You paid enough for your iPhone or iPod Touch, so when it’s damaged you not only have no way to talk to your friends or download some great apps – but you it also feels as if you are losing money on your favorite investment.
So why not make sure you prevent damage to your iPhone. It will save you time, headache, and money! There are four surefire ways to prevent damage to your iPhone and I have shared them below.
1) Always make sure to check your pockets before you do the laundry!
Liquid damage is quite hard to repair and you may even lose your expensive iPhone to such a simple and silly mistake. To save your iPhone from water damage try a couple of things before you send your iPhone or iPod Touch to device heaven.
1. Don’t turn on your iPhone/iPod Touch or push any buttons when it’s wet, it’s dangerous and is a sure-fire way to kill an iPhone that actually only needs repair.
2. Immediately put your iPhone or iPod Touch in a bag of dry rice. Sounds silly, but it has worked for many desperate iPhone or iPod Touch owners. Try keeping your device in the bag for a few days and try to turn it on again to see if it works.
3. Blow dry your iPhone or iPod Touch. This is a perfect step when done after the rice bag trick, before you try turning it on, make sure to try to aim the blow dryer in any open holes or crevices on your device as this will dry any water trapped in your device.
Remember: When in doubt check your pockets.
2) Purchase a good quality case.
This one may seem a little obvious, but you wouldn’t believe the amount of iPhone and iPod Touch owners out there that don’t have a case protecting their precious device. Some popular case brands are: Speck, Otter Box, and iSkin – but of course there are some other quality brands as well.
3) Get a scratch-resistant screen protector.
Even if you have the great case or bumper on your iPhone, this doesn’t prevent the inevitable face-down drop of your iPhone or iPod Touch on the concrete. With a scratch-resistant screen protector, when your iPhone does drop face down on the concrete you can save yourself a pretty penny on screen replacement ( average price of $24-$50 ) and the hassle of finding someone trustworthy to fix your device.
Try the following screen protector brands: Zagg, InCase, and Case-Mate.
4) Treat your iPhone like the delicate package it is.
Just because you may have a nice case on your iPhone or some scratch-resistant screen protector doesn’t mean that you are in the clear of any iPhone damange. People often damage the headphone jack in their phones and iPods by yanking on the headphone cable. If you’re in a high-chaos environment, run your headphone cable underneath your clothes. Or use a headphone cable with a quick-disconnect that gives way before your device does.