How To Make Your Smartphone Work Fine for Longer
There are many things that we can say about smartphones except for one thing: that they are cheap. These amazing devices that bring the world closer, run amazing games and apps, offer services ranging from making payments at the bank to placing bets at Betway, are marvels of modern engineering – and they come at a price, too. For most, switching smartphones every year or two is a serious financial effort. Luckily, there are some tricks that can make even older smartphones run fine for longer, perhaps giving their owners the time they need to set aside some more money for a better one. Here are some ways in which you can make your phone keep its condition satisfactory for longer.
Take care of it!
First and foremost, remember that a smartphone is a sophisticated device with quite a few sensible parts. As such, it doesn’t react well to being hit or dropped (especially its screen), being left in direct sunlight, and being submerged in water. Taking good care of your phone will help it stay intact and functional for longer.
Sometimes, phones do fall – this is unavoidable. To prevent it from being damaged, make sure to put it in a phone case. A simple, fitted case or skin will offer it some protection but for the best results, you might want to invest in a high-quality wallet or flip case. This will protect your phone not only from breaking when it falls but it will also protect its screen from scratches.
Charging the battery right
The battery is the smartphone part that gets used up first – each battery has a certain number of discharge cycles that it can perform well, after which it starts to lose its capacity and slowly “die”. This is unavoidable – but here is a trick that will help you prolong the lifespan of your battery.
As a Li-ion battery expert once said, you can charge your battery whenever you have the time – even if it is at 95%, although it’s not necessary – but you should keep in mind one important thing: always disconnect your phone from the charger as soon as it is full! Leaving the phone on the charger overnight harms the battery pretty seriously and reduces its lifespan significantly.
Choosing the right software is also key to keeping your phone working well for longer. Some apps, like Facebook, Messenger, and Skype, consume lots of resources while running in the background – replacing these with “lightweight” versions like Messenger Light and Skype Lite, and using Facebook through the web browser instead of the dedicated app, will help your phone not only run faster but also save a lot of storage space.
Another important thing to do is to get rid of “bloatware” – apps that come preinstalled on your phone out of the box. While you usually can’t uninstall of these, you can always disable them from Android’s Application Manager, and this will prevent them not only from running in the background and consuming resources but also from constantly updating and taking up storage space.