Each day we ponder on ways to protect our smartphones,we come up with creative ways and the not so creative ways. From downloading and installing RAM boosters, memory cleaners to storing our smartphones in bags. These ways may seem logically effective, at least theoretically, but in practice these seemingly creative ways to protect our smartphones, are actually creative ways to destroy them. So unless you are thinking of ditching that IPhone 6 or that Samsung S5,you might want to take a minute to look at these;
Ways You May Be Damaging Your Mobile Device
AIR TIGHT STORAGE: have you ever locked yourself up in a hot car on a hot afternoon or just stayed in a hot room on a sunny day? Well one doesn’t need the gift of clairvoyance to know just how suffocating and uncomfortable it will feel. The same applies to your phone. Humans don’t like heat, and neither do electronics. The idea of storing your smartphone in an airtight pouch or bags to guard against dust and liquid can almost certainly be counter-productive. Even leaving your phone in direct sunlight in an air-conditioned building can cause it to go “digitally crazy”. And for precautions, if for some reasons you find yourself in the Sahara or Kalahari desert, you might want to turn off your phone and store in the legendary “cool and dry place”.
MOIST CLEANSING: OK you might probably be thinking who doesn’t know water damages smartphones? no..no..no, far from that. Cleaning your device with a moist cloth or towel to either get rid of dirt or dust is surprisingly very dangerous. Truth remains that even using your smartphone with fairly wet hands, the dampness of a freshly laundered pair of pants where your phone sits or placing your smartphone where you just took off a bottle of coca cola is enough to take your device on a dangerous spin. Avoid moist cleansing and moisture generally and you would be surprise just how long you have extended the lifespan of your device.
OVERCHARGING: Again these is a different perspective from what you may be thinking. The idea that overcharging your phone kills your device is for lack of better words, a myth. Myth in the sense that although overcharging your phone doesn’t do quite a lot of good, its however harmful not to “overcharge”. Now there it is, the suspense of thinking about just what on Earth I mean. well to kill that anxiety, here is what I really mean; Older cell phones were equipped with Nickel-Cadmium (NiCd) or Nickel metal Hydride (NiMh) batteries. Those batteries were good for their time but they were plagued by a characteristic known as battery memory. If you didn’t let them get pretty close to dead before recharging, they’d become habituated to the early charge points and gradually lose the ability to provide power below that point. Those days are gone with the Lithium ion batteries that are now in virtually all phones. You can charge them any time that meets your needs. Indeed, it’s best to “virtually overcharge” them and not to wait until the batteries get too close to dead (which is quite what actually kills the battery).
BROWSING THE WEB: just browsing the web is dangerous, at least for now. With billions of websites in the webosphere,and many more added daily, you would be surprised just how many of them are created for malicious purposes. As you navigate from site to site, you can easily pick up a virus, malware or other malicious code that can latch on and slither its way into your smartphone’s data center and even your SIM card. Malware that can take control of your device and ultimately inflict damages. the idea that people or netizens may stop browsing the web anytime soon to ensure security of their device is “unimaginable”. so to stay on the safe side the use of mobile security software, such as BullGuard Mobile or Lookout Premium among others is recommended . These applications protect your phone and your personal information from any threats you may encounter when browsing the web.