Tips to Protect Your iPhone
The most recent iPhone, the 7, costs $649 or $769 for the iPhone 7 plus. The phone features 4.7 inches or 5.5 inches of sleek design with
Put a Case on It
This is the most obvious tip there is for protecting your most valuable electronic. This is also the best tip you can get. There are some who don’t want to cover up the smooth lines and tight profile of the iPhone, in which case, leave the case off. However, you should always have some form of protection on the phone. The good news is that you have plenty of options to choose from. From the nano-memory technology from InvisibleSHIELD, the 2mm thick Clear Protector, polyurethane screen protector from XO Skins, the heavy duty 8mm protector from SkinPea, or many others, don’t think you can beat the odds and have a crack free phone one or two years down the road.
If you do choose to go caseless, you should also think about the back of the phone as well as the front screen. This is where you can be creative and still complement the design of the phone. You can always go with a floral print, Starwars theme, or polka dots, or you can mix up “materials” and go with a wood veneer, leather, or transparent guards that wrap around the edges of the phone.
If you’re a guy and have big, deep pockets, then it might be ok to have a bulky phone case. For the rest of the population that wants to be able to hold the phone comfortably in their hands and not harken back to the 80s style portable phone, sleek is everything. Shock-absorbent, a TPU bumper around the edge, and a texture that allows for gripping the phone are musts for any cell phone protection case. Anyone can get a fairly decent phone case even at the local grocery store, so if you are on a budget, at least be sure that the case is durable. There are hard plastic cases that will protect the phone, but leave much to be desired when it comes to design. If you want it all, there are options like the dual-layer case from Caseology Parallax, a hard polycarbonate and flexible TPU from Ringke Fusion, or for rugged, but lightweight protection, try Urban Armor Gear’s cases.
The worst case scenario is when you are stranded on a highway and have no way to call anyone because your phone died. If you have a habit of playing battery-crushing games, checking social feeds, or reading up on news throughout the day, your battery life may not make it till the end of the day. Here are some quick tips on how to make it last:
Even though it is convenient, avoid ‘quick charging.’ This will harm the long-term battery life. If possible, plug it
tothe wall and let it slow charge overnight.
Never let the battery reach zero as this will also harm the battery.
Don’t leave your phone out in the sun to avoid it overheating.
Change the settings so the screen timeout is a shorter amount of time.
Lower the brightness on the screen which will extend the battery life.
Turn off location services.
As much as you don’t want to get in the way of the beauty of the design, you need to protect your phone. With so many options out there for screen protectors and cases, the phone shouldn’t go long without some kind of protection. And as much as you don’t want to spend more money on cell phone protection plans, it necessary to save you money in the long run. At