If you are planning to get a new Android phone or got one recently, then you must consider using these simple tips to make your phone last longer. These aren’t the standard tips you’ll see elsewhere – you know them by now – getting a case, getting a screen guard, etc. This time, here are some offbeat tips.
#1 – Charge your device the right way
There are so many people who are in constant fear of running out of battery- and they’re always charging their phones! There are also people who leave their phones charging overnight!
Most experts recommend keeping phones charged between 40% and 80%. So, frequent top-ups, instead of daily charging all the way to 100%, actually helps keep the battery healthy.
#2 – Cool it down
One thing to remember is that a cool phone is a healthy phone. This means that you don’t leave your phone in the car, and use it in the shade whenever possible.
Also note the fact that using your device under the sun will require maximum brightness, which will again, heat up the phone. Also when attending lengthy voice calls, prefer using earphones. The best idea is to keep your phone in open areas instead of confined spaces like pockets, bags, etc.
#3 – Use Burn-In Fixers to Repair Your Display
An increasingly large number of phones today ship with AMOLED displays. AMOLED, while it delivers great colors and saturation, is notorious for burn-in issues, where it retains your display’s output on its screen permanently after prolonged usage. Some AMOLED phones with burn-in issues include the Pixel 2XL, Nexus 6 and even the HTC A9.
To fix your burn-in issues, download a burn-in fixer app from the Play Store and follow the instructions. It should give you a better phone in about 30 minutes.
#4 – Replace Your Battery
This one is an often forgotten technique – primarily because phones of today don’t have removal batteries. If you do have a phone with removable batteries though, it is best to change your battery after 1.5-2 years, since most batteries wear out by then and give you much lower life.
If your phone does not have a removable battery, it is still possible to get the phone opened at a reputed service center and ask them to change the battery. This can go a long way in boosting your phone’s life.
#5 – Insure your device
Insurance and protection plans are finally succeeding in the market. It’s always a good idea to get an insurance for one’s phone. It’s helpful when the phone gets lost, stolen or damaged. Getting your phone insured protects the investment that you have made. This also means that you won’t have to spend sleepless nights wondering about the money you shelled out buying that dreamy phone of yours.