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5 Ways To Protect Your Electronics

May 22, 2019

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Do you tend to keep personal and important information on your smartphone and laptop? Are you looking for a way to make sure that it stays safe in the physical and digital world?

If so, then you're in luck, because we happen to know a few tactics that will keep your electronics in prime condition on a regular basis. We take into consideration everything and everyone that can harm your devices out in public and online.

These tips will allow you to use your gadgets wherever you want without having to worry about your data ending up in the wrong hands or needing a replacement. With help from our expertise on handling costly material, your electronics will operate without a hassle.

Here are 5 ways to protect your electronics so that you can get work done and enjoy entertainment at your convenience.

1. Add Cases

With a reliable shield around your electronic gadgets on a regular basis, you don't have to worry about using your phone or tablet in certain environments. That's where cases come in, as they make sure that you can keep your devices safe while you're on the move.

Some devices come with a case as part of their deal, whether you're shopping at a physical store going online to get your products. If you already have a gadget, buying a case on its own may cost more, but the protection you receive will be worth it.

Those who enjoy shopping online should make sure to read reviews for each case so that you know your prospects can handle whatever environment you use your devices in. This will save you the trouble of getting your gadget(s) repaired later on and spending more money.

You will also need to consider what situations and locations you often use your devices in. If you use your phone and laptop in restaurants, hotels, and other places where food and drinks are in the area, or if you like using them at a park and it suddenly starts raining, then look at cases that are designed to handle these elements.

Options for protection include neoprene, silicone, and OtterBox, which depend on what devices you use. The size and model of your gadgets will also determine what kind of case will work best for you.

2. Kid-Proof To Protect Your Electronics

Some of you can trust your children to use your smartphone and tablet to watch their favorite videos, though others may not be at that stage yet. However, that doesn't mean you should take chances, especially since they aren't as familiar with the digital safety issues that gadgets face.

One way to keep your devices safe with your kids is by turning off in-app purchasing options. This will keep your kids from buying games and food when they see online stores, as well as help them avoid phony websites that can scam them with prizes.

It also helps to disable the power button your laptop if you leave it on your bed or couch with an infant or toddler instead of a kid who is old enough to know how electronics work. With this feature, you won't have to walk back into the room with your computer off and your information unsaved and lost.

With a kids electronics set, you can keep them occupied from your devices so that they can learn at an easier level how such devices work. This will give you more time with your electronics, as well as prepare them for the more advanced gadgets that you use.

We also recommend setting off-limits rules so that your kids know when the right times are for them to use your gadgets. Periods during the day such as dinner, outdoor playtime, and homework make for great times of the day for not using gadgets, and your kids will understand the privilege of using smartphones and laptops for entertainment.

3. Set Passwords

When it comes to the digital world, tools that hackers to use for stealing personal and financial information are growing at the same rate as the shields designed to defend our data. It helps to take every measure you can to keep your data protected, no matter how much time and money it costs.

That's where password setting comes in, as the acts as a reliable shield for the information that your electronics protect. If someone does manage to get into your computer, then the password protection will give you time to recover your information before anything else is stolen.

Password protection can come in handy for those who let other people who aren't as tech-savvy as you use your computer while you're gone. This applies whether you let your kids use your laptop for games or you have a roommate who needs an extra laptop for an assignment at work while their computer is getting fixed.

This feature also helps you keep track of how other people used your computer or smartphone when you get back online. You'll be able to determine if the user tried to log into certain websites and make purchases.

You will also have control of what other people try to download, especially if its apps that you don't trust. In this case, make sure that you avoid giving other people your password by accident.

4. Pay Attention To Nature

The elements of the outside world can make it hard to use your smartphones or laptops wherever you want, whether you have old devices or new electronic gadgets with amazing features. In this case, you need to be prepared.

Have a microfiber cloth or one made of similar material in case you enjoy sitting outside with your electronics and it suddenly gets cloudy and it starts to rain, or if the wind is strong enough to blow dirty debris onto your screen. The cloth should be moistened and have light pressure to keep your screen sparkly clean.

It also helps to avoid using your devices outside or inside an area when it is too hot or too cold. This doesn't mean that you have to wait for the fall or spring to do work or watch videos outside, as you just need to check if the temperature ranges between 32 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit.

Other situations that affect how your devices operate involve issues with facilities that run on certain power, such as an electromagnetic pulse (EMP). Making your gadgets EMP proof will help your gadgets operate after one goes off without losing important data.

We also advise not leaving your devices inside your car during the summer or winter unless you have to. If so, then store them in a case and keep them in the trunk or underneath the seat so that they can avoid the sun or snow and stay as cool as they need to be.

5. Charge Accordingly

Our devices' ability to stay protected in the physical and digital world depends on how we use them on a regular basis. One way that you can guarantee safe usage with your phone and computer is with how you keep them charged.

Overcharging is among the main problems gadget owners have when it comes to devices turning off suddenly or not working in the long run. All you need to do is disconnect the chargers once the rechargeable battery reaches 100 percent so that you don't waste energy.

You can also avoid your battery or device catching on fire by making sure that your charger isn't left attached to your gadget for a long period of time. This will also save you money by keeping you from making another trip to the physical or online store for a replacement.

It may help to pick a certain percentage for when you disconnect the charger so that you are more aware of your phone or laptop's safety. As a result, you won't forget about the battery life and wonder how long your battery has been at 100 percent, and you can get your work done efficiently.

If you do decide to wait until the battery reaches 100, then do so if you plan to go somewhere with limited outlets. Doing so will help you stay prepared for whatever assignments you have to complete.

Our Take

The physical world and digital realm are full of factors that can keep your smartphones and laptops from working as well as they can. However, there are several ways you can protect your electronics and keep your information and hardware safe.

Our recommendations involve setting features and using accessories in different environments, as well as keeping them in the hands of the right people. With these tips, you'll be able to use your electronics worry-free.

Check out more of our variety of expertise to see how to use important material in the right situations.