How to protect your smartphone

On the beautiful beaches along the Caribbean coast in the state of Quintana Roo it is hot all year round and the sun shines almost always during the day. But sunny dream beaches mean: heat, sand and water, a dangerous combination for smartphones. Going to the beach without a smartphone? For many, that’s not a option, even if sometimes it could be a better idea. Here are the four biggest dangers for smartphones and the most important tips.

Cracked screen

Also known as the Spider app. It’s especially common when your hands are sweating and the phone accidentally slips out of your hands and falls onto a stone. Another accident could happen if the phone slips out of the pockets of summer clothing. What you can do? Put on the front a display protection and use protective covers.

Water

Some smartphones are protected against water, but that does not mean you can just jump into the water. It’s about protecting the devices from accidentally falling into the water. The treachery of water damage is that they can occur after weeks or months. What you can do? A simple plastic bag with zip closure is a cheap and effective method of protection, of course you should not dive with it, but against the accidental in-water jumping with the phone in the pants this should be enough. If it does happen and the phone gets wet: Turn off the device, if possible, immediately take out the battery. Dry your phone for several days in rice. Do not dry it out with a hair dryer, a stove or a microwave.

Heat

High temperatures are the enemy of many electronic devices. With mobile phones in particular the batteries are sensitive against it. Smartphones should not lie in the blazing sun or even in summer temperatures in the car. Small parts can melt and damage to electronic components can occur. If a cell phone has become excessively hot, do not put it in the fridge as it could cause condensation. What you can do? Protect you phone from heat. Do not charge when the devices are hot. At high temperatures, at least for charging, remove it from the case and place it on a surface that dissipates heat, such as glass or metal.

Sand

Sand could be located in the beach bag, or in the trouser pocket. If so, it can quickly reach into all cracks and openings of the phone. Even the surfaces can be scratched by grains of sand. In rare cases, it happened that the batteries exploded, because sand reached between the battery case and housing. What you can do? Never blow, because the sand and dust will go deeper into the phone. Instead, clean it with a fine brush. Again, a lockable plastic bag can protect easy, cheap and effective.