Switching To A Smartphone: Do’s And Don’ts

Posted on Sep 4 2015 - 4:09pm by Editorial Staff


If you are planning to replace your old phone with a new smart phone in the near future, it is a wonderful decision. A smart phone will enable you to connect with the world better through faster emails, chats and will serve as an excellent social media platform. You can enjoy unlimited gaming and use a multitude of apps to make daily life and work easier. But, here is a list of important Do’s and Don’ts that you should follow to make the most of your new smart phone and use it to your advantage.

Keep it charged

A smart phone will serve like a magic genie to you, provided you keep it fuelled. Even the best and smartest phone will perform well only if it is charged fully. Don’t keep it dry habitually. Don’t wait for the battery to reach 0% before you charge it to a 100%. In long term, that affects the battery life of your smart phone. Make it a daily routine to charge your phone sufficiently according to your usage. Apart from that, if you are looking to sell your smart phone, you can check out Klymen.

Sync Your Contacts

If you were earlier using a non-smart phone or you are upgrading to a better version, the first thing you need to do is to sync your contacts. One way is to copy your existing contacts to your SIM card and insert it into the new phone so that they can be copied to the phone’s memory. There are a variety of Apps to copy contacts from one android phone to another. You can also sync contacts through email accounts successfully and conveniently.

Setup Email Accounts

You can add existing email accounts or create a new one in order to synchronise your email in your phones. You can adjust the phone’s settings to limit the number of e-mails being displayed if you don’t want to accumulate too much data.

Protect It From Breakage

The big touch screen is a major attraction in a smart phone. But the more attractive it is, the more prone to accidents it is. As such, if you were not in the habit of keeping your older rough and tough phone protected from breakage, you will definitely have to be on the safer side with a smart phone. Buy a good looking but sturdy case for your new smart phone, even Gorilla glasses can be shattered. According to experienced users, glass guards work quite well in absorbing the shock after a fall.

Keep A Set Of Headphones And A USB Cable Handy

With a smart phone, you will always be sharing and listening to some great music, watching videos, seeing movies and transferring data. For all this, you should invest in buying a good quality headphone and a simple USB cable handy so that you don’t have to keep borrowing one from your friends or colleagues.

Don’t Bog It Down With Excessive Data

Smart phones are smart enough to store loads of data using their inbuilt memory and additional space created by SD cards. But, remember, storing too much data (charging the limits of the total memory) can make your phone slower to boot, and it can even start behaving funny at times, like not opening heavier videos, unable to open the heavier apps etc. Delete unnecessary music, videos, apps and content. Transfer old movies, images and videos that you want to preserve to a hard disc or your laptop/pc.

Don’t Upgrade Too Often

As newer softwares tend to make the phone slower, too frequent an upgrade is not required and it will affect the phone’s performance. You should close all running apps and re-boot your phone at least once a week to make the smart phone last longer.

Don’t Run Apps On Your Memory Card

The memory card or SD card is slower than the phone’s internal Flash Drive. So, if you want to run a new app, always make space in your phone’s internal memory and run the app there. This will ensure that your phone runs at an optimum speed.

Hopefully, with all these tips, you can maintain or improve your smart phone’s performance. Learning how to use your new smart phone beforehand will surely make the experience ‘smarter’!

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