5 simple tips for your smartphone usage.
Tip #1 – Save power by keeping Wi-Fi enabled
It sounds counter-intuitive, but you will save smartphone or tablet power by using Wi-Fi as much as possible. When at home, always enable it and try to when you are in range of a Hotspot when out and about. Wi-Fi drains power far less than a mobile network and once you try it, you will notice that the battery drain reduces quite significantly.
Tip #2 - Improve GPS performance
As smartphones get thinner, some manufacturers are turning to integrated chips for GPS and Wi-Fi. This means that to offer full power to the GPS antenna, it is advisable to turn Wi-Fi on when travelling. It is ironic that on some new smartphones, GPS performance may seem reduced, or inaccurate at times, but switching on Wi-Fi when navigating will make a great deal of difference.
Tip #3 - Avoid the dust
Screen protectors make a lot of sense, even on new smartphones with toughened glass, but installing them is rarely easy. One tip, which may sound strange, is to install them in a bathroom with hot water running in the sink. Don’t overdo the water to the point of creating steam, but with enough moisture in the air the dust struggles to stick and your screen protector installation should proceed much more smoothly.
Tip #4 - Water doesn’t kill
You may presume that dropping your smartphone in water will kill it completely, but that is not always the case. If an accident happens, remove the phone from the water straight away and take out the battery, SIM card and the expansion card if it has one installed. Then place the phone in a bowl of rice for 3 days, yes really, and it may just work again. This trick has been shown to work on numerous occasions.
Tip #5 - Back up everything
If your smartphone or tablet uses an expansion card, make sure you back it up regularly. People are used to backing up phones, but rarely take the time to do the same with expansion cards. They can get corrupted and require as much care and attention as the phone’s memory.