Most people, teenagers especially, are very connected to their phones and in fact, they are likely to take their phone as the first thing out of a burning home. What was once a device with which to communicate, is now almost like a child, needing constant attention, care and supervision. Everyone wants to be as connected as possible to the rest of the world via mobile apps and the internet. It has ceased to be a simple device; it is now a form of communication that cannot be equaled.
The value of these phones and in particular smartphones have considerable resell value and are the most useful device in recent times, overtaking even a television. Phone protection is greater than the look, brand, model and carrier – mostly because of the sensitive information contained within the phone. Taking care of the phone, showing it due respect and care is the most important thing a user can do with their phone. This does not mean it should be kept in a locked box, but some common sense goes a long way with a phone. Here are a few tips to consider for keeping a mobile phone safe and secure for a long and pleasant life of service.
Mobile phone insurance
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The more expensive and high end the phone, the more necessary a screen protector should be. They are not expensive, and since the screen is the most important part of the phone, even a small scratch can be fairly serious to the display. The screen protector is a thin film of urethane and keeps the screen safe while making sure the properties of the phone are well-protected. Many times protectors are sold in small packs at big box stores. Avoid buying them from the wireless store – they are considerably more expensive.
Establish a place
By place, we mean a central place to keep the device when not actively in use. For teenagers, this is not possible, but for everyone else, the phone should be in cool, dry environment away from moisture. The delicate materials and electronics may be damaged when introduced to any extreme from heat, cold and wet. Most chemicals, it should go without saying, should be avoided as well. The best thing to do is put the phone where keys and wallets are left on a daily basis. This way finding the phone is easy.
More and more use phones for the Internet and that means the chance of viruses infecting the phone. Protection for a phone is inexpensive and simple to install for adequate protection from attacks. Many anti-virus software apps are available and most without charge. Find one; install it and keep the phone and other users safe. Of course, avoiding places where viruses are likely is an even better thing to do.
Long battery life
Keeping a battery lasting for a long time is not difficult and for some models like the iPhone, it is necessary since the battery on that model cannot be accessed. First – never drain the batter completely if it is at possible. Second – keep the battery 100 percent charged when not using it. Finally, if keeping battery is desired, leave it half charged and stored in a cool, dry place.
Turn apps off
Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS are not necessary 100 percent of the time. Each of these apps when not actively used will drain the battery. This will also decrease the battery’s overall life, so turn them off.
This post was contributed by our guest, Mo Raja. He currently works within the marketing team at Protect Your Bubble UK, a specialist insurer of gadgets and mobile phones. Mo enjoys blogging on technology, gadgets, mobile phones, web design, online marketing and sports. This post however is solely his opinion and not endorsed by any other individual or organisation.