Three Tips to Prolong Your Smartphone’s Life

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Three Tips to Prolong Your Smartphone’s Life

Smartphones are wonderful devices. They give us so much functionality. From being able to call, text, check email, use the web, video conference, listen to music, watch videos, take pictures and record videos, they are marvelous works of technology. But smartphones also cost a lot of money.

If you want the latest specs, features and aesthetics, you must pay up. The most expensive iPhone is close to $1000 and the newest Android phones with top of the line specs are only a couple hundred dollars cheaper. It is a lot of money to put towards a phone.

And now that carriers in the United States no longer give you huge discounts when buying a phone with a contract, you are on your own in paying for the device. Sure, you can pay in installments, but you still have to pay the full amount. It is why many want to keep their phones for longer. We have some tips on how you can prolong your smartphone’s life!

  1. Smart Battery Charging

One of the major ways that you can damage a smartphone is through its battery. Modern smartphones are so thin and sleek that everything is closed off. It means that you have to open up the entire device if you want to get at the battery. So a change that took five seconds, taking out the battery and putting in a new one, is now a complex process.

Even changing the battery on a modern smartphone can cost you up to $100, if you are going to an authorized repair store or seller. Independent shops will do it for less, but then you have no protection in case they damage the phone while opening and closing it up!

What you can do to prolong your battery life is to charge it intelligently. And that means charging it when it is getting close to 30 percent and taking it off the charger when it hits 80 percent. If you maintain this process for most of the days you use your phone, you will see the battery in good condition two or three years later!

  1. Use a Case and Screen Protector

You spent a lot of money on a phone. You want to show it off each time you are using it. But having the phone bare, especially if you are out and about, is a risk. One slip and it falls on the concrete. Now your phone is damaged. The more times it is dropped, says the worse the damage gets.

It is why you are advised to use a case and screen protector at all times. Thanks to these two accessories, you will barely have any part of your phone completely naked. And the result is a phone that will look and feel brand new years later.

Put your new phone in a case and slap on a screen protector. Use it normally for 12 months then take off both accessories. Admire your phone. It will still look as good as it did the day you got it from the shop!

  1. Avoid Extreme Temperatures

Every component in your phone reacts to temperature, including the battery. When you expose the phone to extreme temperatures, you are degrading those interior components. So if you live in an area where it gets very hot, limit your phone usage when you are outside. Do the same if you live in an area that is extremely cold.

Keeping your phone in an area where it is “room temperature” is the best thing that you can do. And any time you notice the front or back of your phone getting very hot during usage, take a break for 10 or 15 minutes. Let everything cool down.