People around the world rely on their smartphones for their morning alarm, to pay their bills, to track their fitness, and to conduct business when away from the office. One can hardly remember a time when daily living activities and productivity had little to do with mobile devices. As software systems have continued to improve over the years, the computer systems that operate the device you hold in your hands have been designed to uniquely meet your personal needs.
Since the development of applications, or apps as they are more commonly referred to, mobile phone users can download tools and resources that address social, emotional, and even professional needs. However, sometimes these app systems experience glitches, the common language for snags or bugs in the execution of the app code. The developers of the apps track this information through Android studio crash logs or iPhone crash logs. Any app components can be a reason why the app crashes, whether the app is in use or not. Sometimes an app running in the background can cause a crash, which is disconcerting to users. Apps that continually crash seem to bog down and complicate the usability of the phone, creating concern about the overall soundness of the device.
Damage Concerns for Mobile Devices
There are other concerns of damage with a smartphone, and the exterior condition is usually what most users focus their attention on. Repair or replacing a damaged smartphone can be a headache for users, especially if all the data and apps you had on your original phone cannot be transferred to your new device. Here are three ways that you can protect your phone from damage.
1. Invest in a Screen Protector
The newer mobile devices have begun to include and scratch and impact-resistant screen. However, this isn’t a guarantee that your screen will not shatter when dropped or scratched from being jangled around your bag or when shoved into your pocket with keys. Screen protectors also keep oily and dirty fingerprints from smudging your screen. There are some screen protectors that are thin film laid over the screen, while others are thicker pieces of protection that can be inserted underneath a case.
2. Purchase a Case
Smartphones are portable and compact, making it a convenient tool to stick in a pocket or purse. The downside to the small size is the increased risk of being accidentally dropped or sliding out of a loose pocket. Phones are knocked off desks, dropped by children, or dropped between the console and the front seat. A case that matches the potential threat to the phone, such as waterproof or a bumper side, is the best investment for full protection. There are even cases with built-in chargers. Keeping it dry, whether through a case or containing in within a briefcase or bag, protects the electronic internal elements.
3. Avoid Exposure to Extreme Temperatures
Even with a protective case, you should be careful to keep your phone from extremely cold or hot temperatures. The internal components of the phone can be damaged if left out in the heat or the cold for a long time. The battery is especially susceptible to extreme temperature damage, which could ultimately short the battery life of the phone and even create data loss. The cold can make certain parts of the phone more rigid and brittle, which might create a situation that the phone is more easily broken. Don’t leave your phone in the car, sitting on a picnic table in the sun, or leave it in your pocket when in the cold.
The important role mobile phones have in everyday living makes it important to protect the expensive investment. Consider the impact of your habits and activities and how they help or harm both internal or external operations and conditions.