24/7 Moms and DriveSavers Offer 5 Ways To Protect Your Gadgets In The Heat Of The Summer
As you get ready for your favorite getaways and family vacations this summer, it is likely that your favorite gadget will be on your checklist of things to bring. Not only do devices, like the iPad, bestow a “cool factor” to our everyday lives, it’s convenient, mobile and fun. But, do you know how to protect it while you are on the road? Surprisingly, most people are not aware of how easily our digital devices are damaged and that there are simple steps to take to help protect them.
It is important to plan for any type of digital disaster, especially while enjoying your electronic gadgets in the hot summer sun. So what are the proper procedures to follow when handling your new gear in the heat? DriveSavers Data Recovery, the worldwide leader in data recovery services, provides tips on ways to protect your data while enjoying your summer.
1. Not Only Frying Your Skin…
The summer heat can be brutal, especially to our electronic devices. Think about how hot it gets on the dash of your car or outside by the pool in direct sunlight. Electronic devices are not made to withstand high temperatures and shut down when it gets too hot, only to restart once it has cooled. When left in extremely high heat for long periods of time, these devices can fail and lose all the data stored on them. This is why it is important to avoid leaving your favorites gadgets outside in the heat!
2. Another Day, Another Scratch
We are not always as careful with our electronics as we should be, throwing bags around after a long summer day thinking our electronics are secure enough inside our loosely packed bag or briefcase. While it is not always fun to spend extra money on the appropriate protective gear for our devices, having the correct cover and screen protector for your electronics will dramatically decrease the likelihood that your device will become damaged. Your new protective gear will help to avoid scratches, dents and even water damage – all accidents that can occur while trying to be careful!
3. Be Wary of Water
As a data recovery service provider, we see every day how badly water can damage mobile devices. Because of a tablets large screen and thin frame, like the iPad, it is more susceptible to water damage. While a tablet makes for a great reading source and web material, we need to treat this device like a computer, not a book! This is why it is important to monitor where your device is in location to a water source and securing your gadgets with the appropriate protective case. This is not to say that reading by the pool or lake is out of the question as long as you are taking the appropriate measures to ensure the safety of your gear!
4. Avoiding the Break-in Blues
In addition to the risk of frying your gadget, make sure you don’t leave it in an unattended car or out in the open for sticky fingers to grab it. Leaving expensive devices lying around in your car or in bars and restaurants increases the likelihood that you are going to experience a theft. Avoid a theft by taking your electronic devices with you where no one is tempted to steal it.
5. Rescue Your Battery
A common fear that most people have with their mobile devices is losing battery life. Unfortunately, there is nothing that you can do to stop this from happening; however there are a few tricks that can prolong your devices life. First, you can turn the brightness down on your phone or tablet, which will decrease the amount of energy you are using. Sure, this may make for a more dull appearance, but if you are looking to read your new book on a 12-hour car ride to Florida, decreasing the level of brightness will help. Lastly, if your battery is getting low you should avoid any high charged activities that take more energy, like watching a movie. By being aware of the amount of battery that your phone or tablet activities are using, you will be able to enjoy your device without worrying about a recharge!