Aug 27, 2015

10 Best Ways to Protect Your Smartphone

Smartphones and tablets have recently become our close friends. They provide us with all the necessary information, help us keep in touch with people we love, and in general, help us a lot in life. A human being quickly turns everything useful and pleasant into a habit and your smartphone is no exception. Imagine that you forget it at home when rushing out the door. Can you spend the whole day without your phone? Let me guess, your answer is no. It`s a little world that became an irreplaceable part of your life and you probably find it hard to live comfortably without it now. If you don`t want to ruin your “digital child”, here are some of the most crucial tips to follow:

1. Get rid of malware

If you think that malware can exist in your laptop only, you`re wrong because smartphones are also vulnerable to this issue. Furthermore, it can be even more harmful because, as you know, a smartphone can say something about your location, wherever you are. Be cautious when you install anything, and don`t visit doubtable websites. I`d advice you to install anti-malware apps such as Malwarebytes to protect your device.

2. Monitor the space

Smartphones have a little main storage and users usually fill it quickly with various media files. It frequently becomes the reason of its further wrong functioning. If you use an Android device or have an SD card then it usually doesn`t matter because there`s more space for all those apps, photos, videos and other stuff you want to have close at hand. When the phone has no free space, it doesn`t work so make sure you have an extra memory or buy an SD card if don`t want to monitor your space each time you download something.

3. Avoid heat and cold

Leaving your phone in the car in the summer heat isn`t a great idea. It can be broken at 113 degrees Fahrenheit so try to avoid putting it under the sunshine or just turn it off, if you can`t keep it away from high temperatures. Cold environment is also dangerous because at about -40 degrees Fahrenheit your smartphone can be ruined too.

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4. Root carefully

You`ve bought a quite expensive device and you probably want to get the most out of it. Lots of users try to root their phones on their own without having any previous experience. It often leads to disastrous results. You may think rooting a phone is easy and while it`s actually true, you should do that carefully – even a small mistake can make your gadget work improperly or stop functioning at all. It`s better to ask a skilled user for help and make sure that this person is a professional.

5. Connect it with a huge care

Micro USB connections aren`t as tricky as USB ones but they are still have some surprises. When you connect a phone with a USB cable, do it with a huge care. It`s tender like the baby`s skin and once you make a wrong move, you can throw your smartphone away and look for another one. Yes, you`ll be able to use it until a battery runs down but it`s not what you want, right? That`s why, there`s no need to push USB data cable desperately into your phone but better try to be slow and careful with your sensitive device.

6. Pockets can be dangerous

Most of us, especially guys, put our smartphones into the back pockets of the skinny jeans. First of all it can be simply broken in half if you sit in a wrong way and press it. The other danger comes if your pocket isn`t big enough to hide a phone thoroughly so you can lose it without noticing that. Don`t let your beautiful skinny jeans kill the phone you love.

7. Give it a break

Just like your laptop, your smartphone needs a break. We use our phones days and nights and make them work non-stop. Your device is a robot but, either way, it doesn`t mean that it needs no breaks. Working all the time can lead to a short life of your smartphone. You need at least to restart it from time to time. Turn off your phone for about half an hour weekly. It`ll clear caches and properly reboot subsystems to help your device serve you longer.

8. Don’t botch your SIM card lock

Locking your SIM card is useful if you don`t want anyone to use your phone without a permission. Even though, SIM card isn`t a device itself, your smartphone won’t function if you botch your SIM card lock. It means that if you`re going to put a lock on your SIM card, you should do it carefully to avoid unexpected turns on this technological road.

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9. Keep it away from water

Smartphones are extremely sensitive to liquid substances. Even a few drops can cause an unrepairable damage. If you take you phone when going out for running or playing some active games like volleyball, put it into a waterproof cover. Just make sure it wouldn`t overheat. In case your phone gets wet, leave it in a bowl of dry rice to remove the liquid and save its life. This “rice trick” really works and I once checked it myself.

10. Choose a correct ROM

There are many different ROMs to better the work of Android phones and you can also prefer to flash some on your own device. However, if you flash a wrong one, it`ll make it work worse or even stop functioning at all. Each model has its own ROM so if you`re going to make your device show all the benefits of its latest modifications, choose the ROM properly and make sure that the one you flash is suitable for the device you own.

Don`t ignore these tips because, even though the risk of breakage is low, it`s always better to prevent the danger in advance. Your phone works, works and works to let you feel more comfortable so don`t make it overwork and it`ll function longer. Smartphones require a careful treatment, remember it. What do you do to protect your smartphone?