Last Updated on March 14, 2021© unsplash Do you feel that smartphone devices now last less than the first cellphones you started using? This can be explained by the delicacy and fragility of this technology, the higher consumption of resources and energy that new mobile devices require, and, of course, by some bad habits that you may be practicing. Find out what are the top 7 bad habits that are destroying your smartphone and avoid them as much as possible so that your mobile device (Android phone or iOS smartphone) lasts for several years, like the originals.
1. Do Not Use a Protective Cover or Glass
As they say: “Whoever walks in the rain, gets wet.” And that’s what happens to people who use their smartphone without a phone case or phone screen. If this is the case, know that, sooner or later, mobile equipment may slip out of your hands and fall to the floor. And there is no turning back: you can have a damaged phone. How to protect your phone from damage? Get a good phone case and a high-quality screen protector – and you are required to do so for security reasons. Another very useful protection for your smartphone – and also for the data that may be stored there, is to purchase insurance, regardless of the phone warranty offered. The insurance will protect your mobile device from any broken screen or cracked screen and also offers you additional security in case of loss or theft of the respective equipment. There are several types of insurance you can buy, but AppleCare for iPhone devices and SquareTrade for Android devices are among the best options on the market.
2. Buy Cheap Charging Cables Or USB Cables? Never Do It!
Are you one of those people who buy cheap phone cables at on eBay for your smartphone? Or white label cables just because they are cheap? Know that this is one of the worst things you are doing for your smartphone, as these cables can seriously damage your phone system. They are cheap for a very simple reason: they have no quality. They can even put your smartphone at risk of fire or electrocution – and this is not about advertising brands. And, honestly, it doesn’t make much sense for you to do it, because it is the same as buying a Ferrari and putting some tires from a 4 motorcycle. Also, do not wrap the cables too tightly, as this will wear out the inner wires. And explain to your child, if applicable, never to pull the charging cables with force from the socket, as this can end up generating a short circuit with very unpleasant repercussions. The charging cable must be gently removed from the socket so that the accessories also have a long service life.