Phone Repair

How To Protect Your Phone From Breaking

There is nothing worse than your phone breaking.  This results in expensive repairs or the need to buy a new phone.  Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to protect your phone and stop it from breaking.

Get A Cover

While not all covers will protect your phone from breaking, they do provide a buffer between hard surfaces and the screen.  Depending on the cover you get, it might protect your phone from water damage as well as bumps.  When looking at a cover, you will want to get one that offers a screen protector to stop scratches.

There are some covers which have guerrilla glass which is extremely durable.  A lot of these cases will fully protect your phone from drops up to a set height.  Of course, the more protection the case offers, the large it will be and it will make your phone bigger.

Use Companion Devices

Your phone will be safe if you never place it in harm’s way.  This might seem impossible, but there are a lot of companion devices that you can use to achieve this.  If you are going out to the pool or close to any body of water, you should look at using a waterproof Bluetooth device to connect to your phone.

These devices allow you to play music from your phone and answer calls, but ensure that the phone is never close to water.  You should also keep your phone away from direct sunlight by using these devices.  A lot of people do not realize that direct sunlight can serious damage their phone and the screen display.

Carry It Correctly

Putting your phone into your pocket may seem like a secure place and the most convenient.  However, this is opening the phone to potential breakage.  If you often put your phone in your pocket, you will become used to the weight and could end up sitting on it.  Additionally, your pocket will not offer a lot of protection when you are bumped and this could cause the phone to break.

It is recommended that you have a dedicated pocket in your bag or clothing for your phone.  If you are carrying your phone in a clothing pocket, ensure that it is a front pocket.  You are less likely to bump into something in the area of these pockets and there is no chance of you sitting on your phone.

Avoid Extreme Temperatures

Phones are more delicate than you think and all the components in the phone will be temperature sensitive.  This is why you need to avoid extreme cold and heat.  These extreme temperatures can result in battery death, screen issues and the failure of the internal components.

The extreme temperatures that cause these problems can be more common than you imagine.  Leaving your phone in the car on a warm day will place it in extreme temperatures that cause damage.  In warm weather, you should leave your phone in a cool place that has some airflow.

Turn Your Phone Off

A lot of people cannot imagine turning their phone off for a prolonged period of time.  However, this is something that you should do to keep it functioning.  Restarting your phone once a week will clear any fragmented data from the memory.  If your phone has been exposed to any damaging elements, you should turn it off for at least 24 hours to allow it to cool, warm or dry off.

Phones are fragile and they can easily break.  If you want to avoid this, you need to have a case for the phone and be careful when handling it.  You also need to avoid extreme temperatures and use connected devices to achieve this.

This short guide has been prepared by iPhone Bits – Phone Repairs Belfast.