Bad Habits Destroying Your Smartphone
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Over the past ten years or so, our smartphones have become one of our greatest and most trusted allies. They serve as our own schedule planner, communication device, and task organizer all in one. It is a gadget that has become so important in our daily lives that we cannot leave our homes without it.
Smartphones are something that people use for hours and hours on a daily basis. Like any item, continuous use without much care can definitely result in wear and tear. Over time, some of its features and functionalities may slowly deteriorate. However, do not immediately think that the only answer is to sell your cell-phone in order to buy a new one.
Proper care can extend the gadget’s life. Damage can be prevented if the item will be handled with utmost care from the day it was purchased.
Handle It with Care
There are a lot of reasons why gadgets like smartphones break by accident. The owner’s simple habits such as throwing and tossing it instead of handling it carefully is one. Smartphones may connect us to the other side of the world in an instant, but remember that it can also end up broken just as fast. It is still a delicate item.
Consider buying your smartphone a durable case for extra protection. Also, do not underestimate the power of a good screen protector or tempered glass. This way, even if you accidentally drop your phone, it has lesser chances of getting its screen shattered.
Using fake chargers and USB cables also put your smartphones at risk. It can cause permanent damage and can even cause fire or electrocution. You are not helping yourself save money with cheap brands.
Now, if you have already invested in a good charger from a reliable brand—ideally the same brand as your phone—one thing to remember is not to overcharge your battery. Most people are guilty of leaving their gadgets charging overnight, using the wrong charger, or frequently charging their phone even though there’s no need to charge it. Avoid doing this because as your gadget charges, lithium ions in its battery go from one end to the other. The more frequent these ions travel, the bigger the chances that the battery’s lifespan will shorten.
Don’t Get It Wet
One great role of the smartphone is its camera function. People nowadays love to take selfies, especially when on vacation. Since most of us want Instagram-worthy photos, we’d do whatever it takes to get the perfect shot—even if it means taking the gadget underwater.
Even though your smartphone is supposed to be waterproof, don’t abuse the feature. Remember that while some phones may be more water-resilient than other brands, this quality degrades every time you expose your phone to water.
Do not forget, proper care equals longer gadget lifespan. It’s really possible to extend your gadget’s life. Just remember to handle it with care, keep it away from liquids as much as you can, and make sure to charge it properly.