Whether you just bought a new iPhone for the first time, or you have been spending too much money replacing your iPhones more often than you would like, it's important to know how best to take care of your phone. By taking great care of your iPhone it will continue to work like new until you feel like upgrading or switching to a different model. Here are three tips for taking care of your iPhone:
Buy a Great Case
When carrying around an expensive electronic device like an iPhone with a fragile screen that is prone to cracking if you drop it, it's important to protect it as much as possible. Your best bet is the combination of a thin screen protector film or "skin" along with a hard shell outer case. This list of the best iPhone 6 and 6S cases is a great place to start. If you don't currently have a screen protector on your phone, be sure to place it in a soft, protected part of your purse or laptop bag, so that it doesn't get scratched by keys or other items.
Avoid Water Damage
It can happen in a split second: you knock over a glass of water at just the wrong time, or your phone slips out of your hand and into a sink-full of water. A water damaged iPhone is not typically covered by warranties or most phone insurance plans, so of course it's best to be as careful as possible and avoid this situation in the first place.
Accidents happen though, and if your phone does become water-damaged you can try these tips for drying it out and restoring it to life. If this doesn't work, it's time to take your iPhone in to be repaired.
Besides water damage, excessive heat is perhaps the most destructive thing you can expose your iPhone to. Be sure to avoid leaving your iPhone in the car, or in front of a window, on a very hot day, as this can cause your phone to overheat. If your phone is running hot and emitting heat, try shutting it off for a while to let the battery cool down. If the problem continues, take it into a repair shop.
By following these tips, you can avoid potential iPhone repair issues and avoid spending unnecessary money on an expensive new phone until you truly want to. And of course, if even after you follow these tips you still experience problems with your phone, take it to an iPhone repair shop to get fixed before rushing out to replace it.