The iPhone 5s was the first smartphone ever released with a 64 bit processor and also unveiled Apple’s new Touch ID technology. This meant the iPhone 5s was an incredibly fast and powerful phone capable of reading your biometric fingerprint. The addition of new features entails the addition of new problems. See below for some common issues with the iPhone 5s.
Apple’s Touch ID was one of the cell phone industry’s first truly reliable and secure fingerprint scanners. It’s used to unlock your phone, download apps, and even make purchases. Apple went through great lengths to make Touch ID secure by ensuring fingerprints were not shared with the system through their dedicated “Secure Enclave”. They even went as far as to pair every Touch ID home button with it’s corresponding processor chip. Unfortunately, what this means for repairs is that the Touch ID cannot function after a home button replacement. If your home button does not function, it can still be replaced but only by sacrificing any future use of your fingerprint.
If you aren’t able to talk to someone without using the speakerphone option, you likely have a faulty bottom microphone. This is repaired by a replacement of the charge dock which houses the loudspeaker and home button connections along with the main microphone. If your calls work fine but Siri or Snapchat don’t hear you, then you may have a faulty top microphone which is repaired by replacing the proximity sensor flex which also houses the front camera. Whichever microphone you need replaced on your iPhone 5s, My Broken Phone has the parts in stock!
Since the release of the iPhone 5, Apple has switched its standard charging dock from the long and bulky connector to the inter-flippable lightning cable. While this new type of port is typically more durable than its predecessor, it can still break. Conveniently, it can also still be fixed. If you run into problems charging or iPhone or if you can’t fully plug the charger into the device, stop by My Broken Phone for a quick and cost effective repair