How to make your Smartphone live better and longer
Earlier, phones were used for calling or texting purposes but nowadays, it is an all in-in-one device- be it for playing games, video calling, internet browsing, chatting, or streaming.
Earlier, phones were used for calling or texting purposes but nowadays, it is an all in-in-one device- be it for playing games, video calling, internet browsing, chatting, or streaming. In the current scenario, when the entire world is effected by recession due to COVID-19, it has become difficult for people to splurge on fancy items like a smartphone, and thus, it's a priority now more than ever to take care of our phones. Here are few tips and tricks that can help:
Get a Good Case
While smartphones look amazingly great without a case in their original form, they are incredibly sensitive and prone to harm. Thus, one of the best ways to keep your phone in excellent condition is to buy a good case for it. Make sure the case is designed specifically for your type of phone to ensure it fits snugly and provides ample protection. A screen protector is also a must for your smartphone as screens are fragile and a simple drop can mean that your Rs 50,000 smartphone now has broken glass and is worth a lot lesser.
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Protect your Battery
The battery capacity of your smartphone inevitably declines with age and is typically the first thing to go. The best way to save your battery is to charge it partially and more frequently. For instance, never charge your phone to full capacity i.e. charge your phone to 90 percent and and don't let your battery discharge less than 30%. This way your phone will have a healthy charging/discharging cycle which will increase its battery life. SImply avoid charging overnight and instead charge your phone twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening. One should also avoid using the phone while charging.
Update the Apps on your Smartphone Regularly
This is one of the primary steps that can help your smartphone stay updated and issue free. It is really critical to update the operating system on the gadget and all the third-party applications that you have introduced. Generally these updates don't take quite a while, yet the advantages can be tremendous. The vast majority of the update offers bug fixes and resolve the security issues, while a few updates additionally carry new highlights to the applications and improve the overall performances so the gadget will work a ton smoother. You can switch on the ‘Auto-update’ section on your phones so that all the apps on your phone are automatically updated.
Make sure the Device and Ports are Clean
Phones look extremely pretty when newly bought, however they can become awfully dirty after regular usage. There are many ports and surfaces that can easily become clogged with dirt and debris, which may lead your phone to malfunction. It's a good idea to frequently remove the gadget from your case and clean it out of any dirt or lint in the charging port, speaker grill, and other exposed areas such as the headphone jack if your device still has it. You can likewise use something like a toothpick or cotton swab to get the dirt out of the inaccessible parts without any problem.
Pay attention to storage
General maintenance matters - if your smartphone has started slowing down, the first thing to look for is the amount of storage you have available. On the off chance that you discover your capacity is filled almost to the edge, check which applications, photographs, recordings, and other media you can erase, backing up significant documents to a distributed storage. You can delete all the files from your phone and then restart your phone to flush out any performance-draining processes that may still be running. This would give your phone a smooth run.
Treat your smartphone with care to ensure that it keeps going as long as you need it to.
(By Apoorva Arora, Process Excellence & Customer Delight, Cashify)
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