5 ways to keep your smartphone in good condition

Bidvest Insurance shares 5 ways to keep your smartphone in a good condition. Smartphones are an expensive, yet essential investment. Your smartphone is your lifeline – for work, staying connected with friends, entertainment, and more.

When it comes time to replace your phone, most people need to take a deep breath, gather their composure, and dig deep into their back pocket. In 2022, you can expect to pay up to R41,499 for the Iphone 14 Pro Max in South Africa. If you plan on buying an expensive smartphone, you’ll want to keep your phone in good condition, ensuring you get many years of use. Here’s a list of 5 ways to keep your smartphone in good condition.

1. Invest in a cover

Yes, we said “invest”. Quality smartphone covers can be costly. While you could buy that inexpensive knock off for R100, is it really going to provide your phone with the protection it needs? Probably not. Invest in a cover manufactured by a reputable brand. This way, you’ll have no regrets when your phone survives a nasty drop.

2. Protect your screen

Your screen is one of the most important parts of your smartphone. The average smartphone user touches, taps or swipes their devices over 2,600 times per day. Between all these touches, taps and swipes, things like dirt, dust and other debris often land up on your screen. If you don’t have a screen protector, this can cause damage and scratches to your glass screen. Keep your phone screen looking as good as new with a sturdy screen protector.

3. Be careful how you store/carry your smartphone

Bags and pockets are not your smartphone’s best friends, nor do they provide the best protection. When you put your smartphone into an open section of your bag, with all your other essentials, you put your smartphone at risk for enduring more scratches. Storing your smartphone in your pocket can also cause scratches, especially if your keys are stored there too. Scratches on your smartphone can cause damage, and lead to operational difficulties for your smartphone too. Store your smartphone, smartly.

4. Avoid extreme temperatures

Extreme temperatures, both hot and cold, can cause damage to your smartphone. Your screen and battery are particularly vulnerable when it comes to temperature. Avoid exposing your phone to extreme temperatures. Most smartphones will alert you when the temperature is too high for them to operate.

5. Look after the battery

Naturally, your smartphone battery will lose capacity over time. The average lithium ion battery lasts between 300–500 charge cycles. Many experts recommend charging your phone in short bursts and keeping the battery between 40%-80% for a prolonged battery life.

Now that you know how to take optimal care of your smartphone, Bidvest Insurance helps you keep it protected even more. Panic Alert from Bidvest Insurance keeps your smartphone covered, no matter where you are. Get Panic Alert from Bidvest Insurance today.

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