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5 Tips to make your new phone last for years

Author at TechGenyz Tips
iPhone XS

Have you bought a new mobile and you want it to last a long time? Not only is it enough to put a case and carry it in a safe place in the backpack or your purse, but it is also necessary to take into account another series of aspects related to battery, temperature or safety. Think that to protect it and to look like new for years, not only do you have to take care of the exterior, it is also very important to pamper the interior. Therefore, if you are willing to see how to make your brand new device last for more years, be sure to follow the instructions below:

1. Use tempered glass

Just as a case is important, and not just any case, of course, it is important to protect the screen with tempered glass. Choose a rigid case, if possible to cover the entire phone (also the panel). But if this type of covers tends to bother you, you might prefer those that expose the entire front of the device, use tempered glass. Basically, this type of protection resembles Corning Gorilla Glass.

The objective of putting a tempered glass on the screen is to prevent it from breaking if the mobile phone falls to the ground. Each model tempered glassworks at a thickness depending on their manufacturing process and what they expect to obtain. However, one 0.4 mm thick is always better than 0.2 mm thick.

Also, try, as much as possible, to acquire a tempered glass protector specific to your phone model. If this does not have a specific one, make sure at all times that the glass fits and fulfills its function. That is, protect the device front screen, but without it being noticed that there is something on the screen that prevents us from managing and working with the device quietly.

2. Take care of the battery

If you want your phone to last a long time, the battery is one of the sections that you have to take care of the most. Like, Avoid charging it even after it has reached 30%. It is best to try to charge your device when it is around 25% -30% battery. Similarly, ensure that the phone is not charging for many hours, all night, for example. Keep in mind that extremes are never good.

If the original charger is damaged, replace it with a new one, always original. It is advisable to always use the serial charger to charge the device. And, if you have less than 20% battery left, it is better to activate the energy-saving mode, keep in mind that the functions that consume the most will be automatically disabled.

3. Keep your mobile updated

In order for the mobile phone to remain the same as the first day for a long time, it is essential to keep strict control of all the security and software updates that the manufacturer is launching. Whenever there is a new one, it is best to update immediately. In this way, the update will make sure that the device does not take unnecessary risks with new Trojans that tend to frequent malicious applications or suspicious links.

4. Avoid sudden changes in temperature

Cold or intense heat notably damage the internal components of the device. If you are going to go to the snow now in winter, we advise you to protect the device with a special cover or, if you can leave it better safe at home or in the place where you are staying. When the heat comes, more of the same. Never leave the device directly in the sun on the beach or pool. Also, even if your phone is water-resistant and has IP67 or IP68 protection, we advise you not to submerge it directly in water.

5. Get an insurance

Getting insurance when purchasing a new device is a good way to cover your back in the event that something happens to you. On the Internet, there are many websites that are dedicated to this topic. The price varies depending on the contract that is made or the mobile model you have.

It is not the same to ensure a mid-range device than a very high-end one. In any case, basic insurance (about $10-$15 per month) covers loss, theft, or other types of damage, such as an accidental fall or water damage.