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9 Secrets to Extend Your Smartphone’s Lifespan & Save Money

9 Secrets to Extend Your Smartphone's Lifespan & Save Money - Partner content

One thing we can all agree on regarding smartphones is that they can be costly. Smartphones can cost up to KES 200,000! Knowing that the price of new smartphones is rising, making your existing smartphone last longer can save you money in the long run. Here, we’ll discuss easy ways to extend your smartphone’s lifespan.

Safeguard with a Sturdy Case: Shield and Preserve Your Smartphone’s Brilliance

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Smartphones are very fragile. While the metal chassis makes the phone sturdier, it doesn’t take much to cause damage that can cost you a hefty bill. They are easy to chip, scratch or even shatter your phone’s exterior, so investing in a good sturdy case and screen protector is essential.

However, not all cases protect your phone; some are merely decorative. Choose a case made of high-impact material and shock-absorbent layers like Casetify phone cases.

Keep Ports and Screen Pristine: Easy Cleaning Routine for Peak Performance

phone ports

Dirt is easily attracted to our smartphone ports because we always have them everywhere. Whether at work, at a restaurant, or even running errands, it can cause charging or audio issues, which are essential elements of a smartphone.

Regularly cleaning your phone ports can keep them in good condition and ensure dirt buildup isn’t clogging them up, causing problems. However, you don’t have to clean daily or weekly, do so every couple of months.

Beat the Heat: Prevent Overheating for Prolonged Lifespan

phone overheating

Your phone can last longer if you avoid using it in situations where the battery could overheat, like direct sunlight. You will get a notification that the battery is too hot or it will shut itself off, but this stresses the battery, which could contribute to a shorter overall life span.

Some smartphones, such as the iPhone, available at Badili, are designed to detect when the battery temperature is too high and display a notification to alert the user. When an iPhone becomes too hot, it may show a message like “iPhone needs to cool down before you can use it” or “Temperature: iPhone needs to cool down.” This notification serves as a precautionary measure to protect the device from potential damage caused by overheating.

If your smartphone overheats when using it, set it aside and let it cool down.

Streamline Storage: Declutter Your Device for Swift Operation

phone storage

Smartphones have a finite amount of storage, so it’s essential to be mindful of downloaded apps. Routinely deleting unneeded apps and files can help boost its performance. In addition to that, it’s necessary to clear the cache regularly.

Clear the cache and check the phone’s storage in the settings to see which apps and media are taking up a lot of space, and check for those you no longer need. If you’re looking to upgrade to a new smartphone with more storage capacity, you can browse through the wide selection of Badili’s refurbished devices like the Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus.

Power Down, Power Up: The Importance of Regular Reset for Your Smartphone

turn iphone off

Just like the computer, you should switch off your phone regularly. Even if you’re not actively using it, it’s still operating, and this constant activity can take a toll on its performance over time.

Switching off for a few minutes at least once a week will help it run more efficiently, extending its useful life.

Strengthen Security: Defend Against Threats for a Safe Mobile Experience

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It’s common for smartphones to become infected with some virus or malware. It is due to hackers trying to access sensitive information they can then use to access your online accounts. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to prevent this.

You can download an official antivirus software, just like on a laptop. You can also enhance security by adding 2 Factor Authentication to your accounts and ensuring that sensitive information is encrypted.

Another way to beef up security is by keeping your software updated. The software updates have security patches and bug fixes to improve your phone’s performance.

Maximize Control: Optimize App Permissions for Enhanced Security

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Managing app permissions is a sure way of boosting performance on your phone. Regularly review and update app permissions to prevent unnecessary access to your personal information or running background processes that drain battery life.

Optimal Charging Practices: Preserve Battery Health by Avoiding Overcharging

battery health

Preserve your phone’s battery life by partial charging. Instead of charging your device to 100%, ensure that your battery percentage is between 20% and 80%. It reduces battery strain and promotes its longevity.

Additionally, the iPhone devices like the iPhone 12 Pro Max provides a convenient way to check your battery capacity. By navigating to the “Settings” app, tapping on “Battery,” and selecting “Battery Health” you can view the maximum capacity of your iPhone’s battery. This percentage indicates the overall health of your battery, with a higher percentage indicating better performance and a lower percentage suggesting some degree of battery wear.

Embrace Wi-FI Connectivity: Preserve Battery Life and Reduce Data Usage

phone wifi

Using Wi-Fi compared to using your phone data reduces strain on your phone’s cellular modem and preserves battery consumption. Not only does it help preserve battery consumption, but it also enables efficient data usage and saves you some money.


Additionally, if you’re looking for affordable and reliable refurbished smartphones in Kenya, Badili is your go-to destination. They offer a wide range of quality used phones, ensuring you get the best value for your money.

By following these tips and considering Badili as a trusted source, you can maximize the longevity of your smartphone while enjoying its functionalities and saving costs.

DISCLAIMER: This article is a partnered post and does not substitute for professional advice or help. Any action you take upon the information presented in this article is strictly at your own risk and responsibility.

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  1. I regularly uninstall unused apps, clear cached data, and move large files to external storage. contexto

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