Tips for Protecting Your Cell Phone

In this day and age, our cell phones are almost like a child or part of the family. Your phone is where photos and memories are kept, how you connect with family and friends, and often how you conduct work. It’s extremely important we take safety precautions to ensure our device remains intact and in working order. When mistakes happen luckily iDropped offers Wilkes Barre phone repair to quickly get your phone back to new! To avoid these mistakes, follow a few simple tips.

Keep Your Cell Phone Away From Water

Even though we are in the midst of summer and staying connected while in the pool or at the beach is preferred, water can do serious damage to your phone. While some phones are now made to be splash-proof or mostly water-proof, you are still running the risk of causing damage to your phone. For example, some cell phones are waterproof only up to a certain depth. This means if the phone falls further than so many feet or meters, water pressure can cause many issues. If you must have your phone near water keep in a ziplock bag or waterproof case with a floating device attached. 

Always Use a Protective Case & Screen Protector

While some prefer the sleek simple design your phone has to offer, a protective cell phone case is essential in keeping your phone safe and long-lasting. We know there are many stylish cases out there, but it’s important you make sure they will also protect your phone. Finding a case with raised edges to protect your screen is crucial. A case with extra shock protection is also helpful in protecting your phone from damage when dropping. A screen protector adds an extra level of support to your cell phone screen. Of course, when accidents happen you can rely on iDropped’s Dickson City iPhone repair.

Keep Your Cell Phone Clean

Besides the fact we are in the middle of a global pandemic, keeping your cell phone clean is very important. Did you know that your cell phone has more germs on it than a toilet seat? Now that we’ve completely grossed you out with the facts, it’s time to clean your cell phone! Unlike washing your hands, you can’t use soap and water to clean your cellular device. Start by removing your case, turning off and unplugging your cell phone. Next, thoroughly wash your hands using soap and water. Using an anti-bacterial wipe or alcohol-based disinfectant cleaner and scratch-free cloth, gently wipe down the outside of the phone, including the screen. Find a cleaner that contains 70% isopropyl to clean your phone. This ratio of 70% alcohol is important as that’s the amount needed to kill any germs on the phone’s surface. Be mindful NOT to use 100% alcohol cleaning products as they can damage your phone’s protective coatings. Be sure to avoid getting any moisture or cleaner in any open ports. Keeping your phone clean will avoid dust build up on your phone which causes issues later on.

Don’t Overcharge Your Cell Phone

When your phone reaches a 100% charge, unplug it from the charging cord. Excessively charging your phone can actually reduce your battery power over time. Investing in a portable charger to keep handy for charging emergencies is the best route. 

Have an issue? Visit an iDropped Franchise Location!

Accidents happen, and while following cell phone safety precautions will help extend your cell phone’s life, you still may need the assistance of cell phone repair expert to fix minor problems. Battery life, cracked screens, and cell phone exteriors can all be fixed at your local iDropped franchise location. Visit, message, or give us a call today!