Five basic BUT MANDATORY tips to protect your smartphone in summer
Summer is here and the use of the cell phone is intensifying, especially of tools and applications such as the camera and video to capture new landscapes, the browser to reach new destinations or reading QR codes to access the menu of a restaurant.
In addition to constant use, high temperatures, exposure to water activities or continuous travel can affect the safety and integrity of the smartphone. A tool that is part of the daily routine, especially in summer.
To avoid putting your cell phone at risk and get the most out of it on vacation, keep in mind these tips for taking care of your cell phone on vacation:
Avoid overheating your device
Enjoying a day at the beach or in the mountains in summer means more exposure to the sun than usual. In addition to being uncomfortable for viewing the screen, this can lead to overheating of the device and its battery, and consequently to poorer performance.
To avoid this, it may help to remove the case, lower the brightness, close all programs and applications that are being used, do not expose it directly to the sun or simply turn it off can help to avoid it. If it is excessively hot, never put it in the fridge! The sources of cold should be dry: put it close to the fan or leave it in front of the air conditioner.
Keep an eye on your cell phone
In summer, with the vacations and the good weather, it is customary to spend more time away from home and to move to new places. Spending a day at the beach, going to dinner with friends on a terrace or enjoying outdoor activities can become unpleasant if you lose sight of your cell phone or it becomes an object of desire for a third party. The theft of cell phones by accident at beaches and swimming pools is a growing specialty in the guild of thieves.
Water and sand, big enemies of the smartphone
Nowadays most smartphones are splash-proof and others can even be safely submerged for a certain time up to a certain depth. However, seawater is not suitable even for the latter group of smartphones. The salt it contains can cause the electronic parts of the device to be damaged beyond repair in just a few seconds of contact.
In the same way, and although it is not as harmful as salt, the phone must always be protected from the sand on the beach. In addition to being impregnated everywhere and difficult to remove afterwards, it can cause scratches on the screen and get into the slots of the device, such as the charger or headphones.
Keep all files safe
Backing up all files, contacts and content of interest stored on the mobile can be a good precaution in case of theft or loss.
You can choose to make copies on a memory card, on an external memory, or dump all the information on your laptop or other device.
Caution in the connection from a public WIFI
Open WIFI networks are a good option if you want to save data, but they can leave the content of the cell phone vulnerable, especially applications containing private and sensitive information. It is always preferable to opt for secure networks that require a password for connection or to use the data contracted with the telephone service.