About Casey P.

Founded Gophermods in 2010 at the University of Minnesota. Gophermods is a B2B/B2C consumer electronics company with a specialization in the repair of premium computers, smartphones and tablets.

A Guide to Removing Apple iCloud, Google, and Samsung Accounts

A Guide to Removing Apple iCloud, Google, and Samsung Accounts We all have some accounts we don't want to keep anymore. Maybe you've switched phones, or maybe you never use the account in question. Whatever the reason, it can be hard to remove an account from your phone—but not anymore! Introduction If you wish to sell or give away your iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, or Google Pixel smartphone, you might want to unlink your personal accounts first. This is also true if you wish to transfer your [...]

2022-09-24T11:25:11-05:00By |

eSIM Technology is Here: What you need to know

eSIM Technology is Here: What you need to know If you already know about the eSIM technology, chances are you want to know what it is and how it can benefit you. If not, this short guide will help you understand the ins and outs of the new technology since its transforming how users connect to mobile networks. Introduction First, it is worth mentioning that the acronym SIM refers to "Subscriber Identity Module." As we all know, a SIM is critical for every mobile phone [...]

2022-09-13T15:13:11-05:00By |

A Simple and Quick Guide to Setting Up Your New iPhone

A Simple and Quick Guide to Setting Up Your New iPhone If you're like me, you may be impatient to get the whole setup process done as soon as possible. That's what this guide is for. Introduction If you've just gotten a new iPhone 14 or replacement device, you would want to set it up with your data and settings. Whatever iPhone model you just bought ( as long as it supports iOS11), the setup experience is similar. Once you know how to begin, transferring [...]

2022-09-13T16:00:58-05:00By |

All 4 Apple Stores in Minneapolis | Location, Contact & Genius Bar

All 4 Apple Stores in Minneapolis | Location, Contact & Genius Bar There are actually fewer Apple stores in Minnesota than I had expected, so here's a list of their 4 locations. Introduction Where can you find an Apple Store in the state of Minnesota? If you need to get your Apple phone fixed or serviced, you may need to take it to a local Apple Store. However, there are actually only four Apple stores in the state of Minnesota, and they are all inside [...]

2022-09-17T19:37:45-05:00By |

How to Recover Your Apple ID Account When You’ve Forgotten the Password

How to Recover Your Apple ID Account When You’ve Forgotten the Password It's not unusual to stumble upon a situation where you don't remember your Apple ID password. If you don't remember or have lost it, there are ways to get back into your account. Introduction Did you know that nearly 8 in 10 people forget their passwords and need a reset within three months of setting them up? And that's nothing to fret about. Following a few straightforward steps, you can effortlessly reset your Apple ID password [...]

2022-09-17T19:37:49-05:00By |

How to Identify Your iPhone and iPad Model

How to Identify Your iPhone and iPad Model It's pretty easy to determine what iPhone or iPad you own, but sometimes it can be confusing. Is there a certain phone or tablet that looks like yours? Is it on Apple's website, but with a different name? How do you know for sure? Introduction Apple is one of the most valuable brands in the world. The company has a reputation for quality and innovation, reflected in its state-of-the-art products. Two of Apple's most popular and best-selling devices [...]

2022-09-24T10:32:37-05:00By |

Answering Your Questions About the Apple iCloud

Answering Your Questions About the Apple iCloud You've probably heard about the Apple iCloud and may have even tried out some of its services like iCloud Drive. But that's only the tip of the iceberg; there is a lot more to the Apple iCloud than just file storage. Introduction Everyone has the same question when they first hear about the term "iCloud." That question is: "What is it?"  The term sounds unusual to our ears, and we are frequently left with a question about what something [...]

2022-09-17T19:31:05-05:00By |

All Certified Pre-Owned Devices Now Include a Free 1 Year Warranty (Updated August 2022)

All Certified Pre-Owned Devices Now Include a Free 1 Year Warranty (Updated August 2022) Starting August 1st, 2022 all devices sold at all Gophermods retail locations, as well as our online store, include a standard one-year warranty! Introduction Starting Monday August 1st, 2022, if you purchase a certified pre-owned device from Gophermods, or our online store, you'll automatically be upgraded to a one-year warranty on your device. Prior to August, any devices included a thirty-day (30) warranty against any device defects. Some of the feedback [...]

2022-08-01T12:00:36-05:00By |

Understanding The Gophermods Warranty – What are Manufacturing Defects?

Understanding The Gophermods Warranty – What are Manufacturing Defects? If you're a Gophermods customer, you know that we care deeply about our services and our customers. But what is a manufacturing defect? And how do you know if your repair or device qualifies for a warranty claim? Introduction We see a ton of devices come through our stores on a yearly basis, of course, not every repair is going to go perfectly smoothly. If that was the case, why offer warranties, why have an entire [...]

2022-08-03T06:35:18-05:00By |

Should I fix my Samsung Galaxy S8 or S9?

Should I fix my Samsung Galaxy S8 or S9? Whether you’re here because you’ve got a broken screen, or because your device is just generally feeling slow, we’ve got a few tips for repairing the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S9. Introduction Released in 2017 and 2018, respectfully, these phones are starting to show their age. Over time, your phone may experience reduced speeds for a number of reasons. Lithium Ion batteries, such as those in smartphones, have around a two year shelf life before they [...]

2022-07-22T10:09:49-05:00By |
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