9 Common Things that Damage Android Phones that Users don’t know
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There are many ways you might be accidentally damaging your Android Phone. These ways are always common in our society and Phone users probably don’t know that their phones are damaged in the process. I will be posting nine ways such things might happen and you should do well to avoid it except maybe you are planning on buying a new phone..
🚯 Installing malicious softwares
One of the worst mistakes smartphones users make is the indiscriminate download and installation of apps. Clicking on download links from suspicious websites would probably end up installing malicious softwares to your device. To avoid this, always do a proper research on the website and app respectively or better still download from Google play store. I’m sure every Android phone user have the Play Store app on his/her device.
🚯 Overcharging your Android phone
Android phones limit the amount of power that is received through the charge port so you cannot literally overcharge your device. I know this sounds like good news but I want to bring it to your attention that phones heat up while charging or plugged in as the case may be. This heat that is transferred to your phone deals a great damage to the device especially when it is not properly ventilated. So you can avoid this overheating by keeping your phone in well ventilated area while changing but why would someone keep charging his/her phone when the battery is at 100%(full).
🚯 Poor ventilation
Speaking of overheating, your phone doesn’t have to be plugged in for the device to get overheat. It is relatively easy for your phone to overheat in strong sunlight.
Your phone can also get too hot if you are playing heavy games especially while it in charging.
And most times, the phone can get hot enough to shut down when left in direct sunlight, even in an air-conditioned room. The problem there is that excessive heat can damage the battery.
So, protecting your phone from the sun, turning it off if you have to leave it in a hot car, and otherwise keeping your device at a comfortable temperature is a good idea to prevent accidental damage.
🚯 Slaming your phone on hard surfaces.
A case won’t prevent your from damaging when you slam it on your desk or counter, and a drop can still damage your phone. Even if you don’t see a shattered screen or a dented corner immediately, it’s still possible that a fall has weakened your phone’s casing or damaged something inside the device. If you routinely drop your phone, the repeated impacts may be doing more damage than you think.
🚯 Exposing your phone to moisture
Plenty of Android Phones are not water resistant, and you should probably prevent yours from getting splashed at the pool.
But even encounters that seem harmless can still do damage to your phone, like setting it down on top of a wet bath towel. Your phone may incur damage when you use it with wet hands in the bathtub (even if you manage to avoid dropping it into the water).
🚯 24/7 Usage
Just like you turn your computer off when you are not using it, it is a good idea to shut your phone down at least occasionally to give it a rest. Leaving your phone on all the time burns through the life expectancy of its components more quickly than you would by shutting it off every occasionally.
Regularly shutting down your device, or even simply rebooting it, will help ensure that caches are cleared and that everything is running smoothly.
🚯 Leaving your phone on the couch (or keeping it in your pocket)
Leaving your smartphone on the couch can be a bad idea. When you’re watching a game or just engrossed in a movie, it is easy to forget that your phone is sitting right next to you, just waiting to be dropped on the floor when you jump up (either for a popcorn break or to celebrate a goal). Even accidentally sitting on your phone can damage it.
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The same argument could be made to advocate against keeping your phone in your pocket. If you repeatedly sit on your phone or routinely find it falling out of your pocket and clattering to the ground, then you should probably reconsider your habits.
🚯 Filling up your phone’s storage
Keeping your phone packed full of apps and data will slow it down. And of course, if the memory is full, you won’t have any room to download a new app or store a new video. Deleting apps, browser data, and unused media can all help keep your phone performing well; avoiding the temptation to overload the memory will save you the frustration of the constant struggle for space.
🚯 Being careless about plugging your phone in to the charger
Being careless about plugging your phone in to its charger is a great way to end up with a damaged port. Being rough or careless when you’re plugging your phone in is always a bad idea, since tiny ports are easy to ruin and major force is never necessary. From a scratched phone to a broken port, the outcome when you force the cable is never good.