Console HDMI Repairs

Next-level repair for your favorite gaming console

Whether you prefer Xbox, Playstation, or Nintendo, we’re here to help.

PlayStation Ps5/Xbox Repairs

We understand how frustrating your gaming console is not working properly. Our team specializes in all gaming consoles. Does it sound like a plane engine when you start it? Maybe it needs a full cleaning & new thermal paste. Keeping up with your gaming console’s cooling system is a must.

No image/no input?

No image on your Ps5 or Xbox One S? No problem, we have a team of microsolders inhouse and can handle any task from chip replacements to HDMI Port replacements. We stock the majority of HDMI Ports for popular models and most repairs are completed in-store. 

(Not a service we provide in our mobile van)

We are the premier Video Game Console Repair Center in the Naugatuck Valley! From overheating issues to disk read errors, we’ve seen it all! iDoctor specializes in all types of video game console repairs and can fix most issues the same day you drop off! Your gaming console is in good hands. Our team has repaired thousands of devices just like yours. Your console will be repaired properly the first time. There’s no issue we haven’t seen. Come see us for Video Game Console Repair in iDoctor today!

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Windows 10 Update Crash

Some Windows 10/11 updates can make your computer crash, but we’re here to help!

You’ve updated your computer or laptop but you are now suffering issues due to the latest update you’ve installed. Many machines receive windows updates which make your system crash causing an error. Some users reported Blue Screen of Death errors and some experienced lost files after installing windows 10 KB4549951.

On April 14th, Microsoft released Windows update KB4549951 and this was supposed to fix a number of security fixes within your system. Some users later discovered that the update was causing errors including the Blue Screen of Death.

iDoctor to the rescue

It’s been reported that the update pushed by Microsoft was far more serious than expected. Many users lost or misplaced files after installing the update. So it is important to back up important information on a USB Drive or some sort of cloud base system such as DropBox or OneDrive.

Deleted files

Some users contacted Windows Support to report that the latest update was a complete failure. “My files were deleted, photos gone, important documents in my drive and all my programs.”

When your computer crashes and a blue screen of death appears, it becomes worrying because the first thing that comes to your mind is are my files secure?

Photos, Documents, Programs and other important files are now at risk of being gone and some of these contain important files you can’t afford to lose. This can be very stressful. So it’s always good to create a backup.

Since many users reported problems after upgrading to KB4549951 that files were moved and or deleted. We always recommend creating a backup just incase of a problem due to an update, but if you do come across an issue come down to our store in naugatuck and we can see what we can do to save your files.

Other users reported that the update created user profiles in their windows 10 boot and resetting settings back to defaults.

This problem was eventually fixed along with many other issues caused by windows updates. If you do run across a problem, always report it to microsoft so they can either help you resolve your problem and so they can push out other updates in the future to prevent other potential problems.

Yet more issues

If file deletion wasn’t terrible enough, KB4549951 brought even more issues for some customers. Many users online have filed complaints with microsoft and online forums regarding the Blue Screen of Death error.

It now appears that the most common Blue Screen of Death error messages are:

  • Portcls.sys

Some users get BSOD so often requiring a PC Reboot and others are getting constant errors where your computer constantly crashes over and over not allowing it to completely boot windows. Making your computer useless. Other users reported that it’s slowing down and making their computer perform very poorly after the update installation. This is certainly a problem. But we have figured out a way around this.

How to fix it

At the moment, the only way to resolve the Blue Screen of Death caused by Windows Update KB4549951 is to uninstall the update during start up. Please note, this update introduced some security fixes so you should only uninstall it if you’re experiencing issues with your computer.

If you installed the update and you are having problems, please follow these steps below or contact us 203-723-1923

Open the Settings app (the cog icon in the Start menu) click ‘Update & security’ and then click on ‘Windows Update’ in the left-hand menu

Next, click ‘View update history’. Click ‘Uninstall updates’, find KB4549951 in the list of updates, select it, then click to uninstall.

Computer problems? We can help.

Does your computer need a repair? Bring it to iDoctor Naugatuck.

We can help with:

  • Broken or cracked screens
  • Frequent crashes or blue screens
  • Virus and spyware removal
  • Computers that won’t power on

iDoctor Mobile Van Service FAQ

Mobile Van Service FAQ

Where is your service area?

Our service area is up to 10 miles of our store located at 129 Rubber Ave, Naugatuck, CT

Do you require a deposit to book a mobile call?

Yes, we require a $25 deposit to book your appointment which will be deducted from the repair if you’re within our service area. If you are outside our service area, we charge an additional $1.60 per mile from our Naugatuck location and travel up to 30 minutes. If you’re farther than 30 minutes please speak directly to our mobile van department.

Are you taking the device back to the store to fix it?

No, all repairs we offer in the Mobile Service are performed inside the Van. Our vans are fully equipped with tools and machines to handle most repairs. 

Will you accept any repairs for mobile service?

No, we are selective on what types of repairs we offer in the van. We stick to faster repairs such as Screen Replacements, Battery Replacements, Speakers and other repair needs. We limit each mobile call up to a 30 minute appointment. If your phone cannot be tested prior to repair, does not turn on or does not respond to touch please book an in store appointment instead.

Will you come to my home or job to figure out what’s wrong with my device?

Unfortunately, no. Our mobile service is only for repairs on devices that are fully functional. If your phone is not fully functional, please book an in store appointment.

Do you carry parts for all repairs in the van?

No, our vans only bring your repairs necessary parts.

Does your mobile service cost more? 

Our van service is free within our service area of 10 miles. $1.60 per mile outside the service area. All appointments require a $25 deposit for booking.

What is your hourly rate for the van service?

We charge $120hr in the Mobile Van Service and label most repairs as a 30 minute appointment making it $60 for labor. Plus cost of materials and parts used.

Are your in store pricing and mobile pricing the same?

For the most part yes, but in our mobile van we only offer our higher tier screen displays which includes a Soft OLED Aftermarket Screen or a Certified Refurbished Display Soft OLED Screen Replacement. We do not offer our lowest tier screens as part of our mobile van service. That’s an in store promotion only.

What is your warranty on repairs?

Most of our repairs come with a Limited 90 Day Warranty Against Defects unless specified in your notes of repair. Our warranty does not cover the following: Cracked glass,Internally Cracked Digitizers, Cracked Displays (LCD OR OLED), Water damage or Heavy Scratches

Our warranty covers manufacture defects such as a dead pixel, bad touch

How much does it cost to fix my phone?

What’s it cost to fix your screen on your smartphone?

The screen of your cell phone is fragile and could malfunction easily with little impact. Often we drop our devices and the glass outer layer of the internal display and even your digitizer layer will damage causing touch or display issues. If the screen falls hard enough on a corner or just right, it will cause these layers to break. Sometimes your glass doesn’t have to be broken to be considered broken. There’s multiple layers to your screen. The outer glass, and this is the portion your finger touches, then your digitizer, this is what recognizes your finger when you touch the glass and then the display portion, this is the layer that displays the image to you. Displays come in two forms, LCD and Soft OLED. LCD is older technology which is made of a firmer material and Soft OLED is a flexible display panel that observes more impact when dropped.

It’s frustrating when your device falls and black dots, lines and distorted image appear, making your phone useless. This only means that you’ve damaged more than just the glass. Making it difficult to navigate your device when you can’t see your display correctly. If you’re facing this kind of issue, we can certainly help. Here at iDoctor, we specialize in electronics repair. Our team of experts can have your device up and running the same day. We service customers all over the state, Naugatuck, Waterbury, Cheshire, Oxford, Southbury, Prospect, Beacon Falls, Watertown, Woodbridge, Seymour, Derby, Ansonia and many more.

So how much does it cost to replace your phone screen? Well what kind of phone is it? Just like anything else, each model has a different touch panel and labor is going to be different device to device.

Screen Replacement Parts – Aftermarket vs Refurbished

The screen of your phone comes in many different options. Our stores carry 2-4 different types of screen displays to fit your needs. 

We always recommend going with our Certified Refurbished Displays because they’re the best available option in the market. These screens come with a Limited Lifetime Warranty against defects. 

Our next option is a Premium Plus Soft Oled display. This is the second best option, these could have a warranty ranging between 6-12 months depending on our vendors and these displays have an extremely low defective rate. 

Then we have a regular Premium which is a Hard Oled Screen, this option comes with a 90 day limited Warranty, you’re not sacrificing display brightness when compared to the LCD screens that are available and comparing price of a hard oled to a soft oled. You save big!

Then we have our trade in specials which use LCD Touch Panels, This option is great if you are trading in your phone. The color will be slightly different than your OLED Panel, these options come with a shorter warranty and we typically only recommend these if you are trading in your device. Although they are a much cheaper and affordable option, they do come with some sacrifices. The internal display is not flexible like our soft oled therefore, they will break a little easier if dropped or mishandled.

So if you are repairing your phone to be used everyday, we always recommend going with a Soft Oled vs LCD. We understand that not everyone has the budget to get the best screen replacement for your phone and that’s why we offer 3-4 different tiers of screen replacement to suit your needs. We always suggest that you use a case and screen protector to protect your device against accidental drops.

How to change the Screen of a Cell Phone?

Smartphone screen replacement sounds like an easy task until your phone doesn’t turn on when you’re done with the repair. These repairs are very delicate and should only be performed by trained and certified technicians. After replacing your own screen, you will be greeted with a display warning message for some models since the manufacturer does serialize the original screen but this message will not affect the performance of your device. It’s the manufactures way of being able to sell when something has been repaired for their warranty purposes.

How much does it cost to repair a phone screen?

Now that you understand the difference between parts, phones and labor, we will break it down how the rest works. Some repair shops pick the cheapest parts and charge you a high premium for their repairs. As you already know, we let our customer choose between LCD Aftermarket Screen or Soft OLED Refurbished Screens. 

Why do different options exist?

Well Phone Part wholesalers figured not everyone could afford the Soft Oleds so they introduced cheaper aftermarket parts to accommodate customers who were on a price budget.

What is the cost difference between an LCD vs OLED?

That’s going to depend on the phone, so let’s pretend we’re talking about an iPhone.

Labor on this device should range between $70-100hr and the LCD display ranges between $40-60 for just the part and the OLED display will range between $90-140.

Making your repair as cheap as $110 and as high as $240. Now every device is different, some are easier having the labor costs be on the lower end, then we have other devices which could take several hours to do where labor is going to increase.

You can get a quote in just minutes by clicking here.

Should I just get a new phone? Isn’t it cheaper?

Well no, it’s not cheaper. A new iPhone 13 Pro Max is well over $1000 and the repair is expensive, but not anywhere near $1000. Are you able to add a new line to your bill to get a phone on promotion? Sure, but you’ll be adding another monthly payment of roughly $35-50 a month plus the cost of the new line which you will be stuck with for 2 years.

Is your computer slowing down?

Slow PC? Try these steps!

What’s wrong with my system?

I’m sure we’ve all experienced a slow computer before. It’s beyond frustrating watching a YouTube video buffer, or having a download or update fail due to a glitch. We don’t always need to upgrade our computers with new RAM or the fastest SSDs off the market, nor do we want to shell out thousands of new systems when ours are fine and just slow. So, what can I do to make my computer faster than a snail?

Checking for malware

The first step any responsible user should take is running a virus scan. Even if you don’t do anything more than watch videos, you’re at risk. Check out our article on cybersecurity and how to protect yourself online if you’re unsure.

Check Task Manager (Windows)

A very quick way to check what is slowing down your Windows PC is to check task manager. Hold CTRL+ALT+DELETE and select task manager. Note this is only for Windows machines. In here, you’re going to hit performance and keep note of what’s at high usage. If something is at 100%- more than likely we have an issue. Your system running at max at all times will most certainly cause crashes and maybe even loss of data. The dreaded BSOD (or Blue Screen of Death) is common on windows machines that are using almost all available resources, so this is a good first step to take.

Remove unwanted programs

For some this may sound as though its common sense, for others they may never have considered it and it should be brought up as a potential cause. If your hard disk, solid state drive, or whatever you download programs to is full or close to full- that is by far the most common cause of computer slowdowns and crashes we’ve seen. For Windows users, hitting the folder icon in the bottom and clicking “This PC” will show all available drives on the system and their storage. You can remove programs by typing “Uninstall” in your search bar and click the programs you want to remove after.

Still slow? Time to get serious.

Fastest way to speed it up if its still slow without upgrading it? 9/10 times doing a Factory Reset will speed up your device as there is less for it to load each time, and it gets rid of junk files building throughout the lifetime of your device. Theoretically, this would make your computer as fast as when you just purchased it from the shelf. This isnt always the case as we’ve gone from different operating softwares over the years, upgrading and adding more and more features will need more processing power. If your device is less than a few years old, there’s almost no reason it should be slow. Let’s get that fixed.

  1. Backup your data to a flash drive or an external drive- only data you want to keep and don’t want to lose.
  2. For Windows, just type Reset into the search bar in the bottom left. Then hit Reset This PC and follow the prompts.
  3. For Macs, the easiest way is told hold CMD + R while the computer is starting to enter recovery mode. From there you can install a new copy of the OS.

After you’ve done that, and if your system is still slow, you can be sure it is a hardware issue and may be time for an upgrade or maybe something inside failed and needs repair- same as if a car wasn’t firing on all cylinders.

Still need help or an upgrade? We fix, upgrade, buy and sell almost all devices.

Cybersecurity – How to protect yourself from malware and other malicious programs

Cybersecurity – How to protect yourself from malware and other malicious programs

The Basics

Cybersecurity, especially now that all our personal information is held on these devices, is more important than ever before. Our banking information, our passwords, even our identities are attached to these devices now and we need to do everything we can to secure them. We can’t expect our phones, laptops, desktops, nor even gaming consoles to be secure and bulletproof- but there are many steps you can take to protect yourself.

What can happen if I’m compromised?

TL;DR There’s no limit to what can happen if you’re compromised. Your car can even get hacked nowadays.

I’m sure we’ve all had an experience with being hacked or having some of our information leaked- whether it’s a Facebook data leak or even a small mom and pop shop you gave your email to get coupons- there’s no way to be sure who has been compromised. A hacker who gets access to a company’s emails may also use it to extract your email address and passwords you used on their website. That’s just one example, but there are tens of thousands of ways to lose your network security and become yet another victim. Computer and network security should be ingrained in anyone’s mind who has any electronic- have it be an iPhone or a PlayStation- and we should all know the risks. 


Adware is the most common form of attack now. You see it every day, and you’ve probably wondered why you saw that ad for a new bike when you and your friend were just talking about buying one a moment prior. It always seems just too coincidental. Let me share with you the knowledge that YOU and EVERYONE you know has their own advertising IDs linked with their personal information. If you’ve ever made a Facebook account and attached any information about yourself, you can be more than confident that information is being sold off. Our data is the most valuable thing that nearly every company wants to collect from us. It’s used to make specific ads for you so you’re more likely to come across ads relevant to you. It isn’t always a bad thing- but it can certainly turn into worse. Adware is software that maliciously advertises to you- hence the name- and it’s everywhere. From a mobile game off the App Store being riddled with ads to programs that displays ads all over your screen making the device not usable or sluggish, there’s truly near infinite ways adware can infect and affect your system. There’s numerous ways to protect yourself, and in this article we are going to discuss different antivirus and antimalware programs and what you should use for your system. 


Spyware is by far one of the most frightening and dangerous methods hackers use to obtain information. I’m sure we’ve all heard the stories of your webcam being hacked, worried if the cameras facing you are being watched by someone else, and the terrifying truth it’s more common than most people believe. The most common form of spyware is keyloggers, where malicious users will have access to see everything you’ve ever typed- whether it be bank passwords or your social security number or even messages between friends. This information can be used for anything- from setting up fraudulent accounts to blackmail- and should be taken with the utmost precautions. The Black Hat hackers gather this information from dozens, if not thousands of people at a time and resell it on the black market and deep web. Devices with spyware may even become blacklisted depending on numerous factors, which is a precaution taken by companies to prevent your system from infecting others. This is commonly referred to as a Botnet, where infected user’s computers are used to infect others around them. It could range from sending emails to all your contacts, to laying dormant on your machine while waiting for it to be connected to others. Spyware is also one of the most difficult attacks to remove when they happen, but thankfully it’s easy to prevent. 

How can I protect myself?

So, by now you’re probably saying to yourself “ Black Hat hackers? Botnets? Blacklists? I may as well just throw out my device!”


There are numerous antivirus programs out there that do their job, and do it well. There’s vpns (Short for Virtual Private Network) to mask your online identity, and make you gain your confidence back when you’re connected.


Malwarebytes is an anti-malware program that has web security built right in, and is the program that’s trusted the most. It has a free trial option for 2 weeks which doesn’t require you to purchase to keep using after- a huge plus! There’s tutorials built into the app to guide you on how to scan your system for current infections and how to automatically scan for potentially unwanted programs (or PUPs) and quarantine and remove them from your system. 

TunnelBear VPN

TunnelBear VPN is one of the most user-friendly VPN services available today. It takes little to set up, and skews your Internet Protocol (IP) address to make it nearly impossible to track you. A VPN, for example, can make it appear you’re in a different area to those tracking you and looking for a way to enter your system. VPN services only recently started to gain attention and are surely the protection of the future, and the technology is only going to improve.


We only covered a couple programs to use to protect yourself, but there are hundreds more out there that you can research into as well. These are tried and true, and recommended by many to be some of the best ways to protect yourself. You don’t need to be afraid of using the internet or shopping online- just stay weary and stay away from things you don’t trust. If anything doesn’t seem right with your system it is certainly worth taking the steps to research and resolve your issues. It’s more important than ever to protect your virtual footprint and to cover your tracks so that you’re not followed and watched. If you remember there’s people looking for what you’re putting online, you can remember how to protect yourself and stay safe.

Still need help or an upgrade? We fix, upgrade, buy and sell almost all devices.

My Phone won’t charge, why?

My phone won’t charge – Broken Charging Port?

Phones have gotten so advanced since the iPhone 3GS era. Technology hasn’t stopped within our electronic realm and as you know, it’s accelerated so much that these hand held devices in our pockets control our lives. So we understand how important it is that your device remains working properly. Charging Ports have many reasons why they fail to operate correctly.

My phone is plugged in, but nothing happens. What now?

First thing you should do is make sure your port is free of dirt. Many times the inside of your port is filled with pocket lint or dust causing blockage within your port making your usb lightning cable not make connection to charge your phone. Keeping the inside of your port clean will prolong the health of the device. If you continue to force your cable into your port while it’s filled with lint, you will damage the port and you will need to get it repaired.

My port is cleaned, but my phone still does nothing.

Your port is clean but it doesn’t charge? Ok, perhaps you should try a new cable. If your new cable doesn’t work there could be something internal going on with your device. Many times the cheap cables you get at convenience stores will ruin your phones charging ic chip causing a major malfunction. It’s extremely important that you always use the original cable that came with your phone to ensure your device remains working properly.

My phone is charging very slow and my battery dies fast.

Sounds like your device’s battery has worn down. Go over to your settings and click “battery” to check your battery capacity. If the capacity is less than 79% a warning message will trigger indicating that you service your device before the phone becomes unusable.

After you’ve replaced the battery on your phone, your capacity will now be 100% or – –

Some devices’ battery health will become unavailable after servicing it due to the fact that your manufacturer serializes parts to your device which disables certain features when your device is repaired. Warning messages does not affect the function of your device.

Service your devices battery by booking an appointment with one of our repair techs below

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Top 3 iPad Pro Issues and How to Fix Them

Do you have an Apple iPad Pro and want to know how to fix the most common issues? You’re not alone. That’s why we prepared this guide to help you solve issues plaguing a lot of iPad Pro users.

The Apple iPad Pro line is Apple’s best line of iPads to date. The first iPad was already impressive when it came out in 2010, taking the world by storm. Apple has outdone itself over the years, coming out with new iPads that make consumers jump in line to purchase the new, revolutionary features. 

However, each new feature has its issues and the iPad Pro is no different. While yes, it’s a highly capable device that can function like a small computer for basic computing tasks, it has its imperfections. We’re making it our duty to help you speed past the common issues you might encounter with your Apple iPad Pro.

1. The iPad Pro Shuts Down by Itself

Your Apple iPad Pro shutting down without you doing anything to cause it to happen could be a result of a few different issues. It could be because the iPad is running too hot and is trying to save itself from damage by taking a break and shutting down. Your battery could also need replacing or it could be due to other iOS update bugs. 

How to Fix It

Solution 1: If you run demanding applications for long periods of time, it’d be good if you can work somewhere that’s cold to help your iPad Pro regulate its own temperature without shutting down. This doesn’t mean you need to set the thermostat to 50 degrees Fahrenheit, just make sure your iPad is not sitting in direct sunlight for too long.

While the iPad Pro is capable of running demanding applications when compared to other iPads such as iPad Mini, Air, and iPad, it’s still not engineered to run heavy-load computing applications for long periods.

Solution 2: Get your battery checked. The most probable cause of any battery-powered gadget shutting down by itself is a faulty battery. Fortunately, it’s not difficult to get Apple to replace your battery for a fee or without charge if your iPad Pro is under warranty. You can also contact your local repair shop to let them check your battery for signs of deterioration and have them replace it for you.

Solution 3: Keep your iPadOS up to date. Apple keeps an eye on common software issues and regularly sends software updates for customers. Make sure your iPad is up-to-date, running the newest software and you should have fewer difficulties. If the problem persists, you’ll have to reach out to Apple’s support lines to get personal assistance.

2. Your iPad Pro Can’t Connect to Wi-Fi Networks

If your iPad Pro can’t connect to Wi-Fi networks at home, in your office, or at co-working spaces, the problem may be with the device itself and not different routers. If you find yourself having trouble connecting to Wi-Fi networks anywhere you go, it’s a sign to get your device checked by Apple or your local iPad repair service provider.

Get It Fixed

Going to the experts is the best solution, especially if your Wi-Fi settings aren’t grayed out and can detect networks you can’t connect to. This can mean the issue lies with the iPad Pro’s components, and getting it checked out by professionals would definitely answer your most pressing Wi-Fi questions.

3. The iPad Pro Is Not Charging

Do you find yourself plugging your lightning cable in and out before you hear the distinctive Apple charging sound? Or does your iPad Pro take ages to get fully charged? These two things can be the effect of many issues with both your iPad Pro and charger.

The Fix

Solution 1: The first step in any troubleshooting is isolating the problem. First, try to use different chargers on your iPad Pro. If it does not work, it’s your iPad Pro that has an issue. If you’ve tried multiple chargers and they work, it’s the cable you usually charge with.

Solution 2: Your battery is dying. Literally. The only way to fix a dying battery is to get it replaced with a fresh one. If your iPad Pro is still under warranty, you can get your battery replaced for less at Apple. If not, it might be cheaper to get your local iPad repair shop to replace your battery.

Final Thoughts

Alas, you’ve reached the end of our short but insightful guide. We hope this helped you and that you can now identify any issues with your iPad Pro. Remember that while DIY projects are fun, it’s best to take your iPad Pro to your local repair shop and have the experts fix the issue.

Which Phones Offer the Best Resolution for Live Streaming?

We’ve all noticed that many people gain immense popularity through live streaming content on platforms like Twitch, YouTube, TikTok, Facebook, and others.

Live Streaming has become so popular that almost every social media platform out there allows users to stream content live.

If you’re looking to become an “online streamer” or are just interested in exploring this part of the digital world, it’s crucial to find the best equipment possible without breaking the bank. 

So before you run out and buy some fancy camera equipment, we’ve rounded up the best live streaming phones for you to consider:

  1. iPhone 13 Pro Max

Aside from being a flagship product of California tech giant Apple, iPhones are known to have excellent camera quality. Every new model that comes out has an upgraded camera that makes your photos and videos look even more professional.

2021’s iPhone 13 line is no exception. The best model out of the three variants, the iPhone 13 Pro Max, boasts a 12 megapixel (MP) camera system that comes with unique features such as telephoto, wide, and ultrawide lens.

The picture quality can capture videos up to 1080p without high-dynamic-range imaging (HDR). The smartphones of today can take pictures at a quality level never seen before. So you don’t need to spend $5,500 on a new camera when a smartphone can capture high quality images, fit in your pocket, and not completely break the bank.

The iPhone 13 Pro Max also offers HDR video recording with Dolby Vision that can capture up to 4K at 60 fps. Talk about sharp and lag-free videos! Worried your live stream might be shaky? This smartphone’s camera has cinematic video stabilization for videos with 720p to 4K.

  1. Huawei P30 Pro

Of course, Apple has competitors that are doing their best to compete with Apple’s high quality products. One such company is Huawei. With their P30 Pro, you get triple lenses equipped with Superzoom, 40MP sensor camera, and 20MP wide-angle lens.

You don’t have to miss a thing with this unit’s brilliant camera. They coupled its high-quality camera with a big screen, so you can see everything that’s happening!

Today’s phones boast excellent battery capacity and Huawei made sure not to forget this feature in the Huawei P30 Pro. This beefy battery capacity of 4200 mAh will make sure your live stream does not suddenly end without allowing you to say goodbye to your viewers.

Plus, you’ll have no problem live streaming videos in low-light with this phone. Huawei cameras are known for performing well even in bad lighting conditions.

You can record up to 4K at 30fps with this well-rounded Android-powered unit. What’s more, it costs significantly less than Apple’s iPhone 13 Pro Max.

So if you’re looking for a high-quality and affordable (at least when compared to the 13 Pro Max), Huawei’s P30 Pro line is worth looking into.

  1. Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Samsung’s Galaxy S21 Ultra, released January 2021, can’t be left out. It’s currently Samsung’s best smartphone camera, with a 108Mp rear camera and 3 other rear lenses that have up to 12MP of clarity. The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra will take your live streaming to the next level.

Worried about the resolution of your livestream video with this phone? You don’t have to be. It can take up to 8K at 24fps! That’s the highest resolution on our list, and if you love razor-sharp videos, the S21 Ultra is definitely for you.

If you want to ensure your live streams have high-quality and are lag-free, then you can record 4K at 30fps videos without a problem.

The length of your stream shouldn’t be a problem with Samsung’s newest phone. It has a 5000 mAh non-removable battery that can let you stream videos for as long as your heart desires.

All in all, it may not be as cheap as our Huawei P30 Pro contender, but the price increase is definitely worth paying for if you want high quality livestream videos.

  1. Google Pixel 5

If you don’t follow tech news, you might not be aware that Google isn’t just a search engine. It’s also a smartphone manufacturer — and a good one at that.

While the competition in the smartphone market is tough, Google surely benefits from its household popularity. Their smartphones have undeniably high quality standards, and that shows with the Google Pixel 5.

The Google Pixel 5 is a lightweight and comfortable smartphone with an ultrawide 16MP main camera. You can record up to 4K at 60fps with this Google smartphone. That quality will allow for clear livestream videos, especially if you want all the details in the frame captured perfectly.

It also has a 4080 mAh battery that will ensure that your livestream sessions are not cut off too soon.

Google may not be the first brand that pops in your mind when you think of the best smartphone cameras, but they’re worth a look.

  1. OnePlus 8 Pro

One of the Chinese tech company’s most well-rounded and popular smartphones, the OnePlus 8 Pro, packs a powerful main camera that lets you shoot at 48MP or 12MP.

It also has a 119-degree field of view, which should be wide enough for your wide-capture livestream video. We know this is important when you want to stream landscapes.

You also don’t have to worry about the battery capacity of the OnePlus 8 Pro. It has a 4510 mAh battery that offers wireless charging! If that beefy battery isn’t enough for your livestream and interactions with your viewers, then the wireless charging feature should help.

What else should you consider when looking for a phone for live streaming?

Aside from the image quality of your live streams, one thing you also have to consider is the size of the screen, storage space, and battery capacity.

Battery capacity

There are numerous smartphones out there packed with cameras powerful enough to produce lag-free clarity, but in order to produce those kinds of videos to your viewers, battery life takes a hit.

So in looking for a smartphone for live streaming, it’s important to consider the battery capacity of the cell phone you want to use and if they offer convenient charging features such as fast and wireless charging.

We all know it’s not easy to livestream if you constantly have your phone plugged into a power bank or a wall socket.


If you’re streaming on a social media platform, you might think storage isn’t a factor for the device you’re using to live stream. But it actually is.

Your phone needs to store temporary data or you may also want to save your live stream in real-time so you can play it back for review, edit it for another video, or to save for future use.

Since your videos will be high quality, that means they’ll take a lot of space on your smartphone. That’s why you need a large storage capacity or you could run the risk of losing a recording when the cell phone’s free space runs out. 

Screen size

Another thing that’s notable with today’s popular smartphones is the screen size. With every release, the viewing area gets larger and larger. 

But not every phone with an excellent live streaming camera comes with decently sized screens.

You need your screen to see what you’re currently showing in your livestream and to also see what your viewers are saying in the comments section. If you’re not using another phone to view comments and reactions, you definitely need a smartphone with a big screen for streaming content.


We all see thousands of people sharing their daily lives online. There are people who prefer perfectly curated photos, videos, and there are the ones who like to stream content live.

The best phone for streaming with good resolutions can vary depending on what your other needs are aside from sharp image quality. Your budget, activity, and the content you want to stream will be major factors in searching for the perfect phone for live streaming.

Don’t grab the phone that only has the highest MP. You might risk suffering from mediocre battery life, small screen size, and small storage capacity that’ll make your live streaming experience difficult.

Look for a smartphone that has the right balance of image quality, battery life, and storage space. Make sure to look around for brands that sell phones with the specifications perfect for your needs and don’t be afraid to try new brands!

Who knows? You might find the live streaming community’s next best smartphone for livestream videos.

Why It’s Important to Backup Your Data: 5 Ways to Safeguard Your Information

Most of us store sensitive data like passwords and bank card information on our phones. If our phones fall in the wrong hands, so will our personal and important information. Data can be lost and corrupted, or worse, stolen. To protect yourself from such errors and attacks, backing up your data regularly should be a habit. Creating backups will let you seamlessly access your files and information stored in the cloud using secondary or backup devices.

Why is it important to backup your data?

We rely on our electronic devices to store our data. We use devices like mobile phones, laptops, external hard drives, flash drives, and many more. But what do you do when they run into problems that lead to losing your data? If you don’t keep your data backups up-to-date, you risk being left with outdated data for work, school, or personal purposes.

But if you don’t back up your data at all, you’ll end up losing all the data you’ve collected since the day you started using your storage device. On the bright side, having a good backup of your data will ensure that, whatever happens to your devices, your files will remain intact for you to use and view in the future.

Where should you store your backups?

These days, we have a lot of options when it comes to backing up information. The old and trusted way is to use external storage drives such as flash drives and external hard drives that can store up to 4 terabytes of data, such as Western Digital’s WD MyBook Duo 4TB.

But there are digital options like the numerous cloud services available for all types of users. You might be a mobile phone person or a computer person, but these cloud providers don’t discriminate. You’ve probably heard of DropBox, Google Drive, and similar providers giving users free cloud storage capacities with a simple sign-up. We highly advise you to grab these free storage spaces!

How can you protect your data?

Got unlucky and lost your data without backup? Then your best bet is to seek help from professionals! If you are handing your phone over for repair, take these extra measures first to protect your data:

1. Backup your data

Whether it is a simple screen replacement or a more complex device repair, many things can go awry during repairs that may further damage your device. In the unlikely event that this happens, you can prevent loss of data by ensuring your information is always backed up. Most smartphones can be set on automatic backup, so you do not have to manually do it yourself. 

There are two ways you can back up your data. You can go to your device settings and manually perform a backup. Or, as previously mentioned, you may also set it on automatic backups so that your data will be backed up regularly. 

Another method is to plug your device into a computer. For iOS users, backups are seamless as long as you have iTunes installed. For Android users, there are several ways to backup your information. You can do this by transferring files via USB, using third-party software, or syncing your Google account to either Google Drive or Google Backup and Sync. 

If you backup your device by using the USB cable that came with your device, you will need to enable USB debugging and manually select files to backup. When using third-party software, you can back up your entire device and restore data, similar to how iOS backup works. Most of these applications are not free though. 

If your Google account is synced to Google Drive, your data may be backed up on the cloud. If it syncs to Google Backup and Sync, your data will be stored locally on your computer.

Backing up an Android to your computer may be a little confusing. If you are having any difficulties backing up your Android device, you should seek assistance from our technicians.

Even if you are not getting your phone repaired, backing up your data should be done regularly so you can retrieve and access your data anytime, even if you do not have your primary device with you.

2. Log out from your accounts and disable passcodes

Some phone repairs may take longer and if you do not want to wait for your device, you will have to drop it off and pick it up at a later time. You should disable passwords and other locks so technicians will be able to easily lock and unlock your device during the repair.

To protect your privacy, log out from all applications, especially your social media and cloud accounts. Alternatively, you may also download and use an application that will let you create passwords and secure your files without necessarily logging out from your accounts.

3. Remove SIM and external storage cards

Most smartphones have huge storage capacities. But if you are still using external storage cards, do not forget to remove them along with your SIM card before handing it over for repair. These cards are small and may easily be lost during a repair. If your device is queued for a repair, you will be unable to receive and make calls and texts for a period of time, so it is advisable to temporarily insert your SIM card to a secondary or backup phone.

4. Wipe out your data

Don’t want to go through the hassle of logging out of your accounts or downloading privacy applications? After backing up your device and all its data, you may skip logging out of your accounts by performing a factory reset on your device to wipe everything out. This will ensure no one can access or steal your data. 

For iOS users, simply go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Data. 

For Android users, go to Settings > Backup & reset > Factory Data Reset. Tap Reset phone once the prompt appears.

You can easily retrieve and restore backed-up data after your phone is repaired by either connecting your phone to your PC or downloading your backup directly to your device when you log in to your associated email.

5. Make sure you’re working with reputable repair stores

Technology has become so essential that millions of tech repair stores have popped up around the world. Even densely populated areas have their own tech repair shops these days! With tons of choices out there, it might be difficult for you to find technicians you can trust with your devices and data.

To make sure you’re working with repair shops you can trust, read reviews, view websites, and observe how they handle your queries! It’s also a good idea to ask people you know where they get their device repairs done.

Things to remember

Information is gold these days. People can sell, trade, and use data to earn money. As you sign up for more items or services, the amount of data you need to protect grows. That’s why it’s important to keep in mind that your data is private and important — no matter what it is or what you intend to do with it. When your data falls into the wrong hands, it will lead to problems. Remember, protect your data by backing it up, using trusted services, and working with reputable technicians that will help you attain your goal — data protection!