Published: October 15, 2019 | Updated: June 23, 2020 | Posted by: Venus Zoleta | Gadget Protect
Today’s smartphones are a lot different from the bulky Nokias and flip phones of the late 1990s to the early 2000s. Modern phones are sleek, more technologically advanced, and more functional. Who would’ve thought back then that future phones could take pictures and even let people browse the web?
On the flip side, smartphones are fragile, sensitive, and prone to a variety of security threats (not just theft but also hacking). Yet we love our smartphone despite its shortcomings. It’s the first thing we check in the morning and the last thing we check before going to bed. Some people, like entrepreneurs and freelancers, consider their smartphones an investment they rely on to get work done.
Whatever role a smartphone plays in your life, make it last longer with these eight phone protection tips.
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Get a waterproof and impact-resistant phone case that covers the back, sides, and corners of your smartphone. This phone accessory provides ample phone protection against accidental drops and water splashes.
You’d want to protect your smartphone’s screen as well. Even if your mobile device is covered with Gorilla Glass that resists scratches and impact, it’s still prone to scratches if you put it in your bag together with your keys and coins. Ideally, right after a smartphone purchase, have your new device installed with a cellphone protector.
Ever experienced that heart-sinking moment when your phone is dropped accidentally into the toilet? Or you spill a cup of coffee onto it?
When water reaches your phone’s sensitive internal parts, it can cause corrosion or short circuit the device. So keep your phone dry and away from anything that can get it wet. Even if your smartphone is water-resistant, it’s still not waterproof—which means it will get damaged when soaked for a long time.
For your beach adventures, ensure phone protection for your device with a waterproof phone pouch or case that will keep it dry.
Aside from water, overheating is another factor that can kill your phone. So avoid leaving it exposed to direct sunlight or near heat-emitting appliances like the stove and oven—lest you’ll roast your phone’s battery.
Prolong your battery’s lifespan by observing these smartphone charging dos and don’ts:
When you’re not using your phone, don’t leave it on a table, chair, or any surface where it’s likely to get knocked over by kids, pets, or clumsy workmates.
To prevent your phone from getting stolen, avoid storing it in the front pocket of your backpack when you’re traveling. Be careful also when storing your phone in the pocket of your pants or dress—it might slip while you’re sitting down.
For your peace of mind, invest in an anti-theft sling bag or backpack. Anti-theft bags are designed to prevent thieves from getting access to your phone, wallet, and other valuables.
No matter how careful you are with your smartphone, an accident can still happen. What if your phone gets totally damaged, and you don’t have enough money yet to buy a new one?
For a minimal monthly premium, you can get your mobile phone covered and worry less about it getting stolen or damaged. There are device protection plans in the Philippines like Gadget Protect that provide phone protection for damages caused by liquids and accidental drop.
While getting a mobile protection program seems like an additional cost, it’s actually cheaper than buying a new replacement unit for your damaged or stolen phone.
Been experiencing serious performance lags on your phone lately? It might need a cleanup already.
Over time, smartphones—especially Android devices—accumulate trash during their operation, taking up a lot of memory space. You need to free up memory space every now and then to make your phone run faster and optimize its functionality.
Here are the different ways to free up space on your mobile device and improve its performance:
A lot of sensitive information is stored on your phone—from your email account and social media profiles to mobile banking apps and other apps that have your personal data and passwords.
Prevent hackers from getting access to your confidential information by practicing these mobile security tips:
Give your smartphone the mobile device protection it deserves, so it can last for years and you don’t have to buy a new phone so soon.