TBH, switching phones every two years or so isn’t fun, especially now that top-of-the-line gadgets cost an arm and a leg. We have to start taking better care of our phones so they last us a long time (and keep our bank accounts happy). Make sure you don’t have to shell out a ton every year by avoiding these ways you might be accidentally damaging your phone.
Using your phone until it overheats
Using your phone at full capacity can cause it to overheat, especially in the warm Philippine climate. But you can always slip it inside cooling phone cases like OtterBox’s Easy Grip Gaming phone case. It comes with CoolVergence heat-dissipating technology to help lower your phone’s temperature. A cooler phone means better battery health and a longer battery life span. And speaking of batteries…
Forming bad charging habits
Draining your phone and leaving it fully charged could cause your battery health to degrade over time. But good charging habits can prevent this. Apple and Samsung both recommend keeping smartphones between 40% – 80% charged to keep your battery in tip-top shape. If you can’t be bothered with wires and plugging, you can always go for wireless charging. Apple fans will be glad to know cases like those from OtterBox are designed for seamless interaction with MagSafe technology and wireless charging.
Skipping the screen protector
Smartphones these days come with tough Corning Gorilla Glass or Ceramic Shield screens, which already makes them scratch-resistant. However, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. Give your phone another layer of protection with accessories like OtterBox’s Amplify Glass and Alpha Glass screen protectors. They’re built with up to 5x anti-scratch technology, that way when you slip your phone into your bag, sharp objects won’t do any harm. You can type away with long nails and it won’t scratch your phone screen either.
Using worn cables
Buying cheap charging cables from random online stores might save you money, but it might also damage your phone in the long run. You’re just not sure how these cables are made. It’s better to invest in ones designed and made with industry-leading mobile experts. OtterBox’s wide range of cables has everything Apple and Android users need — from fast charging lighting to USB-C, USB-C to USB-A, and charging pads for MagSafe. These are durable, trusted, and built to last.
Not having a good grip on your phone
If you spend the majority of your waking hours thumbing through your 5 to 6-inch mobile phone, you need to make sure it doesn’t slip. PopSockets give you a better grip on your phone so you can confidently use it with one hand. And if you’re thinking of aesthetics, Otter + Pop Symmetry Series has phone cases integrated with PopSockets for a slim look. The PopSocket collapses flat on the back of the case — no bumps. Since it’s easy to remove, you can even have a rotation of different-colored PopSockets depending on your mood.
Dropping it frequently
Having a PopSocket grip is not enough to keep your phone from slipping. How many times have you dropped your phone and had a mini heart attack? For that peace of mind, slip it inside an OtterBox Defender Series case. It’s made with rugged protection and drop performance with a solid inner shell and resilient outer slipcover to save against serious drops. It even has port covers to keep dust and dirt from your jacks and ports.
Placing your phone on just about any surface
Research has found out that our phones are literally crawling with bacteria and germs. We use it in public, at hospitals, place it on random tables, sometimes even on top of toilet bowl tanks. It’s a relief there are actual phone cases with antimicrobial properties. OtterBox Commuter Series is infused with a silver-based antimicrobial additive that blocks microbial growth. Your phone is not only defended against drops, bumps, and scratches but it can also defend against common bacteria. Although it does not protect you or the screen, the added layer of precaution is still a cool thing to have.
Not using a good case
First thing you do after getting your hard-earned thousand-peso smartphone is, of course, equipping it with a protective case. That’s an unspoken universal golden rule. Not only does a naked phone look weird (it’s borderline sacrilegous!), but slipping it in a case will prevent cracks and scratches in case you accidentally drop it — which everyone eventually does.
There are hundreds of smartphone cases out there, but not all of them can give you the maximum protection you need. It’s time you invested in a good, quality case from OtterBox. They remain a reliable choice if you’re looking for something simple and functional to meet every Apple fan’s needs. Choose from antimicrobial phone cases, designs with PopSockets, and cases that work well with Apple’s MagSafe and QI Wireless charging.
Most of the cases also boast OtterBox Certified DROP+ Protection where designs are tested for a minimum of 238+ hours under 24+ different tests. The results? These cases are rated “better than military standards” which means it provides lasting protection from bumps, scratches, and cracks.
Go for OtterBox’s rugged Defender Series, versatile Commuter Series, slim Symmetry Series, cute and functional Otter + Pop, and sophisticated Strada Series to give your device full protection and a longer life span. These cases are available in a wide selection of colors and designs – a style to suit everyone’s taste.
Log on to OtterBox APAC Official Website to start shopping or visit OtterBox kiosks nationwide at SM Aura Premier, SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM Cebu, SM North EDSA, Alabang Town Center, V-Mall, Trinoma, and PowerMac stores nationwide.