Best tips to protect your phone for long longlife.

     

  1. Mobile phones are susceptible to liquid logging and there are chances that water / oil / milk / tea / cold drink / curry / shaving foam may get in and damage it. Please ensure you keep your phone away from all such things. The phone can not be repaired if it’s undergone moisture damage. The manufacturer does not give any warranty for such cases.
  2. The Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) may get damaged in case pressure is applied on the surface. While keeping the phone in the pocket or while seated, always check that it is not in contact with any sharp/hard object. It’s advisable to use pouches or mobile phone covers to avoid LCD damage.
  3. Modern mobile phones are designed to squeeze in loads of features in a compact size. The Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) are multi-layered and are mounted with surface-mounted devices. The contact of such Integrated Circuits and components on PCB are in microns (µm) (10^ – 6 meters) and a small impact / shock / jerk may displace the components or break the tracks. The manufacturer does not give any warranty for such cases. Mobile phone pouches or covers are of great help in avoiding such damages.
  4. The plastic cosmetic parts lose their glare/color due to heavy exposure to sun light. To avoid direct sun exposure, one must use mobile pouches or covers.
  5. Every mobile handset has an IMEI number (International Mobile Equipment Identity), which is a unique number and one can access this number by pressing *#06#. The mobile warranty is attached to the IMEI number, and it’s also useful in the event of theft.
  6. The Emergency Number worldwide for Mobile is 112. If you are out of coverage area, dial 112 and the mobile will search any existing network. This number 112 can be dialed even while the keypad is locked.
  7. If you lock your keys in the car and the spare keys are at home, call someone on your cell phone. Hold your cell phone about a foot from your car door and have the other person at your home press the unlock button, holding it near the phone on their end. Your car will unlock.
  8. Mobile phones should not be frequently charged, it may reduce the battery life. Always track the battery charge indicator, and carry mobile charger in purse/bag/car to avoid the contingency of battery discharge.
  9. Electronic items have deteriorative effect if contaminated with dust. The use of the pouches or mobile phone covers shall be useful to keep your mobile phone free from dust.
  10. Nokia handset comes with a reserve battery. To activate, press the keys *3370#. The cell will restart with this reserve and will show a 50% increase in battery. This reserve will get charged when you charge the cell next time.
  11. There are many authorized sources that provide entertainment software etc.
  12. It’s always advisable to install antivirus software on your mobile phone.
  13. Make the best use of the user manual.
  14. When your phone is out of network coverage, switch off the handset or else the battery may get drained.
  15. Finger nails or sharp objects may damage the keypad. Use fingers while pressing the keys.
  16. Bluetooth should be turned on only when it is required. Keeping Bluetooth on unnecessarily makes your phone open to malicious viruses.
  17. To enhance the life of your charger, it should be unwound and disentangled.
  18. While removing the battery, it’s advisable to first switch the handset off.
  19. When your mobile phone is not used for a long duration, remove the battery and keep it separately.
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