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Let’s face it; no matter how careful anyone is with their phone, accidents happen. And teenagers can be even tougher on them than anyone else. They are practically tethered to their phones. They drop them, the screen cracks, and then they want to get a new one. And if they aren’t due for a replacement yet, you wind up either heading to Ebay or trying to move around who is eligible for an upgrade in order to avoid paying full price for a phone.
There are, however, a few ways to help keep your kid’s phone safe. Here are five ways to protect your teenager’s iPhone.
1. Get a sturdy case: There are plenty of great cases out today that are shock proof, water proof, and even ice proof to avoid hardware damage. LifeProof makes iPhone cases that are water proof, dirt proof, shock proof, and snow proof, while remaining lightweight and sleek looking. This will help when (not if) the phone gets dropped in a puddle or knocked off the counter.
2. Get iPhone protection: Unfortunately, sometimes no matter how careful you or your kids are, accidents do happen. It is always a good idea today to get some kind of iPhone protection. What is important is that the coverage you select includes accidental damage like dropping it in a toilet or leaving it in your pocket when it goes in the washing machine. ProtectCELL offers exactly that kind of iPhone protection plans. No matter what happens to the phone, it is covered and a replacement is issued – no questions asked. Their plans even offer data backup plans and “locate and lock” for your device. And if your phone is stolen, they can even wipe it clean to protect your personal information.
3. Use Screen Protection: As the screens on iPhones continue to get larger, the chances are greater that scratches and other problems will develop on them. ZAGG offers a complete line of iPhone screen protection options for iPhones that are military scratch resistant with a shock and break resistant layer while still keeping touch navigation easy.
4. Make sure to back up your data: It is easy to forget to migrate your data kept locally on your phone – until something happens. Then it might be too late. Get your kids into a habit of backing up their data once a week or every other week. Remind them how upset they will be if they lose their phone or it gets damaged and they can’t get their photos back.
5. Use common sense: While it is easy to forget, common sense should try to trump all. Avoid bringing your phone in the bathroom. Unfortunately, phones do often drop in the toilet – not exactly a pleasant thought. Also, just like checking for change in pockets, check for phones before doing the laundry. Many people keep their phones in their pockets. If it is forgotten and the jeans get thrown in the laundry pile, it won’t end well.
Taking a few extra steps when you purchase a new iPhone for yourself or your kids, can help to make sure your new technology is protected as best as possible.