Cell Phone Summer Woes

Summer won’t quit, and while we’re wrapping up a summer of fun, our phones are not. Sadly, cell phones and summer make an unfortunate combination for a variety of reasons. But, many incidents of cellphone demise are avoidable.

In the cell phone repair business, we see some of the same repairs in the summer regularly:

Heat

Heat, sand, water, and goo: nearly all of the cell phone demons in one place!

Heat, sand, water, and goo: nearly all of the cell phone demons in one place!

We already covered this in a previous blog. At this risk of sounding redundant (read: nagging), a cell phone handles heat poorly. Respond accordingly. Don’t be afraid to protect it in any way possible, even if you have to shut it off in hot situations.

Sand

Every tiny crack and orifice in your cell phone is a sand trap waiting to fill. The beach, the lake, even Grandma’s Labor Day barbecue are opportunities for your cell phone to get disgustingly dirty, or, even worse, wet. Still, it’s hard to remember that your cell phone is a delicate electronic when it’s always functional. Nonetheless, it’s essential to keep in mind that dirt is hard on a cell phone.

Lint

We get multiple calls a week from customers whose cell phone won’t charge because the charging port if chock full of lint. Pocket or purse lint works its way to the charging port and is then jammed into the orifice by the charging plug. After a few dozen or a hundred times, the cell phone suddenly quits charging, and the owner can’t figure out why.

Oil, grease, goo

Summer means sweaty bodies, sunscreen, tanning lotion, dripping food, and all manner of unwanted lubricants. The natural transference of goo onto your cell phone, in turn, makes the phone slippery and hard to hold. Suddenly, in a moment which seems to happen in slow motion, your phone is falling, falling, falling onto that pool decking, where it receives the kiss of death, a full-on shatter, or a nasty crack. This type of incident ruins the trip to the pool.

Solutions

Consider leaving your cell phone at home when you take a trip to the pool or beach. Whatever you do, don’t leave it in your car, which can climb to temperatures over 160 degrees in the summer. If you must bring your cell phone with you to a pool or beach, turn the power off. Wrap it in something that will keep it clean and dry.

If you do have one of these issues and your cell phone needs repair, see us. We will have you back to taking selfies with the ice cream truck in no time at all!

Call us at 480-695-6756 if you need a highly-rated, expert cell phone repair company to repair your iPhone, Samsung, PS4, XBox, iPad or tablet.