Have you ever bought a brand new smartphone, only to damage it within days or even hours because you didn’t put a phone case on it? If so, you know how frustrating and upsetting it can be. While lots of smartphone manufacturers boast about the strength and durability of the phones they sell, all smartphones are big investments that can be broken beyond repair very easily.
This is a big problem for the owners, not just because the phone’s aesthetics or functions are affected, but because a damaged phone will be worth significantly less when you come to sell it at the end of your contract, even if the damage is only cosmetic.
If you, or someone you know, are looking for ways to protect a smartphone from damage and keep it in great condition, here are 5 tips to follow.
Buy A Strong Phone Case
A phone case is the best way to protect your phone, as it reduces the impact on the phone if you drop it on a hard surface. BodyGuardz design a range of incredibly effective phone cases for a range of phone models, including the latest iPhone. There are multiple levels of strength available, depending on the protection you need.
Buy Screen Protection
A phone screen is one of the most important elements of a smartphone’s design but, unfortunately, is often one of the easiest to break. It’s also expensive to replace, so any steps you can take to strengthen the screen will reduce the likelihood of damage. A screen protector can prevent day to day wear and tear, such as oil from fingers, water and scratches, and can also make the screen more resistant to cracks.
Getting a smartphone wet is one of the worst things you can do. There are waterproof or water-resistant phones which will resist a shower of rain or being slightly submerged for a short amount of time, but phones are generally not completely waterproof. This is why you should keep your phone out of the bathroom and away from pools, as well as always drying your hands before handling it.
Keep the Phone with You
Keep the phone on your person as much as possible, but if you must leave your phone unattended, make sure it is in a secure place. For example, in a busy household, it’s best to keep it out of reach of children and animals and on an even surface. Often, damage occurs because owners lose concentration for a moment or accidentally drop the phone. Hold the phone securely with two hands and zip it into your pocket.
Get Smartphone Insurance
You can’t prepare for every eventuality, and that is why it’s a good idea to take out smartphone insurance as soon as possible after purchasing a phone. You pay a monthly fee which covers you, should the phone be damaged, lost or stolen. It will be repaired for no extra cost as long as the policy covers you for the type of damage it has suffered, which is why you always need to check the small print of any insurance policy.