Mobile phones are some of the finest inventions of man. They add so much value to life, especially since some of them come equipped with functions that are exciting. Quality mobile phones are long-lasting and durable, but they can still suffer serious damage if not handled carefully. I have put together some of the things I think expose our phones to damage.
USING A MOBILE PHONE WHILE CHARGING
Making use of your phone while charging it can be hazardous, either to your health or to the phone. Although it may seem like there’s nothing wrong in doing so, it is actually one of the chief mistakes that destroy phones.
Ideally, when charging your Android phone, you’re supposed to place it on a cool surface, a tiled floor or something that won’t get hot in time.
DOWNLOADING APPS AND GAMES FROM UNTRUSTED SITES
About 80% of Android users have been shown to be guilty of this. Downloading apps and games from sites might seem easy and better at first but with time, the repercussion will be felt when malware starts invading your phone. It is advisable and way better to install apps from the Google Play Store with Play Protect.
PLACING A MOBILE PHONE IN TROUSERS POCKETS
As funny as it might sound, it is bad; especially in a tight jeans’ pocket. The pressure could affect the android phone in so many ways; the screen might start to malfunction. Holding your phone in your hand when you are out and about is basically the best.
PLACING A MOBILE PHONE UNDER A PILLOW DURING BEDTIME
It’s okay to be tired and sleepy after using your phone at night, but placing it under your pillow or anywhere on the bed can be dangerous. Simply turn it off or get up and place it on a wooden-like table or stand.
There have been lots of explosions from Android users putting their phone under the pillow before or on the bed before sleeping. This is one regular mistake that should be avoided by all means.
FAILURE TO SWITCH IT OFF
Ideally, you are supposed to turn off your phone before going to bed and turn it back on when you wake. There’s a huge difference between turning off a phone for some time and just rebooting it.
It is important to know that turning off the phone for some time helps clear caches automatically and makes sure subsystems are properly restarted. Additionally, switching it off should help with the longevity of the RAM and enable certain diagnostics as well.
OVERCHARGING/OVER-DRAINING THE BATTERY
I know it is more like a norm these days, but you’re not supposed to wait till the battery shuts down completely before recharging your phone. Simply put it on standby if you don’t have access to electricity and if it’s below 10%.
On the other hand, overcharging the battery helps in killing the battery which will only make it weak with time. Swelling is also another possible outcome of overcharging.