Smartphones are now among the most commonly seen technologies in the world, with somewhere around 2.6 billion smartphone users worldwide. This, combined with the growing popularity of tablets, naturally means that there will be a lot of screens damaged from dropping, which means increased demand for cell phone repair services and iPad repair services.
Repairing your smart devices can get expensive, getting your iPad repaired can cost over $200 for instance, and that's why steps should be taken to avoid damage in the first place.
Here are 3 tips to do just that:
- Choose the Right Pocket
Sometimes you pick the wrong pocket. Your shirt pocket seems like an OK idea until you bend over and forget that the phone is in there, and it goes tumbling out. Or the cargo pocket of your shorts, only to get hit right on it. Another favorite is the back pocket until you sit down without thinking.
All of these are great ways to damage your phone screen. Instead of picking any of the above locations, choose one that decreases your chances of damaging your phone; like your front pocket, or a pocket with a zipper to prevent it from falling out.
- Keep Your Eyes Up
Don't walk and text. It may seem like an easy task, but the opposite is true. Walking and texting is a common cause of collisions that result in dropping and breaking your phone. If you really need to send that text, stop and step to the side. Or get a strong case to absorb the damage of the fall if you want to continue walking and texting.
- Avoid Water Completely
Water and technology generally don't mix well. Whether that be an ocean, the pool, a lake, or just a puddle after a little bit of rain. They might make for good pictures, but they're also deadly for your phone. Leave your device in a dry location, or get a case that has a certain level of water-resistance.
You should also be careful of toilets, sinks, and bathtubs. Many people have dropped their phone or iPad while in the restroom and cause themselves to need a new one.
Prevention is the best protection against phone damage. A good case can hold up against a few accidents, but eventually, it will fail. Combining preventative measures and a good case will give you the best protection against phone and iPad repair.