High temperatures, water and sand are the most common causes of smartphone failure. We discuss the most common vulnerabilities and tell you what to do to protect your phone from them.
Sand will damage even Gorilla Glass!
Sand grains are one of the most common factors that can damage your smartphone. Surely you have to put your phone in the pocket to which you got sand earlier. This way, you can even scratch the display with Gorilla Glass reinforced glass. Even more dangers await us when the pieces get into communication jacks such as a USB port or an audio jack. Moist sand can freeze them, causing problems with charging, headphones etc. Particular attention should be given to older smartphones that may have unsealed casing or cracks in the screen through which the sand can penetrate.
Do you have a black phone? Watch out!
Another factor that can damage your smartphone on holiday is too high a temperature. Lithium-ion batteries under the influence of excessive heat are subjected to the "aging" effect of reducing the maximum capacity, so they can discharge faster. This is especially the case for smartphone users with black cases. Do not leave your phone in sun-exposed cars.
Salt water is doubly dangerous
There is no doubt that water is by far the greatest enemy of all electronics. Not everyone knows that salt water is twice as dangerous. It causes rapid corrosion of metals, disrupting the functioning of the systems and leaving a sludge of sodium chloride, which is strong and long lasting.Even when salt water is flooded the phone will turn on and function, it is recommended that you take it to the service area to clean the components. Just as in the case of sand, especially with regard to this issue should be approached owners of smartphones, which period of glory are already behind.
How to protect your phone against hackers?
Many users keep important data on their smartphones that unauthorized access could expose a vacationer to significant losses. These are passwords, logins, photos, email messages, bank account numbers, payment cards and access to social profiles. Take a look at the possibility of cyber attacks, and before leaving, check the security of your device – screen lock, anti-virus, updates. Here are some basic tips:
- Disable Bluetooth , NFC, and automatic login to available networks
- Carefully use public Wi-Fi networks in hotels, restaurants, cafes and airports
- Enable or install GPS tracking , which, in the event of loss or theft, enables both location and remote erase of phone memory.
- Sign out of apps that contain valuable information
What kind of resistant smartphone to buy?
For several years in the manufacturers' offers successively models resistant to environmental factors. The best of them recently we have gathered in our TOP-10 durable phones for active people. What should a smartphone be immune to ? It should have a compact design secured on all sides with rubber finishes. The casing components are connected in such cases with screws so that the phone does not fall apart in the event of a fall. An example of such a device is the recently tested HOMTOM HT20 Pro.Many models also support the IP67 and IP68 standards. The letters of this symbol refer to the words "International Protection" and the digits for the resistance classes. The first is the determination of resistance to penetration of solids (where 6 is the highest class, complete protection against penetration) and the second is the mark of resistance to water. Eight means that the device is resistant to long-term immersion in water above 1 m depth. So you can take your phone with you even to the beach, as long as all its security flaps are located at the entrances of the ports. Holiday is not necessarily just beach and sun. Mountain lovers, mountaineers, extreme conditions and wilderness trails may also be interested in the power of smartphones . Ulefone Armor phones, in addition to IP68 resistance, are also capable of withstanding a temperature range of -40 to 80 ℃ and can even serve as a hammer. It also has a special SOS button which, when pressed, sends a message with the current GPS coordinates to the predefined contacts. Source: press release, own elaboration