Being a long period of time, smartphones have been an essential part of our daily life, whether on working, or stay at home on weekends, we use the smartphones to contact with others, listen to our favorite music or watch the most enjoyable videos and so on. We can even say that, for most of us, taking a smartphone is no different than carrying our wallet. But like most electronic devices, something or the other can go wrong with the best of them even if you take care of them even you take care of them seriously. So when that happened, what should we do?
When parts of our smartphones go wrong, we will immediately think of taking them to a service center. But many problems are either not covered in the warranty, or a heavy bill and inconvenience awaits the user. In fact, most of the time, the condition of your favorite gadget may actually not be as bad as it seems and you can easily fix the problem yourself by following some simple steps, and here are some tips.
What you do if you’re Phone gets wet?
If your phone gets wet accidentally, remove your phone's battery immediately and then use a towel to dry the physical parts of the smartphone and once finish it, bury your phone and the battery in a bowl full of rice. The rice will absorb all the water and moisture from the device. You should never try to switch the phone on as it may cause short-circuiting in the phone and may lead to a bigger loss for you.
One of the best things you can do is to place the wet smartphone on the back of your PC monitor or TV screen over the heat vents. The conventional heat waves coming out of these devices are perfect to dry and fix your phone. Else, you can place the smartphone in front of the air conditioner as well. Since the cold air coming from the AC is dry, it will dry up your phone quicker than you may expect.
To be on the safer side you can later use a hair dryer to remove the remaining moisture and water from the phone, however, never use a dryer as the first solution. This will worsen the situation by blowing the water droplets into deeper areas of your phone.
The scratches that will appear on screen sooner if you using your smartphone without a screen guard.
But don’t be afraid, toothpaste can help you fix those scratches and make you phone's screen as shiny as your teeth. Just put toothpaste on the screen and gently rub it in circular motion with a soft cloth or cotton and then wipe the whole thing with a soft and slightly damp cloth.
Note: Make sure it is a toothpaste and not a tooth gel.
Stuck pixels are the dead pixels that appear on the smartphone screen as a stationary black dot or a bright white or red spot. You can try removing them by gently massaging the area around the stuck pixel with a soft cloth. By this method, you are allowing the pixel to reorient itself and regain color.
Phone shuts-off randomly
If your phone shut off randomly for times, it shows that you have dropped your phone a good number of times or the battery is loose. When this happened, all that you have to do is to take a small bit of paper and fold it. Then open the back cover of your phone and insert the folded bit of paper between the edge of the battery and the edge of the phone, on the opposite side where the terminals of the battery are located. This will keep the battery firmly in place and stop your phone from shutting down.
How to extend battery life?
Have you encountered this problem, recently you bought a new phone battery but it is losing charge within weeks? When face this problem, you can try keeping it in the refrigerator.
Keeping them in cold environment not only extends their life but also increases their power. But make sure that the batteries are wrapped in a poly bag or a zip lock bag while they are inside the refrigerator.
You can also try to solve the problem by turning off screen's auto-rotate function, Bluetooth, reducing the screen brightness and GPS. If you are not really bothered about using the Wi-Fi and have an internet pack activated, you can switch off the Wi-Fi as well. However, if the problem still persists, it is likely a software issue and you must take your phone to a technician.
Fixing crashed Android apps
An Android app can crash within minutes of downloading and can cause your phone to hang. Reasons can be many but you can fix it by following these steps. Pull the battery slowly from the phone. This step is called soft reset and doesn't affect data in your phone, but can help you resolve issues such as a crashed app.
Once your phone restarts, you can go to Google Play > My Apps and then click on the app to update it. If an update is not available then simply uninstall the app and then reinstall it.
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