The Importance of Regular Phone Maintenance
Let your phone be a hero. Give it juice to stay powered to the end of the day. Make sure it’s not too bogged down with tons of opened apps. Let the hard drive have some space for computing.
Yep, proper maintenance feels good. It’s time to let your phone shine. Here’s everything you need to do to keep your phone dependable and speedy. Just like every good superhero, there to never let you down.
Proper phone maintenance means you can count on your phone working optimally, all the time. When your life gets a little busy, and you need something to happen quickly you won’t be waiting on a slow phone. You won’t have to stress about your phone being on the brink of dying when you need to organize a major event, who says Tuesday’s night out isn’t major? And you won’t ever be there staring at the once-in-a-lifetime-epic-moment unable to snap a pic because your phone storage is full.
The good news is the steps to keeping your phone working are not a complicated as you may think.
A quick word of Advice first…
One precaution before starting is about buying into any maintenance programs or apps that promise a perfect fast phone for a small fee. Don’t get us wrong many apps, really help organize and manage your phone’s files. It’s just that most of what you need to do is pretty simple and can be done without any extra apps. Be aware before getting a fix-all-app that promises the world. They are probably too good to be true.
Here are the best tips for taking care of your smartphone properly.
- Keep your phone charged between 40% and 80%.
To start with if the battery is dead there goes your phone, so here’s our best tips for keeping the battery powered. Start with keeping it charged between 40-80% with a well-trusted brand name charger. Have the chargers you need where you spend most of your time. If that’s somewhere out and about, get a portable battery to stay powered up no matter where you are or what you are doing.
- Close unused apps.
If you aren’t in the habit of closing the apps that you’re not using, that may be slowing down your phone. Use the close all apps button once in awhile, and free your processor for just your current task.
- Delete unused apps.
Yes, that was once your favorite app. But you haven’t even opened it in over six months. And it’s taking up vital space on your phone’s storage. We recommend going through every so often and clearing out any apps that you don’t use. Yes, you can keep your favorites. Just clear up space, so the processor has room to handle the phones operations.
- Transfer your photos and videos regularly.
Okay, so we’re devoting two whole steps just to phone storage space, because yes, it is that big of a deal. Full storage will slow down your phone faster than anything else. And right after way too many apps, photos and videos are the next biggest culprits. Find out how to transfer your pictures from your phone to either a cloud storage like iCloud for iPhones or Google photos for either iPhone or Android phones. Or you can transfer them right to your computer using your USB cable. Get yourself on a regular schedule and move the photos off your phone to make room for processing and more photos!
- Give your phone a rest!
About once a day it’s good just to restart or power off and power back on your phone. This power cycle lets it start all its processes over, and anything that was not running correctly will usually fix itself at that point.
There you have it. Following these tips will keep your phone running just like the day you got it. Yes, it may have a chipped screen, but the insides at least will be running like new.
P.S. If you do need a screen fixed let us know we can do that also. 🙂
Need some more help with your phone? Give a Repair n Go Tech a call at 866-986-8240.
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