Protect your iPhone

Your iPhone came with a pretty hefty price tag, and it makes sense that you want to do everything possible to keep it safe from damage beyond the inevitable regular wear and tear. We have a few tips that will help you protect your investment so you can enjoy your phone... at least until the next model is released 😉

Stay Dry

There are a lot of ways for your phone to get damaged, but water damage is by far the most commonly reported issue among iPhone users. Water is bad for any type of electronic device, but phones tend to get the most exposure, and iPhone sets are even more prone to water damage than most models.  In the summer, its common to put your phone in your pocket and head to the beach or to the pool, but many users forget to take their phones out of their pocket before getting in the water, set up a reminder alert, or perhaps leave your phone at home before you head out to cool your heels. Rain is equally damaging, make sure to step inside before making a call.  

Be Cool

While water is hazardous, high heat is equally damaging to the components in your iPhone. Try to avoid leaving your phone locked inside your glove compartment or center console on hot days, and also keep your iPhone away from sources of extreme heat such as the hood of a car, or even your oven after you have been cooking. The internal components are sensitive to heat, and the last thing you want to do is fry your investment.

Keep out of Pockets

On an iPhone, or pretty much any smartphone, the screen is the most essential and the most vulnerable part of the device. Phones are made to be able to fit in your pocket, but that doesn’t mean it’s the safest place for your iPhone. If you happen to be wearing loose fitting clothing and forget your phone is in your pocket, it’s easy to damage, crack, or shatter the screen through absentmindedly bumping against harder objects. 

Invest in Protection

One of the best ways to keep your iPhone safe from damage is to invest in a solidly built protective case, such as the Life Proof case. Not only is a case like this waterproof, but it also has the ability to absorb shocks. That means dropping your phone or bumping into the car door no longer has to result in a heart attack. On that note, its also a good idea to have a dedicated space for phone storage that’s away from hazards such as children, pets, or food.

Pay Attention

Don’t surf and walk, no matter how attentive you think you may be, it's much safer for you and for your phone if you limit its use to when you are stationary.  The easiest way to drop your phone on the ground or into the water is by not being aware of where you are walking, and let’s face it, we have all seen plenty of videos of Smartphone owners trying to multitask only to end up with a broken screen at the end of the day.

Follow these tips and you'll be way ahead of the crowd! Buy, of course, things still happens. So if you need help with a damaged iphone, just give us a call 🙂

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