With the rapid development in technology, most people have frequent access to electronic products especially mobile phones. In fact, in both US and UK, about two-thirds of the population owns smartphones. Their portability and ability to connect to the internet are some of the reasons why a lot of people own these devices. However, smartphones are not cheap because an average Android phone costs about $250 while an average iPhone price is $680. Prices vary depending on the model of the phone, features, year of manufacture, geographical location among other features. Today, there are smartphones that cost even thousands of dollars. If you want your smartphone to last long in its perfect condition, you need to maintain it.
Here are some of the ways you can maintain your phone:
Get a case
Accidents happen from time to time and dropping your phone is one of the common accidents. It is advisable to get a case for your phone to protect it in case it falls on the floor or on a hard object. The case not only protects your screen from shattering but also it protects your phone from absorbing moisture and being exposed to too much sunlight. There are numerous mobile phone cases to choose from depending on the model of your phone as well as the intended purpose of the casing. You should, however, understand that the case will make your phone heavier or bigger in size but it is worth it.
Protect your screen
A lot of people have shattered the screens of their mobile phones due to carelessness or through accidents. One way to protect the screen of your phone is getting a good case. The second way is buying a screen protector. A screen protector keeps your screen together even if you drop it. In fact, depending on how and where you drop your phone, your screen may not crack. However, some screens are made of a tough material such that they don’t need a screen protector.
You should also protect your phone at all costs to increase its lifespan. For instance, you should be very cautious how you put your phone away because you might be risking it. You should not put your phone in the same section of your handbag or pocket where you keep your change or keys because they will eventually scratch the screen or break it. If your phone is broken, consider getting mobile phone repairs from a professional rather than doing it yourself. A professional has necessary skills, equipment and experience to repair your mobile phone.
Streamline and update your applications
Most smartphones have a number of applications already installed by the manufacturer. You need to update the applications regularly to always run on the latest version. App developers usually update their apps to add new functionality, guard the phone against malware and security threats and cut down usage of resources e.g. data and battery. You can either set your applications to update automatically or check and update them manually. You should also understand that, the more applications you are running on your phone, the shorter your battery life. Therefore, disable the applications you don’t need or those that you rarely use.
Use trusted sources
In case your smartphone does not have a specific application you need, you will have to download it. You should be very cautious because you may end up having malware on your phone by downloading from unknown/unreliable sources. Always use the device’s app store or any other trusted app store e.g. Amazon’s.
Getting a new phone or repairing it after an accident will hurt your wallet. You need to maintain well to avoid exposing it to any harm. Don’t forget to clean it using a soft cloth to remove dust particles which might slow down its performance. Finally, if you don’t possess any mobile repair skills, never try doing it yourself because you might end up causing more damage.