of them. This all varies of course depending on your needs. Remember, if you have any problems with your cell phone screens such as a cracked or damaged one, Mr Phix can replace it in 20 minutes or less. Our repair stores have the highest ratings from users of any other in the Wilmington, NC area because we do it right.

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Got Gadget Issues? Mr Phix Can Fix it

by Mrphix on October 23, 2015 , Comments Off on Got Gadget Issues? Mr Phix Can Fix it

Got Gadget Issues? Mr Phix Can Fix it

If you have a tablet, computer. laptop or mobile device with any problems or issues then you should bring it or you can even ship it to Mr Phix, the screen replacement experts in Wilmington, NC. It doesn’t matter if your iPhone or Samsung cell phone’s screen is smashed, trashed or shattered or if your computer has a virus, you need data recovery or other PC problems. Once one of the professional technicians in any of Mr Phix stores gets their hands on your device, they will be returned back to you in pristine, like new conditions. In the event that you cannot bring your devices to one of our stores, you can ship it and we will send it back to you the same day when possible.


When Screens Break!

You know how easy it is for your kids or someone to drop or hit your iPad or tablet. In an instant, your precious device’s screen is broken or cracked. To most people this may seem like the end of the tablet or device. However, Mr phix can do their magic and in many cases have your gadget repaired in less than 20 minutes. That’s not the best of all though. The best thing out of having your mobile or tablet repaired by us is that we offer a lifetime guarantee on all the work done. That’s right; a lifetime guaranteed. No other store can dare make such an offer. However, Mr Phix does.

You may also want to read Why You Should Have Your Screen Replaced by Mr Phix

Why Lifetime Guarantee?

There are numerous reasons as to why we do so. One, Mr phix uses the highest quality parts in all of the repairs they perform. This means that rather than replace your cracked screen with a cheap screen replacement which will eventually get damaged again, Mr Phix uses the highest name brands replacement parts. These are the same replacement parts that Apple and Samsung use themselves.

Second, Mr phix and their team of expert techs know what it means to have your screen broken or cracked or have a device with a problem. They understand how important your gadgets are to you since they contain important banking information, files, videos and other valuable data. We will make sure that all that data is never compromised, lost or damaged during our repairs.

Your Device Matters To Mr Phix

Lastly, Mr phix wants to give each and every customer a piece of mind once they leave our stores. Even if it means taking a loss or not making that much profit if something ever goes wrong. Our customers satisfaction is paramount to us. Thus the reasons why Mr Phix offers such a great guarantee on all the work done. Perhaps you have trouble with your computer or laptop too due a virus or something else. Whatever the reason, we can repair them as well since we have more than fifteen years in the repair business.
So remember, if you got gadget issues, Mr Phix will fix it… and guarantee it for life!

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10 Awesome Phone Accessories You Must Have

by Mrphix on October 16, 2015 , Comments Off on 10 Awesome Phone Accessories You Must Have

Mobile phones have taken over most of our lives these days since it seems many of us cannot go an hour, much less a day without using ours. These 10 awesome phone accessories you must have put together by our Mr Phix Tech team will make using your phone that much more fun, easier and cooler. If you should ever break or crack your phone or tablet screen, remember, Mr Phix can replace it for you in about 20 minutes with a lifetime guarantee on all work done.
USB Brando Flexible Bluetooth Mini Keyboard - Mr Phix

USB Brando Flexible Bluetooth Mini Keyboard

Made from high quality silicone material, the flexible Bluetooh mini keyboard is an awesome accessory to have for your iPhone or iPad. If you text or write a lot on your devices (who doesn’t?) then this mini keyboard will give your eyes, fingers and wrists relief. Both dust proof and water resistant, you can take this anywhere and best of all it is silent and easy to clean. The bendable mini keyboard will also work on your PC or laptop.

Mr Phix - Official Samsung Charging Desktop Dock
Samsung Charging Desktop Dock

For those that want a cool nighstand dock for their Samsung phone, then this charging desktop dock is a must have. This official Samsung accessory can be folded into a compact small box and plugs into a wall charger via a micro USB cable. If that wasn’t enough to make you want this cool accessory then it also comes with a speaker line out port in the back so you can use it as an entertainment stand as well.

Olloclip 4-in-1 Lens Kit

Olloclip 4-in-1 Lens Kit

For those that love taking photos and want an extra added Whoomph to their mobile device then the Olloclip 4-in-1 Lens Kit will give them that. With a 10x or 15x macro lens, the fish eye and wide lenses give your phone’s camera more power. Best of all, Olloclip has an app which lets you counter distortion or other issues quickly and easily.


Mr Phix - Altec Lansing T612 Digital Speaker


Altec Lansing T612 Digital Speaker

For those iPhone users looking for an MP3 player speaker system extension for their device, the
Altec Lansing T612 Digital Speaker entertainment system is an easy choice. Available in different colors, this digital speaker system’s awesome sound will liven up your room instantly. Armed with 60 watts of power, wireless remote control and 1-inch tweeters, the Altec Lansing packs a punch. It also charges your iPhone or iPod while docked.

SanDisk Ultra 64GB Flash Drive - Mr Phix
SanDisk Ultra 64GB Flash Drive

Many Samsung users were upset over the S6 not havng a MicroSD card slot like their predecessors which is what separated the S5 and S4 from the the iPhone. However, with the SanDisk Ultra 64GB Flash Drive, you can have an option for more storage. Able to plug in directly into your Samsung Galaxy S6’s micro USB port, this baby is great for file transfers and backing up your device.

Image S4i Black In-Ear Headphones

Image S4i Black In-Ear Headphones

Finally, here is a headset all iPhone and iPod users have been waiting for. The Image S4i Black In-Ear Headphones have an advanced 3-button mic and remote system for full control of your Apple devices. This headset is designed with an echo cancellation feature which allows users to hear conversations crystal clear.

iPhone Mobile Cinema i20 DLP Pico Projector

iPhone Mobile Cinema i20 DLP Pico Projector

For those that want to watch movies, TV shows or sports events on their iPhone but find the screen too small, then the Mobile Cinema i20 DLP Pico Projector is the solution. This baby packs a clear and crisp picture with wide-screen resolution of Q-1080P. It can also project images all the way up to 50 inches.
The i20 comes with a build in rechargeable battery which can also charge your iPhone battery as well. Best of all, the i20 also works with Apple iPads.

Mr Phix - Ventev Powerdash Car Charger and Battery

Ventev Powerdash Car Charger and Battery

Most of us have car charges of some sort. However, the Ventev Powerdash Car Charger and Battery is a pretty clever accessory to have for charging your Samsung devices. The Ventev comes with a wee 900mAH battery in it which means you can take it with you and use it outside of your vehicle. And since it also comes with a micro USA input, you can charge it via cable or regular charger as well.

 Invisible shield from Zagg - Mr Phix

Invisible shield from Zagg

One of most dreaded things that can happen to your mobile device is scratching or damaging its screen. Furthermore, it can really be expensive to repair. The Zagg invisible shield for your iPhone is something everyone should have on their device. The Zagg patented film which uses nano-memory technology will protect and shield your device from scratches and other damages.

Rokform Case and Bike Mount

For those bikers out there who want to take their Samsung device with them while having their hands free, then the Rokform Case and Bike Mount is for you. It fits any bicycle which uses 1-1/8 inch thread-less steer tubes and it is also very lightweight. Best of all, if you pair it with a Crystal v3 case, you can end up having a magnetic mount which you can then stick on your car dash or anywhere you may want to place your Samsung Galaxy device.
We hope you have enjoyed these 10 awesome phone accessories you must have. Remember that Mr Phix has several locations in the Wilmington, NC area and we are the highest rated repair shops as well.


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iPhone Screen Repair in Wilmington, NC – Mr Phix

by Mrphix on October 13, 2015 , Comments Off on iPhone Screen Repair in Wilmington, NC – Mr Phix

Mr Phix iPhone Screen Repair - Wilmington NC

If you are looking for iPhone screen repair in Wilmington, NC then Mr Phix is the place you want to go to. They also fix cracked or shattered Samsung, iPads and many other devices. There are many shops presently offering screen repair services in the Wilmington, NC area. However, the majority of these repair stores often end up causing more harm than solutions. Unlike Mr Phix, they use low quality replacement parts to make a bigger profit. Furthermore, these other places take hours and sometimes days to replace your screen. That is not the case when you come to visit any of one of our locations. In most cases, we will have your phone ready for you like new in 20 minutes. Best of all, Mr Phix gives you a lifetime guarantee on any screens they replace. No one in their right mind would ever, ever offer any guarantee on screens, let alone a lifetime one. Nevertheless, Mr Phix does simply because they want their customers to have peace of mind and to know we stand by our work. We know that if done correctly, your broken or shattered screen will be replaced and end up like new again. Plus, we want to keep every client happy and make sure they will come back again and again. We cut no corners when it comes to using the best available parts to restore the damaged ones. In the words of Ted Glackin, the founder of Mr Phix “We are in business for a profit … but we will take a loss to keep a customer satisfied”

Why Mr Phix in Wilmington, NC?

Of course there are hundreds of places offering similar services to customers with broken, cracked or damaged phone screens. So why Mr Phix in Wilmington, NC? For one, Mr Phix has the highest rated customer satisfaction record of any stores in the area. Customer upon customer ends up giving 5 star reviews for the work they received from us because we make sure their problems are solved to 100% satisfaction. Every expert technician in our repair shops will go out of his or her way to ensure that your device is just like it was before the problem occurred. Don’t make the mistakes others make when they go to other unreliable repair stores whose staff does not have the knowledge to really fix your phone or device. Sometimes they end up destroying your device for ever causing you to lose all your information and files. Worse of all, you end up with a broken screen and a completely useless phone.

So if you have a broken iPhone, iPad, tablet, Samsung or any other device with a damaged screen, then come visit us today. Come see why when it comes to iPhone screen repair in the Wilmington, NC area, Mr Phix is rated number one!

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Why Mr Phix Drives the Competition Crazy

by Mrphix on September 29, 2015 , Comments Off on Why Mr Phix Drives the Competition Crazy


Reasons Why Mr Phix Drives the Competition CrazyMany are wondering why Mr Phix drives the competition crazy. The fact is that it is not easy being the highest rated electronics repair shop in the Wilmington, NC area. However, Mr Phix has managed to achieve this through hard work, dedication and an exemplary customer satisfaction record. Our team of electronic gadgets repair technician experts have more than 15 years of serving the Wilmington, NC community. Our ultimate goal has always been to make sure each client leaves our stores not only with their repair or problems solved, but also completely satisfied. Unlike other places, Mr Phix is willing to take a loss in some cases to ensure the job comes out perfect and their phones, tablets or computers are restored just like before the issues occurred.
These are some of the many reasons why Mr Phix, the screen replacement experts, drives the competition crazy on a daily basis. Our adversaries have gone through great lengths to disparage and discredit our high ratings. Some of them have even resorted to writing false, negative reviews on our Google + page. Nevertheless, our loyal customers continue to make Mr Phix one of the most trusted and highest rated iPhone, Samsung and tablet screen replacement stores ever.
There is no advertisement stronger than customer satisfaction and word of mouth. Customers, when satisfied with the services, products or help they received will always speak about it and tell their friends and family. Mr Phix has known this for years and understands the value of having each client be treated with respect and value, not just as a source of income.
Our competition cannot understand the fact that we give every customer a lifetime guarantee on every screen replaced or work done by our staff. This move is unprecedented in the electronics repair business and not many are willing to do so because it may mean losing money if anything ever happens. However, Mr Phix will gladly forgo a profit so that the customers will have peace of mind and tranquility about the repair done on their mobile, tablets devices or computers.
Our competition, in their quest to only make money, ends up using low quality replacement parts. This in turn results in causing more problems because the low quality parts eventually break or even work properly. They also use people to do repairs without experience or the real knowhow behind screen replacements. We take our time on all our work done to make sure it is done right the first time. Mr Phix understands that mobile phones, tablets and computers are not just electronic gadgets to people, but rather an extension of their lives in many cases. This is because so many of us have so much personal, precious and irreplaceable information on our devices. Even more so for people who use them for business or work. Nothing can ever replace a video or photo from a birthday or special occasions that you may have stored on your phone, tablet or computer. Losing those files can be very disheartening and frustrating which is why it is so imperative to have your device fixed by a reputable and knowledgeable technician.
These are some of the reasons why Mr Phix drives the competition crazy, because we know what your devices mean to you and we treat them like you would; with care and if they were our very own. Until competitors learn that, we will continue to drive them crazy and we will continue to be the highest rated repair stores in the Wilmington, NC areas. All thanks to you, our customers.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Tips, Tricks and Hints

by Mrphix on September 12, 2015 , Comments Off on Samsung Galaxy S6 Tips, Tricks and Hints

Samsung Galaxy S6 Tips, Tricks and HintsIf you have a Samsung Galaxy S6 then you are very lucky as it is considered one of the best phones out there on the market right now. The staff here at Mr Phix, the replacement screen experts, have put together some of the best  to help get the most out of your new mobile device.
The reality is that most people who own smartphones such as the iPhone or Samsung can sometimes spend a long time using them without taking advantage of some of the cool features these devices offer them. From shortcuts to extra feautures, we will help you become a Samsung S6 master.

– Get That Theme
You can change the look of your phone instantly by changing its theme. Simply tap and hold any empty space on your S6 home screen to bring up the options. You will also be able to change the grid and screen size. Although only 3 themes come with the phone by default, you can always find tons of them by following the link to the store at the right side of the top of the themes page. You can even create your very own themes as well with a new theme tool.

– Split Screen Enabling

One of the cool things the S6 offers is the abilty to view and use more than one app at the same time. By simply holding on to the multitaksing button at the bottom or the apps for a few seconds, you can enable split screen. The top half of the screen will display whatever you were originally on while the bottom half of the screen lets you choose the other. You can even resize the space of each screen.

– Navigation Streamline

Customizing your Samsung S6 to reflect what functions, shortcuts and features you want to have easy access to in your quick settings is one of the first things you should do with your phone. By pulling down the notification shade and tapping on Edit, you can get rid of the stuff you dont want and add what you need most. Tap done when you are satisfied with your new menu.

– Fingerprint Sensor

There is no easiest, quickest or more awesome way to secure and lock your S6 than by the fingerprint sensor. Simply go to Settings = Lock Screen and security = Screen lock type = Fingerprints. From here follow the instructions and secure your phone with your prints. It is best to use your thumb so you can easily unlock your phone with one hand. You can also add a password option.

– Please Do Not Disturb

Another great feauture is the do not disturb mode. In Settings = Do not disturb mode you can choose which calls to allow, no calls or only calls from a expecif person. You can even schedule the hours your phone will go in Do not disturb mode such as when you are at work.

– Keep Out

We all have some private photos or things on our phone we do not want nosy people looking at when they take hold of our phone. Simply go to Settings = Privacy and safety = Private mode and chose what people can see. Best of all, you can use your fingerprint to lock your private content.
– Samsung Gestures

You can control a few actions your Samsung S6 makes simply by using gestures. If you go to Settings = Motions and gestures you can find some really cool options such as:

  • Flip your S6 over and you can quickly silence it.
  • Use a palm swipe to capture a screen shot.
  • If you missed a call or message, Smart alert will send you a vibration alert whenever you pick up your phone.
  • Open a contact and simply lift your phone to your ear to call them with the Direct call gesture.

These are just a few of the many wonderful features that the Samsung Galaxy S6 offers its users. Check back with us as we are always updating and adding hints and tips guides for all of your mobile devices like the iPhone 5, 5S and 6 as well as iPads and Samsung devices.
Remember, in case you ever drop your phone or your screen shatters, breaks or cracks, we here at Mr Phix can replace it. Best of all we guarantee our work for the lifetime of your phone.

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Why You Should Have Your Screen Replaced by Mr Phix

by Mrphix on September 5, 2015 , Comments Off on Why You Should Have Your Screen Replaced by Mr Phix

mr phix iphone repairs wilmington 2There are many people out there claiming to be able to replace your iPhone, Samsung or Tablet screens these days. However, before you allow one of these places to touch your device, check some of the reasons you should have your screen replaced by Mr Phix or a reputable place first. We all know that there is nothing worse than dropping your phone, tablet or device and having your screen become cracked or damaged in the process. Whether you sat on your phone, your kids threw it or dropped it, you let it drop in water or simply shattered the screen by mistake, doing so is one of the worst feelings in the world. This is largely due to our phones or devices being one of the gadgets we use more than anything these days. Also, some of us use our phones or Tablets for working, school or other reasons. Whatever the case may be, the fact is that having your phone screen replaced and brought back to the way it was before the incident is a very important decision.
It is not only about having someone who knows what they are doing with your device that is important. There is also the parts that will be used to replace the original. Let’s be honest, most businesses are in it to make a profit. This is why many places that fix broken or shattered screens end up compromising the quality of the parts they use to replace your original; for a bigger profit. However, here at Mr Phix, the replacement screen experts, it is the other way around. In some instances we end up foregoing a profit just to make sure our customers are 1000% satisfied and that their devices are left as when they were before the problem.
We use only original and the highest quality replacement screens and parts. Also, our staff has years of experience.  Unlike some of our competition, we also guarantee our work on your device for as long as you own the device which is unprecedented in this or many other businesses.
That is why having your device replaced by Mr Phix, or reputable and reliable people is so important. Letting someone replace your screen with cheap or low quality parts can end up damaging your phone forever in some instances.
So the next time your iPhone or iPad, your Samsung or other devices needs screen replacement or work done, make sure you come visit Mr Phix at one of our stores in Wilmington, NC. We are rated number one for a reason; we deliver the highest quality work. We will make sure your phone or gadget is given back to you just like it was before the screen cracked or shattered or what whatever other issue you had. And we will guarantee our work to give you the peace of mind you need.

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Screen Replacement Experts in Wilmington, NC

by Mrphix on July 28, 2015 , Comments Off on Screen Replacement Experts in Wilmington, NC

Mr Phox- Screen Replacement Experts - Wilmington, NCAre you in the Wilmington, NC area and looking for a screen replacement for either your iPhone, Samsung, iPad or another mobile device? Then welcome to Mr Phix, the replacement screen experts with years of experience and one of the highest rated on the Internet. When it comes to screen replacement in Wilmington, NC, Mr Phix is the place to bring your electronic devices. Our expert staff has successfully replaced thousands of cracked, damaged, broken, shattered or destroyed screens. If your phone is damaged due to other issues then we can resolved that as well.

There may be others in Wilmington, NC offering similar services, however, only Mr Phix is willing to guaranteed their work and even take a loss to make sure you are completely satisfied. We are also the only ones that stand behind every screen replacement or repair with a guaranteed for life. This is because customer satisfaction is the most important factor for us. We also use the best parts available when making repairs to make sure your phone, iPad or electronic gadget will work just like they were before the problem.

Everyone in our team of screen replacement experts knows and understands what it means to break, crack or shatter your screen. We know exactly how you feel when it happens because we have all experienced a broken or damaged screen at one time or another and we treat your devices as if they were our very own. The people here at Mr Phix have been in the screen replacement business for many years now. We also have several locations in the Wilmington, NC areas to make it easier for you to find a convenient location near you.

Mr Phix offers discounts to our brave service men and women since we appreciate, respect and honor their sacrifices and services to our country. This discount applies to both active and retired members.
So if you are in the Wilmington, NC area and you are looking for expert screen replacement for your iPhone, Samsung or iPads then come check out Mr Phix to see why we are number one.

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iPhone 5 Screen Replacement

by Mrphix on June 8, 2015 , Comments Off on iPhone 5 Screen Replacement

iPhone 5 Screen Replacement - Mr Phix

Below is a video from Mr Phix, the screen replacement experts which shows you a step by step guide on what to do when attempting an Apple iPhone 5 screen replacement. For those in the Wilmington, NC area which may feel this may be too difficult or time consuming for them, simply come visit us and we will gladly repair your broken, damaged, shattered or malfunctioning iPhone or Samsung screen for you.

This video depicts how to replace a broken screen on an iPhone 5.

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iPhone 5s fingerprint reader is locked to each phone

by Mrphix on July 1, 2014 , Comments Off on iPhone 5s fingerprint reader is locked to each phone

Each Fingerprint reader is unique and matched or coded to only that phone

Apple pairs each individual Touch ID sensor cable to each individual iPhone it’s installed in.

iPhone 5s fingerprint reader

If you remove a Touch ID sensor from an iPhone 5s, and install it in another, identical iPhone 5s , that sensor will fail to work. The Mr Phix Team looked closer at the situation after a request from a client who wanted to swap screens from one iPhone 5s to another. This was due to damage on one of the phones. The client owned both phones and wanted to mix the two to create the best unit using parts from both phones. My tech swapped the screens and had issues with the fingerprint reader following the swap. After extensive testing and removal and re-seating of all of the components we decided to return the original reader to the phone it belonged to and it still didn’t work. We then performed a hard reset and the reader was then returned. 

Conclusion is that the fingerprint reader cannot be successfully replaced without losing function

Techs…DO NOT!!! damage the reader during disassemble process it will not resolve ONLY the original reader will function on each particular iPhone 5s phone.
Keep checking the Mr Phix website for updates, hints, tips and helpful information on screen replacement and all other issues related to electronic gadgets. We are the screen replacement experts in Wilmington, NC!

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iPhone 5 problem with screen sensitivity during calls

by Mrphix on January 20, 2014 , Comments Off on iPhone 5 problem with screen sensitivity during calls

iPhone 5 problem with screen sensitivity during calls


In this post we will go over iPhone 5 problem with screen sensitivity during calls as well as other issues.  I will show you how to remove the speaker, camera/proximity sensor and microphone for the iPhone 5.

I had a client that was having big problems with her screen activating features when making calls,  here are the problems she suffered from listed below:

  • Speaker phone turning on
  • Hang-ups during calls
  • Touchpad visible during calls
  • Dialing numbers during calls
  • Muting calls

The phone is an iPhone 5 running iOS 7 up to date as of Jan 15th.
First of all, the screen was recently replaced, however, everything wasin perfect working order.

After troubleshooting the device I inspected the screen for anything that would obstruct the proximity or light sensor.

I thoroughly cleaned the screen cloth with a lens cloth and neutral cleaner.

After fully testing the device I could find no cause for the super sensitive proximity sensor and related issues.

I removed the camera proximity and microphone assembly and replaced it by following the steps below

Removed pentalobe screws


I then open the screen assembly from the bottom using a thin pry tool and slide your thumbs around edge to unlock screen.

Slide it upward but be very careful not to allow pressure on the flex cables by opening too far. Next, remove the 3 screw securing the shield protecting the flex cables. The 2 lower screws are magnetic, however, the screw in the top right is not, therefore be careful not to lose it.


Next remove the flex cables with gentle upward pressure using a plastic spudger

You should then inspect the camera / proximity /microphone assembly and flex cable flat pry tool with a twisting not pulling upward motion.

 Now your screen can be safely removed.

Next, remove the shield securing the speaker down to the screen assembly with two screws.



Now you can safely remove speaker exposing the camera assembly


iPhone-5-camera-proximity-and-microphone-assemblyTo remove the camera assembly gently pry the flex cable from the bottom edge up to release the proximity sensor and then the tab that connects the power source to the camera in the top right corner paying special attention not to tear  … it is secured with adhesive to the frame of the screen. Now you can safely remove the assembly and microphone to inspect the sensor areas and looking for damage to the unit or the glass underneath it

iphone 5 camera and proximity sensor


Replace the component and fully assemble the phone to properly test

This resolved our super sensitive screen for the client

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iPad Mini Screen Replacement Tear Down Only

by Mrphix on January 10, 2014 , Comments Off on iPad Mini Screen Replacement Tear Down Only

Check out this helpful video on the iPad Mini Screen Replacement Tear Down Only brought to you by Mr. Phix, the phone replacement screen experts in Wilmington, NC.

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iPad Mini Screen Replacement Tear Down Only


This video shows the removal and teardown of an iPad Mini Screen. It does not show the assembly of a new screen. 

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iPhone “Air” 6 to be released as Early as May

by Mrphix on January 9, 2014 , Comments Off on iPhone “Air” 6 to be released as Early as May

The latest update on the iPhone 6 is leading to a release date as early as May. Reports say it will follow the October release pattern. The new Slim design is said to be only 6mm. thick. Compared to the iPhone 5S, which is 7.6mm thick and the 5C model which measures 9mm.


We have come a long way…The iPhone 3GS, sold in 2012, topped 12mm – double the thickness of  the proposed new “Air” model.

Not only will it get thinner but it is getting bigger as well. It has been confirmed that the screen  will be an enlarged 5 inches compared to the current 4 inch screen. This will bring them closer to their Samsung Rivals.
Stay tuned for the statuses on iPhones and any other cellular news brought to you by the phone replacement screen experts in Wilmington, NC, Mr. Phix.

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10 Easy Ways to Save iPhone Battery Life on iOS8

by Mrphix on December 11, 2013 , Comments Off on 10 Easy Ways to Save iPhone Battery Life on iOS8

10 Easy Ways to save iPhone Battery Life on IOS8

ios7-battery_connect to charger

These small changes will drastically affect the daily life of your iPhone battery









background refresh app

1. The Background Refresh App – You will find that making changes to this new App could be the most effective way to save battery life. The refresh feature is an enemy for draining your battery, not only that, the default setting in IOS 7 is set to “ON”. The background refresh allows apps to run silent in background and will refresh continuously when connected to Wi-Fi or your precious Data Network; not only using battery life, but also using your data plan as well. You can easily stop the feature by going to:

    • Settings > General > Background App Refresh. Here, you can turn off the entire function or just chose app that you don’t need to automatically refresh them by sliding the switch to off “green” is on




Auto Updating

2. Automatic Updating –  iOS 7 will automatically download new updates for all installed apps whenever they’re ready without prompting you to visit the App Store to do it yourself. This app is helpful, but will use battery and can be disabled.

  • Settings > iTunes and Apple Store and uncheck the “Updates” option.









Disable Auto-Brightness

3. Turn down the Auto Brightness – As always this is a well known way to save battery life on any device including iOS 7. Go to:

  • Control Center or visit Settings > Wallpapers & Brightness and disable Auto-Brightness and decrease the settings manually.









Spotlight search

4. Spotlight Search Function – Apple internal search functionality (called Spotlight) is available from any screen by wiping down not at the top but below the top, but because of that it is constantly indexing new data, and draining your battery. Stop it from indexing all of your apps, settings, and data by going to:

  • Settings > General > Spotlight Search and disable what you don’t need, for instance events and podcasts.









Choose wall paper

5. Dynamic Backgrounds – The new dynamic or animated backgrounds are a cool new feature but use battery life’

  • Settings > Wallpapers & Backgrounds> select a static background.










6. Turn Off Bluetooth – Simple if you don’t use it disable it

  • Settings > Bluetooth > and there you go.









Location services

7. Location-Tracking Apps – iOS camera, Google Maps, Twitter, and Facebook to name a few— are tracking your location at all times.
You can turn off Location Services completely

  • (Settings > Privacy > Location Services) or disable certain apps individually.

We strongly recommend the individual option, We never recommend disabling important location-based functions such as Find My Phone in case its ever lost or stolen.
Look in

  • System Services option under Location Services will reveal other app features that are unnecessarily using battery life, including “Popular Near Me” and “Frequent Locations.”






reduce motion

8. Parallax – It is a feature that makes images or wallpaper seem as though they are moving behind the stationery apps. However, it does use battery life and resources. Users have complained that it makes them dizzy too. It is simple to disable:

  • Settings > General > Accessibility and click Reduce Motion to “on.”








Double_click home button

9. Double Click Home Button – By double clicking the home button,  you will see all the “running” apps and you can swipe them upward to close or “force quit”. More than likely you will be surprised to see what is running.









10. Turn-Off Wi-Fi – Our Wi-Fi reception is faster than 3g or even 4g but if you are not in an area where you have a trusted network or have an available service to connect to iOS7 will continuously search for available networks in range using battery and system resources. To disable Wi-Fi visit:

  • Settings > Wi-Fi > Slide to Off








These small changes will undoubtedly help increase battery life during your day. If you know of any other helpful battery savers please comment so we can add them to the list.




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Backlight Problems After Glass Replacement

by Mrphix on December 10, 2013 , Comments Off on Backlight Problems After Glass Replacement

Here is a very helpful guide to avoid backlight problems after the glass replacement of your iPhone.

When preparing to add LOCA onto a cleaned iPhone LCD make sure that you remove the working backlight and apply a non working backlight. This will ensure you do not have LOCA bleed through and ruin your working backlight. Remove the backlight using a soldering iron to remove the 3 prongs that attach the backlight to the LCD cable. Make sure you keep the electrical tape tab that covers the 3 connections and reapply it when you put the good backlight back on. If you leave the backlight connection exposed you have a high probability of shorting the connection on the metal frame of the iPhone which can cause strobing and potentially short the backlight fuse or coil which are both advanced logic board soldering.

bad backlight on iphone


Before you apply the clean backlight you Must blow the excess LOCA glue out from the edges of the  LCD screen and the flex cables  at the top of the LCD assembly. I use a compressor with a fine tip and blow the glue out from every angle.  Then place the cleaned screen under the UV lamp again to cure any residual glue on the back side as well. I highly recommend cleaning the surfaces with Pure Isopropyl  Alcohol or Pure Acetone. Be VERY gentle when cleaning or lifting or moving the LCD flex cables as they are extremely delicate and can be easily damaged leaving all of your separation process utterly worthless.

When re-soldering the connection on to the cable make sure that all connections line up with their solder otherwise you could also cause a short and strobing.

iPhone 5 Backlight









Make sure you keep the electrical tape tab that covers the 3 connections and reapply it when you put the good backlight back on. Otherwise you will short your backlight out and cause strobing. When re-soldering the connection on to the LCD cable make sure that all connections line up with their solder otherwise you could also cause a short and strobing.














iPhone 5 Backlight Connection





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