Smart ways to protect your smart phone in the monsoonby Abhishek P August 26, 2014 0 comments
While we welcome the monsoons, we must protect ourselves with raincoats and umbrellas. Much the same, we must protect our precious and expensive electronic devices from the rains. Though, most of our electronics are stored away in the safety of our homes during the rains, it is almost impossible to leave behind your smartphone, isn’t it?
If we can’t live without our smartphones we must go that extra mile to ensure its safety during the monsoons which unfortunately is easier said than done. Monsoons are the time of treks and trips to the nearest waterfall which can only mean trouble for your smartphones. While water may not be an issue for people with waterproof phones, what do the rest of us do? Even your warranty may not help you if you get water into your smartphone.
Precaution is the key and it isn’t very difficult to do. Protect your phone much like you protect yourself. Give it a little plastic raincoat and it is good to go. Wrapping your mobile in a plastic bag is an easy and cheap solution. However, using a phone which is in a plastic bag is quite inconvenient. Imagine trying to click a picture near the waterfall with your phone covered with plastic. Not a pretty picture, is it?
One step above the plastic bags is the ziplock bag which is far more reliable. Not only is it better looking than a plastic bag but it is also quite affordable. However, one drawback still remains; it isn’t very easy to use a phone in a ziplock bag either.
Your best deal would be to get your smartphone a waterproof casing for the rains. You can get one which is customized for your phone, much like any other phone cover. While this might be an expensive option, it is worth every penny. Still, avoid taking risks. If you must have a conversation in the rain, make sure to use a wired headset while your phone is hidden away in the safety of your pocket.
For the benefit of many, let’s imagine the worst case scenario and assume your phone got drenched in water. Do you mercilessly try to revive your phone by pressing every key you know or do you simply have the patience to wait for your phone to recover? Experts suggest you keep away from tricks like heating your phone or blowing air into it. That could simply worsen the situation and won’t get you the desired results.
The best you can do for your phone in a situation like this is to take out your phone battery as soon as possible. Do so while keeping your phone in an upright position so that no water gets in contact with the terminals of the battery as it could be fatal for your gadget, causing it to short circuit.
Next you can take out your memory card and also the SIM card. Once you got all the important components out, you can dry out the water with a napkin and let your phone dry up naturally. It might take days at times depending on how much water has gone into the phone.