How many smartphones have you shattered as a result of being dropped? It’s a terrible feeling to witness it tumble to the ground and realise there’s nothing you can do about it. My phone has a tempered glass screen protector that I installed years ago. The best part is that if you drop your phone and the glass gets nicked, all you have to do is remove the cover and your phone is as good as new.
Our devices represent significant financial investments. To receive your money’s value, you must treat your technology with care.
Do you always have your phone plugged in? When your iPhone “remain(s) at full charge for extended periods of time,” Apple warns, “battery health can be harmed.” Samsung and other Android phone manufacturers agree. “Do not leave your phone plugged in overnight or for extended periods of time.”
“Keeping your battery level as close to the centre (30% to 70%) as feasible can effectively prolong the battery life. Keep your phone charged, but not fully charged, according to the official advice. Make it a practise to unplug your electronics after they are fully charged.
You don’t charge your laptop quickly enough.
Charge-discharge cycles of laptop batteries are limited. Allowing your battery to completely deplete has an effect on the charge-discharge cycle and reduces the battery’s stated lifespan. Another way your laptop battery can lose efficiency is through overuse.
Let’s say you charge your laptop on a regular basis between 30 and 50 percent, or roughly 20 percent each time. If you repeat this process five times, you’ll have finished one battery cycle because your laptop will be fully charged. Keeping your battery charged to at least 40% most of the time is a decent rule of thumb.
You choose the least expensive option.
If your charger breaks or a USB cable frays, resist the urge to buy the cheapest replacement. The few dollars you save on a low-cost equivalent will almost certainly have a detrimental impact on the functioning of your gadget. Manufacturers of one-size-fits-all chargers and cables don’t want you to realise that their goods frequently lack the necessary voltage to work with your unique gadget.
What difference does it make? It’s possible that your battery won’t get enough electricity to fully charge. Worse, it may shorten the life of the battery. Cheap chargers might also be hazardous to your health. Many generic phone chargers are less likely than their name-brand equivalents to pass established safety and quality testing criteria, resulting in serious damage.
You’re a careless person.
Today’s phones are really tough. They can withstand water, dust, and a small amount of water in general. However, keeping your device in a hot car or in the sun can be dangerous. It may not only cause the battery to leak or overheat, but it may also result in data loss or corruption. Extremely cold temperatures can potentially damage your phone.
In low temperatures, lithium-ion batteries might stop discharging electricity, resulting in shorter battery life, display issues, and potentially display glass cracking.
Is your computer squeaky clean or caked in crumbs and smudges? It’s not simply about keeping things clean. Computers, televisions, and other pricey gadgets can be severely damaged by dust and filth.
Here are some of the necessary items I keep on hand to keep my devices in good working order:
• Compressed air: This is particularly beneficial when cleaning in cramped spaces or inside hard-to-reach crevices. Try an electric air duster instead of conventional compressed air if you don’t like the waste.
• Isopropyl alcohol: Keep your electronic gadgets away from household cleaning chemicals. If you wouldn’t use it to clean your kitchen, it’s probably not safe to use on your computer or electronics.
• Cleaning wipes: If you don’t want to deal with alcohol or water, these are a good alternative.
• Soft cloths: Use lint-free cloths instead of scratchy paper towels or tissues that leave particles behind. If you have a 100% cotton fabric, it will also work. Here’s an inexpensive set of clothes that I’ve bought several times.
• Toothbrush: Scrub hard-to-reach regions and areas that need mild brushing with a soft toothbrush