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9 Basic Mobile Phone Care Tips ...

By Denise

It seems like these days no one can live without their mobile phones. They make communication really easy; they also have a lot of useful features. And with the evolution of the mobile phone, the smart phone has become a reality. Aside from regular mobile phone features, the smart phone also has the several features of a computer such as word processing, internet browsing, email, and even gaming. With its many functions, the mobile phone has definitely become an essential part of our daily lives. No matter what brand or type of phone you have, it is important that you know how to take care of it. Here are nine basic mobile phone care tips.

1 Invest in a Protective Screen and Case

The simplest way to care for your phone is by using a protective case. If you have a touch screen phone, then it would be best to also use a screen protector. Protective screens and cases prevent your phone from getting scratched or broken.

2 Don’t Be Clumsy

Make sure that you handle your phone with care. Mobile phones are made of fragile components that can malfunction or break when treated harshly. Do not throw it, sit on it, or drop it.


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3 Store Your Phone Properly

Don’t just throw your phone in your bag or stick it in your pocket. You should have a designated pocket or pouch for your phone so that it won’t get banged around too much. You will also have an easier time finding it. If you are fond of keeping your phone in your pocket, then think twice. Keeping your phone in your jeans pocket puts pressure on your phone. The most common damage is a broken LCD or a bent circuit board.

4 Keep Away from Extreme Temperatures

Exposing your phone to both extreme heat and cold is a really bad idea. Extreme heat can damage your phone’s battery, possibly shortening its lifespan. Extreme heat may also damage other parts of your phone such as the transceiver (catches radio signals and converts them to voice). Exposing your phone to extreme cold can also be as damaging. When the phone returns to room temperature, precipitation may occur. Moisture can damage your phone.

5 Protect Your Phone from Moisture

Moisture is not a good thing for your phone. It may corrode parts and may also cause the circuitry to short out. Be careful not to drop your phone in liquid; you also shouldn’t set it on moist surfaces. Avoid using your phone while drinking or eating. Don’t touch your phone with wet hands. If you are going to the beach, make sure that you put your phone in a case to protect it from salt water.

6 Don’t Let Dust Build up

A little dust now and then will not harm your phone. However, if you let dust build up inside your phone, then that’s when the damage happens. Accumulated dust and dirt can cause the phone’s moving parts to slow down or completely stop functioning. The damage is not that serious but it is inconvenient.

7 Be Mindful of Charging Time

Make sure that you are keeping track of your phone’s charging time. Don’t leave the charger plugged in once the phone is fully charged. Overcharging can destroy your battery and damage internal components.

8 Clean Your Phone Regularly

Cleaning your mobile phone regularly prevents dust from accumulating and damaging the moving parts. It also prevents bacteria from building up on the outer surface of your phone. To clean your phone, use alcohol and cotton buds, a cloth, or tissue. You shouldn’t use wet wipes or anything that might add moisture to the phone’s parts. If you don’t know how to clean the inside of your phone, then take it to a service center.

9 Consult a Technician

If you suspect that there is something wrong with your mobile phone, don’t open it and make a self-diagnosis. If you don’t know how to open and take apart a phone, you might worsen the problem. Instead, take your phone to a technician or a service center so it can be looked at by trained individuals.

You do not have to invest a lot of time and effort to take care of your mobile phone. If you just make a conscious decision each day to handle your phone with care, then there is a great chance that you won’t encounter major damages and problems. After all, you want your phone to last as long as possible, considering how useful it is in your life. And of course, you did shell out a considerable amount of money for it.

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