A Guide to Smartphone Best Practices


There are more than 2.5 billion mobile devices in use around the globe, and like any other complex electronic equipment, things can go wrong. The chances of your smartphone breaking down are incredibly low, as we all realise how important the device is, and if you follow these simple guidelines, you can effectively cut that already slim chance in half.

  • Operating Temperature – Mobile devices are not designed to endure extreme temperatures, at either end of the scale, so never leave your smartphone in direct sunlight, and only an hour is a hot car will surely render the device inoperable. If you like to use your device to listen to music while jogging, be very careful, as if you put in inside a plastic bag, the heat from your body could be enough to send the temperature dangerously high. If your device does stop working, and you think it might be temperature related, there is super-fast and reliable smartphone repair at Earls Court, which is very close to the underground station. If the device does get too hot, turn it off, and hopefully, no damage will be done, and if it fails to boot up later, then seek out a repair centre.

  • Seek Out Cleaning Software – Just like a PC, a smartphone or tablet can become cluttered with data left behind when apps are uninstalled, and whether your device is Android or IOS, there will be free apps that will keep your phone free of unwanted data. Typically, this kind of app can be configured to run silently in the background and the user can set a schedule for cleaning.

  • Delete Unwanted Data – If you are like most smartphone users, you are constantly downloading files, and with lots of web browsing, the caches will soon be full and that adversely affects the device’s performance. It is easy to use file manage to delete files, just make sure you know what you are deleting, as removing a critical system file will render the device unable to boot up next time.

  • Give the Device Some Downtime – It might seem harmless enough to just leave the phone on all the time, and with the charger connected at night, why bother to turn it off? Although the device is designed to be powered up, it does it good to have a rest now and then. One should reboot the device at least once a day, and leaving it in the off mode for a few hours will clear memory caches.

  • Avoid Water – In fact, any moisture can adversely affect a smartphone, and if you are planning to go swimming or a walk on the beach. It might be an idea to put your phone in a re-sealable plastic bag, just in case. One sudden wave that rises to waist height would render your phone useless, so avoid water at all costs, and take the necessary precautions in wet environments.

Your smartphone is likely the most important device you own, and by following the above guidelines, it should give you trouble-free service for many years.