Summer is upon us. It’s time to put down those school books and briefcases and hit the sand. While summertime comes with countless benefits, it also has its selection of challenges – not the least of which is keeping your phone safe. Here’s our quickie guide for summer-proofing your devices.
Water Damage 101
You may not be able to resist the urge to jump into every pool you see, but don’t forget to take your phone out of your pocket before you do. When a phone gets wet, the circuitry inside makes connections between points it shouldn’t be connecting to.
So, what can help prevent this mishap? There are many heavy duty waterproof cases, like this Lifeproof iPhone 6 protector. If you do get your phone wet, turn it off immediately and set it in a safe place to air out.
Working on your Fitness
We get it. It’s summertime and you want to be in shape. This requires exercise. However, exercising with your smartphone in your hand or pocket (listening to music, talking to friends, etc.) is a great way to drop your phone or get it wet from perspiration. Ensure you keep your phone in a case or in an armband while you work out. Aside from keeping it secure, this will also protect it from your sweat. If you are worrying about dropping your phone exercising, however, you can order our Guardian Tempered Glass for whichever device you have. These hard screen covers will keep the glass from scratching as well as help prevent cracking. Just don’t drop a dumbbell on it…
It’s a Sand Trap!
Sand traps are not just for the golf course. In fact, you probably have one in your hand right now. iPhones and other smartphones are notorious sand traps, and taking them to the beach is a great way to bring a little of the beach home with you whether you want it or not. While using our screen protectors can help stop sand from damaging your phone’s screen, they’ll do little to keep it out of the internals. Keeping your phone safe in a beach bag or purse the entire time you’re at the beach is a great way to ensure you don’t get sand inside of it.
Keep Your (iPhone) Cool
You’ll probably spend some time time sunbathing, while the hot weather is great for your skin’s glow (with loads of SPF, of course), it’s bad for your iPhone. The iPhone isn’t meant to reach temperatures higher than 115 degrees Fahrenheit. Sound too hot to be a possibility? The inside of car can reach 100 degrees in minutes on the right day. What most people forget is that cars are essentially ovens, reaching temperatures far higher than the temperature outside. Make sure to keep your phone in the shade or protected under something cool so that it doesn’t get overheated. If your phone gets too hot, it can cause permanent battery damage and kill functionality. Keep that device out of direct sunlight.
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Now, go forth and get your summer on!
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