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The best tips and tricks to learn how to take care of your mobile, keep it in good condition and make it last longer.

1. Protect your iPhone screen

Accidents can happen to anyone. Who has never happened to? You are clicking on your mobile screen, and suddenly it slips and falls to the ground, shattering the screen. Repairing this kind of damage can be very expensive.

The glass of smartphones is very fragile. Everyone wants thin and light mobiles, so glass can’t be thick. Furthermore, the more resistant the glass, the more it costs, with an evident impact on the cost of smartphones. The touch screen of smartphones must respond when touched with a finger, and with thicker glass, it would not work as well. 

The worst thing that can happen to a cell phone is falling and hitting the edge against a stone, gravel, or asphalt surface. However, when the screen of a smartphone breaks, it is also because it has already suffered so many small bumps that have slowly diminished its resistance.

Replacing a broken screen is much more expensive than protecting it first. While a repair can be costly, tools to protect the screen don’t cost much. Protective plastic films only protect the screen from scratches, so using a tempered glass screen protector is much better. Tempered glass screen protectors resist shocks, and you don’t feel the difference when touched.

When a screen protector breaks, it is easy to replace it, and usually, the phone does not suffer any damage.

Even if you protect your iPhone with tempered glass covers and screen protectors, you have to remember that it is a very fragile object. Try to avoid dropping it, bending it, or hitting it against hard surfaces. The bumps cause micro-fractures that widen shot after shot. These micro-cracks increase the susceptibility of the screen to break in the event of a collision.

2. Protect your iPhone with a protective case

In addition to the screen, it is recommended to protect the entire mobile phone. For example, on some iPhones, the antenna is placed on the side of the phone. If the mobile phone is subjected to many shocks at that point, the signal may weaken. Some models also have a glass back cover, which should be protected to prevent it from breaking. A case also protects the cell phone camera from scratches when the device is placed face down.

The cases are available in many colors and allow you to vary the look of your mobile. They can also be made of different materials: hard or soft plastic, metal, wood, or leather.

The cases that offer the best protection have a separate screen protector, namely the so-called wallet cases. While they make the phone slightly bulkier, these cases are unbeatable in terms of security. The wallet cases protect the smartphone on all sides and can also hold credit cards.

3. Tricks to optimize the battery life of your iPhone

Today, most smartphones use lithium-ion batteries. Compared to traditional batteries, they charge faster, last longer, and have a higher energy density, hence a more extended life. With a series of small precautions, lithium-ion batteries can stay authorized longer. On the other hand, wrong choices and incorrect charging methods can reduce the battery’s life.

There are three commandments to follow when it comes to charging your smartphone: 

1. You should never charge your mobile phone to 100%. Fully charge your mobile phone, especially if it is very discharged, will shorten the battery life. You shouldn’t let the battery drain entirely either.

2. The correct way to recharge your mobile phone is to do it little by little. You should charge your mobile whenever you can, even for a few minutes. The charge level should always remain between 45% and 75%. So, if you habit using your mobile phone during the day and recharging it at night, you risk damaging the battery. 

3. You should not use another device’s charger to charge your mobile phone. For example, you shouldn’t use an iPad charger to charge an iPhone. Chargers designed for different devices may have different wattages, even if they look similar. The new generation fast chargers have a similar effect on the battery. You should avoid using poor-quality quick chargers because their power may not be adequate and damage the battery.

4. Protect the security of your data

Our phones contain a lot of information about us. Nobody wants their photos, messages, contacts, and logins to end up in the wrong hands. Obviously, the best way to avoid threats to our privacy is to try not to lose your mobile phone.

Once, before the advent of smartphones, it was possible to deactivate the SIM in case of loss of the mobile phone to protect your data. Today, disabling the SIM does not prevent information from ending up in the wrong hands. Fortunately, Apple offers the ability to wipe device data using your Apple ID remotely, through iCloud.

There are several things you can use to protect your smartphone. 

1. You should always protect your mobile phone with an access code. A short passcode or security pattern is an effective way to prevent others from accessing your device. Do not choose a code that is too trivial, such as 1234 or 0000, because anyone who wanted to access your mobile would undoubtedly try them first. The latest smartphone models can be activated through very secure methods such as fingerprint or facial recognition.

2. Always download apps from secure stores. App store managers are usually cautious about the applications they accept and who can sell them to customers. In a previous post, we explained why Apple phones are significantly safer than, for example, Android phones. This is partly because Apple carefully selects app developers who can access the so-called Apple ecosystem, namely its network of devices, applications, and developers.

4. Your smartphone and related apps should always be up to date. Updates usually fix bugs and security issues, so they are a great way to increase mobile security.

5. Watch out for sudden changes in temperature

Especially in Nordic countries, winter can have an effect on how your iPhone works. When it is freezing, the chemical reactions that produce electricity inside the cell phone battery slow down. Some of the energy produced by the storm is lost to heat the battery instead of producing electricity. Simply put, the cell phone battery drains earlier in cold weather.

It is always good to recharge your mobile phone before going out, and perhaps bring a portable battery charger with you, which will allow you to keep the battery at an optimal level while staying outdoors in cold weather. However, you should never recharge a rugged cell phone. Only charge your mobile phone if it is possible to keep it warm in your pocket.

You can keep your cell phone warm by keeping it closer to your body, for example, in the inside pocket of your coat, rather than in your trouser pocket. The body temperature remains relatively stable, and the mobile is not exposed to cold and sudden changes in temperature. You shouldn’t leave your mobile phone in the cold, for example in the car when you go shopping.

Cold air quickly turns into moisture, so when you put your phone back in your pocket after use, you should be careful to avoid condensation. It is not a good idea to take your mobile phone to a warm room right away after being in the cold; it is best to let it acclimatize in a poorly heated room.

6. What to do if your iPhone falls into the water

The new iPhone models are water-resistant and, at least according to the advertising, there are also waterproof phones. But if your mobile falls into the sea, you need to take immediate action to save it. Remove it from the water immediately, preventing it from getting too wet. Turn it off right away, and don’t try to turn it on, use it or recharge it.

If your phone has been dropped into saltwater or a sugary liquid such as fruit juice, you should rinse it with running water or alcohol. Salt and sugar accelerate the corrosion process, which could make your smartphone unusable in the long run.

Visibly wet parts should be wiped dry with a cloth, and you should shake your phone or tap it gently against your leg to get water out of the charger and headphone inputs. Removable parts such as SIM or memory cards should be removed. If you can take out the battery and back cover, you should take them out, although this is not possible with iPhones.

After drying, place your mobile in a vacuum bag filled with rice. There must be no air in the bag, so the rice can absorb moisture from the cell phone and not from the perspective. You should leave the mobile phone in the bag for at least 48 hours before trying to access it. Do not use a hairdryer or other heating devices to dry the mobile phone, as this may damage the internal components of the mobile phone.

While the cell phone may work at first, it may cause problems later. The reported damage could affect the functioning of your iPhone even after months. If the phone does not turn on or some component or functionality does not restart, you should take it to service to be opened and inspected more thoroughly. Remember that the warranty does not cover damage if your phone gets wet, so you will have to pay for the repair if you bring it in for service.

If you have purchased an insurance policy, tell your company that your cell phone got wet as soon as possible. Even if the mobile phone works at first, problems may arise and make it unusable. Depending on your insurance policy, your home insurance may cover damage if your cell phone gets wet.

 

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