Keeping tabs on your technology is something you should remain vigilant about. Especially for the more advanced and costly devices, it’s important to protect your investment by keeping it safe from harm.
This includes everything from guarding your devices against physical wear and tear to making sure you have all the best software to keep it humming along smoothly.
To keep your tech in tip top health, we have put together our tips and tricks to best prolong the life of your device.
The first line of defence
Keeping your device safe (even from yourself!) will allow you to enjoy it for as long as possible. This means outfitting your phone or tablet with something that can withstand heavy use and potentially devastating drops.
A case or cover is the simplest and most obvious way to accomplish this. Whether you want something bulky and heavy duty or sleek and light, a case or cover will help you avoid the problems that come from overuse or an accidental drop here and there.
Keep the battery alive
What’s the point of having a sweet device if you can’t keep the thing running? If you need help keeping those juices flowing you can always check out our tips for prolonging battery life. A few quick clicks and taps will keep your battery level higher longer.
Unfortunately, charging is just part and parcel of owning a smart device. Thankfully, a portable charger can keep your phone alive no matter where you are. Much like guarding your screen from damage with a case or cover, taking care of your device’s battery is an easy way to get more mileage.
Stay up to date
Lagging behind the curve when it comes to updates can make your phone over exert itself unnecessarily. It’s also just not fun to be running older versions of software. Make sure you’re familiar with how to update your operating system and when you should. That will ensure you’re getting the best out of your phone on a regular basis.
The downside of the web
How great is being able to hop online whenever you want via your smartphone or tablet? Pretty sweet, right? There are heaps of benefits to such connectivity; like doing your banking and checking social media accounts on the go. However, there are also some bad, bad people out there trying to get their virtual mitts on your information.
Viruses and other malicious software can cripple your device, not to mention have huge negative impacts on your life. Make sure you keep up to date on keeping your information safe online, how to detect scams and beware of malware. Formerly just a worry for computer users, these nasty programs can do real damage to your handheld device, too.
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