Smartphones are great examples of powerful technology in a small package. It’s super important to take the best care of them that you can, because they can be rather pricey to replace. Sharon suggests keeping six things in mind in order to protect your smartphone, which I am sharing with you with permission.
6 Simple Ways To Protect Your Smartphone
Your smartphone is more than a way to connect with and stay in touch with others. It can also provide a wide range of benefits. For instance, you can access a contact list, send text messages, take photographs, play games, listen to podcasts, enjoy music, watch YouTube videos, check email, and surf the Internet.
What’s more, it comes loaded with apps for almost everything you can imagine. You can get apps for personal productivity and scheduling. You can download apps for tracking calories to counting fitness steps. And you can get apps for calculating expenses and finding out how much money you have in your bank account.
While it may appear to be a small investment to buy a smartphone, you can usually pay in installments, and ensure get your money’s worth. Because it’s so valuable, it just makes sense to take excellent care of it. Not only will taking good care of it help it to last longer and continue to work well, but you can also use sell a phone in near mint condition to use services like ItsWorthMore.com if you need cash or want to fund the purchase of the more advanced model that has just been released.
How to Protect Your Smartphone
1. Get accessories for ease-of-use and protection.
You can talk hands-free with a Bluetooth headset while keeping your phone snugly tugged into your pocket. You can also get an Otter Box to protect it. This case and screen protector will protect it from damage caused by dropping it, knocking it against something, or spilling something on it. Accessories can be purchased online or from your mobile phone retail store.
2. Avoid exposing your phone to theft or accidents by staying mindful of it.
It’s easy to leave the phone in the car when you need to rush into a store, which is merely tempting someone to break into it. It’s also just as easy to leave it on a restaurant table, at a movie house, or some other public place by taking it out, using it, and not putting it back in your pocket or purse.
At times your smartphone may be exposed to potential water damage. Talking on your phone while walking in the rain, eating or drinking with it on the table, or carrying it near places like toilets, swimming pools, or on the beach are definitely not advisable.
All these careless acts can be avoided by training your mind to be aware of your phone. Just as you wouldn’t leave your car keys lying around because you know how inconvenient it is to look for lost keys, you should learn to be aware of where you put your smartphone at all times.
3. Keep it in a safe place when not in use.
You should have dedicated places around the house where you can put it down when it is not in use or you are recharging it. It could be a bookcase, a desk or table, or even in a cabinet. Keep it in one spot so that you can always find it before you leave the house and keep it in a place where it won’t get knocked down and trodden on.
If you do keep it in a closed container, like a purse, make sure that you don’t keep it there for extended periods unless it’s powered off. Li-ion batteries emit heat when discharging.
4. Charge your phone properly
A smartphone can often be damaged by not charging it in a safe and proper way.
Here are two warnings to consider:
- Don’t charge it up in a closed container like a purse, box, or drawer. This is not only a fire hazard, but it also shortens the lifespan because the batteries give off heat when charging.
- Avoid using cheap chargers not recommended for your phone. While it might be tempting to buy a cheaper charger from the Internet, only use the one recommended by the manufacturer to avoid incompatibility conflicts. The wrong charger could either damage your phone or reduce its lifespan.
Create a recharging schedule. When you use the phone you use up the battery faster, but you also gradually lose charge when it is not in use. For a longer life, it’s advisable to keep your battery percentage at a 40% to 80% level. Incidentally, if you need to charge your smartphone faster set it to the Airplane Mode.
5. Use protective software.
You can protect your phone from viruses by using an anti-virus program. Your phone may also have theft shutdown software available. As the name implies, it shuts down the phone when an unauthorized user tries to access it.
6. Avoid sharing your phone.
While you may have been taught to share when you were little, it’s not a good idea when it comes to your smartphone. Other people may not take care of it as well as you know how to do.
While there are many other ways you can protect your phone, these six basic ideas will ensure your phone’s long lifespan.