How to Take Care of Your Smartphone

Everyone has a phone – it’s an indispensable tool that allows you to communicate with other people, surf the internet for information on need-to-know information, and so much more.

However, even though the cellphone you just bought is high quality, it can still be a glorified brick in a short span of time if you don’t take good care of it. Here are a few ways you can make your phone last longer:

1. Don’t drop it.

This is perhaps the most common causes of damage for nearly all phones, and chances are that you’ve most likely dropped yours at least once or twice for any reason. Most of the time, this is by accident.

Tossing your phone can also make it more likely for you to damage it if it lands on a hard surface.

2. Keep it away from any moisture, liquids, or heat.

Like all electronics, these factors can affect how your phone works. Leaving it out near sources of extreme cold or heat, or placing it near any moisture or water, can make your phone stop working.

If you need to use your phone when you’re near any water sources (i.e. going to the bathroom or when you’re near a swimming pool), always have a waterproof bag in hand that you can slip your phone it to keep it from getting wet.

3. Clean the screen properly.

Do not use a spray bottle to clean your phone under any circumstances. Any liquid droplets could get into small crevices in your phone and easily damage it, especially if it happens to be switched on. Instead, use a lint-free cloth to wipe your phone screen.  

4. Avoid wireless charging.

As much as wireless charging can be incredibly convenient for your phone in a pinch, it also has its own disadvantages.

Waste heat is one of these disadvantages that wireless charging has, and can potentially destroy your battery in the process. Instead, stick to standard plug-in charging to keep your phone in better shape (it also helps you to get off your device every once in a while).

5. Avoid downloading unnecessary apps.

There’s no need to load your phone with a thousand games and wallpapers if you don’t intend to use every one of them – not only will they use up your phone’s memory and processing capacity, but they can also slow down your phone over time if these apps are all running in the background at the same time.

If you have to install games to help you kill the time, install maybe just one or two. Installing an antivirus will also work wonders in keeping your phone secure and running fast.

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