The smartphones of this era demand a little extra care. They do not have an endurance power of Nokia 3600 for sure but aren’t too fragile either. At times we can be responsible for breaking these expensive smartphones because of our mere careless behaviour sometimes. No offence, but usually, it is the added element of human stupidity that leads to broken phones. Dropped phones are vulnerable to breakage, damage, and cosmetic deterioration. It is high time you take control of your phone and rescue it from any further mishaps.
People usually damage their phones in 3 possible ways:
- Dropping it on a hard surface
- Sitting on it
- Dunking it or getting it wet
Since you know the cause of your problem, it gets much easier to avoid it from happening. When you focus on the cause of the problem, you have the power to control it, and the same goes for your smartphone problems.
Here we have listed the ways you can prevent your smartphone from damaging by just paying a little more attention and being attentive while you carry your smartphone around.
- Get a case for your smartphone.
A case and a screen protector are the bedrock to ensuring a long life of your smartphone. A case and a screen protector are an extra layer of the safety added to your phone’s exteriors. Cases will protect your device from severe damages with normal drops, scratches, spills, and so forth.
- Clean it frequently
Buying a case is a good start. Next, you have to be aware of the amount of dirt, dust, and moisture that your phone is exposed to, all of it can get trapped in your smartphone case pretty easily. So this way, it becomes essential to clean your device and case from time to time. The best time to clean them would be after a trip to the beach or pool, a sandy road trip by the countryside, or a sweaty run. You could use a cloth to clean your case and phone by simply wiping and drying it. You can even use the toothbrush to clean the debris from any port.
- Carry it attentively
Your phone is your all-time companion; you have added the responsibility of that now. Carrying your cellphone around, possibly everywhere, has its own amount of risk. The pocket of your tight jeans seems like a secure place for your smartphone, but the pressure on the new touchscreen phones intensifies when you move, which causes the screen to break or in some cases, affect the touch functionality. Also, forgetting to remove your phone from your back pockets while you sit leads to breaking it too. Ensuring you follow these little tactics can help you with the damage control happening to your smartphones. Keeping your phone in a different pocket than you put your keys in also prevents it from scratches and further damage.
- Avoid extreme temperatures
Do not let your smartphone heat or freeze. The weather affects your smartphone in more ways than you can imagine. Extreme temperatures can even lead to battery death. Leaving your phone on your car seat on a hot day can cause damage to it. Even while travelling outdoors, make sure you keep your phone secure in the shade, preferably a cool spot with airflow.
- Keep free space
Your device needs some free internal storage to work efficiently without slowing down. And filling it up might cause your device to run slowly and even cause damage. The key is not keep 10% of free internal storage. To keep the space free, you need to shift data from your phone to either cloud or other devices. Clear the cache every now and then.
- Weekly reboot your phone
Shutting down the device helps extend the life of your device. When your phone remains constantly on, it overexerts its resources and could cause your phone to be fatigued. Ensure that you reboot your phone at least once a week to prevent this from happening.
- Keep apps updated
Keep your phone updated in order to have your phone working optimally. App updates usually contain new features and bug fixes for any identified issues, which ultimately leads to the better performance of the apps.
- Protect it on the inside
Protecting your phone isn’t just about maintaining the outer appearance of your phone. More often than not, we have heard people complaining about devices slowing down with time; the apps do not open as quickly as they used to, screens scrolling isn’t as smooth, and even pages take longer to load. Avoid taking your phone to showers, the steam can have adverse effects on your smartphone, causing it to slow down and shut soon.
- Make use of companion devices.
Devices like Bluetooth were invented to make our lives a lot easier. When on vacation you are at a poolside or a beach, bring your Bluetooth speaker along, this allows you to stream music without putting your phone in danger. A smartwatch is a smart alternative; it is like having your phone around your wrist; it allows your phone to put your phone in a bag while you commute and still enables you to stay connected. Smartwatch notifies you of incoming calls, texts, emails, and other notifications. Additionally, smartwatches also send you calendar reminders, events, and alerts and much more.
Unfortunately, unconsciously, we all have a loose grip, which brings a set of problems for our smartphones. So it is essential to be attentive enough while you use your phones and carry it around. Just in case you have already been there. Reach out to us for your Samsung, Motorola, or LG phone repair.