Caring for your mobile phone

Make no mistake, a mobile phone is an investment. If you have gone through all the trouble of securing a bad credit mobile phone contract, the last thing you want to do is not care for your phone properly.

In fact, if you care for it properly, by the time your contract is over, you could sell your phone and use the money as a deposit on a new contract, helping to secure a top of the range smartphone.

However, what are the basics of caring for your mobile phone? Well as soon as you receive one, there are a number of things that you should do immediately.

Wrap it up

Today’s modern phones are relatively robust! Yet, just let it hit the ground at the wrong angle when you drop it, and it could mean significant damage. Should the screen crack, you are looking at up to £100 to have it fixed, depending on how badly it has broken.

Now to prevent this, place your phone in a protective cover as soon as you have it in your hands. Many people do not like how these covers make their phones look, instead, they prefer the natural look of the phone. Here, consider a transparent cover. Although it does not offer the same amount of protection as other covers, it is better than nothing.

There are many options available, depending on the popularity of your phone. Some people prefer big, bulky metal cases to afford maximum protection. Also, remember to put either a plastic film or a tempered glass screen guard on the phone to protect the face against scratches.

Waterproof phones

Now if you work near water every day – such as a lifeguard, you may want to consider a waterproof phone. They do exist but obviously are not as in demand as your Samsung Galaxy or Apple i-Phone. If you are clumsy and likely to throw your phone in the toilet at every opportunity, a waterproof phone may be the best option as well.

Thieves, they are everywhere!

There are a number of ways to help protect your phone from thieves. Either, never let it out of your sight or mark it in some way that you can prove that it is yours. You can do this using ultraviolet pens. Furthermore, install apps that help render your phone useless to any thief that might steal it.

Insurance

If you can afford it, take out insurance on your phone. Cover things such as theft or water damage, the two most popular ways people phones are rendered useless to them.

Keep things confidential

Now this one is a tough one, but many experts say all confidential information and any sensitive tasks should not be performed on your phone. While this does render using your phone as a small office pretty useless, it will ensure that no hackers can get confidential information from you. Alternatively, make sure all confidential information and apps are secured through the use of passwords and never use the same password for everything. If your phone should get stolen, make sure the sim card is disabled straight away by your service provider.