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9 Ways You Are Accidentally Damaging Your Smart Phone by Jamesssng(f): 11:55am On Jun 20, 2018
Nine ways you’re accidentally damaging your smartphone

Check out nine ways that you may be accidentally damaging your smartphone, and figure out a few ways to stop the bumps and bruises before they result in a broken phone.

Installing malware

One of the biggest misconceptions about smartphones is that you don’t have to worry about security with them nearly as much as you do with your computer. But that’s a myth, and downloading apps at random without doing your research is a great way to end up with malware on your device.

Avoid downloading apps from third-party stores or clicking download links on suspicious websites, even if they show the icon and name of an app you think you can trust.

Leaving your phone plugged in

It may not really be a problem to leave your phone plugged in for a couple of hours once it is charged completely, since devices can limit the power being transferred to the battery once that battery is fully charged.

But there is no benefit to continue to charge your phone after the battery reaches 100 per cent; leaving the device plugged in for long periods of time can generate excess heat and damage your phone. Another great way to damage your phone as you charge it is leaving the device plugged in when it is tucked under your pillow or even just sitting on top of your mattress. A smartphone heats up as it is charging, and if you don’t place it somewhere where that heat can dissipate, it can overheat.

Allowing your phone to overheat

Speaking of overheating, your phone doesn’t have to be plugged in for the device to get too hot. It is relatively easy for your phone to overheat in strong sunlight.

And in some cases, a phone can get hot enough to shut down when left in direct sunlight, even in an air-conditioned room. The problem there is that excessive heat can damage the battery.

So, shielding your phone from the sun, turning it off if you have to leave it in a hot car, and otherwise keeping your device at a comfortable temperature is a good idea to prevent accidental damage.

Dropping your phone, even if it’s in a case

A case won’t prevent you from dropping your phone (or knocking it off your desk or counter), and a drop can still damage your phone. Even if you don’t immediately see a shattered screen or a dented corner, it’s still possible that a fall has weakened your phone’s casing or damaged something inside the device. If you routinely drop your phone, the repeated impacts may be doing more damage than you think.

Exposing your phone to liquids

Plenty of smartphones aren’t made to stand up to use in a rainstorm, and you should probably prevent yours from getting splashed at the pool.

But even encounters that seem innocuous can do damage to your phone, like setting it down on top of a wet bath towel. Your phone may incur damage when you use it with wet hands in the bathtub — even if you manage to avoid dropping it into the water.

Keeping your phone on 24/7

Just like you turn your computer off when you aren’t using it, it is a good idea to shut your phone down at least occasionally to give it a rest. Leaving your phone on all the time burns through the life expectancy of its components more quickly than you would by shutting it off every occasionally.

Regularly shutting down your device, or even simply rebooting it, will help ensure that caches are cleared and that everything is running smoothly.

Leaving your phone on the couch (or keeping it in your pocket)

Leaving your smartphone on the couch can be a bad idea. When you’re watching a game or just engrossed in a movie, it is easy to forget that your phone is sitting right next to you, just waiting to be dropped on the floor when you jump up (either for a popcorn break or to celebrate a goal). Even accidentally sitting on your phone can damage it.

The same argument could be made to advocate against keeping your phone in your pocket. If you repeatedly sit on your phone or routinely find it falling out of your pocket and clattering to the ground, then you should probably reconsider your habits.

Filling up your phone’s storage

Keeping your phone packed full of apps and data will slow it down. And of course, if the memory is full, you won’t have any room to download a new app or store a new video. Deleting apps, browser data, and unused media can all help keep your phone performing well; avoiding the temptation to overload the memory will save you the frustration of the constant struggle for space.

Being careless about plugging your phone in to the charger

Being careless about plugging your phone in to its charger is a great way to end up with a damaged port. Being rough or careless when you’re plugging your phone in is always a bad idea, since tiny ports are easy to ruin and major force is never necessary. From a scratched phone to a broken port, the outcome when you force the cable is never good.

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Re: 9 Ways You Are Accidentally Damaging Your Smart Phone by theunnamed: 11:55am On Jun 20, 2018
tongue
Re: 9 Ways You Are Accidentally Damaging Your Smart Phone by vadeonly(m): 2:46pm On Jun 20, 2018
Nice tips

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Re: 9 Ways You Are Accidentally Damaging Your Smart Phone by MistadeRegal(m): 7:45pm On Jun 20, 2018
angry

The charging stuff is not true.

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Re: 9 Ways You Are Accidentally Damaging Your Smart Phone by Dranoid: 7:55pm On Jun 20, 2018
MistadeRegal:
angry
The charging stuff is not true.
He said overheat not weaken battery life
Re: 9 Ways You Are Accidentally Damaging Your Smart Phone by MistadeRegal(m): 7:58pm On Jun 20, 2018
Dranoid:

He said overheat not weaken battery life

I've left my phones to charge overnight and none of them overheated.

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Re: 9 Ways You Are Accidentally Damaging Your Smart Phone by Dranoid: 8:11pm On Jun 20, 2018
MistadeRegal:


I've left my phones to charge overnight and none of them overheated.
maybe not in all cases sha

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Re: 9 Ways You Are Accidentally Damaging Your Smart Phone by MistadeRegal(m): 8:59pm On Jun 20, 2018
Dranoid:
maybe not in all cases sha

Perhaps that's it.
Re: 9 Ways You Are Accidentally Damaging Your Smart Phone by Airoflaw(m): 10:04pm On Jun 20, 2018
great

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Re: 9 Ways You Are Accidentally Damaging Your Smart Phone by Yomisky(m): 7:56am On Jun 21, 2018
DOES POWERBANK DAMAGE BATTERY?

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Re: 9 Ways You Are Accidentally Damaging Your Smart Phone by SheikhMuniru(m): 8:36am On Jun 21, 2018
FORGET THE PROBLEM WITH ANY PHONE IS NEPA

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Re: 9 Ways You Are Accidentally Damaging Your Smart Phone by Wasky101: 8:36am On Jun 21, 2018
Informative

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Re: 9 Ways You Are Accidentally Damaging Your Smart Phone by Chieftaincy01: 8:36am On Jun 21, 2018
I do all

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Re: 9 Ways You Are Accidentally Damaging Your Smart Phone by Olalan(m): 8:37am On Jun 21, 2018
Majority are guilty of leaving their phone plugged in courtesy of PHCN unreliability

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Re: 9 Ways You Are Accidentally Damaging Your Smart Phone by Holocene(m): 8:38am On Jun 21, 2018
Watching pornoe on your phone makes it susceptible to virus who can steal and take control of your device remotely

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Re: 9 Ways You Are Accidentally Damaging Your Smart Phone by IronTete(m): 8:38am On Jun 21, 2018
grin
Re: 9 Ways You Are Accidentally Damaging Your Smart Phone by sheylarhh(m): 8:39am On Jun 21, 2018
Yomisky:
DOES POWERBANK DAMAGE BATTERY?
It won't with Original power bank
Re: 9 Ways You Are Accidentally Damaging Your Smart Phone by Benz4pimp(m): 8:40am On Jun 21, 2018
OP,please where did you get your certification from?or you feel once you own a phone or blog,you know about gadgets?abeg Park for brt lane.....What you don’t know is bigger than you....Research states that leaving your PC on prolongs the life of the components on its motherboard......same with your tv,laptops and phones......Most of you will just type trash just for likes......or you think it is rocket science that tv being used in the Uk or US for 10-12 years where electricity is stable suddenly develops a fault after 6 months of on and off here!!!

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Re: 9 Ways You Are Accidentally Damaging Your Smart Phone by Lomprico2: 8:41am On Jun 21, 2018
Everybody wan form oversabi. angry

Ur phones are meant to be 'on' 24/7!!

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Re: 9 Ways You Are Accidentally Damaging Your Smart Phone by SolexxBarry(m): 8:43am On Jun 21, 2018
Nice one op

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Re: 9 Ways You Are Accidentally Damaging Your Smart Phone by DAntivirus: 8:43am On Jun 21, 2018
ok
Re: 9 Ways You Are Accidentally Damaging Your Smart Phone by DonFreshmoney(m): 8:44am On Jun 21, 2018
Why should I want to switch off my phone?? OP take ur time oo.. I can bet my left ballz that OP doesnst switch off his phone every day.

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Re: 9 Ways You Are Accidentally Damaging Your Smart Phone by cezarman(m): 8:46am On Jun 21, 2018
Wetin be Una own sef? Some go say e no matter how long you plug your phone, others go say different thing. Are you guys okay? Infact I no read again... I'll do anything I like with my phone, if e spoil I go buy another onesmiley

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Re: 9 Ways You Are Accidentally Damaging Your Smart Phone by lonelydora: 8:46am On Jun 21, 2018
Ok
Re: 9 Ways You Are Accidentally Damaging Your Smart Phone by lonelydora: 8:48am On Jun 21, 2018
MistadeRegal:


I've left my phones to charge overnight and none of them overheated.

Be prepared to get a new phone
Re: 9 Ways You Are Accidentally Damaging Your Smart Phone by EternalTruths: 8:54am On Jun 21, 2018
Itemize your points with numbers for easy identification and learning.

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Re: 9 Ways You Are Accidentally Damaging Your Smart Phone by SeniorZato(m): 8:59am On Jun 21, 2018
MistadeRegal:


I've left my phones to charge overnight and none of them overheated.
Ok just countinue doing so sir

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Re: 9 Ways You Are Accidentally Damaging Your Smart Phone by freemanbubble: 9:01am On Jun 21, 2018
nonsense

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