How to Summer-Proof Your Phone

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The days are getting warmer, the evenings are getting longer, and pretty soon summer will be here! We know there are plenty of activities you’re looking forward to doing in the months ahead, and that your phone will be your constant companion throughout your adventures. Now is the time to be aware that, although we as humans are pretty tolerant to hotter weather, our devices are going to need a little extra protection to beat the heat. Here are a few tricks and tips to keep your mobile devices in top shape during summer.

Keep them out of the sun.

This tip may seem like common sense, but phones are often forgotten out in the sun. And because devices are already a little heated up from use, leaving them too long in direct sunlight isn’t doing your phones any favors. They’ll eventually overheat and battery life dies quickly, so don’t forget about them! Many phones alert you when the temperature it too hot to use, so if you see this message, turn yours off immediately so it can cool down. If you want to leave your device in the car, make sure to conceal it in a bag and store it away in the trunk to keep cool.

Consider anti-glare screen protection.

Bright and sunny days ahead means you’re probably turning your screen’s brightness all the way up to see better. Although helpful, having the brightest display on at all times can actually overheat your phone and use the battery up faster. Applying an anti-glare screen protector to your device allows you to view your phone easily, plus it’s protecting your phone against dust and scratches. If this sounds like a great idea to you, we offer amFilm anti-glare screen protectors for several makes and models.

Avoid humidity buildup.

It wouldn’t be summer without humidity! Hot, humid air can produce water droplets on your phone, particularly around the speaker grills and microphone. If you’re on the go, the best places to secure your devices are in your pocket or a purse, which act as nice, dry barriers.

Be extra careful at the beach.

A combination of sand and water is a phone’s worst enemy. The simplest, at-home solution is securing it in a plastic bag to keep it same from sand or water from your hands and beach bag. If you want something a little more dependable, consider a waterproof case. These types of cases create a secure seal around your device that still offers clear picture taking and touch screen accessibility.

Don’t underestimate the power of a phone case.

This tip goes for any time of the year, but a phone case is so important to protecting your phone from accidental drop damages like scratches, chips and cracks. Give your device that extra layer of protection should it slip from sweaty hands!

Follow our tips and you’re on your way to having a stress-free, zero phone concerns summer!