Most of us experience our gadgets starting to act up just as they cross year and half of purchase. Usually, we blame the quality and manufacturing, but it is us, who shall take the blame. You have to agree, that the care that these gadgets needs, we usually do not apply.
Here is a list of essential tips that can make the life of your smartphone, laptop, and tablet longer than estimated.
1. Charge your phone before it hits 0% charging. The batteries used in modern phones is lithium-ion and lithium-polymer and do not have the memory effect.
2. The tip for increasing the battery life of your gadget is to charge it more often. Manufacturers usually count the battery life with the estimated full discharge recycles around 400-600 cycles. Therefore, if you recharge the battery as soon it drops to 10-20% then it will increase its battery cycles up to 1,000.
3. There is no risk of the battery being overcharged, even if it is left plugged in after a full charge. An inbuilt control system stops the current once charging is complete. This does not mean that the phone should remain on charging forever. Keep your battery between 40% and 80% and enjoy longer battery life.
4. Don’t buy cheap batteries because they are unsafe and can be suspected of not having an inbuilt controller. You should also not use USB cables and non-native chargers.
5. The ultra-fast chargers can be extremely harmful, therefore avoid using them.
6. A protective case that is bulky can also harm the battery as it causes overheating during long recharging. You should remove its case before you putting it on charge.
7. After every 3 months discharge your battery to a complete 0% and then fully charge it immediately. This would keep your phone safe from full charge and discharge extremes.
8. Place your laptop on an unobstructed and ventilated platform to prevent it from overheating. Instead of using your lap or pillow, use a laptop stand.
9. One thing that is worst for the lithium-ion batteries is high temperature. Avoid exposing your devices to high temperature and sunlight.
10. Don’t switch your laptop right away when you have come indoors from a cold temperature. Let it adapt to the temperature of the room and then turn it on. (Min one hour)
11. Try to use your smartphone as less as possible when the environment is cold. Low temperatures are not good for the battery, so carry them in an inner pocket or a warm casing.
12. Keep the monitor of your PC or laptop away from direct sunlight as prolonged sunlight exposure will damage the screen and fade the colors of display.
13. When handling the monitor, extreme care is required because of its vulnerability. If you touch the screen with your fingers too hard, then there are chances of dark spots appearing on those areas.
14. Use the lint-free wipes to wipe the monitor’s screen. Remember, never use window cleaning liquids. The ammonia in them will damage your screen.
15. Make sure to check your keyboard before closing the keyboard. Even, small pieces like a breadcrumb can damage the glass surface of your monitor.
16. Turn off your appliances at the approach of your thunderstorm, or the nature may let them experience its full wrath.
17. If voltage fluctuations occur frequently in your area then buy an Uninterruptible Power Supply device. This will protect your device from any damage that this fluctuation might cause.
18. Handbags and other places where you place your phone can allow lots of dust and debris to clog in your phone spaces. Turn off your phone and clean the ports using a toothpick lined with soft cloth. You should also spare a pocket for your phone. Keep it clean.
19. It is time to do some cleaning when your computers’ fan becomes noisy or is overheating. Every year, the computer asks for some cleaning, so free it from all the dust accumulated in there.
20. Take your computer to a service center if you do not know how to clean the computer on your own.