The time is now … for the « sun motorway », your feet on the hot sand and the cool drinks with extra ice. Before leaving, here are some tips that may help you to keep your phone safe through this turbulent time.
Sand grains: Very thin, they seep into everything. Sand grains can play two bad roles: scratch your screen and seep into your connectors. Our tip: do not leave your phone lying in a bag if you want your screen to remain unscratched and correctly charge it. The extra-tip: equip your device with a tempered glass that comes on top of your screen and reinforces it. As for the back, it is recommended to envelop your device with a protecting cover.
Water splashes (or the Great Dive): As we have always told you: water and electronics do not make good bedfellows. Water is a cause of oxidization, i.e. your smartphone’s components alteration due to humidity. This alteration decreases the electricity transmission. In case in which your phone goes to water, here are some good first behaviors to adopt:
Remove it from water;
Switch off the device;
Take the battery off;
Safely remove the SIM and SD cards;
Dry the outside of the smartphone with a towel by taking care of making the water falls outside (tilt the device connectors down).
WARNING! These tips do not ensure an efficient result on your smartphone functioning well again: it depends on the undergone oxidization.
An extended position under a blazing sun: it is obvious an extreme heat can damage your device. For what reasons? Nearly all of your smartphone’s components are made to resist heat of up to approximately 70 °C but its battery can generate heat and consequently very quickly exceed this heat level. Two cases may occur:
You forgot your phone in the car, parked under a hot sun without any shade. If your device is switched off, this extreme heat should not damage it.
You forgot your phone, switched on, lying on your beach towel at the seaside. WARNING! The more you will use your phone the more it will be damaged. Our tip: switch it off as quickly as possible and put it in the shades until it cools.