For most of us, our iphone is a very important part of our life. It keeps us connected to our business, our family and our friends. It isn’t just a phone. It contains our database of contacts, our web connections, our apps for productivity and leisure. If something happens to our phone to render it unavailable, we go into panic mode. Here are ten ways to care for your iphone to keep it safe and working properly.
- Don’t leave it in your car. Vehicles are not a good place to leave your iphone, even for short periods of time. Temperature extremes of hot and cold can damage your iphone. Hot temperatures can especially be magnified inside of a vehicle. You also increase the risk of theft when you leave your iphone in your car.
- Avoid high moisture areas. Bathrooms, enclosed swimming pools and other high humidity areas can cause water damage to cellphones much quicker than you might realize. Leave your cellphone behind when you enter these room where the air is thick with moisture.
- Drying it out. If your iphone should get exposed to moisture, take the back off and remove the battery as soon as possible. To absorb the moisture, place the phone in a container of uncooked rice. Submerge the phone completely in the rice and seal the container. If no rice is available, let the phone air dry for a day before trying to operate it again.
- Use display protectors. The face of your iphone can easily become scratched and marred. Protect it with transparent film protection sheets. Replace the sheet every few months. You can even bring your phone into your local cellphone carrier and have them change it for you.
- Keep it in a hard case. Purchasing a hard case to snap your iphone into is a wise investment. The case will take the punishment of abuse instead of the phone itself.
- Car chargers. Car chargers are a great convenience, but they shouldn’t be your primary charger. You should also unplug your iphone from the car charger when you are starting or shutting off the car to avoid damaging it with power surges.
- Battery indicator. At times cellphones will appear to be losing their charge faster than normal, when, in reality, it is the battery life indicator just giving a false reading. To correct this situation, allow your phone battery to go complete dead before recharging. After doing this a couple of times, the indicator should be reset and start registering correctly again.
- Don’t overload. Your iphone is a mini-computer and has a limited amount of memory. If you find your browser or apps freezing, you may be reaching your memory limits. If there are apps that you don’t use, removing them from your iphone can free up more memory.
- Don’t overcharge. It is recommended that you remove your phone from the charger once it reaches a full charge, or else shut the phone down when charging the phone. Leaving a fully charged phone plugged into the charger and turned on can cause it to overheat.
- Be aware of placement. Many iphones are damaged because of being set down on a the hood or roof of a vehicle, and then forgetting it there when the owner drives away. An iphone floating loosely in a handbag is also subject to ‘battering’ by other items in the bag. Keeping your cellphone in a separate pocket of a handbag is much preferred.
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