Ahh, the temptation to buy the latest iPhone, Galaxy S, or Huawei Mate that’s displayed elegantly at the store’s display. You’re adoring the thought of owning one of the latest smartphone. The longer you stay in the bliss, the more probability of you taking out your wallet.
However, if you’re aiming to save money to reduce debt but struggling to do so, the release of new smartphones can be a wicked course. Like Charlie gets attracted to that Wonka Bar. Here’s where your existing smartphone comes in.
If you can’t stretch your budget to a snazzy South-Korean or American-designed phone, you may wish to add more years to your existing phone. On that note, here are some measures that can increase the durability and longevity of your handset to avoid repairing or replacing it.
1. Screen Protectors Are Important
Screen protectors for iPhone 6, Galaxy S7, and other smartphone models can be considered as a no-brainer when it comes to safety against deep scuffs and scratches. Glass protection, in particular, tops the clarity, functionality, and feel department. Options made from fortified tempered glass exceed steel’s hardness. Advanced options will ensure that your smartphone’s screen remains in tip top shape while balancing protection with clarity to deliver performance in equal measure.
2. Cases Come Next
Now that you’ve secured the screen, it’s time to proactively look for a case that can safeguard the rest of your handset’s components. Investing in something sturdy will give you the best chance of avoiding an expensive accident. This is crucial for individuals who tend to drop their handset frequently. In addition to protection, cases can also add to the visual appeal of your smartphone. Some options even come with a stand that can be rotated to an angle that’s easy to view (movie buffs?).
3. Adopt Battery Charging Best Practices
That’s the single most important measure you can take to protect your financial investment in smartphone technology. Put your smartphone on charge when the battery is at 75 percent. Waiting until it drops to 25 percent reduces its ability to sustain and hold charge, because of the inability to keep up with the charging cycle. Actually, charging the phone at 25 percent makes the battery work to its potential for up to 500 charges only. But if you opt to charge your smartphone at 75 percent battery, you can get over 2,000 charges. Also, don’t let the smartphone’s battery drain completely before you opt to charge it.
4. Avoid Software Damage
Although not common for a device like an iPhone to become infected with dangerous malware, it’s still important to protect your device. Malware usually comes from phony applications, so watch out for suspicious apps. If the app isn’t by a trusted developer, it could contain dangerous Trojans and other forms of viruses. If your smartphone acts in a weird manner after you install a new application, check how the app is using the data to ensure your information isn’t being transferred to a third-party.
Follow these tips to get the most out of your current smartphone. They’ll help you avoid spending on biennial upgrades or new devices. Always remember that the protection measures you take today could have a significant impact on your future financial health.
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