We Are Hiring

Shattered Mobile is always engaging in seeking new employees to help our company grow. We are currently seeking:

Repair Technician

Employment Type: Full or Part-time

Job Description: Repair phones and other electronic devices

Location(s): We are currently seeking technicians at our Chesapeake location, with our second store opening soon!

Training will be provided even if the applicant has no preexisting knowledge, though previous tech experience is highly preferred.

 

DOWNLOAD JOB APPLICATION (requires PDF viewer)

 

 

We are also hiring employees to  operate some of our Virtual Reality kiosks located within the local Hampton Roads malls.

Virtual Reality Machine Operator

Job Description: Maintaining kiosk and machine cleanliness

Location(s): MacArthur Mall

Customer Service experience not required, but recommended

Computer Software experience not required, but recommended

 

 

For any and all job inquiries, please send your CV and Resume OR completed job application to: shatteredmobileinquiries@gmail.com

YouTube without video? We say yes!

Ever get frustrated because you wanted to listen to a YouTube video on the go, but didn’t want to leave your phone on in your pocket? WELL NOW THERE IS A SOLUTION. Or at least we are bringing to light a solution to this pesky problem that has plagued iPhone users for quite a bit. And the best part is we wont even make you click through ten pages of ads so you can sentence by sentence piece together how to solve this problem.

STEP 1:

Find a song or video you want to listen to. This is by far the easiest part. You can find it in Safari, YouTube or even Facebook. Right brilliant so for my example I chose to go with To The Sun by Monstercat because why not. Here I have loaded it up in my web browser.

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Next I hit play and waited for the video to load up. That was a pretty simple step. If it is playing an ad I am sorry, I know ads are awful however you don’t have to wait out the ad to move on to the next step thankfully.

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Right now that the video is playing it is time to exit out of safari or whatever app you were in. Thats right. Exit out it will be ok I promise. Then swipe up from the bottom to get this page.

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Next swipe to the left in order to get the page you see below. Then hit the play button and enjoy your video / podcast / whatever you were listening to. You can now open other apps or lock your phone without having to worry about your audio experience ending.

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If you enjoyed this little trick please share with your friends! Keep posted more iPhone tips and tricks to come shortly.

Managing Storage

One of the most challenging aspects of having a phone in the modern day is managing storage. Everything takes up space, apps, photos, and even most surprising our messages! How on earth is anyone supposed to keep up with all of this data floating around. What is important? How much is too much? Do I really need that video of the kitten that looks like it’s praying?!

Worry not, Shattered Mobile has your back with a few quick tips to help you manage your storage to get you the most bang for your byte. Note this article is aimed specifically at people with iDevices, but the concept is the same for android phones and even computers.

First thing to do whist contemplating your storage dilemma is to figure out where you are using the most storage. To do that open up your iPhones settings and go to General

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Then into About

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Then into Manage Storage

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And finally you will end up on this screen.

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From here you can see what you are doing with you life, or at least what from your life is taking up the most storage on your phone. Armed with this information now you can start going through and thinking about what you use your phone for the most and prioritizing space.

For many people messages are going to be the biggest hog for your memory. Every single message you send is saved into your phone. This includes every picture sent along with it. That is all fine and dandy until 2 or 3 years down the road when you have 6gb worth of messages.

The best way to pair down on storage in messages is to first go through and delete your older messages that you aren’t interested in keeping or even people you haven’t texted in over two months. This can really help with pairing down memory.

The next way to steal some storage back from your messages is to go into your most frequent conversations and delete images. The steps for this are shown below. First thing is to go into the top right corner and click on the little i in the circle in the top right. img_7354

From this page you can see a bunch of pictures. Each and every picture is a little bit of storage you can not use. If you click and hold on the picture and it gives you the option to delete the picture. Go now an delete all the pictures and videos from messages that you don’t care about and thats it!

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Now you can revel in gigabytes of free storage, and look out for our next post on storage management for more tips and tricks on how to free up your space.

– David