5 tips to keep your smartphone alive for a long time

It is the tool for everyday use. Whether for communicating with others, planning routes or just listening to music. Smartphones nowadays offer so much variety that it is impossible to imagine social life without them.

But on average, a device has a survival time of 18 months. If a new smartphone is bought, it is used for many hours every day. This naturally affects the battery, the housing and the device itself. We reveal five tips on how to keep your smartphone alive for as long as possible.

Tip 1: Protect the display and housing

The smartphones are particularly eye-catching when it comes to the back. In numerous colors, in matt or glossy, the designs of the manufacturers leave nothing to be desired. But as beautiful as the device is, it is also prone to bumps or falls.

It is therefore advisable to protect the smartphone with a display film after purchase and also to provide the housing with a cover, a bumper or something similar. The video explains how to properly apply the protective film.

Tip 2: Protect your smartphone from heat, water and cold

If the smartphone is equipped with a case and a screen protector, you should still be careful in extreme temperatures. For example, the smartphone should not be placed in direct sunlight. So it’s best to leave it in your pocket or cover it on hot summer days. The same applies, of course, to the cold season.

Water can also damage the device. Most smartphones are nowadays protected against water, but this does not apply indefinitely and, above all, only when the water is clear. If water does get inside the smartphone, it can lead to short circuits. You don’t want to accept broken speakers or a destroyed battery.

There are even many on the market for beach holidays Sheathsthat completely cover the device and make it waterproof. So nothing stands in the way of your next beach holiday.

Further tips on protecting smartphones from hot temperatures or water can be found here: Tips: Heat protection for smartphones & Co.

Tip 3: protect the battery

The heart of the smartphone is the battery. If this is damaged, nothing works at all. Therefore, you should make sure that it does not depend excessively on the electricity. If it is charged to 100 percent, you should pull the plug. So don’t charge all night.

The battery can also be saved by switching off mobile data, closing unnecessary apps in the background or switching the smartphone to flight mode when not in use.

The display brightness also plays a major role in the battery life. Therefore, this should also be adapted to the lighting conditions. In the evening you usually do not need to set 100 percent brightness on the display. More tips on all aspects of battery life can be found here.

Tip 4: manage storage space

Nowadays, every smartphone is equipped with several gigabytes of memory. Photos, videos, apps and more can easily be installed or saved on the smartphone. But be careful! If the storage space is always full, this affects the loading time of photos, apps and the like. Who would want to wait a long time for a picture to be sent?

That means cleaning up your smartphone’s data and cache on a regular basis. It is advisable to delete all data that is no longer needed. If it is difficult to separate from photos or videos, an external memory card can help. But if it is also permanently in the smartphone, the device can also slow down.

Tip 5: Have damage repaired promptly

No matter how much you protect and equip your smartphone, it can always happen that it breaks. Be it through a violent fall that even a case cannot catch or a broken battery.

Then it is advisable to have the damaged parts replaced as quickly as possible. Because if the display has already cracked, the damage can continue to spread and cause further damage.

The question naturally arises: Take the smartphone to the workshop or repair it yourself? If the damage is only minor and you feel confident that you can repair it yourself, there are numerous tricks online that can be helpful.

However, if the damage is greater, you should consult a professional. Even if such a repair is of course expensive, you will have saved more in the long run from a flawless device with a long service life.

You can find more tips on repairing your smartphone in the next guide.

With a few tips and tricks, the average lifespan of a smartphone of 18 months can definitely be exceeded. If you take care of your device with all of the aspects mentioned, your smartphone can function flawlessly for more than five years.

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