Removing The Worry From A Phone-Based Life

We all rely on our cell phones for countless things in our lives. Everything from online banking to treasured photos is contained on a device that fits neatly in our back pockets. The more things we can do with our phones, the more excited we get-often forgetting that our reliance on them means that we are in serious trouble if they’re damaged or stolen, and that a failed battery can really bring our day to a screeching halt.

There’s no question that we have to be smart about our smartphones, and there are a number of things we must be absolutely positive to do so that we don’t end up losing personal data or being unable to communicate with others when we are needed. Let’s look at what we all should be doing to keep our digital lives safe.

Physical Protection

We’ve all scratched and bumped our phones, and plenty of us have cracked a screen or two. It’s annoying and frustrating, but we can get by when it’s just cosmetic damage. It’s the hard hits that can really pose a problem. These are the type of impacts that can do serious internal damage and leave the memory inaccessible, and they’re much easier to encounter than you might like to think.

Your case is as important as the phone itself. Once you choose to get an Apple iPhone X, you should be shopping for Apple iPhone X cases. Don’t use your phone the first day without one. Just as sure as you assume you’ll be safe for a few days, you’ll let your pricey device slip from your grip.

Take Charge of Staying Charged

It does you no good to have instant access to all kinds of information if that access is blocked by that 1% fading into 0%. Keep access to chargers everywhere you go-beside your bed, at your place of work, and in your vehicle. Check on portable battery packs that can charge your phone even while you’re away from all electricity sources.

Learn good battery conservation techniques. Reduce screen brightness, and if you aren’t using wifi or Bluetooth functions, turn them off. If the charge is getting low and you have a short time to build back some charge before leaving your power source, turn the phone off for maximum charging speed. There are plenty of other shortcuts to a high charge, so check them out.

Know Your Bars

Most of us do a good job of checking coverage before choosing a plan, and most urban areas have a good signal from every provider. But if you travel frequently, it can be helpful to review coverage maps before choosing a plan.

For example, if you live a couple hundred miles from your hometown, get your provider’s coverage map and see how saturated they are along the path between. If you see long bare patches with a spot or two of good coverage, you might choose to take a fuel stop at those hot spots and give your phone a moment to check on things in case you’ve missed calls or texts in the dead areas. No carrier has 100% worldwide coverage, so just plan to work within their limitations.

A big percentage of us rely heavily on our cell phones for everyday functions. We often make the mistake of assuming that they’ll be available for us 24/7, no matter what demands we place on them for power, coverage, and conditions. While we can never say we’re 100% secure in relying on our phones, we can definitely do some simple, affordable things to give ourselves the best possible chance to know that the information we want at our fingertips will actually be there.