After purchasing your refurbished phone, you will want to ensure you keep it in the best condition possible. This will help to lessen any future repairs you may need to make, as well as for you to get the most out of your purchase.
Many people do take precautions to look after their phones, however, if you follow our advice your refurbished phone should be as protected as it can be!
The battery life is one of the most crucial parts, of looking after a refurbished phone. It is one of the most annoying things to have go wrong - I’m sure we’ve all experienced a phone die when it says it still has 30% battery left. Not to mention, an expensive repair to have done. UR has an 80%+ battery life promise on all of our phones, so you just have to take care of your battery.
The best way to do that is to follow the manufacturer guidelines, however, there are some good habits to get into:
- Charging your phone before you hit 0% - however, it can be a good idea to let it run out completely every now and then
- Turn off any battery-eating services you don’t need - this can include location, mobile data, roaming, and live wallpapers
- Close any open apps
- Restart your phone from time to time - this will clear out anything that is consuming your phone’s battery
Avoid extreme heat
Keeping your phone at a consistently cool temperature will help to avoid your phone from overheating. Overheating any phone can lead to worsened performance and battery issues in the long run, whilst also risking a fire.
During hot weather or whilst on holiday it is important to keep your phone out of direct sunlight for long periods of time. So while it may be tempting to scroll through social media while sunbathing it may be best to leave your phone indoors. If you need your phone with you try to cover it or put it in the shade when you’re not using it, and keep the usage in extreme heat at a minimum.
Invest in a decent screen protector and phone case
While your refurbished phone may have some physical damage already, it is still important to protect your phone from any further accidental damage.
Glass screen protectors are probably the most effective way to protect the screen of your smartphone. Once you’ve had one on your phone, you can see how many cracks, dents, and scratches it has protected you from. In the worst-case scenario, you’ll have to replace the screen protector, a significantly cheaper replacement than a new phone screen.
A shock-absorbing phone case is a great choice for those of you who are prone to dropping your phone. These can come in a range of fun colours and designs, so is a perfect way to personalise your phone at the same time.
Luckily, all of our refurbished phones come with a screen protector and case included. Meaning you won't have to splash the extra cash to ensure your phone is protected. Just don't forget to use them!
Clear the cache
Your phone’s cache will keep hold of information it thinks it may need in the future, however, chances are you won’t need it.
It may impact the performance of your phone in the long term, so it is worth clearing it every month or so to avoid lag.
Clearing your phone’s cache will also help to free up some storage space on your phone, so you can carry on snapping pictures or downloading apps to your heart’s content.