In the day to day we take care of cleaning the screen of our mobile,of supporting him in places where he is not in danger of falling,that someone feels in it or even that the smallest of the house take it. Some even put a cover to protect it from scratches inside the bag and buy a screen protector. Undoubtedly, these are all gestures that help extend the life of our phone,But they are not enough.
If you really want the mobile phone to hold you for a few years in good conditions, you also have to worry about other conditions. Normally it is usually our usage errors that cause the device to "die" early.
1. Do not use antivirus
If we ask you if you have an antivirus installed on your computer, most likely you will say yes, but if we ask you if you have it installed on your mobile phones, you will most likely say no. Why? It would be the question. Why do you think your computer should have one and your mobile, no, yes, surely, many days you will use your smartphone much more than your PC or laptop?
Smartphones are also targets of attacks and, either through application downloads or through web browsing,there can be many viruses and 'malware' that infect your devices.
Currently, there are many programs that can be downloaded to the mobile and that serve to protect them against malicious content. If you are an Android user, you have useful applications likeAvast, Lookout, or TrustGo.In the case of the iPhone, Apple itself is responsible for distributing security patches when it detects a possible threat.
Keep in mind, yes, that antivirus also occupies space on the phone, like any other application. However, you have to assess whether the benefits it can provide compensate for the problems you may have without this type of programs installed on your mobile.
2. Do not clean inside
Cleaning it outside is fine. It is a matter of hygiene and that your mobile has a good and beautiful appearance, but we forget that alsoit is very important to have it clean inside-as happens to ourselves-. When a person is in good health on the outside, it is because they are fed and taking good care of themselves inside. The same thing happens to phones.
As we have already explained in another report, the screen of a mobile phone should be cleaned with a microfiber cloth or dry suede, orwell a little wet in water with alcoholto remove dirt and bacteria that remain in the phone after touching it throughout the day – not always with clean hands.
Cleaning it inside meansremove hidden files, which also take up space. Many experts recommend downloading an application that performs this task automatically, but others consider that downloading an 'app' for this is also filling our phone with elements that fill it unnecessarily, so they advise doing it manually. How? Deleting the contents or applications that we once stored but that we no longer use one by one. If you choose to download a cleaning application you will find many in the market,such as CleanMaster or TapCleaner.
3. Expose it to water and dust
Not all phones have the same degree of factory protection, IP protection or, in English, Ingress Protection. Some 'smartphone' come with resistance to water and dust and others only to dust. Some are more resistant to shocks and others more "fragile."
Most mobile devicesThey are waterproof if we talk about splashesor get wet when it's raining. At the end of the day, there are a few drops that do not end up penetrating inside the phone. This does not mean that they are really water resistant, that is,we can never immerse them in a pooland they will never come out alive if we drop them in a pile or in the toilet – yes, it has happened to more than one. So you have to be clear about what IP protection our mobile has and avoid exposing it to certain elements that can spoil it or reduce its life.
Experts also do not recommend leaving our phonein the heat of a kitchen or exposed to the sunon the beach or even inside a car, as it can overheat and stop working for a while.
4. Never turn it off
Since we use it at all hours and every day, what we usually do is connect it when we see that we have little battery left, so thatwe never let it go out. Moreover, we don't let it go out or turn it off on purpose. This also damages its useful life.
Our mobileyou also need to "disconnect", go blackand rest a few minutes or hours to recover its freshness. The same thing that happens to us, come on. If we sleep and rest well we will be with more energy and encouragement in the morning.
But apart from this, turn off the mobilewill have a positive impactin thebattery life. From time to time, instead of turning it off we can also restart it. This will help us to interrupt processes that are constantly working in the background, which will cause the activity of certain applications to be interrupted and therefore also save battery.
5. Carry it in your pocket without protection
As we said at the beginning, many of you may have bought a phone case to carry it in your bag and thus protect it against scratches, however to carry it in your pocket you choose to take it off, either because it is more uncomfortable or because with it not It fits you.This, as you can imagine, is a mistake.
In the pockets of jackets or pants the mobiles can also suffer blows or scratches, that's why experts advise against taking it there. If we carry it in a pocket, they can not only steal it from us more easily, but alsowe can fall to the ground if we bowor to the toilet if we go to the bathroom. To this we must add that it can carry health risks due to the radiation they emit. The iPhone manual expressly advises not to place it in the pants pocket. So you know, take note.