Smartphones and their screens are built to be sturdy enough for constant daily use, which means they should be able to withstand against scratches, minor falls and even bumps against hard surfaces. Unfortunately, even though these screens are built to be tough, the large screens are still prone to cracked screen or other damages. If you have a cell phone and want to keep the screen safe, The Fone Guys has a few tips that will help you keep your device safe.
It may seem like common sense, but the easiest way to keep your phone screen safe from damage is to make sure that you only touch the screen with the proper instrument. Most, if not all screens are intended to use with a stylus or your finger only. Don’t use a pen, pencil, stick or any other device to operate your phone or you might find yourself in need of a new screen.
Don’t Tap n’ Go
There was a time, back in the ’90s, when technology just needed a little tap, nudge or burst of air to get it working again. Things have progressed much further since then, and smartphones or any gadget from the last 10 years won’t respond to random taps or knocks on the screen when they are on the fritz. Instead, if your phone is malfunctioning, bring it in to The Fone Guys for servicing.
Limit Sun Exposure
Sunlight is a big part of life, but just as it can harm your skin, it can also create problems with your phone screen. Leaving your smart device laying out in the sun for extended time periods can overheat your hardware and damage your screens sensitivity.
Watch the Charges
Static electricity and pent-up sparks can wreak havoc on any type of tech, but you should be extra careful when it comes to your phone. If there is a sudden spark or passing of electricity between your device and other, the upsurge can fry your circuits, crack your screen or even burn your phone.
Operate According To Specs
There are plenty of times when you may get called away from your phone and forget to turn off the screen. While periodic occurrences are alright, you should make a point of not allowing your phone to idle for extended periods. When you let your phone idle with the screen on, you may notice that you end up with “burns” internally. Make sure to turn on your auto sleep mode feature to keep your device’s screen in optimal health.
Clean With Care
Your phone is a mobile piece of delicate technology encased in a sturdy exterior. That being said, it’s important to use the proper tools and solutions when you clean your device. Detergents, liquid soaps, and hand soaps are not meant for cleaning your phone screen and you can damage it in the process of cleaning if you use them. Use an electronic cleaning cloth or a cloth that you use to clean eyeglasses to gently clean your phone. In the event that your phone or tablet is dirty enough to warrant using a liquid, make sure you choose one that is specifically made for electronic devices.
Use a Cover & Screen Protector
It’s common knowledge that you should put a screen protector on your phone to keep it scratch-free. They are very affordable and available just about everywhere. There are even high-end glass screen protectors that allow you to keep that luxurious look without risking actual damage to your device. That same holds true for using an phone cover. Not only will your device be protected in the event that you drop it, but you also get a bonus layer of protection for your screen. If you need help finding a screen, case, or cover for your device, or if you are in need of repair, give The Fone Guys a call at 416-274-1150 today for more information.