Life is unpredictable and messy. Whether taking a photo or video, texting a friend, or posting an update to social media, these days many of us have our phones handy in almost every moment. With so much daily use, our cell phones have a tendency to be worn out or even broken. Taking some preventative steps can help prevent or slow down this inevitable process. Here are ten ways to protect your cell phone:
Things To Do
Get a good case and a screen protector too
There are lots of different cases to choose from, but if you are rough on your phone, invest in something ruggedized. At Twigby, after you select a phone to buy, you are presented with accessory options which help you get the perfect case.
Be aware of pockets (when standing or sitting)
We put things in our pockets to keep them safe. It seems like a good idea. And it is…until we change positions.
Pay attention when walking and texting
We’ve done it, you’ve done it…walking and texting can turn the most graceful person clumsy. Not only could you hurt yourself or others, you’ll likely drop your phone when you run into someone or something. Keep your eyes on what is in front of you.
Watch the temperature
Cell phones are sensitive to extremes in temperature, so don’t expose your phone to the brutal heat or the mind-numbing cold. If you’re going to the beach, try to keep your phone under a towel in the shade. When you’re hitting the slopes, opt to keep it in a pocket that’s under a layer or two.
Beware of water
Whether it be a bathroom, pool, lake, or ocean, your phone isn’t meant to take a swim. Use extra precaution around bodies of water.
Make a place for your phone to live when it isn’t in use
Find or make a place for your phone to be when you aren’t using it. At home, work, or in the car, your phone should have an assigned resting point to avoid accidental drops.
Watch your cables
If you’ve ever tripped over a charger cable, you’ll know that you could easily loosen the connection or damage your phone. Just follow #6 and make sure the place you pick to store your cell phone is close to an electrical outlet.
Pay attention to heights
Physics is stubborn. The further your phone has to fall…the more damage you can expect. Drops are inevitable though, so tip #1 is important here!
Keep away from pets and curious kids
If life itself is messy, life with kids and animals is an accident waiting to happen. Most times they mean no harm, but a broken cell phone is a broken cell phone…no matter how it got that way.
Keep it clean
We’ve read that your cell phone likely has more germs than a toilet seat and if that isn’t motivation enough for you to clean your cell phone regularly, then we don’t know what to tell you. When you do decide to give your phone a scrub, you can’t just use soap. Items needed include: lint free microfiber cloth, cotton swabs, distilled water and rubbing alcohol.
Things Not To Do
- Be in a hurry – You are far more likely to be a little clumsy when you are in a rush. Slow down and do one thing at a time. Yes, it is hard, but not impossible.
- Be oblivious to your surroundings – There are approximately 80,000 things that are always competing for your attention and it easy to get distracted. For the safety of yourself and your phone, take note of what kind of environment you are in and what is happening.
- Be lazy – Take the extra steps necessary to keep your phone hygienic and in a safe spot.
Too Late to Protect Your Phone?
Maybe you didn’t read this post in time and your phone is already broken. No worries! Visit us to see all the great deals on cell phones from Twigby. We can help you save money on your new phone and quality wireless service with our no-contract plans. Whatever phone you have, make sure to keep it safe.