Hitting the beach with friends, exploring a new trail, or just hanging out by the pool are some of our favorite things to do in the summer months. Although this is a fun time for us, it can be a scary time for our phones. We’ll share a few tips on how to keep your phone protected from the elements this summer.
Direct exposure to the sun can be very damaging to your phone and battery. It’s better to keep your phone with you rather than in your car when you’re enjoying the outdoors in high temperatures. Wrap your phone in your towel at the beach or keep it in your backpack on a hike.
Keeping your ports clean can be difficult when you’re somewhere like the beach. When debris gets into your ports, it can stop the phone from charging or even damage the motherboard of your device. To avoid getting sand, dirt, and other fine debris in your phone this summer, try carrying your phone in a ziplock bag. We like using a ziplock bag because, in addition to protecting your phone, you’ll still be able to use the phone since the bags are so thin. For extra protection, try these silicone anti dust port plugs.
We all try our best to avoid dropping our phones in everyday life, but sometimes it’s inevitable. Whether you’re on a hike, high ropes course, or gazing at the sunset from your back deck, it’s wise to have a phone case that can withstand long drops. Case-mate and Otterbox both offer cases that are designed to endure drops up to 10 ft. A few models also come with built in port protectors.
We’re all aware of the damage water can do to an electronic device. Seawater is especially damaging because salt water speeds up the corrosion process. Even a waterproof phone may not withstand being dropped in the ocean or a wave crash. A simple ziplock bag can be used to keep your phone dry at the beach, or you can opt for a waterproof pouch for added protection. Most even come with lanyards to make your phone easy to carry!
It’s your turn. What other activities do you participate in that puts your phone at risk? How do you protect your device during the summer?