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Tips for Taking Care of Your Tech

Tips for Taking Care of Your Tech

Technology — it’s undeniably a huge part of our lives whether your device of choice is a phone, tablet, computer, laptop, something else, or a combo. But do you know how to really take care of your technology so that it endures its longest shelf-life possible?

 

Taking care of our technology, in the same way that we take care of our skin, our hair, and practice self-care, is important to maintaining it. The longer, healthier shelf life your technology has, the more possibilities you have: you can sell it on Amazon, trade it into your cell network, or the most obvious option, you can keep it for a longer amount of time.

 

Keep reading to find out the best ways to take care of the tech in your life!

(Photo by Oliver Schwendener on Unsplash)

 Watch your phone’s temperature.

Apps that burn a lot of central processing units tend to make your phone overheat faster. Make sure not to use these apps — like Facebook or Pokemon Go — for an extended amount of time. Another super important way to keep your phone cool is to make sure it’s not sitting in direct sunlight for a long period of time.

 Use a Magic Eraser to fix screen cracks.

No, seriously. Magic Erasers are known for wiping away unwanted floor scuffs but they’re also great at buffing out smaller-scale scratches on phone screens.

Fix screen protector scratches with toothpaste.

A little bit of toothpaste (not the gel kind) can alleviate a plastic screen protector of scratches. Unfortunately, it won’t work for a phone screen.

Save your battery by lowering brightness.

It will make a big difference in your phone’s battery life and after a few hours, your eyes will adjust to a new, lower brightness setting.

Steph Osmanski
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