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Eight Tips to Protect Your Android Screen

Touchscreen smartphones are built to resist scratches and are sturdy enough to beat standard wear. But these large screens are also susceptible to damage. If you have an Android phone or tablet and wish to protect your android screen, here are some neat tips for you.Mind the medium of touch

1. Mind the medium of touch

It is important that you use the right medium to manipulate the screen. Use your fingers and stylus only. While some devices may allow use of pencils on touch screens, most android screens should not be subjected to other media.

2. Avoid the ‘old tap’

You do not need to tap the phone when it stops working. The method is as outdate as the gadgets that needed it. Smartphone and android screens do not need taps to function. Consult a repair specialist instead.

3. No excess sunlight

While sunlight does not burn the screen in an instant, you should not expose your screen to extended sunlight. It may damage the sensitivity of the screen.

4. Electrically charged objects

The sudden flow of electricity between two devices may disrupt operations for a while or longer. Do not place the smartphone near an electrically charged device. A sudden upsurge in electrostatic charge can be detrimental to the android screen.

5. Steady operation

This is a rather underused tip. You should not leave the phone idle for long periods. When the gadget stays idle, the screen may be subject to internal burn-in. A lock-screen timeout that sets the screen on after a period of idleness could be of help.

6. Careful cleaning

Do not ever use detergent to clean the android screen. Most smartphone screens are not compatible with everyday soap solutions either. Use a spectacle cleaning cloth to clean the screen gently. If at all you need to use a solution, use ones that are custom built for smartphone screens.

7. Screen protectors

Most people are aware of the efficacy and necessity of screen protectors. They are available for a fraction of the cost of a new android screen and you should be smart enough to spend early on. While screen protectors are available in a variety of qualities, the tempered glass protectors are best crack resistors.

8. Phone covers

The use of a good cover can prove vital for the smartphone. If you drop the phone often, use covers that shield both faces of the phone. These covers are generally known as flip covers and offer superior protection to android screens.

How To Back Up An Android Just In Case

Unfortunately, it his harder to back up an Android than it is to back up an Iphone. There are a series of steps that you must follow in order to back up all elements of your smart phone. However, if you do not have the patience for this you do have the option to pay for an all in one service such as My Backup Pro to have everything in one place.

Here are the free steps to backing up your Android:

Data

You can back up your data the old fashioned way on a computer through connecting it by a USB. After connection, access your phones folders and copy to your computers. Since this is manual, you will have to update it every once in a while by going in and recreating the same procedure.

Photos

To back up your photos, you will need an app such as Photobucket, which allows for 10GB of free storage.

  • Download the app and open it.
  • Create a Photobucket account or sign up with Facebook.
  • Click on “Menu” > “Settings” > “Upload Settings”.
  • Make sure to click on “Auto Backup” box so all current and future pictures will be saved.
Google

With Google, you can back up important things such as your contacts, calendar, phone settings, app data, and wifi passwords. However, it won’t work for all of your information.

  • Click on “Settings” in your phone.
  • Click “Backup and Reset”.
  • Make sure that you click on both “Back up my date” and “Automatic restore”. This way it will back up data and automatically restore it when something like an app is downloaded again.
  • Click “Backup Account”.
  • Add your Google account.
  • Go back to “Settings” > “Account” > “Google” and choose all the data in which you would like the backup to apply.
SMS and Call Logs

If you wish to back up your SMS and Call Logs you can use an app such as SMS Backup + App. This app allows you to create a copy of all of this information and restore onto any new Android phone.

  • Download the app and open it.
  • Click “Connect” and add your personal Gmail account.
  • Click on box that says “Auto Backup” to back up anything new in the future.
  • Click “Backup” to copy and store any current information.
  • If your phone is broken, lost, or stolen and you get a new one, simply download the app on the new phone and sign in. Then, click “Restore” and you will have all of your SMS and Call log information!

If you ever have any problems with a broken phone, contact SmartFix for help.