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When I realized that I wanted to go back to school, I stopped to think about what I would need to do. It had been years since I cracked open a textbook, much less learned something new on a computer. However, I wanted to succeed, so I started to learn more about technology. I spent hours brushing up on my computer troubleshooting skills and when I was done, I felt a little more prepared. After I started school, I learned even more. I made this blog to teach other people a little about technology, so that you can keep up with your peers.



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You're Finally Old Enough For Your Own Cell Phone! 3 Steps To Keep It Safe At The Beach

by Alyssa Bates

Summer is here. Time to head out to the beach for some family fun. If you're going to be taking your new cell phone with you, you'll want to make sure you plan for its protection. If this your very first cell phone, you might not know about all the things that can damage it. The last thing you want to do is ruin your new phone on your first trip to the beach with it. Here are three simple steps you can take to make sure your new cell phone survives the beach.

Bring on the Baggies

Water can destroy a cell phone, but so can sand. If you're going to keep your phone on you at the beach, you need to protect it from the water and the sand. You don't have to invest in expensive covers. All you have to do is grab a few resealable plastic baggies from the kitchen before you leave for the day. Once you get to the beach, place your cell phone in the baggie and seal it up tight. Keep the extra baggies on hand in case the first one gets dirty or damaged.

Keep it in the Shade

Heat is also a natural enemy of your cell phone. Exposure to high temperatures can crack the screen on your phone, fry the battery and short out the wires. In short, if you leave your phone out in the sun while you're at the beach, it might not survive. To protect your phone from sun damage, be sure you keep it in the shade while you're at the beach. Place it in your beach bag, or under an umbrella. If you notice the heat warning, shut your phone off. This is your phone's way of letting you know that it's getting too hot.

Clean it Up

Once you get home, you'll want to give your cell phone a thorough inspection. Look for signs of moisture or sand. This is especially important if you didn't keep your cell phone in a protective baggie while at the beach. If you see moisture build-up, turn your blow dryer on to the lowest setting and use it dry up the moisture. You can also use your blow dryer to remove particles of sand that might be stuck in the cracks and crevices. For hard-to-reach sand, wrap scotch tape around your hand and then gently press your hand all over your phone. The tape will pick up the particles of sand that you can't get to with your fingers or blow dryer.

You finally have your first cell phone. Use the steps provided here to keep it safe when you go to the beach. Contact a business, such as Quick Fix Smartphone & Tablet Repair, for more information.