Smartphones with Android: how to prolong their life, how to keep them always safe and functional.
A middle class smartphone generally has a life of 2 years, after which various problems start to appear in the hardware.
To maintain it as long as possible and to have a stable and fast phone for the duration of its use you can follow the steps below that will help in this regard:
1. Take care of the display; it is the first to go.
Since the screen is sensitive ( touchscreen runs on heat transfer, while the cells inside consume ) after a while you will notice that does not respond as quickly as it did before and you will have to insist on certain portions of the screen. So use a “bumper ” type casing to protect the screen from falls or when placed on the table face down.
It would be very appropriate to use a protective foil, which will protect the screen against fat and sweating hands, and other external factors such as water and scratches caused by dust particles.
I know that in the case of smartphones the battery is consumed faster, but if you keep the phone always plugged in this will shorten your battery’s life, plus there is also the risk of overheating thus affecting the components of the phone.
Therefore disconnect the phone immediately after it was charged and only connect it to the power supply when the battery reaches 10-15 percent. You can even prologue your battery’s life from the phone’s settings.
Set screen brightness at 60-70% even if you like bright colors, but too much brightness can bother your eyes, also in the settings, try not to let the phone’s CPU and certain processes to run in the background all the time only when it is necessary. Regarding the use of wireless or wire headset, limit their use only when needed, for example when driving in traffic.
3. Updates are important, but be careful of what you do and when you do it.
Install the updates manually and only if they are stable, and are absolutely required. There are rather numerous situations, when certain updates are not working properly or are not yet completed for my smartphone model.
Allow a few days to pass from when the update is available and then do it; read the reviews of those who have used it, on Google Play you can see the reviews on the application page.
You can apply the same rule in the case of new system operation updates, i.e. Android. Learn about how the new released version behaves on your phone model and then perform the update. In this situation it is vital to make a backup on your phone, at least the contacts and messages.
4. System protection is also vital and here I mean an antivirus and a firewall.
Although not always, an antivirus for Android is not as effective as that for the PC, we recommend using a simple one which has an anti –theft mode such as Avast antivirus.
5. Clean your phone cache periodically.
This will help you have more available space and Android to work smoothly. You can use the application “App Cache Cleaner “ or other popular apps . This app in particular is excellent and does its job perfectly.
6. Pay attention to the apps you install!
Before you install an app check the “publisher “, i.e. who produced the app, and see what history and rating he has on Google Play. Only then install.
Otherwise, you risk to be a guinea pig or worse to find yourself missing important data from your phone. And speaking of safety, I advise you to keep your “GPS” and “Bluetooth “enabled only when and if needed!
We hope these tips are useful and will help you have a great smartphone performance and much longer usability.