So many people nowadays use their phone for everything, work, entertainment, health, exploring new games, learning, your smartphone can be used for so many different things that it has become an integral part of everyday life.
However, there is a very good chance you aren’t getting everything out of it, and this post will go through the things you can do to maximize your smartphone’s potential and really allow you to get your money’s worth.
Keep Your Phone Clean and Safe
The number one thing you should do when you get a phone, is get a high quality and strong case, as well as a screen protector. Smartphones are delicate devices that can get their screen cracked just by hitting it wrong.
Smartphones are also expensive, and the proper device protection will ensure you don’t have to replace a device every few months because of damage, or replace something like a screen regularly which can and is very expensive too.
Keep Apps Updated
One thing many of us could be guilty of is not updating our apps regularly. Old apps actually slow down phones, with the newer versions often optimizing their performance or sometimes even making them smaller and taking up less memory.
Updated apps will also obviously give you access to more up to date features and allow you to take full advantage of what the app has to offer. Think of it like a car, updating apps is like changing old oil.
Oftentimes these updates will also fix bugs and problems, this is very important when it comes to system updates, as these updates will keep your smart device up to date, without having to buy a brand new phone.
Download Productivity Apps
Productivity apps turn your phone into more than just something you use for messaging, social media or gaming. You can download an app like Google Drive to give you access to all your documents in the cloud, or something like Google Docs which allows you to work and share said work on the go.
You can also download team apps like Asana, allowing you to quickly and easily keep in touch with your team, oversee projects and deadlines, and be in the loop no matter where you are. You can quickly and easily turn your phone into a mobile workspace.
Maintain Battery Health
Battery health is vitally important when it comes to the life of your phone. Constant use and charging will slowly degrade the health of the battery, and you will go from a number of hours of battery life, to your phone constantly plugged in to charge.
Batteries are also expensive to replace, especially in the case of newer smartphone models where you need specialists to open the phone and replace it. Some tips would be to not let your phone constantly drain to zero, and also try not to use your phone the whole time it is plugged in charging.
If you are a bit tech-savvy, there are kits available online that will allow you to disassemble an iPhone or Android device to change the battery yourself. Keeping your battery healthy or at worst replacing it will always be better than having to buy a new phone.
Uninstall Apps You Don’t Need
A new phone will always be full of apps and data that you will never need or use, and depending on how long you have had your phone, you will inevitably end up with apps that you thought you would need that you haven’t touched since you downloaded them. Delete them.
Apps take up space, data and phone power, even when you aren’t using them, and offloading apps you don’t need is an easy process that will notably improve your phones performance as well as free up space you can use for more useful apps or information.
Connect with Your Other Devices
Most smartphones can connect with your other devices. Having access to your phone on a computer can also allow for easier phone management, as you have access to all your data and can transfer and delete whatever you want.
You can also connect to other smart devices, or even a smart home if you have one. Control your lights, TV etc all from your phone.
Another thing that many smartphone users forget to backup regularly. Considering the amount we use our phones and what we use them for, they are filled with information and data we don’t want to lose.
Backing your phone up to the cloud regularly protects this data and you won’t need to worry about anything being lost if your phone is stolen, lost, or broken beyond repair. Even if you just store your data onto an external hard drive or memory stick, take advantage of the fact that you can.
As you can see, there are a number of things you can do that will not only optimize the performance of your phone, but also allow you to get the most out of it without sacrificing said performance, these tips are most definitely going to improve your phone.