Smart phones are expensive, so trying to protect your phone all the time from all the little threats out there can be a challenge. Luckily, there are few things you can do to keep your phone safe and running optimally for a long time.
Here are 5 easy ways to protect your phone from almost anything.
Get a tempered-glass screen protector.
If you find yourself dropping your pone all the time then a tempered glass screen protector will make a huge difference. A much better alternative to plastic screen protectors, tempered glass is more durable, easier to clean, and looks and feels better. It’s also easy to install. Even though most phone screens nowadays are more durable than each predecessor, they are still prone to cracking and breaking. Go with an extra layer of protection and save yourself the trouble.
Get a full-body phone case.
If you want to protect your phone, the easiest way is just to get the right case for it. As funny as it might sound, the question you need to ask yourself when buying a case for your phone is, “how clumsy are you?” If you drop your phone often, then you should definitely consider a full-body phone case. This means you may have to spend a little more compared to a basic phone cover. Although bulky and heavy, rugged cases offer the best protection for your phone all the way around. These are OtterBoxes, Pelicans, and Griffins to name a few. Check the The IP (Ingress Protection) rating to understand the case’s ability to withstand water and dust, among other threats.
Clean your phone with a microfiber cloth.
You may not think that what you use to clean your screen matters if you want to protect your phone. Well, it does. Using a microfiber cloth is the safest way to clean your phone’s screen. Unlike paper towels and napkins, microfiber cloths clean the sensitive glass on your phone without scratching the surface. Paper towels and napkins are made with wood particles and will prove to be too abrasive for your screen. Microfiber attracts and removes unwanted oils and dust, whereas other cloths simply spread them around. To clean it well, turn off your phone, disconnect it from any power source and gently wipe your screen from side to side to brush off any dust or particles. Don’t apply too much pressure as you could grind in particles and cause small scratches.
Use a Popsocket or Go Strap
The Popsocket is a genius idea that is extremely popular right now. If you don’t what what a Popsocket is, it’s a plastic circle that attaches to the back of your phone or case with a sticky, reusable adhesive. They “pop” out twice and look like a small accordion. This amazing little device is a game changer, especially with phone screens getting larger and larger. The Popsocket allows you to grip the phone better so you don’t drop it and so you can take selfies easier. It also works as a stand for your phone and a place to wrap up your earbuds or phone charger. The beautiful thing about Popsockets is that it’s available when you need it, but out of your way when you don’t.
Cover your phone from direct sunlight for long periods of time
This is a simple and easy tip to follow. Too much exposure to direct sunlight can cause damage to the screen and put your phone at risk of overheating. If you are heading to the beach or some other place where your phone could be sitting in the sun, then bring along a case or pouch (like a purse) to keep your phone. At the very least, keep your phone covered and out of the sun while you aren’t using it.
As you can see, you can protect your phone with just a few upgrades and precautions. If your phone could use some repairs because you didn’t have the right protection, don’t worry. At Houston iPhone Screen Repair, we can fix any damaged phone. Whether you have a cracked or broken screen, or the buttons are working properly, we’ve got you covered. Come on by and see us and we’ll have your phone good as new the same day.