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Find out what to do if your device is faulty, damaged, lost or stolen.

What can I do if my device is faulty?

What can I do if my device is faulty?

Sometimes device faults occur which stop the device working as it should, even if there has been no physical or water damage. They could be related, but not limited, to a number of different causes such as; a software update which has not installed correctly; out-of-date software; loose parts inside the device; or a malfunctioning battery.

If you think your device is faulty, there are a few things you can do that may fix the problem:

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    turn the device off and on again

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    reinstall any software update/the latest software update

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    do a hard reset – the instructions that came with your device will tell you how to do this

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    if you're having problems with your battery life, you can conserve the battery by closing apps and turning off battery-draining features such as Bluetooth and GPS

> Find out more if you got your device direct from EE and it is less than 30 days old

If your device has been physically damaged, for example if it has been dropped, see the ‘What can I do if my device is damaged?’ section below.

Unsure what has caused the device fault?

Use our interactive diagnostic tool to help you find out what is wrong and how it can be fixed

Manufacturer warranty

All mobile devices come with a manufacturer warranty. Most manufacturers provide a 24-month warranty, however Apple devices come with a 12-month manufacturer warranty. A warranty covers the repair of your device if it breaks down through no fault of your own. Manufacturer warranties do not cover accidental damage.

To find out if you are in warranty on your device, you can check your device packaging and the information that came with it.

If you're unable to find it:

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    call 150 from your EE phone

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    call 07953 966 250 from any other phone

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    pop in to a store and ask one of our advisors

If you are in warranty, you can book a free repair with EE or the manufacturer.

Please note: If your device is less than 30 days old and you think it could have a fault, we may be able to replace it with a brand new device, free of charge. 

> Find out more

Extended Warranty for Apple products

If you are an iPhone customer and have Extended Warranty:

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    take your device to an EE store and ask one of our advisors

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    call 150 from your EE phone

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    or call 07953 966 250 from any other phone

We will then repair it. If we can’t fix it, we will replace it with a refurbished device.

Full Cover and Damage Cover 

As a Full Cover or Damage Cover customer, you are entitled to a next-day replacement option should your registered device be diagnosed with a fault during the first 24 months of its life. For a £50 fee, we will arrange for a courier to visit you to exchange the faulty device for a refurbished replacement. This fee will be added to your next Airtime Plan bill. This service is not available to SIM Only customers or to Apple customers within the first 12 months of your Airtime Plan contract.

If we have collected and replaced your device and discover the old device was not faulty (e.g. if it has been damaged), we may charge you for the cost of the replacement device and may remove the Full Cover or Damage Cover from your Airtime Plan contract.

Upgrade

If your device’s fault is not covered under warranty, or you don’t want to get it repaired, you can check whether you are eligible for an upgrade:

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    to see if you're able to upgrade and get a brand new device on a new plan, text UP to 150 from your EE phone

What can I do if my device is damaged?

What can I do if my device is damaged?

Get a replacement device

If you have Damage Cover or Full Cover and have accidentally damaged your device (including water damage), to make a claim:

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    call 150 from your EE phone

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    or call 07953 966 250 from any other phone

We have detailed instructions explaining what you need before making a claim and what to expect during the call and following it.

If you don’t have insurance you may get your device repaired with EE for a fee. Pop in to an EE store and speak to one of our advisors.

Upgrade

If you don’t have insurance, or don’t want to claim, you can check whether you are eligible for an upgrade:

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    to see if you're able to upgrade and get a brand new device on a new plan, text UP to 150 from your EE phone

What can I do if my device is lost?

What can I do if my device is lost?

Try retracing your steps, speak to friends/family around you at the time and record the details of when you last saw your device. This information will help with your claim.

Depending on which apps you have, you can try a few things to locate your device. You should always consider your personal safety when trying to retrieve a lost device.

Find my iPhone

iPhone customers can try using Find My iPhone to locate their device. All you need to do is:

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    log in to iCloud with your Apple ID

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    select the Find My iPhone icon

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    where it says All Devices, select the device that’s missing

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    the location will show the last known location of the missing device, and let you know if it has battery

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    from here you can choose to do a number of actions, such as playing a sound, setting to lost mode, erasing data or tracking where your device has been

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    if your device does not have any battery left, you can set it to lost mode and request a found notification

Safeguard your device

If your device is lost and you can’t locate it, you need to bar and blacklist your device to make sure that it can’t be used on any network if it’s found. That way you won’t be billed for any data or voice use on your missing device. Don’t worry, blacklisting isn’t irreversible; if you do find it, you can reactivate it again.

To bar and blacklist your device:
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    call 150 from your EE phone

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    or call 07953 966 250 from any other phone

Get a replacement device

If you have lost your device and have insurance with EE, to make a claim:

  1.  

    call 150 from your EE phone

  2.  

    or call 07953 966 250 from any other phone

We have detailed instructions explaining what you need before making a claim and what to expect during the call and after.

If you don’t have insurance, or don’t want to claim, you can check whether you are eligible for an upgrade:

  1.  

    to see if you're able to upgrade and get a brand new device on a new plan, text UP to 150 from your EE phone

What can I do if my device is stolen?

What can I do if my device is stolen?

If your device has been stolen, please contact your local police to report the theft. Remember that, unless it’s an emergency, it’s usually best to call 101 rather than 999. You'll be charged to call 101. You need to report it so you can get a Crime Reference Number (CRN), which you will need to make a claim.

If the theft happened abroad, you will need to report it to the local police.

Safeguard your device

If your device has been stolen, you need to bar and blacklist your device to make sure that it can’t be used on any network if it’s found. That way you won’t be billed for any data or voice use on your missing device. Don’t worry, blacklisting isn’t irreversible; if you recover it, you can reactivate it again.

If, after you make a claim, you or the police recover your device, it becomes property of the insurer and you will need to return it to EE.

To bar and blacklist your device:
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    call 150 from your EE phone

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    or call 07953 966 250 from any other phone

 
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