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Austin iPhone Repair: Avoid A Broken Phone This SXSW

SXSW 2018 is well under way, and it’s already been a whirlwind. For those unfamiliar, SXSW is a week-long conference and festival in Austin, Texas, featuring a wide variety of performances, events and much more. From concerts, films, comedians, gaming and more - attendees are sure to have the time of their lives.

There will be tons of incredible opportunities for networking events with company founders and CEOs (such as this surprise interview from Elon Musk), improv and stand up comedy, and heaps of all-around fun. Musical headliners include: Keith Urban, The Roots, Amara La Negra, Willow Smith and much more.

Yet with so many incredible events and performances lined up - and crowds ensued - there’s also plenty of places you could end up accidentally breaking your phone. The absolute last thing you need amidst this incredible festival is a malfunctioning device.  

Don't mess with Texas! (Photo Credit: Contently)

 

With so much activity and excitement going on, you’ll be far too busy to waste your time waiting around at a repair shop. Don’t miss out on all the action due to a broken phone! Chances are, you’ll be dying to use your phone to take pictures, find your friends, and document the event for years to come.

That’s why we’ve compiled this guide, full of helpful tricks to avoid breaking your phone during this year’s SXSW. If all else fails, there’s a better way to repair your devices so that you won’t have to miss out on the action of the festival, with Puls.

Let Puls come to you to make things easy and convenient for the ultimate SXSW experience. Our Austin technicians can come to you anytime, anywhere - even in the middle of a concert - to repair your devices in a heartbeat. For Austin iPhone repair that comes to you whenever you need it, book a phone repair online anytime.

So, what can you do to avoid a broken phone throughout this year’s SXSW festival?

 

Leave it at home

SXSW brings enormous crowds together for music, comedy and so much more. (Photo Credit: SXSW)

 

With the large crowds ensued with this year’s concerts, there’s a high likelihood that you won’t be able to get any cell reception due to the sheer number of people in close proximity. There’s also a high chance you could end up dropping your phone, or even having someone step or spill liquids on it, in the blink of an eye.

Therefore, you’d be better off leaving your device at home, away from the chaos. If you’re heading to events with friends and plan to stick together, you probably won’t need your phone anyhow. While this might seem far from ideal, it’s a surefire way to ensure that you won’t accidentally drop or shatter your device.

 

Tuck it away

Don't let large crowds (or confetti!) damage your devices. (Photo Credit: Aaron Rogosin/SXSW)

  

If you’re a little too addicted to your devices to leave them at home (which many of us are!) try keeping it buried during the bigger events. As tempting as it might be to take your phone at constantly and text, Snap or Instagram updates from the festivities, it could end up costing you. The more you take out your phone, the more likely you could be to drop it, get it wet, or let it slip out of your grasp.

Thus, another great approach to avoid a broken phone or screen shatter: keep your phone tucked away, deep in your pockets or purse as much as you can. You’ll reduce your chances of an expensive mishap, theft, or water damage. You’ll probably be more in the moment and focused on the invaluable entertainment as well.

 

 

Ask for a helping hand

Credit: Festival Snobs/SXSW Friendly camaraderie is always in the air at SXSW. Credit: Festival Snobs/SXSW

 

If you find yourself with a broken phone amidst this year’s festival, why not utilize the power of other people? Don’t panic, leave, or immediately haul yourself to the store - you have better options at hand. When your devices won’t turn on and you don’t know what to do, look to your fellow SXSW attendees. 

They can assist you in booking an appointment with Puls so our Austin techs can come fix it right away. Odds are, the festival’s incredible, friendly vibes will have them in good spirits, and they’d be more than happy to let you borrow their phones for a moment. This way, you can schedule a repair appointment with Puls in a cinch, even if you’re unable to do so on your own devices.

 

 

Look to Puls

puls technician looking at pixel 2 phone Let our technicians fix your devices- no matter where you are!

 

Finally, if all else fails and you still manage to break your devices amidst SXSW, there’s no need to fret! Book an appointment with Puls anytime for Austin iPhone repair that comes to you. This way, you won’t have to miss out on any of your big plans for the festival. Our experienced technicians will come to you anywhere in Austin to repair your devices on the spot.

Whether you’re attending SXSW this year, or simply an Austin resident, look to Puls. For Austin iPhone repair that comes to you, we’ve got you covered. We’ll make your repair experience simple and fast, so you can enjoy all that SXSW 2018 has to offer without missing a moment.

Featured image credit: Merrick Ales/Food and Wine Magazine

Natalie H.
Natalie H.
Natalie Hoke is a writer and content manager at Puls. She is passionate about discovering the latest trends in home technology and using humor to tell a great story. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering, travel, cooking (and eating) vegetarian food, and performing stand-up comedy.

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