Useful Mobile Maintenance Tips
How often do you upgrade your phone? Are you someone who gets the newest version every year or someone who likes to use the same phone for as long as you can? Regardless of which category you fall in, the days of black and white Nokia phones are long gone when you didn’t have to worry about the upkeep of your mobile. With smartphones being only a few features short of being a full-fledged laptop itself, active maintenance and knowledge of the same have never been more needed. The best part about this is that you do not need to be some technologically savvy individual and neither do you need to spend countless hours trying to make a habit out of it.
- Phone Case
- Investing in a phone cover of good quality from a company like Spigen, JETech, or Torras will be a one-time investment that will be quite beneficial. Whether it slips out of your hand or is knocked off the table by your dog, having a sturdy phone case will ensure the body of the phone is safe and isn’t easily damaged.
- The uninformed consumer will believe the myth that the battery should always be charged to 100% before being unplugged and then used till it runs out. This might’ve been the case in the last decade but modern batteries don’t need to be charged like that. Charging your battery once it reached around 50% or shallow charging, has been found to put less strain on the battery and helps it lasts longer.
- In an age where hacking and identity theft is commonplace, you’d be remiss not to have your phone protected from external threats. Having a passcode on your phone is the first step. Adding a PIN on your Sim card would be the next. Finally, for the extra cautious, get a VPN (Virtual Private Network) software so your internet activity is protected.
- Although it is fairly obvious to some, I want to emphasize that you should make sure not to expose your mobile to extreme temperature, from hot to cold and vice versa. This is one of the most likely reasons for internal hardware damage.
- It is always advised to not fill up the memory to it is maximum capacity for a couple of different reasons. This includes not being able to download new apps, inability to upgrade existing apps as well as performance lags and slowdowns. A simple fix to this would be to clear your cache as well as your RAM every few months.
Your lifestyle, the way you treat your phone as well as how cognizant you are of the above guidelines will determine the longevity of mobile phone’s life. It is obviously your choice whether you want to keep up with technology or not, however, what is important to consider is how much you will end up spending on reparations when you could have simply avoided the damage by taking preemptive actions.