Knowing how to take better care of your phone can help you get the most out of it and keep it in better condition. Here are 5 easy tips that you should know.
1. Keep your software updated
If some features on your phone aren’t working, that doesn’t necessarily mean your phone is broken. You might just need to update your software. Having out-of-date software can cause a host of different issues with your device. It’s best to avoid those issues as much as you can.
2. Try deleting old apps
If your phone is running more slowly than you’d like, it might help to delete any apps that you aren’t using. Apps that run in the background can waste processing power that you could be using to do things you care about. Unused apps also take up space that you might want for things like pictures. It’s worth clearing out any old apps and media to see if it improves things on your device.
3. Invest in a good case and quality screen protector
One of the easiest and most important things you can do to protect your phone is to protect it from physical damage. Of course, being careful goes a long way here, but because nobody is perfect, you should also pick up a good case and a quality screen protector. These basic accessories will mean that your phone is more likely to survive drops and scratches.
4. Avoid extreme temperatures
Extreme heat can be hard on your phone, especially if you live in a very hot climate like I do. You should check out this post on how to keep your phone safe from overheating. The basic idea is not to leave your phone out in the hot sun, and to turn it off and give it a break if you find it’s running too hot.
5. Consider replacing the battery
Some people might throw out a perfectly good phone because the battery is having issues. In some cases, you might want to replace the battery instead. This might allow you to get more quality use out of your device.
What to do with your old phone
Hopefully, this post gave you some ideas for how you can take better care of your phone. If you’re like me, though, you won’t be able to resist upgrading to a newer device after a year or so. In this case, you may be able to trade in your phone towards a new device. Go here to see if you are eligible for any trade-in deals with AT&T.
This article is AT&T sponsored content written by Matt Johnsen, a TechBuzz contributor. The statements in this article are his own and don’t necessarily represent the positions, strategies, or opinions of AT&T.